Sam reports on resi, politics & policy, planning and proptech on a freelance basis, and is the former digital news editor of Property Week.
The Irish plan
Quintain Ireland’s Eddie Byrne tells Property Week how Covid-19 is affecting business and what it all means for its plans to become one of the republic’s biggest housebuilders.
SevenCapital head outlines strategy for changing market
Resi developer is moving into new areas.
Planning stalls as councils grapple with nitrate pollution
Hampshire resi schemes put in jeopardy.
Tricks of the trade counters
Despite the turmoil of the wider economy, trade counters are thriving.
BTR developers learn the art of branding
Property firms entering the build-to-rent market realise brand-building will be key to the sector’s growth.
East Anglia & Essex market: Cambridge, This Land, Anglia Square
U+I and local council have grand plans for huge mixed-use project in the city.
Legal challenge to Giggs & Neville's £200m Manchester scheme turned down
A legal challenge to Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ controversial £200m St Michael’s redevelopment project in Manchester city centre has been rejected, paving the way for construction to begin.
London & Scottish Investments reveals plans for 57,000 sq ft retail park near Glasgow
London & Scottish Investments (L&SI) has unveiled plans for a 57,000 sq ft retail park on the derelict Nestle dog food factory site in Barrhead, near Glasgow.
Inhabit approved for 590,000 sq ft redev in Aberdeen city centre
Inhabit has been granted planning approval for its 590,000 sq ft redevelopment of the historic Broadford Works site in Aberdeen city centre.
The Crown Estate receives first European WELL Platinum certification
The Crown Estate’s head office at St James’s Market has become the first office in Europe to achieve a WELL Platinum certification.
Bridges and Stoford unveil plans for 240,000 sq ft industrial space in Wolverhampton
Bridges Fund Management and developer Stoford have submitted a planning application for four mid-box warehouses that would combine for 240,000 sq ft at their planned Pantheon Park scheme in Wolverhampton.
BNP Paribas Real Estate's central London leisure head joins CBRE
The head of BNP Paribas Real Estate’s central London restaurant and leisure team has joined CBRE.
Industry still slow to adapt to proptech, KPMG report finds
Nearly all industry decision makers agree that their organisations need to engage with proptech but only a third have a clear strategy for how to do so, according to a report from KPMG.
Westminster Council takes control of its arms-length housing body, citing need for 'culture change'
The arms-length housing organisation of Westminster City Council, called CityWest Homes, is to be brought back under council control following concerns about its performance.
PRS REIT acquires two sites, signs forward contract agreements on three others
Close-ended investment fund the PRS REIT has purchased a newly-constructed, 63-unit PRS scheme in Birmingham for £10.3m as well as a development site that will deliver 145 new homes.
Croydon Council launches CPO process for £1.4bn Westfield scheme
Croydon Council has launched the compulsory purchase order (CPO) process for Westfield and Hammerson’s £1.4bn town centre retail scheme.
Revo signs collaboration agreement with 14 international groups
Retail industry body Revo has signed an agreement with The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), signalling the start of a collaboration with 14 retail and placemaking organisations worldwide.
UKCP REIT buys 290,000 sq ft Glasgow industrial estate for £24.6m
UK Commercial Property REIT has bought the 290,000 sq ft M8 Industrial Estate near Glasgow from Grayling Capital for £24.6m, representing a topped-up net initial yield of 5.9%.
Investor concerns about rising interest rates 'overblown', CBRE says
Property investor concerns about rising interests rates suppressing asset prices may be “overblown”, according to new CBRE research that suggests rates will only rise by 2.5% over the next decade—just 0.5% in real terms.
South Dublin resi site put on market for £31m
A 30-acre piece of land in south Dublin that has the potential to deliver more than 400 homes has been brought to market with a guide price of €35m (£31.1m).