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LREF NextGen Debate 2019: The impact of flexible working - Part 1
NextGen professionals from across the built environment debated the impact of flexible working on wellbeing, at the London Real Estate Forum 2019. Team One discuss their thoughts and argue that increased flexible working has a negative impact on mental health in the capital.
LREF NextGen Debate 2019: The impact of flexible working - Part 2
Arguing that flexible working has a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, NextGen professionals from across the built environment take part in the London Real Estate Forum NextGen debate 2019.
Market Research Bulletin: Iron ore prices begin to drift lower after July highs
Iron ore prices begin to drift lower after July highs, UK construction PMI rebounds from 10-year low but activity is still contracting, the CPA revises down its construction output forecasts over concerns about major infrastructure projects and latest official data shows that only four contractors are meeting the Government’s target for contractors to pay suppliers within 60 days
High Rise Construction
The UK’s skyline continues to head upwards with record numbers of tall buildings being completed this year. They are increasingly becoming the norm in London with more than 500 in planning, approved or under construction in a city which has traditionally been associated with low-rise, low-density developments. But the phenomenon is by no means limited to London. Manchester and Birmingham, amongst other UK cities, are also seeing their fair share of high rise development with more expected over the next decade.
Market Research Bulletin: Fears grow that British Steel could be broken up
The latest ONS construction output figures show that ‘All Work’ output grew by 0.64% in May 2019 compared to the previous month. However, in the latest three month on previous three month series, total output growth flat lined, showing that there was 0% growth in the spring. Whilst all new work increased marginally over the latest three month period (0.3%), all repair and maintenance work fell (-0.5%).
Green lending is the means by which commercial lenders provide development finance to borrowers who develop green buildings or retrofit existing buildings with green or environmentally responsible features. The lending is conditional on the borrower fulfilling certain environmental criteria. Generally, this means that the borrower’s sustainability strategy is closely scrutinised.
Market Research Bulletin: Iron ore surge aided by supply disruptions and stronger-than-expected demand
Iron ore surges 60% aided by supply disruptions and stronger-than-expected demand from China’s vast steel industry, L&G’s enters into £4bn partnership with the University of Oxford to deliver thousands of homes and construction minister considers restricting the use of retentions in a bid to crack down on poor payment practices
The Housing Crisis Within The Northern Powerhouse
Recent figures suggest that by 2030 the Northern Powerhouse will have a shortage of approximately 86,000 homes. Rough sleeping has almost doubled since 2010 and nationwide the number of people in temporary accommodation is on track to reach 100,000 by 2020, unless the Government takes steps to deliver more affordable private, intermediate and social housing. So how can this negative trajectory be reversed?
Market Research Bulletin: key themes from the BCO conference and ONS construction figures show output grew by 0.4% in the 3 months to April
Learning from the Danes: work-life balance and wellness were the key themes of this year’s BCO conference, Eurovia UK warns that local authorities are reining in highways maintenance investment after two or three years of strong spending and hedge funds and investors are increasingly betting against copper, with the price of the metal dropping 9% since the start of May.
NextGen Perspectives on...Tackling Talent Post-Brexit
How can the industry futureproof acquisition and retention of young talent through design? And how can we prevent a talent drain after Brexit?