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Inside Europe’s smartest offices


Natalie Holmes

PlaceTech looks at three of Europe’s most impressive Smart Buildings, to find out how new technologies are impacting energy efficiency and enhancing employee experience.

Style Seeker BC Hammerson

Hammerson joins Concrete VC investors

Retail developer Hammerson, industrial specialist Segro and insurer Lockton are the latest investment partners to put money into the pot at Concrete Venture Capital, the specialist proptech fund.

Innovate UK’s energy predictions

We’ve all heard of green energy, but what about smart energy? This short film by Innovate UK, the government's industrial research agency, shows how innovation should mean the future looks brighter than ever.

Spaceti Showcase

Digital wayfinding cures visitor confusion

Just as GPS has revolutionised wayfinding and navigation, modern technologies are also transforming how we find our way around office buildings, hospitals, university campuses, and any other large complex.


Universities must adapt to thrive, says Balfour Beatty

The construction contractor has published a report into making universities fit for the future, highlighting the importance of a “seamless digital experience” for students as essential to the progress of higher education, particularly in their accommodation, lecture halls, and libraries.