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  • West End Covid
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    Extended moratorium: taking from Peter to pay Paul

    2021-06-23T09:59:00Z

    Editor: It is true that Covid-19 has brought many retail and hospitality occupiers to crisis point – and some with little support from property owners.

  • Covid closure
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    Eviction ban just delays the inevitable

    2021-06-23T09:45:00Z

    Editor: A further nine-month extension to the commercial property eviction moratorium in many cases only delays the inevitable – it’s unlikely in itself to save the occupier but could cause terminal damage to the landlord . It’s a classic kicking-the-can-down-the-road situation.

  • Climate handshake
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    Green shoots start to show for the finance sector

    2021-06-18T06:30:00Z

    Property Week editor Liz Hamson speaks to Mishcon to Reya partner and head of debt advisory Omega Poole about the challenges and rewards of green finance and what needs to happen for it to really take off as we race towards net zero.

  • Mountpark Countryside
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    It’s a watershed moment for MMC

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    The term ‘modern methods of construction’, or MMC, has been bandied around for more than two decades and it’s safe to say that it’s no longer being considered a fringe theme on the news agenda.

  • Sittingbourne night shot_Luke Hayes
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    The rise of our forgotten towns

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    The past year has had a devastating effect on towns and cities up and down the country. As well as big metropolitan hubs, smaller regional centres have been hollowed out as people stayed at home, worked remotely and rightly did whatever they could to minimise the spread of Covid-19.

  • Diversity
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    Government support key to greater gender equality

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: New schemes to champion gender equality in the construction industry are a promising step, and we must also continue to focus on the broader work required to empower women across the property sector as a whole (‘ Two industry leaders appointed to spearhead campaign tackling gender inequality in construction ...

  • Team reading planning proofs
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    We must design safe, inclusive spaces

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Your recent article on designing spaces with a wide range of needs in mind struck a chord with me .

  • ESG
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    When it comes to ESG, focusing on ‘S’ and ‘G’ is vital

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    While ESG has been high on agendas for some time, Covid-19 has thrust it into the spotlight. With the industry contributing 40% of global carbon emissions, the ‘E’ has taken centre stage so far.

  • Stewart Wellington
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    At the centre of the community

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Property developer Stewart Wellington talks to Property Week about his property activism and his plans to turn a neglected community hub in north London into the African Caribbean Cultural Centre.

  • House of Fraser Fremlin Walk
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    Bringing some sunshine into retail

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    A Pharmacy2U vaccination centre popped up last week in a former Laura Ashley store in the Fremlin Walk shopping centre in Maidstone. The signage is pop-up, not permanent. But some feel an injection of outpatient treatment centres into shopping centres could inoculate some stores against death by Amazon.

  • New houses
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    Will CBILS come back to bite?

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    While the government’s financial support provided a much needed shot in the arm for smaller residential developers, experts warn that some may have over-leveraged themselves.

  • Piccadilly
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    Why all of London’s West End needs ‘levelling up’

    2021-06-17T00:00:00Z

    ‘Levelling up’ is a term used a lot by government to address disparities between north and south, but there is a danger central London will also become uneven in its prosperity as we climb off the floor after Covid-19.

  • The Royal Courts of Justice
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    Landlords, beware the cross-class cram down

    2021-06-11T12:13:00Z

    The Virgin Active Restructuring Plan was put to the test at the hearing before the High court which, to the collective dismay of UK landlords, saw the plan and “cross-class cram down” sanctioned.

  • Yardi think tank June 2021
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    Dublin's BTR sector is set for growth

    2021-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Last month, Property Week , in association with Yardi, hosted a digital think tank entitled: ‘How do the Dublin and London build-to-rent markets compare?’

  • Modern office
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    Grey space: lessons for landlords

    2021-06-10T00:00:00Z

    If traditional CRE landlords had previously been deaf to the siren song of flexible workspace, the emergent phenomenon of ‘grey space’ is now prompting increasing numbers of landlords to listen closely.

  • ESG
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    Do not ignore ESG when recruiting

    2021-06-10T00:00:00Z

    Editor: As the property industry embraces ever more ambitious sustainability targets, we are right to be cautious about the rising threat of ‘greenwashing’ (‘ Greenwashing is a threat we should all seek to challenge ’). One area where that threat is most acute for the real estate industry is talent ...

  • For sale sign
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    Ditch the sou’wester for shades

    2021-06-10T00:00:00Z

    “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” a now newly octogenarian Bob Dylan howled in 1965’s Subterranean Homesick Blues. As for housing, you definitely don’t need an economist to know which way prices are going.

  • Houses being built
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    Greenfield sites needed to meet housing demand

    2021-06-10T00:00:00Z

    Editor:  The CPRE’s latest report is right about one thing – too few homes are being planned for the north of England .

  • D&I board
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    ‘We must confront inconvenient truths’

    2021-06-10T00:00:00Z

    At the second meeting of Property Week’s D I Editorial Advisory Board, members discussed how to promote diversity in the industry and lead by example.

  • Quadrant Repurpose
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    Quadrant Repurpose co-founders discuss progress and future plans

    2021-06-10T00:00:00Z

    Just after Quadrant Repurpose launched in early 2020, the pandemic hit. Its founders tell Property Week why they decided to broaden their horizons beyond distressed department store assets.