All Insight articles – Page 7

  • Electric charging point
    Insight

    On the road to a more sustainable transport future

    2021-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Editor: With the government’s announcement that it is to spend £91.7m on decarbonisation projects, Cluttons recognises the importance of ensuring the roll-out of infrastructure to support new green automotive technologies.

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    Government must expand on BNG remit

    2021-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The government’s decision to introduce a 10% biodiversity net gain (BNG) mandate in English planning law is a welcome step in the transition towards a low-carbon, sustainable future for the built environment sector. However, as an industry, we should press policymakers to go further.

  • Bricks
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    Living in a material whirl

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Spiralling material prices threaten to slow the delivery of much-needed new homes, but modern methods of construction may offer a solution by making output more efficient and cutting costs.

  • Chapter Old Street - study space (Tigg + Coll Architects)
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    Urban living: fresh thinking is vital

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Summer in the UK has been very different this year. Foreign holidays have been few and far between for obvious reasons, with many people choosing to explore the UK instead.

  • Generic office
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    Flexible leases are key for office landlords

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    As we emerge from lockdown and home working, companies across the UK have adjusted their working patterns, a priority shift that has altered the traditional business requirement for office space.

  • Hotel bed
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    Hotels must evolve to survive

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    As consumer confidence starts to return, there are some reasons for optimism in the hotel industry. However, the scars of the pandemic will not heal overnight.

  • Diversity
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    It’s time to tackle the lack of diversity

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Research shows the property industry is failing to attract enough people from diverse backgrounds and keep them in the industry.

  • Stefano D'Ambrosio index
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Stefano D’Ambrosio, environmental and planning solicitor at Irwin Mitchell

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Stefano D’Ambrosio, environmental and planning solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, on how he got started in property. He also shares his cultural tips, his worst purchase and what he would do with a million pounds.

  • Martin Steele
    Insight

    View from the top: Martin Steele, chief executive of NHS Property Services

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    The chief executive of NHS Property Services talks to Property Week about mending its relationship with NHS tenants and the lessons it learned from a highly critical Public Accounts Committee report.

  • Irish data centre
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    The Irish data centre market heats up

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Following TikTok’s $500m investment in a new data centre in Ireland, Noella Pio Kivlehan looks at what makes the country so attractive to tech occupiers and what is powering the growth of the market.

  • Northern Ireland
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    Trading blows in Northern Ireland

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    In theory, the Northern Ireland Protocol gives the province ‘a foot in both camps’ of the EU and UK, but many fear political uncertainty will scupper the ‘unique opportunity’.

  • RICS flags
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    Levitt’ll set RICS change agenda

    2021-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Five members of the RICS Governing Council (GC) are absorbing a 400-page report by Alison Levitt QC on the circumstances surrounding the sacking of four members of the institution’s management board in November 2019. This steering group will issue directions to the ruling body’s other 21 members.

  • Housing estate being built
    Insight

    Policy changes present huge opportunities for resi sector

    2021-08-25T00:00:00Z

    The opportunity for the residential development sector at present is unrivalled. We have all been exposed to our homes and neighborhoods at times, all day, every day.

  • Colmore Row
    Online

    ​Return to the office could be key to winning the war on talent

    2021-08-23T12:57:00Z

    Post-lockdown Britain may be seeing a trickle rather than a torrent of white-collar workers heading back to the office, but record-high job vacancies and the subsequent re-emergence of a ‘war for talent’ could well expedite the process.

  • PW RESI Convention 2021 logo
    Online

    RESI Convention 2021: The Age of Responsibility

    2021-08-19T13:10:00Z

    The RESI Convention is back in the room for 2021! This exclusive two-day gathering of leaders from across the residential property sector has been carefully curated to focus on the most important strategic insights in the wake of Covid-19.

  • Finance chart Covid-19
    Insight

    Will new arbitration act help to resolve rent disputes?

    2021-08-19T10:37:00Z

    With estimates showing pandemic-induced rent arrears to be somewhere between £5bn and £7bn, it is clear that a significant problem is growing in the world of commercial real estate. After the pressures of the pandemic, it is no surprise that tensions may be running high.

  • Smart home
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    Is resi ready for a data revolution?

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    The ebb and flow of urban dynamics is changing how we live, work and play in the built environment. Smart home technology and digital systems are layering new functionality into residential spaces, with pandemic-driven need accelerating our acceptance of digitalisation.

  • Construction
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    Skills crisis looms in construction

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    With much talk about the challenges in securing construction materials, some may overlook the risk to labour costs looming around the corner. This comes as the pressure to design and create the next generation of high-quality, safe, London Plan-compliant zero carbon buildings mounts.

  • Emissions power station
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    Climate crisis: closer collaboration is key

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The IPCC’s report, released last week, is a shocking reminder of the urgent action needed to address the climate crisis – and underlines the huge challenge facing the property sector (‘UKGBC: IPCC report “should be a massive wake-up call”).

  • BTR
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    What’s next for the build-to-rent (BTR) sector?

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Still a relatively young sector, BTR is poised for another growth spurt as single-family housing and new entrants make their mark.