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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.

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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.

  • Diversity
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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.

  • 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’”.

  • Office ext generic
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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?