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Amazon makes its first investment into a home builder

Amazon makes its first investment into a home builder | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

Amazon made its first investment in a homebuilding start-up Tuesday, furthering its commitment to the smart home space.

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Minister to champion investment at MIPIM UK - Estates Gazette

Minister to champion investment at MIPIM UK - Estates Gazette | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"New international trade minister Rona Fairhead will use next week’s MIPIM UK to make the case for inward investment into UK real estate."

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London’s Office Market Better Get Ready: 4 Reasons Life Science Is The New Tech - BISNOW

London’s Office Market Better Get Ready: 4 Reasons Life Science Is The New Tech - BISNOW | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"London’s fast-growing life sciences sector is overlapping with tech to create a powerful new force in the capital's office market, according to CBRE’s inaugural report on Life Sciences London."

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All 25 storeys of office space at The Shard fully let for first time - London Evening Standard

All 25 storeys of office space at The Shard fully let for first time - London Evening Standard | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
All 25 storeys of office space at The Shard skyscraper are fully let for the first time since it was officially launched more than five years ago. The last available 6,000 sq ft space was taken by existing tenant Warwick Business School, which is creating a second lecture theatre on the building’s 13th level.
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PM to reveal council housebuilding boom - Property Week

PM to reveal council housebuilding boom - Property Week | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
Theresa May is expected to unveil the UK’s biggest council housebuilding programme in a generation at the Conservative Party conference later today.
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Office rents in skyscrapers in London are highest in Europe despite Brexit - PropertyWire

Office rents in skyscrapers in London are highest in Europe despite Brexit - PropertyWire | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"Office rents in London’s skyscrapers are the highest in Europe as companies continue to pay a premium for space in the city’s tallest buildings despite Brexit uncertainty."

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Cultural regeneration fund set to benefit local communities - Property Week

Cultural regeneration fund set to benefit local communities - Property Week | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
Investment in culture has been thin on the ground in the UK in recent years as the cash-strapped government focuses on more pressing priorities.
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Wired warning on tech predictions - Estates Gazette

Wired warning on tech predictions - Estates Gazette | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
LISTEN “Anyone who says they know what is coming in 10 years from now probably isn’t being entirely honest.” So says Greg Williams, editor of Wired in an interview with EG ahead of his keynote speech at MIPIM UK next month.
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Scotland has strongest property market for almost a decade - PropertyWire

Scotland has strongest property market for almost a decade - PropertyWire | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"Scotland is experiencing its strongest property market for almost a decade despite the general election, Brexit, higher taxes and a chronic lack of supply, according to a new analysis."

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Scottish office leasing market on track for meeting targets in 2017 - PropertyWire

Scottish office leasing market on track for meeting targets in 2017 - PropertyWire | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"Office leasing activity in Scotland’s major cities reached 1.4 million square feet in the first half of 2017, some 20% above the five year half year average, the latest research shows."

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Khan reveals interventionist plans for £250m London affordable housing fund - PropertyWeek

Khan reveals interventionist plans for £250m London affordable housing fund - PropertyWeek | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
London mayor Sadiq Khan has revealed plans to intervene heavily in the land market by putting in place a team of ‘deal makers’ to deploy a £250m fund to buy and prepare sites for new and affordable homes, as he launched his draft housing strategy for London.
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Modular construction: the future of UK housebuilding? - Estates Gazette

Modular construction: the future of UK housebuilding? - Estates Gazette | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"As a response to the sluggish supply of private housing, the government recently launched the 2017 Housing White Paper which, among a raft of measures, identifies the adoption of modern methods of construction (MMC) as one of the solutions to the housing challenge."

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Amazon Looks To Manchester For First U.K. Regional HQ - BISNOW

Amazon Looks To Manchester For First U.K. Regional HQ - BISNOW | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"Amazon is hunting for a 70K SF Manchester city centre base as the Northern Powerhouse city’s tech sector rows ahead. The fast-growing e-commerce firm could add its first U.K. regional HQ to its existing North West portfolio of warehouses, according to Manchester Evening News."

