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    Let’s do things better post-lockdown

    2020-09-09T10:38:00Z

    Editor: The argument about getting people back to the office (‘ Government campaign to bring workers back to the office ’), continues to spark fierce debate.

  • Homeless man
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    We must solve homelessness now

    2020-09-09T09:47:00Z

    Editor: The news that Alvarium Home REIT Advisors is seeking a £250m listing to aid its effort in tackling homelessness in the UK  is a welcome and timely step towards delivering safe shelter for all.

  • CS Freeths think tank panel
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    Freeths think tank: will tech change the way we work?

    2020-09-04T00:00:00Z

    Earlier this summer, Property Week in association with Freeths hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss the findings of the fourth annual Power of Proptech survey and look at the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the digital transformation of the property industry.

  • Hot Housing Index 2020
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    Hot Housing Index 2020: top five locations in the UK

    2020-09-04T00:00:00Z

    Despite all the turmoil this year, one thing remains the same – Aberdeen is still a highly desirable place to live, according to the latest Hot 100 housing index, collated exclusively for Property Week by location specialist CACI.

  • Housing estate being built
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    New normal needs a new mindset

    2020-09-03T00:00:00Z

    Many of us felt a renewed sense of confidence at the start of 2020 – the government had a healthy majority, a path to Brexit, a commitment to spend on infrastructure and a healthy economy.

  • Planning
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    Keep the planning system simple

    2020-09-03T00:00:00Z

    The government recently set out its changes to the town planning system in England and Wales in proposals trailed as the most radical intervention since the modern planning system came into being in 1947. But how will they impact housebuilders?

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    Modular housing hits fast forward

    2020-09-03T00:00:00Z

    Before last year’s RESI Convention we asked: is mass modular a pipe dream? Since then, major deals have been signed and the government has ramped up its support. So could factory-built homes be the future?

  • Housing development with green space
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    Planning reform may sow dissent

    2020-09-03T00:00:00Z

    There’s no doubt Boris Johnson wants to do something to stimulate housing numbers, for which he deserves some credit. The question of course is whether the recent slew of announcements is likely to survive any longer than most government decisions these days, when U-turns appear to be the order of ...

  • Generic family
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    PRS must learn Covid lessons

    2020-09-03T00:00:00Z

    In six short months, Covid-19 has changed the world. People’s priorities have shifted and their attitudes have changed. As we emerge from lockdown, it is important for our industry to analyse what we’ve learned from the past six months so we’re prepared for what is to come.

  • Construction cranes
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    The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) conundrum is still not cracked

    2020-09-03T00:00:00Z

    The night before the Planning White Paper was published, a colleague from the 2016 Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Review Group texted me in a state of excitement to say that one of the proposals was for an infrastructure levy, calculated as a fixed proportion of the value of development.

  • Climate change construction
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    Green recovery post-lockdown is vital

    2020-09-02T11:36:00Z

    Editor: While TrustMark accreditation is vitally important in establishing consumer confidence in the tradespeople retrofitting homes (‘ RIBA responds to £2bn Green Homes Grants ’, a more pressing need might first be increasing the size of our nation’s energy workforce.

  • Flats
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    Two-speed rental market is emerging

    2020-09-02T11:14:00Z

    Editor: The latest rental index from Zoopla shows a two-speed rental market emerging in the UK. Outside London, annual rental growth to the end of Q2 2020 was up 2.2%, while in London rents fell 1.4% year on year.

  • Road traffic
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    Traffic reveals post-lockdown trends

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Editor: As lockdown restrictions have lifted, traffic has migrated back to motorways with even more visitors than before.

  • West Kirby
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    Suburban life is sweet

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    In mid-August, the streets of suburban West Kirby in Merseyside were busier than the usually thronged arteries of central London.

  • New York skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    An exodus from Manhattan was the talk of the town in the weeks before the Labor Day holiday weekend. A ‘drastic shift’ to the suburbs became the media buzz. The out-flight resulted in a record 13,117 rental apartments standing vacant, touted as a 122% jump over 2019. Landlords are offering ...

  • Ireland sign
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    From Hong Kong island to Ireland?

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Hong Kong billionaire Ivan Ko has set his sights on Ireland as the location for ‘Nextpolis’, an autonomous city for displaced Hong Kongers. Noella Pio Kivlehan sizes up the proposal and asks how realistic it is.

  • Funky office
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    Flex space offers high street solution

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Editor: There is no doubt that the British high street is facing a crisis, having been impacted by consumer preferences for online shopping and lockdown.

  • Cork's Oliver Plunkett Street2
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    Green retail shoots in the Emerald Isle

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Lockdown has hit Ireland’s retail market hard, but with less oversupply than the UK and deal activity starting to pick up there are signs of recovery.

  • Diversity
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    Diversity goes beyond box ticking

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Hiring more women? Tick. Hiring more BAME people? Tick. These days, there is no point in even pitching for work without slides proving your diversity and inclusion credentials.

  • City of London
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    Regional cities will bounce back

    2020-08-27T00:00:00Z

    The government’s commitment to wiping out regional inequality through its ‘levelling up’ agenda finally translated into action just after Easter, when it gave formal approval for construction work on the HS2 rail project to begin.