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Property Week Digital Edition – 7 October 2022


Scottish rent freeze bill sparks fears of housebuilding slowdown; A sneak preview of the transformed Battersea Power Station ahead of the landmark building’s opening next week; Looming energy efficiency rule change spells trouble for small retail landlords

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Liverpool Street upgraded concourse

Details of £1.5bn Liverpool Street station development plan revealed

The key elements of the £1.5bn transformation programme for London’s Liverpool Street station have been revealed.

Phase 3, St Modwen Pak, Newport which is due for completion in November 2022

Welsh industrial units over 50,000 sq ft see ‘tremendous’ Q3 lift, says Knight Frank

A 411,000 sq ft New Sports warehouse development that has been completed in Wrexham has boosted the number of industrial property units over 50,000 sq ft in Wales for the third quarter.

Saul Shah

Addington Capital hires Saul Shah as acquisitions specialist

Property investment and asset management firm Addington Capital has recruited Saul Shah as an investment real estate analyst focusing on acquisitions.

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Alliance Automotive takes 630,000 sq ft at Panattoni’s Rotherham site

Real estate developer Panattoni has signed a 25-year lease with vehicle parts distributor Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) for 630,000 sq ft at its Panattoni Park Rotherham site.

London Bridge Edge development

Edge and GSAM appoint Mace for 28-storey London Bridge tower build

Developer Edge and Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) have appointed constructor Mace as general contractor for a 28-storey building close to London Bridge.


RLB’s Mark Weaver becomes global board director

Independent construction, property and management consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has appointed Mark Weaver as global board director.

Throwing dice

Best to gather data before gambling

In 2018 I heard a keynote speech by Ian Robertson, former board member of automotive giant BMW Group. He made a point that has stayed with me ever since.

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Property Week Digital Edition – 7 October 2022

Scottish rent freeze bill sparks fears of housebuilding slowdown; A sneak preview of the transformed Battersea Power Station ahead of the landmark building’s opening next week; Looming energy efficiency rule change spells trouble for small retail landlords

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Lendlease office development plans turned down

Developer Lendlease’s plans for a major 18-storey office block development in Elephant and Castle have been rejected on the grounds of “excessive height, mass and bulk”.


Vacant Bloomsbury office building set to feature in Barnard Marcus sale

A vacant former office building in central London with redevelopment potential will be the star lot at Barnard Marcus’s 19 October sale.


Scottish logistics site stars at Acuitus’s September auction

Royal Mail distribution centre sold for over £1m, helping the auction house raise total of £18.9m on the day

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This week in… 2012

Prime minister David Cameron said that without continued commitment to planning reform, Britain would continue to lose key businesses to foreign rivals.

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Why wellbeing at work is more important than ever

With World Mental Health Day taking place on 10 October, Claire Robson asks what steps property companies are taking to improve the wellbeing of both their own staff and tenants.


Proptech could be the Conservatives’ saving grace

On day one of the Conservative Party Conference, the levelling-up secretary Simon Clarke said that levelling up was still “fundamental” to Liz Truss’s government – while his department, and indeed the UK, are preparing for a period of significant economic uncertainty.

Welsh housing

Action needed on temporary housing

As the latest housing minister enters post to an overflowing in-tray, he will be faced with a number of competing priorities. Although efforts will undoubtedly be made to address affordability and supply issues, we should also hope that temporary housing solutions are not overlooked.

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Q&A: Five minutes with Krishma Kapoor, property and development consultant at SLC Property

Krishma Kapoor, property and development consultant at property management company SLC Property, on how she got started in property, the superpower she’d like to have and her number-one travel destination.

Tallulah Bannerman National Student Awards winner 2022

Let’s look to the next generation

‘The future of the industry is in good hands’ has become the standard response from the judging panel for the Women in Property National Student Awards.

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A meltdown is wide of the mark

“What do you think of Sterling’s performance yesterday?” I asked a neighbour a day after the mini-Budget. “Dreadful,” he answered. “He just couldn’t get the ball across to Kane.” No, I clarified: “The pound versus the US dollar, not Raheem versus the Italian defence.”

Net zero

What role can planning play in the delivery of net zero carbon?

For those of us who have studied the Brundtland Report 1987, we know that the heart of sustainable development is real estate and the planning system.

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Tories must tackle housing deficit

As Michael Heseltine, a key architect of many of the housing and regeneration policies pursued by the Conservatives over the past 40 years, once put it: “Home ownership stimulates the attitudes of independence and self-reliance that are the bedrock of a free society.”

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People are at the heart of BTR

In the midst of a cost-of-living crisis with inflation and interest rates rising and energy prices hitting record highs, housebuying will likely now be an even bigger barrier for many, and with people renting for longer, landlords need to demonstrate good value through the quality of product and service delivery.

Construction development

‘Universal building’ key to future

Much has been said about future-proofing our cities. How do we do it? One solution is the concept of the universal building – one that, when designed properly upfront, can regenerate over time, adapting to the needs of today as well as the unforeseen needs of tomorrow.

Student accommodation

Working together for better digs

The reign of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, saw enormous change in all areas of society, but perhaps none more so than in higher education.


Retail sector struggling to hit the energy efficiency deadline

Experts predict major landlords will succeed in meeting the April deadline but smaller private investors may not.

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Developers risk claims dating back 30 years under new act

Extended retrospective liability for defects under Building Safety Act poses dilemma over missing documents.

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Housing horizon clouds over in the South East

The region is among those likely to experience the slowest house price growth.

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Battersea Power Station: in pictures

Ahead of the grand opening of the fully refurbished Battersea Power Station a week from now, Lem Bingley takes a tour of the highly anticipated mixed-use scheme.

Agent P

Agent P: economic crisis

Friday 7 October, 8.15am, Teutonic Room: Full house this morning! Not only are all of Team P present and correct, I’ve not seen so many folks in the office on a Friday since the GBH Christmas party in December 2019, when Those Upstairs paraded the floors in silly Santa jumpers ...

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