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  • Construction
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    Time for MMC to come to the fore across the UK

    2020-06-05T00:00:00Z

    Editor: For some time, the UK government has been promoting greater adoption of modern methods of construction through both its housing and industrial strategy policies. So I was encouraged to read ‘Homes England launches years-long study to support MMC uptake’ as it looks to tap into MMC’s “enormous potential” ...

  • Bruntwood SciTech
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    On the road to net zero

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic has concentrated minds as we focus on keeping safe and well, but the sustainability agenda hasn’t gone away.

  • New York skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The beleaguered commercial scene got an unexpected jolt of energy this week. To everyone’s surprise, TikTok signed for 237,000 sq ft of offices in Times Square – the ‘Crossroads of the World’ now devoid of tourists and just about any activity.

  • Fibre optic cables
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    The pandemic presents an opportunity to redraw the urban landscape

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic, or modern plague as it is now being referred to, has handed us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvent our cities and urban landscape and to set us on a different path.

  • Soho in lockdown
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    A temporary stop to traffic could kick-start Soho’s recovery

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    For some time, I have argued that the corona cure is worse than the disease. To keep overweight septuagenarians like me alive, the next generation is paying an awfully high price. And closer to home, the damage to our economy is utterly unimaginable.

  • Gavel auction
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    Private investors are developing a healthy habit

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    The front line has taken on a new meaning in the past few months, and while those essential workers are at the forefront of keeping the country healthy, the private investor community remains keen to buy assets and gain income.

  • Climbers near summit
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    Facing up to the post-Covid challenge

    2020-06-04T00:00:00Z

    At the start of the year, I shared my thoughts in this magazine about what lay ahead for property. I felt excited by what a new majority government meant for investor confidence. The industry, it seemed, was starting the new decade with renewed vigour.

  • Rick de Blaby Get Living
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    Get Living gets living

    2020-05-29T00:00:00Z

    Chief executive Rick de Blaby talks to Property Week about its upcoming projects, the importance of ‘neighbourhood living’ and the impact of Covid-19 and changing residential demographics on its business.

  • HB Reavis
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    View from the top: Steven Skinner, CEO of HB Reavis

    2020-05-29T00:00:00Z

    HB Reavis’s CEO reveals to Property Week how the Covid-19 crisis has affected its developments, what he believes offices will look like post-lockdown and why sustainability is now more important than ever

  • Town centre
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    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Alexander Graham Bell’s words of wisdom “when one door closes, another opens” are well known, but less famous is that he went on to add “but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us”. ...

  • New York skyline
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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said on 21 May that “all roads” lead to partial reopening of stores and businesses by mid-June. It was an unexpected upbeat note amid the prevailing gloom.

  • Global finance investment
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    Invest now in the ‘new normal’

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    “It’s wise to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”

  • Housing
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    Help for reopened housing market is long overdue

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Editor: In reopening the housing market the government has introduced a number of new measures that will support development that arguably should have been in place anyway.

  • Angelica Donati
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    A silver lining in a year to forget

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    This has been a year to forget so far. On 20 February, global equity markets plunged in a crash rivalling the 2008 downturn. Though they have rallied thanks to central bank support, hopes for a Covid-19 vaccine and a rebound in business activity as governments ease lockdown, things could take ...

  • Workspace generic
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    Put employees first in the return to work

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Savills’ Richard Rees is right to emphasise that planning properly for the return to work is crucial, with health and wellbeing a top priority.

  • Finance chart Covid-19
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    The market will survive this crisis

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had the most significant impact on the world economy since the global financial crisis (GFC).

  • Broadgate Circle current people
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    Plenty of life left in city offices

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    How fragile yet dynamic the workplace has become over the past four or five decades. Ever since Sir Stuart Lipton and DEGW produced the Orbit Study to underpin the then revolutionary occupational and related investment case for Broadgate, change has been piled on top of change in a never-ending quest ...

  • Retirement home
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    The investment case for UK senior housing

    2020-05-22T13:24:00Z

    Investment in our later living market has risen markedly in recent years, but what does the future hold? 

  • Leeds CC Whitehall Road
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    Whitbread and wisdom

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Whitbread head of property Mark Anderson tells Property Week how the hospitality company has approached managing its hotel and food-and-drink arms amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Aerial CGI of Portmarnock
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    The Irish plan

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Quintain Ireland’s Eddie Byrne tells Property Week how Covid-19 is affecting business and what it all means for its plans to become one of the republic’s biggest housebuilders.