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  • Hotel room generic shutterstock_548927521 Kanyapak Lim
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    Hotel, office, home: It’s all in the mix

    2024-02-22T00:00:00Z

    Over the past few years Property Week has frequently cited the trend of ‘hotelification’ in prime office development.

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    What does the future hold for BTS?

    2024-02-15T00:00:00Z

    Head along any motorway in the UK and before long you’re bound to pass a vast warehouse development.

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    Can AI cut it in property?

    2024-02-15T00:00:00Z

    This week we examine how artificial intelligence (AI) might help, hinder or transform the property sector.

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    Gove finally provides a soothing South Bank surprise

    2024-02-08T00:00:00Z

    The long-awaited and much-delayed decision on the future of London’s South Bank will have triggered gasps of relief as much as surprise, given how many must surely have been holding their breath for the outcome.

  • Construction site
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    Ducking the deadly blows when contractors crash

    2024-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Given all the challenges and setbacks a developer must survive before the first shovel goes into the ground on a new project, it must feel like a particularly brutal punch in the face when a contractor suddenly collapses before completing the work.

  • Michael Gove shutterstock_2229800903 LINGTREN
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    Why Gove’s proposed ground rent plan is nuts

    2024-01-25T00:00:00Z

    The phrase ‘sledgehammer to crack a nut’ doesn’t quite measure up when it comes to the overblown solutions that housing secretary Michael Gove is weighing up to fix problems with residential ground rent. 

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    The Supreme Court’s carbon conundrum

    2024-01-18T00:00:00Z

    The notion that a single courtroom verdict might throw the entire planning system into chaos does provoke a cynical question: how would we tell?

  • London_credit_shutterstock_Vittorio Caramazza_705835333
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    There’s no profit in standing still

    2024-01-12T00:00:00Z

    As you may have noticed, during the holiday break we’ve had the decorators in to update our print magazine’s look and feel. I hope you like the result, which is part of Property Week’s never-ending effort to improve the service we provide.

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    2023 in review: words from the wise

    2023-12-14T09:37:00Z

    It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to the months gone by. Rather than attempt to come up with my own sage observations, I have instead purloined the thoughts of the industry’s finest, all of whom were interviewed by Property Week over the past year.

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    COP28: time to pick up the pace

    2023-12-07T00:00:00Z

    This week’s COP28 summit provided a suitable point at which to assess the UK’s progress in decarbonising its built environment, with reports from RICS and UKGBC, among others, providing clear lines in the sand for the industry.

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    Life and death with modern methods

    2023-11-30T09:48:00Z

    The case for modern methods of construction (MMC) has long been described in the most polarised terms.

  • Jeremy Hunt Budget briefcase shutterstock_2275392711 Fred Duval
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    Forgotten but not gone: what’s not in the Autumn Statement

    2023-11-23T00:00:00Z

    Every Budget or Autumn Statement is notable for the measures not announced as much as those presented at the despatch box.

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    Meta surrender epilogue: British Land outlines Regent's Place plan

    2023-11-16T00:00:00Z

    In September, I used this space to ponder the circumstances around Meta’s surrender of the lease it had taken out on 1 Triton Square, a redeveloped office building in British Land’s Regent’s Place scheme.

  • Construction site
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    Building needs a zap, stat

    2023-11-09T00:00:00Z

    Most of us would welcome a drop in the headline rate of inflation, but we must be careful what we wish for. Deflation – or falling prices – is not healthy either, resembling instead the slowing beeps of a monitor as the patient slips away.

  • Dominic Cummings
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    Decisions, decisions: from the Covid inquiry to levelling-up

    2023-11-02T00:00:00Z

    The current public inquiry into the handling of the Covid crisis has so far painted a deeply unflattering picture of the way central government arrives at decisions. Among an extraordinary amount of mud-slinging from former advisers, a couple of things stand out.

  • Logistics - CS
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    Logistics: highs and lows

    2023-10-26T00:00:00Z

    The government’s call for evidence on ‘Freight, Logistics and the Planning System’, a consultation that opened in July, closed earlier this month and we must now await a government response in the fullness of time, whenever that might turn out to be.

  • Engineer railway
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    Is infrastructure on track?

    2023-10-19T00:00:00Z

    The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), an independent agency formed to give advice to government, now publishes a major review of infrastructure progress once every five years – the first National Infrastructure Assessment having landed in 2018.

  • Sir Keir Starmer's conference speech 2023 - credit: The Labour Party
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    A glittering performance?

    2023-10-12T00:00:00Z

    As protests go, showering someone in glitter is probably at the preferable end of hurled substances.

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    All change please

    2023-10-06T00:00:00Z

    “The right thing to do when the facts have changed is to have the courage to change direction.” So said prime minister Rishi Sunak in his speech to the Tory conference on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Meta
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    What to make of Meta?

    2023-09-28T00:00:00Z

    Meta’s astonishing decision to spend £149m wriggling out of its commitment to lease a London office building from British Land says more about the California-based social media giant than it does about the state of the UK office market.