Workplaces designed by workforces: Is the potential of wearable technology in the workplace being realised?

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Not all corporate occupiers are fortunate enough to build new offices for their employees. Buzzwords like smart and intelligent buildings are nothing new, but how can companies harness evolving technologies to transform their existing buildings to benefit management and staff?

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Posted on 30/11/2018 | 0 Comments

PFI/PF2 no more – How will the NHS Transform its Estate?

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The NHS is transforming how it delivers its services, but one key aspect to enabling this is the need for significant investment in its Estate. According to Sir Robert Naylor’s report last year, the NHS Estate ranges from world class to poorly utilised and not fit for purpose.1 Moreover, Sir Robert estimated that capital requirements could amount to around £10bn. This investment cannot be delivered through public sector funding alone. However, the Chancellor’s announcement in Budget 2018 that there will be no more Private Finance Initiative (PFI)/Private Finance 2 (PF2) Projects, this cuts off a historically well used option for enabling capital investment in the NHS.2 So what next? There are a myriad of potential solutions, and it will require a combination of traditional and innovative approaches to ensure Estates play their part in the transformation of the NHS.

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Posted on 22/11/2018 | 0 Comments

Claire Handby – Honorary Doctorate Blog

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The topic of inclusive growth for all, particularly across STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and related career paths continues to hit headlines in 2018, notably due to links with accelerating gender parity and addressing the pay gap.

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Posted on 23/07/2018 | 0 Comments

Fast and Slow Buildings: Responsiveness through technology and design

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Intelligent Buildings and the Internet of Things (IoT) in real estate are much talked-about, and for good reason. Analyst predictions suggest that there will be over 10 billion connected devices deployed in real estate by 2020.

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Posted on 11/06/2018 | 0 Comments

Accelerating housing delivery

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John Adams, partner at Deloitte Real Estate, discusses the growing challenge to support housing delivery across the UK amid an evolving housing market.

At MIPIM we hosted events with Cities ranging from Belfast to Berlin, from Manchester to Stockholm and Barcelona.

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Posted on 20/03/2018 | 0 Comments

Smart cities

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As MIPIM comes to a close, Deloitte Real Estate’s delegation reflects on one of the big themes of this year’s event - the evolution of Smart Cities

Speaking at this year’s MIPIM, a clear theme to emerge has been the consistent and obvious challenge that affects cities all over the globe, which is how we can utilise technology to shape the cities of the future.

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Posted on 19/03/2018 | 0 Comments

MIPIM 2018: Showcasing the North West

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Well MIPIM 2018 is over for another year. It was a very good show and yet again the North West shone. The programmes pulled together by both Liverpool and Manchester were the strongest I can ever remember. Liverpool majored on the waterfront with the port and the leisure / tourism sector again to the fore. Manchester presented a wide ranging programme but of particular note were the sessions on natural capital and global sport which added new dimensions to what was already a very diverse programme.

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Posted on 19/03/2018 | 0 Comments

MIPIM 2018: The cities of tomorrow

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A key talking point at this year’s MIPIM event has been the increasing prevalence of technology in the property sector, and more importantly, how we now have an opportunity and a responsibility to utilise technology to plan for the cities of the future.

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Posted on 15/03/2018 | 0 Comments

MIPIM 2018: International appetite

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With MIPIM now in full swing, what is already clearly evident is the strong appetite for international investment in major cities across the North West.

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Posted on 14/03/2018 | 0 Comments

MIPIM 2018: A year for the regions to make an impact

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Monday at MIPIM seems to have become a really productive work day over the last few years. Perhaps that owes something to the early flight out of Liverpool which has become increasingly popular.

So what’s to look forward to this year at MIPIM?

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Posted on 13/03/2018 | 0 Comments

Secondary Shopping Centres – Embracing the ‘New Normal’

Shopping centres account for nearly 15% of total retail floorspace in the UK. Costar estimates that there are more than 1,400 shopping centres across the UK of which only 276 are classified as “Prime” or “Major Urban”. While representing less than 20% of shopping centres by number, these dominant schemes account for nearly 50% of total shopping centre floor space on their database. The space that remains is spread across more than 1,100 schemes which are variously defined as “Urban”, “District” or “Neighbourhood” but all of which, in investment parlance, might be labelled “Secondary” or even “Tertiary” shopping centres. Many of these secondary schemes are now dated and visibly starting to struggle. The logic that led to their initial development is increasingly undermined by the growth of online sales and the preference of consumers for more convenient retail parks on the edge of town centres.

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Posted on 12/03/2018 | 0 Comments