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  • Tightly packed flats
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    Factoids and housing crisis fixes

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Rodding the planning drains may improve the flow of applications. But Boris Johnson’s claim that reforms contained in ‘Planning for the Future’ will increase the volume of new homes is humbug.

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    Covid insurance ruling may save jobs

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The High Court ruling that some insurers should have paid out for losses caused by lockdown is a major victory to policyholders and the thousands of businesses that had trading interrupted by Covid-19.

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    Office is at the heart of city success

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    At Knight Frank we are looking forward to welcoming the autumn intake of graduates to our offices around the UK.

  • Data centre
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    Data centres in demand

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic has brought a sudden shift in lifestyles and working patterns, creating a surge in demand for data centres, which support a diverse mix of critical activities, including London’s high-tech and services sectors as well as ecommerce, Internet of Things, remote working and home streaming services.

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    The big shed shift from box to cube

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    It is not just the average footprint of a warehouse that continues to grow. The height has shot up too. 

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    Charging up UK battery plants

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    The electric vehicle industry is growing and the race is on across Europe to host battery-producing gigafactories. How can the UK benefit from this multi-billion-pound new market? 

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    Universities are back on course

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    As Covid-19 measures create uncertainty for universities and their students, Helen Crane looks at what this means for the £50bn purpose-built student accommodation sector

  • Courtesy of VMIC UK 2020
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    New Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) to provide UK with a shot in the arm

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre is nearing structural completion, bringing the UK one step closer to Covid-19 vaccine manufacture.

  • Green office
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    Offices retain investment appeal

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic abruptly halted the real estate sector. The immediate effect on the office sector was extreme, with most companies switching to remote working, and as we navigate our way through the new normal the purpose of the office has become a hot topic of discussion.

  • Cold store
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    Dawn of a new ice age

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Cold chain storage is on the rise in the UK, but what factors have been driving the surge in demand?

  • Streets from above
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    A tight timescale for affordable homes

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Editor: The government’s commitment of £12bn to help deliver 180,000 new affordable homes over the next five years is welcome and significant – as is the pledge that 50% of these new homes will be affordable rental product (‘Jenrick releases details of £12bn affordable housing programme’)

  • London offices skyline
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    Square Mile will always adapt

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    London has constantly adapted to major challenges throughout its history, from the Great Fire to the Blitz and more recently the Big Bang financial reforms that helped to transform the City.

  • Brian Bickell
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    View from the top: Brian Bickell, chief executive of Shaftesbury

    2020-09-11T00:00:00Z

    Shaftesbury’s chief executive tells Property Week how the West End landlord is trying to take the long view on recovery and why it does not want to be a ‘fair-weather friend’ to its struggling F B tenants.

  • Farrow & Ball
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    Will the housing recovery last?

    2020-09-10T00:00:00Z

    You know the housing market’s on the up when queues form outside posh paint purveyor Farrow Ball.

  • Diversity
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    Want to be inclusive? Start here

    2020-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Do you know that embedding diverse and inclusive practice is good for business? 

  • Woman by window domestic abuse
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    Investment can be force for good

    2020-09-10T00:00:00Z

    September always brings a sense of going back to work and starting a new year with the lessons of the old.

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    Why diversity matters

    2020-09-10T00:00:00Z

    As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to spark debate, Property Week  asks what the industry should do to encourage greater ethnic diversity.

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    Fight for the diversity dividend

    2020-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Every problem requires effort to find a solution. Arguably the most difficult problems are those where there isn’t consensus that the problem even exists.

  • Jamie's Italian
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    Time to rethink the CVA

    2020-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Even before the devastating effects on businesses of the coronavirus, it is fair to say the restaurant and leisure sector had experienced more than its share of problems over the past few years.

  • Generic office
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    Offices still play a crucial role

    2020-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Having been around the block a few times I am always aware that, as Bob Dylan put it, “The times they are a changin’”.