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  • High street
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    What role do department stores have in repositioning our high streets for the future?

    2021-01-22T11:14:00Z

    The collapse of BHS gave the market a stark warning of what could happen to the brand that time forgot. Four years later a quarter of the stores remain vacant and with a tranche of department stores likely to follow, is repurposing the answer?

  • Office
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    ‘Manchester is prime for investment’

    2021-01-22T11:08:00Z

    According to predictions made in CBRE’s 2021 UK Real Estate Market Outlook, the office market is set to pick back up, with a focus on redesign, premium collaboration spaces and Grade A space proving more popular than ever and we can report that UK office yields will remain stable despite ...

  • Closed shops
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    High streets need a non-retail fix

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    As we start to envisage the end of the Covid crisis, our high streets and surrounding neighbourhoods will play a huge role in how we look closer to home for all those services or occupations we were previously travelling for. 

  • Office meeting
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    Why social capital is now key

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    In the aftermath of 9/11, intense and ultimately misguided speculation surrounded the future of high-rise developments. Similarly, many are today heralding the end of traditional office occupation as we know it following the pandemic.

  • Gillian Charlesworth
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    View from the top: Gillian Charlesworth, chief executive of BRE Group

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    The chief executive of BRE Group tells Property Week why she restructured the team, what she thinks of the government’s commitment to zero-carbon homes and why the industry must stamp out greenwashing.

  • Raphael Rooms, Vatican
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    Even the Black Death had its silver lining

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    The lights are once more going out all over Europe. But the darkest hours in pandemics have often heralded glorious dawns. The horrors of the Great War and even deadlier flu gave way to the Roaring Twenties; the vast social changes wrought by the Black Death ignited the Renaissance.

  • West End Covid
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    The West End will bounce back

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    The past 12 months have been unimaginably difficult for the retail and hospitality sectors, including all of our businesses across the West End.

  • Modern Workspace
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    Hotels have to adapt to survive

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    Hotels are experiencing pressures like never before and while the vaccination rollout gives cause for hope, cases remain high and we are still in a strict lockdown – some distance from a total fix.

  • Tunnel vision
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    Forecast for 2021: looking ahead with hope

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, no one could have predicted what was to come. Is the outlook clearer at the start of 2021?

  • Tunnel vision
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    Forecast for 2021: looking ahead with hope

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, no one could have predicted what was to come. Is the outlook clearer at the start of 2021?

  • Tunnel vision
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    Forecast for 2021: looking ahead with hope

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, no one could have predicted what was to come. Is the outlook clearer at the start of 2021?

  • Tunnel vision
    Insight

    Forecast for 2021: looking ahead with hope

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, no one could have predicted what was to come. Is the outlook clearer at the start of 2021?

  • Tunnel vision
    Insight

    Forecast for 2021: looking ahead with hope

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, no one could have predicted what was to come. Is the outlook clearer at the start of 2021?

  • Tunnel vision
    Insight

    Forecast for 2021: looking ahead with hope

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, no one could have predicted what was to come. Is the outlook clearer at the start of 2021?

  • Tunnel vision
    Insight

    Forecast for 2021: looking ahead with hope

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, no one could have predicted what was to come. Is the outlook clearer at the start of 2021?

  • Tunnel vision
    Insight

    Forecast for 2021: looking ahead with hope

    2021-01-21T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, no one could have predicted what was to come. Is the outlook clearer at the start of 2021?

  • generic asset management
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    Let tax reform foot the bill for Covid

    2021-01-20T14:34:00Z

    Editor: Several suggestions are being made as to how we can pay the £400bn bill for the pandemic, such as the imposition of a wealth tax, a raid on pension funds, or withdrawal of tax relief on ISAs. I think none of these are appropriate or politically acceptable.

  • Students in masks
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    PBSA sector needs government help

    2021-01-20T14:12:00Z

    Editor: With students across the UK having been hit hard financially by the pandemic as they pay for unused student accommodation, the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector also finds itself disrupted by financial turmoil as it tries to resolve the issue without support from the government (‘ Unite offers students ...

  • New years resolution
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    Forecast for 2021: New year’s resolutions (part two)

    2021-01-18T13:12:00Z

    As part of Property Week’s annual preview feature we asked some of the industry’s leading lights to list their personal and/or professional resolutions for the new year. This is what they said…

  • Planning and dev
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    Riverside revival for Sunderland

    2021-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Confidence may be in short supply in towns and cities across the country, given the uncertainty we face as we move through the latest national lockdown. But in Sunderland, confidence remains high.