Planning and Development in Real Estate

The great density debate – London housing

London’s new look density policy is dividing opinion

By Richard Katz, Deloitte Real Estate

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The ‘Draft London Plan Examination in Public’ (EiP) is now in full swing, having already examined key policy topics such as good growth, strategic regeneration, housing supply and housing strategy. The hearing on 05 March 2019 saw the issue of density take centre stage, with draft Policy D6 – Optimising Housing Potential under the spotlight.

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Posted on 11/03/2019 | 0 Comments

A robust 2018 for Belfast construction – can it continue?

By Colin Mounstephen, Deloitte NI

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The third annual Belfast Crane Survey produced by Deloitte Real Estate highlights another healthy year for our city, with 35 schemes either completed or under construction through 2018. This compares with 30 schemes under construction or completed in the 2017 survey.

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Posted on 07/03/2019 | 0 Comments

EIA: Creating attractive and comfortable places to live, work and visit

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As developers seek to promote comfort and safety in recreational spaces through sustainable urban development, Rachel Brown, Senior Planner at Deloitte, assesses the importance of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) – particularly in terms of external microclimate – in the planning stage.

The comfort and safety of users in recreational spaces is an imperative requirement for planning approval and is crucial to the success of large scale developments. As a result, EIA requires the developer of tall buildings to embark on the detailed study of external microclimate from the earliest stages of development proposals to ensure the end design is suitable within the existing urban landscape.

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Posted on 14/02/2019 | 0 Comments

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

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

Accelerating Housing Delivery Tech & Talent[1]

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: 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

My career so far in planning

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The first lesson my fellow undergraduate coursemates and I were taught at university was that ‘planners do not plan towns’. A useful clarification, but what followed was arguably more noteworthy. It was explained that we had picked an exciting time to be involved in planning, even if we were not to be gifted a blank slate on which to design new settlements.

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Posted on 08/02/2018 | 0 Comments