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Six in the city: sheds of the future

2019-02-22T00:00:00+00:00

Property Week and Savills asked six architecture practices to design an ultra-urban logistics hub and residential hybrid for a 2.5-acre site in London. Here they present their forward-thinking concepts.

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UK space industry: the new space age

2019-02-22T00:00:00+00:00By Adam Branson

The government wants to expand the UK space industry and launch new spaceports. Property Week asks what the latest space race means for the property industry.

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Cubic feet vs square feet: entering a new dimension?

2019-02-22T00:00:00+00:00By Ben Cooper

As automation accelerates the rise of multi-level warehouses, arguments for valuing assets in cubic not square feet have resurfaced.

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Affordable warehouse space crisis

2019-02-22T00:00:00+00:00By Ben Cooper

With London industrial rents heating up, small businesses are being priced out of the market. Could ‘affordable warehouses’ be the solution?

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The golden triangle: end of a golden era?

2019-02-22T00:00:00+00:00By

The ‘golden triangle’ may be the UK’s premier logistics hub, but are online shopping and the challenge of automation threatening its status? Property Week asks whether the industrial hotspot is keeping pace.

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How real estate will fare in 2019

2019-02-22T00:00:00+00:00By

Despite the changing political landscape, 2018 was a strong year for many parts of the property industry, but what will the other side of 29 March look like? Freeths gathered a panel of experts to discuss what is in store.

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‘The world’s most sustainable shed’

2019-02-21T00:00:00+00:00By

Office buildings have undergone a wellbeing revolution but the industrial sector has been slow to catch up. Baytree hopes to be ahead of the curve with its innovative new warehouse.

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Electric avenue: local authority investments

2019-02-21T00:00:00+00:00By Nick Hughes

Councils are attempting to cut pollution levels by encouraging businesses to use electric vehicles. Nick Hughes considers what this could mean for logistics companies

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Deliveroo: hungry for more

2019-02-21T00:00:00+00:00By

Deliveroo’s success with its Editions formula has pitted it against the big players in the hunt for suitable industrial sites. Mia Hunt reports

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Sunrise signals new dawn for HMV

2019-02-14T00:00:00+00:00By

After Canadian chain Sunrise Records bought music retailer HMV out of administration last week, Simon Creasey asks what impact owner Doug Putman’s plans are likely to have on the group’s UK store estate

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Are people cooling on co-working?

2019-02-07T00:00:00+00:00By

As increased competition and falling desk rates put the brakes on years of growth, the London co-working sector is at a crossroads. Samuel Horti asks what lies ahead

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Retail review: the nightmare after Christmas?

2019-01-31T00:00:00+00:00By

Festive trading figures were better than expected, but the outlook for the high street remains decidedly grim.

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Data centres: the digital space race

2019-01-25T00:00:00+00:00By

Exponential growth in data is driving demand for ever-higher-capacity data centres.

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