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Our new Masterclass series features experts sharing the wisdom they’ve learned over the years on topics that range from how to convert a listed building, to designing the perfect commercial space for science.
Listen to all things net zero carbon and sustainability via our COP26 podcast series.
COP26 | How do you create a net zero, new-build office?
Bruntwood Works is aiming to create the first carbon-neutral, new-build commercial development in the country. In this latest episode of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, we ask how it can be done and, more importantly, if it can be replicated at scale.
COP26 | How is the net zero agenda impacting landlord and tenant relationships?
In the latest episode of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, TLT LLP provides insight into the tug-of-war being fought between occupiers and landlords over who should pay to bring buildings in line with sustainability targets.
PODCAST | How can permitted development shape our towns?
This policy was introduced to speed up the planning process and tackle housing shortages, but has it had the desired effect and will recent changes to the rules have a positive or negative impact on our town and city centres?
PODCAST | Getting under the skin of town centre regeneration
Local authorities are mobilising to redevelop distressed assets into schemes aimed at revitalising town and city centres, but the success of such projects is dependent on strong partnerships with the private sector, and a clear understanding of the needs of individual places, according to sector experts.
PODCAST | Building a better future for construction
As we near the end of another tough year for construction firms, join Stuart Stead, head of construction and property at accountancy firm Cowgills, and Ben Fearns, managing director of developer Novo Property Group, as they discuss the biggest issues facing the industry and what can be done to improve the outlook for medium-sized contractors in an increasingly competitive market.
PODCAST | Lessons from the pandemic, with Cllr Elise Wilson and Sean Anstee
Stockport Council leader Wilson and former Trafford leader Anstee, now executive director at Cratus Communications, discuss how Covid-19 has impacted them personally and professionally, and what it means for the future of place making and community engagement, in this Place North West podcast.
PODCAST | Will planning reform lead to beautiful development?
The Government’s proposed changes to the much-maligned planning system aim to slash red tape, speed up housing delivery and prioritise the creation of beautiful places for people to live. Whether the reforms will ultimately be as radical as Whitehall claims remains to be seen.
PODCAST | Chris Oglesby: Creating cities that thrive
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.