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  • Marks and Spencer

    We must repurpose retail landmarks

    2022-05-18T23:00:00+01:00By Daniel Hajjar

    The future of the Marks and Spencer Oxford Street store presents a moment where London can stand and make a statement that we value our heritage and emphasise the importance of adaptive reuse for the future of city building.

  • Crane building site

    Councils need better resources for housing delivery

    2022-05-18T23:00:00+01:00By Atam Verdi

    Michael Gove’s suggestion of abolishing S106 and introducing an Infrastructure Levy is being debated extensively.

  • Empty shops

    Vacant retail plan very short-sighted

    2022-05-12T00:00:00+01:00By Daniel Austin

    Editor: In response to your article ‘Experts bemoan Tories’ plan for vacant high street units’, I believe the industry will have even more issues to bemoan if these plans go ahead.

  • Housing market

    The housing market is still healthy despite headwinds

    2022-05-12T00:00:00+01:00By Marc von Grundherr

    Editor: Yesterday, I sheepishly glanced at the latest mortgage approval numbers as they were announced by the Bank of England.

  • Reading Retail Park

    Build biophilia into retail design

    2022-05-04T23:00:00+01:00By Jorge Beroiz

    I read with interest ‘Has retail turned the corner?’, which explains that there is “now more emphasis on creating unique, high-quality experiential spaces”

  • London

    Plateauing of tall-building pipeline may be on cards

    2022-05-04T23:00:00+01:00By Stuart Baillie

    Last week, Knight Frank and New London Architecture launched the annual Tall Buildings Survey, which provided an excellent snapshot of London’s evolving skyline of 20-storey-plus buildings.

  • Office_credit_shutterstock_Who-is-Danny_1714935862

    Green fit-outs key to future-proofing

    2022-04-27T23:00:00+01:00By Steven Charlton

    Construction material costs hit an all-time high earlier in the month, propelled by demand and inflationary pressures across the sector.

  • Green office

    It’s on us to encourage greener approach to property

    2022-04-27T23:00:00+01:00By David Wilson

    The more the world learns about climate change, the more we realise we all have a part to play in halting it – and that extends to how we live and particularly our housing.

  • Construction drone

    Counter construction costs with greater efficiency

    2022-04-20T23:00:00+01:00By Martin Sudweeks

    Energy prices are the latest headache for property as the sector weighs up build costs against development returns.

  • Pay gap

    It’s time to close the gender pay gap

    2022-04-20T23:00:00+01:00By Niki Fuchs

    The pledges from top UK commercial real estate agencies to close gender pay gaps in the commercial property sector are promising, but they highlight that an industry-wide cultural shift is integral to real change to gender representation in our stubbornly male-dominated industry (p7, 08.04.22).

  • Social housing

    Government must support housing associations

    2022-04-13T00:00:00+01:00By Mark Perry

    Editor: Having access to affordable housing is a springboard for life’s milestones. Yet, as the cost-of-living crisis continues, access to affordable housing remains a growing challenge: a goal that previously ranked high in government objectives with the introduction of Right to Buy.

  • WeWork London

    Why WeWork’s strategy is a risky one

    2022-04-13T00:00:00+01:00By

    Editor: With the news that Currys is vacating its head offices in London and asking its corporate workforce to use WeWork offices across the country instead, we seem to be witnessing the beginning of a profound shift in preference – from fixed office space to flexible workspace.

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