Calls are growing for Liverpool City Council to take action following the collapse of property companies such as developer Signature Living Hotel and a string of ‘problem’ schemes but it will not be easy, warned professionals in the city.
The workplace was evolving at pace even before Covid-19, and over the past few months we have seen the business world accelerate adoption of new ways of working that were already in motion, write Jordana Anderson and Kate Jackson of OBI.
At Place North West’s latest event, experts from the region’s private rented sector discussed possible changes in the development of PRS projects in future as residents’ needs shift on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic.
After months of uncertainty, Boris Johnson yesterday confirmed an end to the sector’s enforced “hibernation” by announcing bars, restaurants and hotels can reopen from 4 July, but hospitality professionals are wary despite this positive step.
The chief executive of Bruntwood, which has a £1bn investment portfolio across the UK, tells Lisa Morton, founder of Roland Dransfield, about the values, passion and drive it takes to build thriving cities including his hometown, Manchester.
Funding for property development is likely to remain scarce throughout 2020 as banks adopt a cautious approach amid Covid-19. However, build-to-rent and other schemes with strong fundamentals could still pique backers’ interest, experts said.
Following a strong year for Manchester’s workspace market in 2019, the first quarter of 2020 continued in the same positive way, with high-profile occupiers, both homegrown and inward investors, seeking to relocate to new offices,writes Richard Lace of OBI.
Friday will see the deadline for cities across the UK to submit their bids to the £250m Emergency Active Travel Fund, supporting ‘bold’ and ‘speedy’ action to create pop-up infrastructure for cycling and walking, writes Steve Connor, chief executive of Creative Concern.
Today is the last day in post for the long-time director of growth and development at Manchester City Council, after he postponed his original planned exit at the end of March to help with the coronavirus response.
As the national conversation moves towards ways to kickstart the economy, writes Jeremy Hinds, director at Savills, it might be useful to explore options Manchester could consider to boost its local economy, and lead a safe way back to enjoying the city.