Andrew Cooke Bruntwood Works

Ok, Google – how is worktech evolving in response to Covid-19?

Workspaces must constantly evolve to become smarter, and smart tech offers the possibility of using space in more efficient, proficient ways – important as we respond to changing working habits driven by the pandemic, writes Andrew Cooke, strategic director of Bruntwood Works.

Autodesk Spacemaker

Autodesk buys Spacemaker for $240m

Four years after founding, the artificial intelligence-powered design platform that helps architects find the best solution for a site, has been acquired by the US CAD giant in one of the largest property tech acquisitions seen to date.

Giraffe 360 Product Screenshot Coliveme (BNP Paribas)

Giraffe360 investors bet on camera-as-a-service expansion

The startup has raised a $4.5m funding round to further accelerate its 10x growth. Leading the round are LAUNCHub Ventures and Hoxton Ventures joined by another European VC firm, Hardware Club. Existing investor Change Ventures also participated.

Gensler 826 Valencia California

Retail has entered ‘era of belonging’

What does the future hold for retail and leisure? These are clearly challenging times, but seen against those sectors that were cruising before Covid but are now flailing for new ideas, such as offices, retailers have a headstart in confronting uncomfortable truths, and daring those who hold the purse strings to rip it up and start again.

Bruntwood SciTech Left To Right Chris Oglesby Bruntwood And Nigel Wilson L&G

Bruntwood SciTech chases Oxford science park deal

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Paul Unger

The joint venture between Bruntwood and Legal & General is in advanced talks to make its first move outside the established Northern and Midlands portfolio created when the JV was established two years ago.