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  • Robot arm
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    Covid-19 will speed up rise of robots

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Editor: In response to SEGRO CEO Andy Gulliford’s comment on the warehouse sector’s response to Covid-19 , it will quickly become evident that the pandemic will propel the use of so-called ‘Industry 4.0’ philosophies across factory floors.

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    A new norm for offices

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Before we went into lockdown, I’d just finished reading Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed. The key takeaway of this fascinating book is the importance of diversity and team-working and how we often achieve the best solutions when we collaborate and ‘recombine’ ideas as part of a diverse and dynamic team. ...

  • New York Skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a region-by-region, four-stage plan to reopen the state’s frozen economy, starting with industrial and manufacturing work on 15 May. Three upstate regions have the green light on that date.

  • David Sleath
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    David and the industrial Goliath

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    As SEGRO turns 100, chief executive David Sleath talks to Property Week about how it became an industrial powerhouse, the challenges Covid-19 poses and what the business plans to do next.

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    Lockdown lessons for the climate

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Property Week’s Climate Crisis Challenge Zoom debate asks what the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown will be.

  • Carbon footprint
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    A built-in problem

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    When it comes to slashing property’s carbon footprint, it’s easy to develop new builds that fit the bill. As Property Week reports, the real challenge is embodied carbon in existing buildings.

  • green planet
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    Will our planet be the long-term winner?

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the global economy, with an economic fallout worse than during the 2008 financial crisis, according to the IMF. We’re also seeing a rapid change in people’s working patterns, with millions of employees forced to work from home, and ...

  • Housebuilding
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    We should prepare now for the great rebuild

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    All of us are wondering what the future will look like. To my mind, one thing is clear – when we begin to emerge from this crisis, a huge effort will be needed to rebuild our economy, and building – in the true bricks-and-mortar sense of the word – must ...

  • Disinfectant
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    Flexible workspace has a key role to play

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Editor: After weeks of government advice to stay at home and protect lives by working remotely, many workers are understandably apprehensive about a return to the office.

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    Light at the end of the tunnel

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    We’ll build again. But, even after the PM’s exhortation for construction workers to be “actively encouraged” back to site, it’s not entirely clear where or when. One thing’s clear, though: nothing will ever be quite the same in property.

  • Julie Hirigoyen,
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    View from the top: Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive at UKGBC

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    UKGBC’s chief executive no longer has to plead the case for sustainability but thinks stakeholders still have a long way to go if the UK is to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

  • Generic office
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    Tech is crucial for better office health

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Your article ‘Eight million office workers unable to return to offices’ suggested how workplaces may need to adapt in the immediate term when we exit from lockdown.

  • Tim Vaughan
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    Landlords are being ostracised

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    It’s like being the unpopular kid in the playground: the big boys pick on you and the teachers ignore your plight. That is the sense of isolation being experienced by the UK’s commercial landlords. No legislation has been put in place to assist this unpopular group.

  • Duncan Owen
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    View from the top: Duncan Owen, global head at Schroder Real Estate Investment Management

    2020-05-07T00:00:00Z

    Duncan Owen is finding life in lockdown a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, he has been able to spend more time with his family. On the other, work is intense and his 19-year-old son, who has moved back home from university during the lockdown, has taken a ...

  • Generic family
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    We are truly in this together

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    It is 8am and the first of five video conferences is about to begin. George and Anne bicker over the insufficient “dusting” of cinnamon on top of the breakfast porridge. 

  • New York Skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    While most New York City investment-sale and leasing transactions may remain stalled for months more, restoring life to dark office towers, some could come sooner.

  • Virtual reality
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    Virtually foolproof?

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Office agents have turned to virtual viewings during the lockdown. Is it a passing fad, or will physical viewings soon be a thing of the past? 

  • Theresa May
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    It’s time to take tough decisions

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    It’s not good out there. However much we enjoy not having to dress up for work or sniff armpits on a crowded train, the fact is Zoom is no substitute for face-to-face meetings.

  • Workplace drinking
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    Who will pick up the bill in the restaurants sector?

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Editor: What lies ahead for the mainstream restaurant sector? The bottom line is that lower occupancy will be the new norm until the perceived risk subsides.

  • Apex - Marion Court 001 Tooting PW131219
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    Airspace is the answer

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus crisis has affected every facet of our daily lives. The stalling economy is high on the news agenda, but people’s lives have faced a wall too, including when it comes to home ownership aspirations.