All Feedback articles – Page 9

  • Prefab modular construction

    Airspace development: involve stakeholders early


    Editor: The prospect of creating new homes in the ‘air rights’ on top of existing buildings offers the opportunity to significantly increase the number of homes being built, which could help ease the housing crisis in London .

  • Proptech

    Tech is key to solving housing crisis


    Editor:  Ritam Gandhi’s recent article was a timely reminder that tech is indeed crucial to solving the UK’s housing crisis .

  • Houses

    Outlook for residential sector is bound to improve


    Editor: Your article last week, ‘ Institutional investors looking to invest more in the resi sector ’, revealed a not unsurprising trend. With Brexit certainty and the ‘Boris bounce’ effect taking hold, the outlook for property – particularly residential – is bound to improve.

  • Inside track: platforms in  the proposed HS2 station

    We must connect north’s thriving cities


    Editor: At last, HS2 has been given the green light .

  • Student accomodation

    Demand for affordable student homes must be met


    Editor: Your recent piece exploring the pitfalls for investors as student accommodation booms makes clear that the evolving asset class has emerged as a mainstream investment . However, it misses one of the most significant issues facing the sector: an overweighting in new luxury supply against a shortage of more ...

  • Co-working

    JV represents future of workspace


    Editor: It was exciting to read about the partnership between Serendipity Labs and Newable and its co-working launch in the UK .

  • City of London

    It’s no surprise flex office providers are expanding


    Editor: Your recent article ‘ Over 1,000 companies to open new post-Brexit offices in UK ’ is further evidence that Brexit-related doom and gloom in the UK property market has been misplaced. The evidence indicates that the UK is still open for business – and the office sector especially looks ...

  • Climate change

    Yes, housebuilding can go green


    Editor: As your article ‘Hitting green target is a huge challenge for housebuilders’ makes clear, the housebuilding industry has a sustainability problem .

  • Green buildings

    How we can help to hit carbon target


    Editor: It is great to see that Property Week  and the UKGBC are launching the Climate Crisis Challenge .

  • Empty high street shops

    Convenience still counts for investors in retail


    Editor: January brings its usual gloomy round of retail health warnings, with even food retailers reporting downward sales and the market bellwether of John Lewis deciding whether or not to pay its partners their annual bonus, but there are pockets of retail resilience .

  • Investment

    More stable political climate will boost investment


    Editor: Last year was challenging for many in UK real estate. This was not due to investors losing interest in our market, but largely because it was difficult to move forward without certainty on Brexit.

  • Co-living generic

    Hotels can learn from co-living sector


    Editor: With Savills predicting an increase in UK hotel market activity this year , perceived stability in the market and the continued growth of the international tourist and staycation market, hotels are not alone in recognising the opportunities current market conditions offer.

  • Nicola Sturgeon

    A second Scottish referendum remains unlikely


    Editor: Your post-election commentary highlights a “resurgent SNP” and pressure on Westminster to deliver another independence referendum . The quote from Alex Price refers to the results “creating uncertainty in this region” – arguably true, but it’s worth examining if any uncertainty is justified.

  • Investment

    Housing requires diverse investment


    Editor: In his recent article, Greg Hill highlighted the risk that a rise in the Public Loans Work Board rate poses to regeneration and housing schemes supported by local authorities .

  • Offices

    Flexible office sector will continue to thrive in 2020


    Editor: The flexible office market has enjoyed rapid growth over the past five years and had an interesting ride in 2019.

  • Coworking

    Modular is just part of the solution


    Editor: I’ve long advocated the role of modular construction in addressing Britain’s housing crisis. So it has been heartening to see a groundswell of support from all corners for modular, including most recently from our government. As recently argued in Property Week, it does indeed look like we are on ...

  • Cambridge

    Oxford-Cambridge Arc requires joined-up thinking


    Editor: David Jackson is right to call for a strategic framework for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. It’s important that political parties recognise more needs to be done – and soon.

  • Coworking

    Winners and losers in flex space race


    Editor: Adam Branson’s article shone a light on the recent trials and tribulations of some flexible workspace operators, including The Clubhouse, which I founded in 2012. While it is right to question the long-term viability of any rapidly expanding sector, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

  • Selfridges

    Workspace market goes mainstream


    Editor: The news that Selfridges has signed a management deal with workspace provider Fora is evidence of the growing and evolving appetite for flexible working .

  • Coworking

    Small flex space firms drive sector


    Editor: Despite wobbles in the market, the flexible workspace ‘Goliaths’ armed with buckets of cash and asset-backed finance continue to take up swathes of commercial space .