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  • Covid office worker

    Clean sweep vital for office return…


    Editor: Reports that workers have returned in their thousands to offices following the summer should come as an incredibly welcome sign for City landlords after many months of reduced occupancy and uncertainty. In fact, some members of the London Property Alliance are now reporting occupancy rates of 40% to 60%.

  • Office

    Employees look for the human connection


    Editor: It is promising to see an accelerating ‘return to the office’ drive increasing confidence in the commercial real estate sector. With economic recovery leading to a surge in job vacancies, there is an air of optimism around the London business ecosystem that has not been felt for some time.

  • Green keyboard concept

    Tech will back the green office premium

    2021-09-10T00:00:00+01:00By Adam Case

    Editor: Investing in technology will be critical to achieving green building standards and boosting rent returns in CRE (‘Green London office buildings could achieve 12.3% rental premium’). And with sustainability rapidly rising up tenants’ agenda, these objectives should go hand in hand.

  • Golf course

    Repurposing golf course land is a game we support

    2021-09-10T00:00:00+01:00By Jason Mills

    Editor: I read with interest your article ‘London’s golf courses could create 86,000 new homes’.

  • Inspired Asset's_Central Cross_Croydon_scheme was created through PDR and is an example of the award-winning homes permitted development can create

    Councils are wrong to block new PDR

    2021-09-03T00:00:00+01:00By Anthony Lorenz

    I do not often get angry, but your cover story on 17 of 35 London local planning authorities prohibiting automatic permitted development rights coming into effect from 31 July 2022, when the old office-to-residential PDR will cease to have effect, infuriated me.

  • Homelessness

    Investors see social value of supported housing

    2021-09-03T00:00:00+01:00By Mark Edwards

    Responsible Housing REIT’s IPO plans are testament to growing investor appetite for UK supported housing

  • Sustainability reporting_shutterstock_160036250_cred song_about_summer

    Government must expand on BNG remit


    Editor: The government’s decision to introduce a 10% biodiversity net gain (BNG) mandate in English planning law is a welcome step in the transition towards a low-carbon, sustainable future for the built environment sector. However, as an industry, we should press policymakers to go further.

  • Electric charging point

    On the road to a more sustainable transport future

    2021-08-27T00:00:00+01:00By John Gravett

    Editor: With the government’s announcement that it is to spend £91.7m on decarbonisation projects, Cluttons recognises the importance of ensuring the roll-out of infrastructure to support new green automotive technologies.

  • Emissions power station

    Climate crisis: closer collaboration is key

    2021-08-19T00:00:00+01:00By David Fuller-Watts

    Editor: The IPCC’s report, released last week, is a shocking reminder of the urgent action needed to address the climate crisis – and underlines the huge challenge facing the property sector (‘UKGBC: IPCC report “should be a massive wake-up call”).

  • Planning

    It is ‘accidental beauty’ that makes places intriguing

    2021-08-19T00:00:00+01:00By Stuart Andrews

    Editor: I read with interest the recent revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework and the government’s “widespread planning changes” to build beautiful places.

  • Elbow bump Covid office greeting

    How to manage the return to the office

    2021-08-06T00:00:00+01:00By Niki Fuchs

    Editor: With Freedom Day now behind us, there is no question that the Covid blues seem to be clearing. Most eager for a return to normality is the office sector, with many operators welcoming staff back to the physical workspace with open arms.

  • Gym

    Why now’s the time to invest in your leisure business

    2021-08-06T00:00:00+01:00By Gavin Brent

    Editor: It is hardly surprising that the reopening of indoor venues, the warm and sunny weather amid the less seasonable showers and, of course, the Euros have led to a serious boost in the performance of some operators.

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