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Creative Solutions to Address London’s Housing Crisis

With the challenging target set by the Mayor of London for 65,000 new homes a year across this fast growing but already overcrowded city where land is at a premium and brownfield sites are becoming more scarce, innovative approaches to finding development sites are...

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The Crossrail Effect: The Trainline Boom is Realised

The Crossrail Effect: The Trainline Boom is Realised

90,000 new homes are expected to be built along the route by 2021, doubling to 180,000 by 2026, and the ‘Crossrail effect’ on house prices has already started in central town and surrounding village locations close to the Elizabeth line stations. The benefits of locating offices near a station on the Elizabeth line have also been realised, as rents for office space have been experiencing far stronger rental growth than neighbouring areas since 2010.

Build-to-rent is a growing market opportunity for developers

Build-to-rent is a growing market opportunity for developers

The scale of demand in the UK’s rental sector is huge, motivated by several factors including difficulties for young people getting onto the property ladder and changing generational attitudes towards renting, creating what is becoming known as “Generation Rent”. Over...

UK construction showing signs of recovery

UK construction showing signs of recovery

The UK’s construction sector experienced stronger than expected recovery in June after struggling for the past year, with activity increasing at its fastest level in seven months. New orders at the fastest rate since May 2017 and the pace of job creation accelerated...

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