As a major overseas investor in Britain, we take a long-term view. That is why we have growth plans for Britain, and not only hope but are convinced that Britain has a strong future.

Andrew Loudon (Dar)

Dar is a global multi-disciplinary consultant specialising in major regeneration projects and smart cities. In our world, urbanisation is driving growth and as Britain begins to find its way in a post-Brexit, urbanised world we are expecting to see the government and local authorities pour investment and energy into major development projects like Old Oak and Park Royal, the Midlands Engine and the Northern Powerhouse.

Resolution: My big task in 2019 is getting Dar Group’s development of its new headquarters at 150 Holborn successfully underway. Demolition started at the end of 2018 and will become obvious in January. We are looking forward to all the Dar brands including Perkins & Will, Currie & Brown and Elementa being under one roof from mid-2021. That above all demonstrates our commitment to the UK.

Andrew Loudon, UK managing director at Dar

2019 forecasts: what lies ahead