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Property Week Digital Edition – 17 May 2024

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Hannah Chappatte, founder of online student accommodation platform Hybr, on shaking up the UK’s student rental market - Deepki chief executive Vincent Bryant on why it is imperative for firms to gather and share data on the road to net zero

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Mark Allan

Landsec looks to deploy £1bn over next 12 months

Focus has turned from disposals to acquisitions, with a particular appetite for retail.

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Leumi UK and Westbrooke agree £33m refinancing for Fort Dunlop in Birmingham

Refinancing of former tyre factory converted to mixed-use scheme is Leumi’s second deal with Tristan Capital Partners.

Birmingham

Dandara Living gets go-ahead for 1,300-home BTR scheme in Birmingham

The River Rea, which is not currently accessible to the public, also runs through the site.

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McLaren gets gets thumbs up for PBSA redevelopment of listed Leeds building

The project, which will be developed by McLaren Property, is set to include 334 student beds.

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Hilton’s economy brand Spark to make European debut in east London

Fast-growing brand was launched in US last year and has 175 hotels in the pipeline.

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HFD puts Morgan Stanley’s Glasgow headquarters on sale

Morgan Stanley’s Glasgow base is the firm’s largest European office outside London, housing over 2,000 employees.

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Puma writes £21m loan for Greyarc’s Oxford life sciences conversion scheme

Greyarc has snapped up Oxford Business Park’s Building 2700 with plans to create a life sciences and modern office facility.

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​ GRE Finance lends £10m for London office-to-resi and Bucks hotel projects

Specialist lender expands loan book to £120m with latest deals.

Student accommodation

London Plan fails to meet PBSA needs, say CBRE and QX

Study finds affordable student schemes providing only 3,100 beds secured consent since the plan was implemented in 2021

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Property Week Digital Edition – 17 May 2024

Hannah Chappatte, founder of online student accommodation platform Hybr, on shaking up the UK’s student rental market - Deepki chief executive Vincent Bryant on why it is imperative for firms to gather and share data on the road to net zero

Construction

Homes England reports exceeding 29,641 annual housing target

Provisional figures show the government body unlocked land for 26,000 homes in the 2023-24 financial year, beating its target of 25,788.

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B&M set to open new store at Manchester Arndale

The new store, due to open later this year, will be located in the former Wilko unit.

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Gateway 14, Stowmarket secures £18m funding for skills and innovation centre

The development in  Suffolk has received £16.66m in funding from Freeport East for the centre.

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AshbyCapital secures double letting at The Kensington Building in London

VR Capital Group and Ferrari Group have signed for 8,000 sq ft of space in the building.

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Odeon Cinemas to anchor Queensgate Peterborough’s leisure extension

Eight-screen cinema will join indoor mini-golf brand Puttstars at the shopping centre’s leisure extension.

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Why now is the ‘opportune time’ for healthcare real estate

A critical shortage of future-fit facilities, combined with strong market fundamentals, is boosting investor interest in the sector.

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It’s time for decisive action from the Bank of England

Editor: With each passing month, the Bank of England’s inflexible interest rate policy is becoming a more bitter, and less effective, pill to swallow.

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MSCI’s Will Robson on signs the pricing gap is narrowing

Real assets head talks about measuring the price expectation gap and the evolution of real estate as an asset class.

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Bold is best for net zero standard

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard looks set to raise the bar for sustainability targets in development.

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Data, decisions and the drive to net zero

Vincent Bryant, CEO of Get Set for Net Zero partner Deepki, tells Property Week why firms must gather and share data on the road to net zero.

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Managing expectations: Manchester’s Co-op Live arena proof that good project management is crucial

The setbacks that have delayed the opening of Manchester’s Co-op Live arena serve as a reminder to developers that good project management is the key to success.

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Making the case for the regions

New types of public-private sector partnerships are being formed to help attract property investment. Adam Branson looks at the growing role of these organisations.

High street

Retail’s place in placemaking

Asda and Barratt London’s partnership at Park Royal in west London not only represents an impressively sizeable land deal and an opportunity to address the shortage of homes in the area, but it is also a reflection of retail’s changing role in the future landscape.

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Making offices fun is a game-changer

Editor: Congrats to Guy Windsor-Lewis for highlighting how Covid lockdowns changed the mindset of office workers.

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Moving homes to a greener future

Giving homeowners a greater choice of green finance will aid the transition to energy-efficient homes.

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Office refurb opportunities knock

The West End offers a window of opportunity for developers capable of turning brown office stock green.

Mayor Kim McGuinness

North East mayor will make waves

Labour’s victory in the election for the region’s first mayor may have planning implications nationally.

Birmingham

Birmingham council to sell off 100-asset ground rent portfolio

The council hopes to generate up to £20m from the sales, which are scheduled to conclude by the end of the year.

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