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  • Construction

    Time for MMC to come to the fore across the UK

    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 ...

  • Canary Wharf skyline

    There’s a key role for tech in post-Covid offices

    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.

  • Housing

    Help for reopened housing market is long overdue

    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.

  • Workspace generic

    Put employees first in the return to work

    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.

  • Comptoir Libanais restaurant, Soho

    Time to serve up new restaurant leasing models


    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.

  • Robot arm

    Covid-19 will speed up rise of robots


    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.

  • Generic office

    Tech is crucial for better office health

    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.

  • Disinfectant

    Flexible workspace has a key role to play


    Editor: After weeks of government advice to stay at home and protect lives by working remotely, many workers are understandably apprehensive about a return to the office.

  • Workplace drinking

    Who will pick up the bill in the restaurants sector?

    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.

  • Slate Yard Salford

    The demand for agile living is set to grow

    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.

  • Coronavirus closed shops

    Sale-and-leaseback of limited value

    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.

  • Closed shops Sheffield

    Rates revaluation threatens recovery

    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.

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