We know the statistic that the built environment is responsible for 40% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, writes Reza Alaghehband of Envio Systems. But did you know that during the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a 7% decrease in global CO2 emissions when compared to 2019?
The Build to Rent sector enjoyed impressive growth before the pandemic, writes Vanessa Warren of Mills & Reeve. With around one in five households in the UK now renting, BTR has been well positioned to benefit.
Against a backdrop of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, with prolonged home-working, these are challenging times for many real estate sectors: notably office, retail and leisure, writes Victoria Trebilco.
In May 2013, the then UK Coalition government passed an amendment to the General Permitted Development Order which allowed the conversion of offices into new residential dwellings without the need to obtain full planning permission. Instead, developers had ‘deemed approval’. Andrew Timoney writes.
Over the last six months whilst landlords of retail units and shopping centres have been looking to support a struggling sector, landlords in the science and technology sector have seen an increase in demand for space and accelerated growth. Writes Amelia Lewis.