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  • Warehouse
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    The shackles are off for UK property

    2022-02-10T00:00:00Z

    After the turbulence of the past two years, there is increasing optimism about the prospects for UK real estate in 2022. With high vaccination rates, lockdown restrictions easing and much of the workforce returning to work, the light at the end of the tunnel appears to be ever closer.

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    Smart tech is key to a net zero future

    2022-02-10T00:00:00Z

    Achieving net zero is everyone’s responsibility. For too long, the emphasis has been on individuals making small-scale lifestyle changes, or corporate responsibility placating consumers with sustainability soundbites. 

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    An empty threat to office space?

    2022-02-10T00:00:00Z

    Some cite good 2021 take-up figures as evidence office demand has recovered, but others argue post-Covid changes in working patterns will prompt more businesses to shed space. Who’s right, asks Property Week.

  • Climate change construction
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    How to decarbonise efficiently

    2022-02-10T00:00:00Z

    While the views concerning the success of COP26 in Glasgow were mixed, the conference certainly increased the visibility of the built environment as a major contributor to carbon emissions and consequently its role in decarbonising. And with visibility comes responsibility.

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    Reading the ‘crisis’ smoke signals

    2022-02-10T00:00:00Z

    These are difficult times for Britons: a nation still divided over Brexit, polarised views over whether to lock down or to be free, a truly appalling UK government with little to commend the performances of the devolved nations in truth, busted public finances – should they be rectified by taxation ...

  • China flats
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    Will China slowdown affect the UK?

    2022-02-10T00:00:00Z

    China is home to 1.4 billion people, a major producer and consumer of goods and commodities and a leading engine of global economic growth. Clearly, what happens in mainland China matters.

  • Supreme Court, London
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    ​Settlers Court judgment is a boon for landlords

    2022-02-08T15:15:00Z

    The Supreme Court has given a ground-breaking judgment in the Settlers Court case [FirstPort Property Services Ltd v Settlers Court RTM Company Ltd & ORS [2022] UKC1 (Settlers Court) 12 January 2022], an appeal on the extent of the statutory right to manage a residential building under the Commonhold and ...

  • Empty construction site
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    ​Grant-funded heritage projects are heading towards no-man’s land

    2022-02-07T14:18:00Z

    The effects of Covid-19 and Brexit on the property industry’s ability to complete projects are well-documented. Material and labour shortages have seen major developers face myriad challenges that are not expected to go away anytime soon.

  • SixNations_Cards_V5
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    ​Rents & Rugby: who’s leading the pack and who’s out of form?

    2022-02-03T09:47:00Z

    With crowds finally returning to stadiums, excitement is building ahead of the start of this year’s Six Nations rugby tournament this weekend.

  • Scan sheds
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    Scouting for sheds

    2022-02-03T00:00:00Z

    The rapid growth of the industrial sector has led to a dearth of supply. Now, developers are snapping up offices and even hotels and retail parks to turn into logistics space.

  • Workspace collaboration
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    Social value is key to the future of work

    2022-02-03T00:00:00Z

    Creating offices is easy. You need a building, good architects and designers and the right range of office furniture. Creating ecosystems, however, is an entirely different challenge.

  • Boris Johnson
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    Evidence of levelling up is scarce

    2022-02-03T00:00:00Z

    Well, all I can say is that it’s good to be back. After 22 years away – in Edinburgh, briefly Johannesburg and more substantially London – I moved home to Newcastle in the summer. A pandemic cliché? I am also investigating buying a puppy, which is more complicated than I ...

  • Duncan Rendall vftt
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    View from the top: Duncan Rendall, founder of Rendall & Rittner

    2022-02-03T00:00:00Z

    The founder of residential managing agent Rendall & Rittner tells Property Week what the company learned from the pandemic and who he believes should foot the bill for tackling the cladding crisis.

  • Cafe closed Covid sign
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    Optimism creeps into the CRE sector

    2022-02-03T00:00:00Z

    Commercial real estate (CRE) has certainly felt the impact of the pandemic. From empty hotel rooms to remote working affecting urban office space requirements, the concerns about the aftermath of Covid-19 touch each sector.

  • Boris Johnson
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    Boris is a party pooper for the Tories

    2022-02-03T00:00:00Z

    “I get it and I will fix it” was the prime minister’s response to Sue Gray’s damning report asserting “failures of leadership and judgement” over the antics of No 10 and the PM himself in what we now refer to as Partygate. The question, of course, is whether that is ...

  • Battersea Power Station - credit John Sturrock
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    Battersea’s power is community

    2022-02-03T00:00:00Z

    This year, the doors to Battersea Power Station will open to the public for the first time ever.

  • HS2 Birmingham
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    ​The levelling-up white paper has great potential for the North

    2022-01-31T16:14:00Z

    For many in the North of England, the commitment to ‘build back better’ centred on the extension of HS2 from Birmingham to Leeds, and so its cancellation in November last year came as something of a shock.

  • Construction
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    Net zero: we must walk the walk

    2022-01-27T00:00:00Z

    In his address to the Global Investment Summit at COP26 last year, prime minister Boris Johnson announced nearly £10bn of private investment in green projects. “The market is going green,” he said, predicting that one day we will be able to bring down the prices of green tech such as ...

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    It’s time to support the hospitality sector

    2022-01-27T00:00:00Z

    Two years into the pandemic and two rocky years for the hospitality sector of yo-yoing in and out of restrictions, reaching the pinnacle at the end of 2021 with the well-timed arrival of Omicron (just in time to ruin another Christmas). This resulted in the industry being hit hard during ...

  • Slide rule and documents
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    Looking forward has more value

    2022-01-27T00:00:00Z

    Duodecimals allowed the ‘taker off’ to calculate area by multiplying feet and inches by feet and inches, measured by ivory scale rule off paper plans.