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  • PW230922_maximalist design_shutterstock_1319288723_cred FotoHelin
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    Maxed-out hype

    2022-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Young buyers ‘willing’ (but unlikely able) to pay extra for ‘maximalist’ homes

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: EPC

    2022-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Friday 23 September, 9am, Britannic Room. Never mind that deal that collapsed on Tuesday when the client discovered it would cost £3m to upgrade a £15m office block in Reigate from ‘D’ to ‘B’. We’d said the clunker might cost £1m to get a ‘B’-grade Energy Performance Certificate. A GBH ...

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    This week in… 2012

    2022-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Delegates at the Resi 2012 conference heard that increased stamp duty was “repelling” wealthy buyers. 

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    Going swimmingly

    2022-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Property teams raise £100,000 in Lake Geneva swimming challenge.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: quiet quitting

    2022-09-15T00:00:00Z

    At last, we’ve picked up a new client. Well, his business is new – life sciences – but he’s not, as we worked for him when his previous company, a flexible workspace provider, went bust during one of the Covid WFH lockdowns. His business model is simple: chase trends, jump ...

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    This week in... 2015

    2022-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Developer Quintain unveiled plans for a series of large office blocks at its flagship Wembley Park development, aimed at drawing City workers and tech start-ups to the area by delivering a 750,000 sq ft business campus.

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    Battery boom town

    2022-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Explosive discovery powers down progress on gigafactory development.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: the fear card

    2022-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Friday 9 September, 10am, Team P Zoomie-meet! Barred from the office today! Can you believe it? Threatened with P45s in July, unless we entered GBH Towers four days a week come September.

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    This week in… 2021

    2022-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Robert Jenrick was sacked as secretary of state for housing as part of a cabinet reshuffle by then prime minister Boris Johnson.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: August

    2022-09-01T00:00:00Z

    August is the nerviest month. Granted, it’s nice to be lazy and go on holiday, but doing no work for clients, having meetings cancelled and receiving out-of-office replies to emails does not bode well when you’re sending your monthly retainer invoices to them during a downturn. 

  • PW020922_painting a wall_shutterstock_1939054675_cred Natalia Kokhanova
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    Armchair developers

    2022-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Over 80% of people regularly watch at least one home or property show

  • PW020922_Houses of Parliament_shutterstock_176005400_cred Tomas Marek
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    This week in… 2016

    2022-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Plans emerged for a radical restoration of the Houses of Parliament to refit and repair the building at a cost of up to £4bn. 

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    Bristol locals see red

    2022-08-25T00:00:00Z

    Where, you might wonder, is the best place on Earth to simulate a mission to Mars? The bare rocky slopes of a volcano in Iceland? The arid red deserts of Arizona? Nope. Bristol is your best bet.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: school holidays

    2022-08-25T00:00:00Z

    Friday 26 August, 9am, Titanic room: GBH Towers 20% full at best. Fred on the door says the missing are mostly staff with kids, facing a weekend of airport hell tracking back from the Costa Brava or Corsica at the fag-end of the school hols. “Serves ‘em right,” he chuckles. ...

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    This week in... 2017

    2022-08-25T00:00:00Z

    ITV submitted plans for a new 300,000 sq ft global HQ building, to replace its existing studios complex on London’s South Bank.

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    Fund to honour Miles

    2022-08-04T00:00:00Z

    Scholarship for Reading real estate course is memorial to late CWM partner

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: Solar farms

    2022-08-04T00:00:00Z

    You can always rely on politicians to jolt you out of your reverie. 

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    This week in… 2021

    2022-08-04T00:00:00Z

    Hammerson posted a total comprehensive loss for the first half of 2021 of £395.6m, and said there was “a pathway to create sustainable value”.

  • PW290722_power drill_shutterstock_259861028_cred Sorapong Chaipanya
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    Do you know the drill?

    2022-07-28T00:00:00Z

    Building owners beware, these DIY hacks could cause some sticky situations

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: border crossing

    2022-07-28T00:00:00Z

    Friday 29 July, 3pm, Baltic Room: Posh Girl and Charlie Boy finally return from Dover, three hours late for the Team P meeting to discuss the value of a brand-new shed paid for by the taxpayer, but no longer needed.