All Insight articles – Page 4

  • Rent signs
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    Education is key to BTR’s growth

    2021-09-23T00:00:00Z

    While the UK build-to-rent (BTR) sector is in the headlines for all the right reasons and attracting investment from those who can see its huge growth potential and proven resilience, there is still much to do to educate others on the key differences of the BTR sector compared with housing ...

  • Lending
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    The debt market outlook is brightening

    2021-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Confidence is returning for lenders and real estate market participants with the emergence of a more positive UK economic outlook. Many subsectors such as industrial and residential are in a relatively healthy position, while others, like retail and offices, face challenges.

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    Three items of AOB for the RICS

    2021-09-23T00:00:00Z

    There are three items of ‘any other business’ before the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors fully embarks on Agenda for Change 2.0. 

  • Grenfell tower
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    Are we sleepwalking into another Grenfell?

    2021-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Modular construction has been hailed as a fast, cost-effective, climate-friendly solution to the UK housing crisis, but fire safety experts are starting to have serious reservations about it.

  • alastair moss 1
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    View from the top: Alastair Moss, chair of the City of London Corporation’s planning and transportation committee

    2021-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Ahead of WorkSpace Conference + Showcase, the City of London Corporation planning and transportation committee chair talks to Property Week about the Square Mile’s prospects as office workers return.

  • Climate protest
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    Behaviour change is vital if we are to achieve net zero carbon

    2021-09-22T10:59:00Z

    Next week, young climate advocates from across the world will take part in the Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event in Milan, Italy (28-30 September).

  • Poundstretcher
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    How will recent retail CVA rulings affect the landlord-tenant relationship?

    2021-09-22T10:56:00Z

    Like numerous retailers over the last few years, Poundstretcher divided its property estate into three categories, A, B and C, by way of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) launched in July 2020.

  • Construction cranes
    Online

    ​Construction industry and local government must work together on carbon emissions

    2021-09-17T11:19:00Z

    Construction is a major contributor to carbon emissions – buildings consume 36% of energy produced globally and are responsible for 39% of carbon emissions. 

  • Planning and dev
    Online

    ​Why Ireland’s building conservation laws are outdated

    2021-09-17T11:15:00Z

    Conservation laws in Ireland have long adopted a one-size-fits-all approach, in that a building is either a protected structure – or it is not.

  • Amazon
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    The regional space race

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    As occupiers compete for space in UK cities, investors are looking beyond traditional hotspots such as London to the regions.

  • Vertical farming
    Insight

    The rise of vertical farming

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    The recent boom in warehouse take-up in response to unprecedented levels of online shopping has been well documented over the past 16 months. 

  • Fleet vehicles
    Insight

    Parking sites are in demand

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    A sustained increase in demand from consumers for speedy deliveries has put pressure on logistics operators to further expand their vehicle fleets. So, it is not surprising that we are now seeing a new trend emerging in the logistics sector of increased requirements from operators looking for land specifically for ...

  • Office
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    Employees look for the human connection

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: It is promising to see an accelerating ‘return to the office’ drive increasing confidence in the commercial real estate sector. With economic recovery leading to a surge in job vacancies, there is an air of optimism around the London business ecosystem that has not been felt for some time.

  • Covid office worker
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    Clean sweep vital for office return…

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Reports that workers have returned in their thousands to offices following the summer should come as an incredibly welcome sign for City landlords after many months of reduced occupancy and uncertainty. In fact, some members of the London Property Alliance are now reporting occupancy rates of 40% to 60%.

  • CS Dentons logistics warehouse
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    The changing face of the logistics market

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    It’s no secret that the industrial and logistics sector is booming. Take-up in the first half of the year continued to soar and investment activity also sky-rocketed to a new record high of £6bn, according to data from Knight Frank. That’s 54% more than the previous high recorded in H1 ...

  • London traffic
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    Businesses must consolidate deliveries to cut emissions

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Efficient estate management makes good business sense, and the extent to which building management can also support businesses in achieving their ESG and net zero carbon ambitions is coming into sharp focus.

  • Slough Trading Estate (Leigh Road) beehives
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    It’s not easy being green

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    As developers are forced to undertake costly biodiversity assessments on new schemes, Property Week reports on the long-term implications for the sector.

  • View10_Podium
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    Beds and sheds: a capital idea?

    2021-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Regal London planning director Steve Harrington tells Property Week about its Wembley and Orchard Wharf schemes and the challenges of delivering large-scale beds-and-sheds developments in the capital.

  • Ryan Unsworth, OPUS North
    Online

    A new generation of operators calls for better standards in workspace

    2021-09-16T09:28:00Z

    The expected stampede to return to city centre offices may be corralled by a lack of suitable supply, according to Ryan Unsworth of developers Opus North.

  • Diversity
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    This is a movement not a moment

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    At Hammerson, we work hard to create an environment where everyone can bring the best of their unique differences to work.