17/12/2020  |  article

Project Spotlight: Woodford Green Prep School

Laura O’Hagan, Director at Buckley Gray Yeoman, explains how the masterplan for the Woodford Green Prep School responds not only to the needs of the school, but benefits the wider community.
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17/12/2020  |  article

Green opportunities from Scotland’s knowledge economy

How is Scotland driving forward its knowledge economy as it aims to reach net carbon zero? Brian Conley, Head of Inward Delivery, Scottish Development International discusses some of the projects and opportunities across the country.
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17/12/2020  |  article

London and the UK’s global role within the media industry

Kelcie Sellers, Analyst at Savills, considers the impact of COVID-19 on London’s media and film industries, and the importance of  the creative sectors as a whole in driving a knowledge-based economy. 
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16/12/2020  |  article

Developing communities through knowledge-based institutions

Professor Judy Raper, Dean and CEO at TEDI-London, highlights the role of universities in enriching local communities and disseminating knowledge via TEDI-London’s active involvement in Canada Water’s redevelopment with British Land.
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27/11/2020  |  article

Q&A with London Borough of Ealing

‘We will launch our new climate and ecological emergency strategy in January 2021’ — Climate Action Programme Manager, Jo Mortensen, shares Ealing’s initiatives to become carbon neutral by 2030.
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27/11/2020  |  article

Not just tinkering around the edges

‘Real estate is now realising that net zero carbon requires systemic change, not just tinkering around the edges’ — JLL’s Emma Hoskyn explains why taking bold action is needed.
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24/11/2020  |  article

The key to hyper-efficient buildings of the future

Kas Mohammed, VP at Schneider Electric, examines how Internet of Things energy management systems can be used to create sustainable commercial buildings of the future.
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24/11/2020  |  article

Delivering real results

How is sustainability rated and evaluated? Derek Wilson, Head of Sustainability at Transport for London, observes the different rating systems at an organisational and development level.
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24/11/2020  |  article

What if… we took stock of what we have got?

Raheela Khan-Fitzgerald, Hawkins\Brown, sets the scene by asking us to imagine a ‘what if’ scenario where materials have passports, highlighting the value of reusing buildings materials.
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24/11/2020  |  article

40 Ideas Revisited – The Green Belt

We revisit ‘40 Ideas for London’, a call out for ideas to shape a better London sketched on napkins. Ben Derbyshire, HTA Design, challenges the primary function of the Green Belt and proposes a pleasurable green lung surrounding London’s GLA boundary.
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24/11/2020  |  article

Roadmap to a sustainable future

2050 is not soon enough. Gary Clark, Chair of RIBA’s Sustainable Futures Group, looks ahead at the long-term structural changes that need to be made to achieve a net zero future by 2030.
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02/10/2020  |  article

Market Essay. The evolution of our town centres

Avison Young director for planning, development and regeneration Martyn Saunders takes a look at our town centres, and argues that they should adopt a locally relevant and authentic approach if they are to prosper after COVID-19.
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09/09/2020  |  article

Real-time virtual collaboration – how digital technology is changing the way we design and collaborate in the built environment

Realtime simulation of projects can help optimise their designs and foster better collaboration across the industry, allowing stakeholders to test and optimise virtually before a single brick is laid. 
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20/07/2020  |  article

The Quarter

A quick compendium of the more important stories affecting London development over the last few months.
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13/07/2020  |  article

Market Essay. London – Getting back to business

Greg Mansell, head of UK research and insight, Cushman & Wakefield takes a look at an unprecedented time for London and its markets At the end of March, the London property market bore no resemblance to a few months earlier, with its empty streets and closed businesses symbolic of London under lockdown. ‘The market was …
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