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  • High street s&w
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    What can be done to save the high street?

    2021-11-26T00:00:00Z

    Experts from Smith & Williamson discuss how reforming business taxes, encouraging people back to town centres and allowing entrepreneurs to revitalise their local areas could help save the struggling high street.

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    Young professionals seek climate-conscious careers

    2021-11-26T00:00:00Z

    Editor: My generation has grown up listening to leaders talk about the climate crisis. But we are still on track for disastrous levels of global heating far in excess of the limits in the Paris climate agreement.

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    News

    Great news for the care home sector

    2021-11-26T00:00:00Z

    Editor: I was pleased to read that Fortwell Capital has lent more than £450m to purpose-built care home and retirement living developers, creating more than £850m of value within the senior living sector. 

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    What lies ahead for the later living sector?

    2021-11-26T00:00:00Z

    Property Week and Dentons brought together an expert panel from across the later-living sector to discuss the opportunities for growth and what is holding the sector back from expanding at the level other countries are.

  • Finance chart Covid-19
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    ​Can new arbitration process solve Covid rent arrears disputes?

    2021-11-25T11:37:00Z

    On 9 November 2021, the government introduced The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill to parliament with the intention of establishing a legally binding arbitration process for commercial landlords and tenants who have not already reached an agreement to sit outside the court process.

  • Train platform
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    Rail is a key route to level up UK

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Storms in the Midlands ahead of COP26 felled trees and cancelled rail services, forcing some delegates to seek alternatives such as flying or hiring a car. The incident brought into focus not only the impacts of climate change, but the importance of a resilient public transport network.

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    Planet Property is turning green

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    The age-old development model rests on the bedrock of being able to build back better – and the bigger the better. But this assumption is being undermined by climate change concerns, amplified by COP26 this month.

  • Detroit social decay
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    Factor social good into equation

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Property has had a largely dismal time in the past 18 months. Some of the UK’s biggest REITs reported £7bn of losses for the year to 31 March, several open-ended funds threw in the towel and there was the realisation that government was on the side of the tenant, not ...

  • FARRELLS
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    The great design challenge: Farrells

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    With a strong focus on energy sustainability and circularity, the reimagined Queensmere shopping mall incorporates a combination of natural and artificial components for the community of Slough.

  • PW Shopping Centre Challenge_Fathom Architects_(c) Caravan Images for Fathom Architects
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    The great design challenge: Fathom

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    The Urban Fellowship concept embraces intergenerational living and prioritises sustainability, wellbeing, shared activities and long-term community relationships.

  • MAWD EXCD HIGH ST
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    The great design challenge: MAWD

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    The Experience Driven High Street vision incorporates renewed leisure, residential and office space alongside boutique retail and hospitality, creating a place where people want to live, work and visit.

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    The great design challenge: MoreySmith

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Sensorium reimagines the shopping centre as a place to reconnect with body, mind and earth. The concept is designed to allow visitors to take time, enjoy new experiences and reconnect with nature.

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    The great design challenge: Sheppard Robson

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Sheppard Robson’s reinvigorated centre features a mix of retail, F&B, workspace and leisure and is designed to be the social glue that brings the community together.

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    The great design challenge: centre forward

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Property Week set nine architects and design experts the task of reimagining a tired shopping centre in a secondary location.

  • PW Design Challenge - Benoy entry
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    The great design challenge: Benoy

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Benoy’s vision is to reconnect the shopping centre with the surrounding community. Thinking beyond retail, it has transformed the space into a green, flexible and engaging place designed to suit everyone.

  • London Theatre Land lockdown
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    Placemaking can save the arts

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, London’s cultural scene is more at risk than ever. Museums, theatres and art galleries were forced to close their doors for nearly 18 months, creating extreme uncertainty for the industry and those whose livelihoods depended on it.

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    The great design challenge: Chris Dyson Architects

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Eschewing the current trajectory towards an all-digital shopping experience, CDA repurposes a brutalist gem and embraces the skills of independent small traders.

  • BPA_Arcade to Arcadia Image
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    The great design challenge: Bell Phillips Architects

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Recognising the importance of open, green space in our towns and cities, BPA proposes transforming redundant shopping centres into rewilded gardens of remembrance.

  • Alex Gibbs index
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Alex Gibbs, co-founder and director of Built Asset Management (BAM)

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Alex Gibbs, co-founder and director of Built Asset Management (BAM), on how he got started in property, his top film and book recommendations, his best and worst purchases and his favourite travel destinations.

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    The great design challenge: AFK

    2021-11-25T00:00:00Z

    The acceleration of online shopping and new ways of working have led AFK to reimagine the mall as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ workplace incorporating quiet areas for concentration and space for collaboration.