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Theresa May announces new £2bn fund for building low-cost homes

Theresa May announces new £2bn fund for building low-cost homes | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
Housing associations will be handed £2bn in new funding to help them build low-cost homes, under plans announced by Theresa May. The prime minister told associations they will be allowed to apply for money for the next decade in a bid to give them greater financial security. Ms May also called for an end to the stigma around social housing that, she said, sees many politicians "look down on" people who live in low-cost homes.
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South East office investment reaches £1.3bn in Q3 - Property Week

South East office investment reaches £1.3bn in Q3 - Property Week | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"Q3 2017 was the best quarter the region had seen since 2013, and investment volumes in the Q1–Q3 period were 60% higher than the 10-year average, totalling £2.3bn."

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Average UK property prices up 1.4% quarter on quarter to new high, latest index shows - PropertyWire

Average UK property prices up 1.4% quarter on quarter to new high, latest index shows - PropertyWire | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"House prices in the UK increased by 1.4% in the third quarter of 2017, suggesting the official beginning of the Brexit process has not had much of an impact on the property market."

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Government announces an extra £2.5 million for new homes in garden towns across England - PropertyWire

Government announces an extra £2.5 million for new homes in garden towns across England - PropertyWire | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"The UK Government has announced a £2.5 million cash boost to speed up the delivery of over 155,000 new homes in the proposed garden towns across England. Nine locally led garden town developments, from Bicester to Taunton, will each receive new funding to fast track the build out of these large housing projects."

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May promises £10bn funding for Help to Buy: The property reacts - Property Week

May promises £10bn funding for Help to Buy: The property reacts - Property Week | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
Prime minister Theresa May has announced a fresh £10bn funding pot for the Help to Buy scheme, ending speculation that the scheme was to be halted.
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Calls to build 15k new homes above London's 559 'idle' Tube stations - London Evening Standard

Calls to build 15k new homes above London's 559 'idle' Tube stations - London Evening Standard | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
Location, location, location is all very well — but it’s nothing without infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure. The value of the places in which we choose to live is intrinsically linked to how easy it is to get to and from our desired location. For this reason, the case for building new homes at or around London’s 559 railway and Tube stations is pretty clear.
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New build market in UK stronger than second hand market, new analysis suggests - PropertyWire

New build market in UK stronger than second hand market, new analysis suggests - PropertyWire | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"The new build housing market in the UK has remained in decent shape over the last three to six months, while the second hand market has remained subdued, according to new research."

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AI, drones and smart technology are reshaping the warehouse - Property Week

AI, drones and smart technology are reshaping the warehouse - Property Week | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
A few short decades after scientists began working towards its invention, artificial intelligence (AI) is finally here - and it is set to transform manufacturing plants and distribution centres.
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London must lead the housing revolution with factory-built homes - London Evening Standard

London must lead the housing revolution with factory-built homes - London Evening Standard | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"London must lead the housing revolution with smart building technology and factory-built homes says the capital’s planning chair Nicky Gavron."

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More buyers from India enter the prime central London property market - PropertyWire

More buyers from India enter the prime central London property market - PropertyWire | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"Indian buyers have become the second largest group of purchasers in the prime central London property market, accounting for 22% of sales, new research shows."

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The three developments that will transform Birmingham - Estates Gazette

The three developments that will transform Birmingham - Estates Gazette | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"Three huge developments are transforming the centre of Birmingham and are set to reorient the city as it undergoes its biggest boom since 2006."

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Is the tech sector shrinking office lease lengths? - Estates Gazette

Is the tech sector shrinking office lease lengths? - Estates Gazette | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"This summer the first regional evidence is emerging that the tech sector is pushing landlords and developers into experimenting with new and risky approaches as average lease lengths in Birmingham and Manchester, according to EG Data, dive below seven years."

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