Record demand for London West End offices boosted by tech and media firms

Record demand for London West End offices boosted by tech and media firms

Take up of new commercial offices in London’s West End in September 2017 hit the highest quarterly total on record – with tech and media firms, along with serviced office schemes being the most active, according to figures from real estate advisor Savills. The take-up was 857,259 sq ft (79,639 sq m) – bringing total […]

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Technology will create a brave new world for corporate real estate

Technology will create a brave new world for corporate real estate

In their new industry report, A Brave New World: Innovating Real Estate, Holtby Turner Executive Search explore the ways innovation and digital disruption are impacting corporate real estate. The report sets out to examine real estate’s relationship to technology, and technology’s relationship to innovation. Insights on leadership through the uncertainty of digital disruption are covered in […]

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Seven workplace stories you should read this week

Seven workplace stories you should read this week

Poland has a rapidly ageing population but has just cut its state retirement age Why IBM is bucking the trend and demanding its workers return to the office US cities are offering all sorts of incentives for Amazon to move there India is looking to create ten billion sq. ft. of green smart cities WeWork’s […]

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Top UK workplaces honoured at BCO national awards ceremony

Top UK workplaces honoured at BCO national awards ceremony

London workplaces dominated at this year’s annual British Council for Offices National Awards dinner last night as a record six awards went to offices in the capital. London’s Sky Central was awarded the Best of the Best workplace at the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) annual National Awards in London last night. The office was also […]

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Offices rents in London skyscrapers and tech hubs are amongst highest in world

Offices rents in London skyscrapers and tech hubs are amongst highest in world

Rents for office space in London skyscrapers are still the highest in Europe, according to a report from Knight Frank, suggesting that the capital remains one of the most sought after business hubs in Europe despite Brexit. Knight Frank has also reported on the costs of office space in East London’s tech hubs and found […]

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Growing concerns about staff wellbeing will transform real estate over coming years, claims study

Growing concerns about staff wellbeing will transform real estate over coming years, claims study

The UK commercial property market will be transformed over the next few years as a growing number of firms use their workplaces to address the physical and mental wellbeing of staff, claims a new report from law firm CMS. The report, Smart Healthy Agile, is based around the findings of a survey of 1,000 office […]

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Groundbreaking White Collar Factory building opens in London

Groundbreaking White Collar Factory building opens in London

Derwent London has announced the opening of White Collar Factory. The firm claims that the project is one of the most visionary developments of recent years, White Collar Factory combines the look of a well-built industrial space with modern office design. Located near Old Street Roundabout in North East London and designed by architectural practice […]

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The government announces a major new office for public servants in the West Midlands

The government announces a major new office for public servants in the West Midlands

Thousands of public servants in the West Midlands will move to a new building in central Birmingham, as the government continues its drive to modernise its office estate. HMRC working with the Cabinet Office has signed a 25 year lease to take 238,988 sq ft at 3 Arena Central, which is a new office development […]

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London faces potentially large loss of office stock under office-to-residential conversion rights

London faces potentially large loss of office stock under office-to-residential conversion rights

A total of 13.3 million square feet of London office space could be lost to office-to-residential conversions carried out under new Permitted Development Rights introduced in 2013, according to new research published by the British Council for Offices (BCO). This figure comprises of 7.5 million ft² of office space in London which has already been […]

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The mega trends that continue to reshape the workplace around the world

The mega trends that continue to reshape the workplace around the world

Last week, over 600 workplace and property experts met in London at the CoreNet Global Summit 2017 to discuss some of the most important trends affecting the sector. The debates underlined one important fact about property and workplaces, which is how they are shaped by major, globalised events as much as they are local needs […]

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Regional office property market benefits from growth in office based employment

Regional office property market benefits from growth in office based employment

Strong demand and a lack of supply is helping to boast the regional office rental market, according to Savills’ latest Regional Offices Market Watch. The firm anticipates that take-up will reach 9.8 million sq ft (910,450 sq m) by the end of 2017, a 4 percent increase on 2016 and 9 percent up on the […]

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Eight pathways launched to combat unethical practices in construction supply chains

Eight pathways launched to combat unethical practices in construction supply chains

A new eight stage action programme called APRES, has been released by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to support the responsible and ethical sourcing of materials, products and people. This call to action has been created in partnership with Loughborough University and presents eight pathways to best practice to combat modern slavery and unethical practices […]

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