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  • (c) UKREiiF - Angela Rayner
    News

    Tales of the unexpected

    2024-05-23T00:00:00Z

    The weather forecast for day one at UKREiiF was for thunderstorms and heavy rain. As it turned out, the sun shone all day as Leeds put on its best impression of southern France for the assembled hordes of property people.

  • High street
    News

    Retail’s place in placemaking

    2024-05-16T09:04:00Z

    Asda and Barratt London’s partnership at Park Royal in west London not only represents an impressively sizeable land deal and an opportunity to address the shortage of homes in the area, but it is also a reflection of retail’s changing role in the future landscape.

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    The major role of mayors

    2024-05-09T00:00:00Z

    As is well known, a key tactic of politicians is to get ahead of expected losses.

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    Insight

    Embracing the need for change

    2024-05-09T00:00:00Z

    In my late teens, my summer holidays were spent temping in factories on industrial estates to help pay for my university education. In a short but varied career in the industrial sector, I made French doors, packed Christmas gifts in sweltering 30-degree heat and processed holiday photos. It was tiring, ...

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    Striking the right balance

    2024-05-02T00:00:00Z

    As I write, voting in local elections has not yet begun, but I hope turnout will be somewhat higher than the typically abysmal rate seen outside general elections.

  • Countryside
    News

    Britain’s unnatural nature

    2024-04-25T00:00:00Z

    The green rolling hills of the British countryside are a national treasure, but they are by no means natural. Think of unspoilt land and you might picture a patchwork of green fields divided by meandering hedgerows or dry-stone walls, home to placidly munching sheep or cows.

  • Women at work
    News

    Pay gaps: pay attention

    2024-04-18T00:00:00Z

    Gender pay gap figures provoke no end of disgruntlement when published each year. 

  • Staircase tax
    News

    Second-guessing second staircases

    2024-04-11T00:00:00Z

    This week, we take a closer look at the implications of new second-staircase rules for high-rise residential developments. 

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    News

    Object lessons in retrofitting

    2024-04-04T08:36:00Z

    My regular commute to work includes a quarter-mile walk between rail and tube, along Newgate Street in the City of London near St Paul’s. 

  • London finance generic
    News

    Offset funding failure

    2024-03-27T00:00:00Z

    Few in business will be entirely shocked to learn that a levy imposed by government has been collected with little idea of how to spend it.

  • Mipim 2019
    News

    Mipim and the human factor

    2024-03-21T00:00:00Z

    One of the joys of visiting Mipim is not knowing quite who you’ll meet or what you might hear while you’re there.

  • Kings Cross
    News

    What goes down…

    2024-03-14T00:00:00Z

    Anyone feeling bleak about today’s depressed property values should take heart from this week’s cover star: Roger Madelin of British Land.

  • Marble Arch Marks and Spencer CGI
    News

    Retrospective clarity on retrofit

    2024-03-07T00:00:00Z

    As we all know, Marks & Spencer’s flagship Marble Arch store is at the centre of a long-running planning dispute, but it also happens to be slap bang in the middle of the City of Westminster.

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    News

    Who inspects the inspectors?

    2024-02-29T00:00:00Z

    As we warned last week, a “massive slowdown” in the residential sector is looming as the deadline for building control surveyors to register with the Building Safety Regulator draws closer.

  • Workspace's The Frames, Shoreditch - breakout space
    News

    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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    Online

    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.

  • AI
    News

    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.

  • ITV studios redevelopment
    News

    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
    News

    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.