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Lights go out on Tower Bridge as Britain remembers

Lights go out on Tower Bridge as Britain remembers | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
The lights on some of Britain's most famous landmarks have been switched off for an hour tonight to remember the 17 million who gave their lives in the First World War.
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Are new design codes key to net zero?

Are new design codes key to net zero? | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
The Royal Town Planning Institute has launched a research project into how design codes in England could help the country achieve its net zero targets.
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https://www.egi.co.uk/news/offices-will-be-half-empty-after-lockdown-says-cbre-tech-boss/

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"Office utilisation levels could drop back to 50% as teams get spread out due to phased occupancy and sitting teams much wider apart physically” says Mike Gedye, @CBRE's head of technology, on returning to work post lockdown. @EmilyW_9 of @EstatesGazette reports.

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BL to create London’s largest city park

BL to create London’s largest city park | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
British Land has submitted plans to create a new park at its £1.5bn Broadgate development.
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British Land will redevelop the Exchange Square site by Liverpool Street Station into a public park, with a view to improving wellbeing and overall public and occupier experience.

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World Cities Culture Report 2018

 

 The World Cities Culture Forum has launched its landmark publication – the World Cities Culture Report 2018. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and published every three years, this report is the world’s most comprehensive cultural report, featuring data and innovative projects from cities across the globe.
 
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 @wccforum have published 'The World Cities Culture Report 2018'; the most important compendium of current city cultural policies. Intriguingly, it reveals a shared purpose across world cities, which centres around a redefining of new forms of culture.
 
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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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Government’s post-Covid plan: what property needs to know

Government’s post-Covid plan: what property needs to know | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it

“Property owners and other real estate firms have been given tentative signs of how their businesses will gradually exit the coronavirus lockdown during the coming months – but the government has warned that its multi-phase strategy 'is not a quick return to normality'.“

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Britain takes top spot for global firms seeking deals | Business | The Times

Britain takes top spot for global firms seeking deals | Business | The Times | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
Britain has become the most attractive hunting ground for global companies to make acquisitions for the first time in at least a decade, according to a study of senior managers’ dealmaking intentions.It has risen to be the foremost destination in the world for future acquisitions, displacing t
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Britain has become the most attractive hunting ground for global companies to make acquisitions for the first time in at least a decade.

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'Ignore Brexit, the demand is there': Property execs bullish on UK prospects | S&P Global Market Intelligence

'Ignore Brexit, the demand is there': Property execs bullish on UK prospects | S&P Global Market Intelligence | UK Real Estate News | Scoop.it
The U.K. real estate market will survive and thrive in the aftermath of the U.K.'s departure from the European Union, according to senior industry figures.
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"It's important to exhibit confidence that the fundamental features of the U.K. market are here to stay," Bill Hughes, head of real assets at U.K. insurance giant Legal & General Group PLC. 

Speaking at the MIPIM international property conference and exhibition in Cannes, France, on March 14, panelists including Bill Hughes and Edward Lister, chairman of Homes England debated the market's prospects in the context of Brexit. Read this article by S & P Global for further insights.

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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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