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  • LG Science Park (12)
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    ​Why business and science parks will thrive in a post-pandemic world

    2022-03-18T11:46:00Z

    Changing workplace requirements has reignited interest in business and science parks. As the property manager of 25 science and business parks across the UK, MAPP is well-placed to provide a compelling argument for why they will thrive.

  • Mobile connectivity
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    ​What are the commercial models for indoor mobile coverage?

    2022-03-18T10:31:00Z

    While the drive for sustainability in commercial real estate is good news for the planet, it is bad news for indoor mobile signal. 

  • Solar panels
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    It’s time to get radical on net zero

    2022-03-17T08:30:00Z

    The target of reaching net zero by 2050 requires each and every one of us to rise to the occasion, make commitments and challenge ourselves.

  • Working from home
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    Flexibility rules in the rented sector

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Like all real estate types, the beds-for-rent sector has seen accelerated change in the past two years. Whether it is PBSA, BTR or co-living, the focus has shifted to more adaptable and functional space, underpinned by technology, customer-focused service and genuine differentiation.

  • Investment
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    Investor confidence is on the rise

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Investor confidence throughout Covid and Brexit has swung radically between despair and hope. Covid rocked the foundations of our built environment, economy and businesses, causing significant variation between performance in industries and investment types.

  • Energy efficiency
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    Service charge issue here to stay

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Despite the initial hopes of policymakers and politicians that a resurgence in inflation would be a temporary phenomenon, it is becoming clear that the likelihood of a widespread cost-of-living crisis is gathering pace.

  • Interim Spaces gang outside George Street Studios 2017
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    Big interview with Interim Spaces founder

    2022-03-17T00:00:00Z

    Interim Spaces founder Dan Simon tells Property Week how a decade of squatting in central London inspired a charity that transforms vacant property into temporary workspace for tenants in the creative industries.

  • Rishi Sunak Budget day 2021
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    ​Will the chancellor have any tricks up his sleeve to boost housing supply this year?

    2022-03-16T15:49:00Z

    Last year’s Spring Budget was no doubt one of the most significant budgets for the UK property market in recent history. Many consider last year’s stamp duty cut to be the key factor behind the nearly £30,000 increase in average house prices over the past 12 months.

  • Tech
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    ​It is time to modernise legal processes

    2022-03-15T11:17:00Z

    It is about time that we, as an industry, review the process of lease conveyancing. It is paramount to our industry yet seems to prolong and delay the possibility of job creation, rents for landlords and further business expansion.

  • Zero carbon
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    Use tax relief on retrofits to cut carbon

    2022-03-14T15:28:00Z

    With the built environment responsible for around 40% of global emissions, it’s an obvious sector for decarbonisation – so why don’t our tax rules do more to incentivise it?

  • Housebuilding
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    What does levelling-up mean for the West Midlands?

    2022-03-11T15:19:00Z

    The government’s Levelling Up White Paper carries many ambitions for the West Midlands. It is crucial, however, that any funding and support on offer nurtures the complex levelling-up process already under way in this region in close collaboration with the many parties that have laid the groundwork.

  • Rent signs
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    ​What does the new legally binding arbitration process mean for landlords?

    2022-03-11T12:57:00Z

    At the start of the pandemic, the Coronavirus Act 2020 initially gave a three-month moratorium on forfeiture of leases due to rent arrears in respect of commercial property.

  • CCC 2022
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    Still mission possible?

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    With big questions being raised over the net zero agenda,Property Week asks the founding and lead partners in the Climate Crisis Challenge to outline the challenges ahead.

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    How the industry has fared in the Covid era

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Despite the challenges posed by Brexit and Covid over the past couple of years, some sectors of the property industry feel bullish about the future. Meanwhile, others are trying to adapt to survive. Freeths recently gathered a panel of women to discuss how the industry has changed and what lies ...

  • Climate change
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    ​Biodiversity will play an increasing role in business

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    The related crises of climate change and biodiversity loss present the greatest threat not only to the integrity of our environment but also to our economies, to peace and to security. 

  • ESG
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    Property offers genuine solutions across ESG pillars

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    The real estate sector accounts for around 40% of carbon emissions. It has been quick to commit to reducing this but must act now if it is to halve its emissions by 2030. Estimates suggest $5trn of investment is needed to decarbonise the built environment and ensure the real estate ...

  • Housebuilding
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    More whole-life carbon thinking is needed to achieve lower-carbon future

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Only a year ago, conversations about operational and embodied carbon were not part of the mainstream. Fast-forward to today and I’m delighted to see the industry united in its commitment to address these issues.

  • Green finance
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    Expect to see more clients thinking about social value

    2022-03-11T00:00:00Z

    As we kick off the second year of Barclays’ sponsorship of the Climate Crisis Challenge, it is time to reflect on how far the industry has come and how far it has to go.

  • NYC
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    Letter from New York

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    New York City’s fitful pandemic recovery has reached a critical inflection point.

  • Katia Polidoro
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    Who runs the world? Girls!

    2022-03-10T00:00:00Z

    To mark International Women’s Day, five current and future female leaders from around the world tell Property Week how well they think the UK is doing on diversity.