2020-06-05T00:00:00+01:00By Robert Whitton
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” for ...
2020-06-05T00:00:00+01:00By Richard Morris
Editor: Your article ‘Canary Wharf sets out back-to-work plan’ highlighted the often default view that as lockdown is relaxed, we will all return to offices just as before.
2020-05-28T00:00:00+01:00By Olaide Oboh
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.
2020-05-28T00:00:00+01:00By Dan Roberts
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.
Editor: While it is an uncertain time for restaurant operators to think of acquisitions, this climate might prove a new dawn for trialling new approaches to leasing.
Editor: In response to SEGRO CEO Andy Gulliford’s comment on the warehouse sector’s response to Covid-19, it will quickly become evident that the pandemic will propel the use of so-called ‘Industry 4.0’ philosophies across factory floors.
2020-05-14T00:00:00+01:00By Richard Hyams
Editor: Your article ‘Eight million office workers unable to return to offices’ suggested how workplaces may need to adapt in the immediate term when we exit from lockdown.
2020-05-06T00:00:00+01:00By Josh Leon
Editor: What lies ahead for the mainstream restaurant sector? The bottom line is that lower occupancy will be the new norm until the perceived risk subsides.
2020-05-06T00:00:00+01:00By Michael Howard
Editor: As the nation continues to live under lockdown and many of us get used to working from home, residents of apartments with poor facilities are finding out the hard way how vital it is to live in a property where you can work, live and play.
2020-04-30T00:00:00+01:00By Tim Vallance
Editor: Sale-and-leasebacks are sometimes a good idea, but it depends on who the retailer is. The upside is that it’s a very quick way to raise capital and retailers are meant to be operational businesses rather than property companies, so it’s quite normal to operate from a leasehold estate.
2020-04-30T00:00:00+01:00By Robert Hayton
Editor: For new rating lists to start next April, at a time when large scale physical changes may still be taking place, or at least bedding-in, just doesn’t make economic sense.