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    Let’s build genuinely inclusive places

    2021-12-03T09:36:00Z

    As we mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, it is a fitting time to shine the spotlight on an issue that deserves to be higher up property’s ESG agenda. We talk about creating spaces that work for everyone but while access is factored into design and planning, the more ...

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    A new era for the PBSA sector

    2021-12-03T00:00:00Z

    CRM Students’ motto as an operator of student halls is to put residents at the heart of everything. Its chief executive officer Richard Skeels tells Property Week the future of PBSA is set to change in the wake of the pandemic, which has shifted students’ priorities when seeking accommodation.

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    Logistics demand looks set to grow

    2021-12-03T00:00:00Z

    The findings of Property Week, Savills and Tritax Symmetry’s fifth annual Industrial and Logistics Census, in association with Analytiqa, demonstrate that lack of supply is one of the biggest challenges facing the sector.

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    London’s repurposing renaissance

    2021-12-02T00:00:00Z

    Retail has faced significant structural change over the years – with an excess of retail space and the rise of online retailing, combined with the 2008 recession, leading to a swathe of retail business failures and consequent high street vacancies.

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    Rental is a key part of the housing mix

    2021-12-02T00:00:00Z

    The government has been banging the drum for new housing for years, with its 300,000 target tattooed on the sector’s collective mindset. But what the government doesn’t say, and what we at Moda know to be true, is that a big chunk of those new homes need to be rental ...

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    Many happy retail returns to HGR

    2021-12-02T00:00:00Z

    As the business turns five, the founders of London retail specialist agent Hanover Green Retail talk to Laura McGuire about their love for the troubled sector, how they weathered Covid and their future plans.

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    Gove must avoid levelling down

    2021-12-02T00:00:00Z

    Just when we thought the worst of Covid was behind us, along comes Omicron. It may or may not be massively serious but meanwhile travel restrictions are tightened, supply chains disrupted and life in general is just a tad more miserable.

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    Family values can aid investment

    2021-12-02T00:00:00Z

    After nearly 18 months of largely standing on the side lines, family offices are eager to deploy capital in real estate markets across the UK, but remain selective in their investments.

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    COP26: reasons to be cheerful

    2021-12-02T00:00:00Z

    One of the most dangerous symptoms of climate anxiety is a feeling that the problems are too great and we can’t – as individuals or industries – make a difference.

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    The collapse of Enron: 20 years on

    2021-12-02T00:00:00Z

    The collapse of Enron in 2001 was the biggest corporate failure in US history. Two decades on, Property Week looks back at the scandal and its knock-on effects on UK property.

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    Tesco Ireland acquires Joyce’s Supermarket portfolio

    2021-11-30T17:45:00Z

    Tesco Ireland has acquired ten Joyce’s Supermarkets retail stores based in Galway. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).

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    Sainsbury’s teams up with Amazon for new contactless store

    2021-11-30T16:07:00Z

    Sainsbury’s has become the latest supermarket to open a checkout-free store – launching a new retail concept at Holborn Circus using Amazon’s ‘Just Walk Out’ technology.

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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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    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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.