At Close Brothers, we have supported SME housebuilders over the last 40 years and their importance to the economic growth of communities across the North of the UK has never been more vital than it is today, writes Daniel Joyce.
More investment and imagination is required to upgrade educational estates in a way that will attract students and enhance their experience against a trend of remote learning, a Place North West event heard.
Far from being only about big draughty sheds in out-of-the-way locations, the logistics industry is crucial to the region and the country, keeping goods and services moving in uncertain times, a Place North West event heard.
As many people are spending more time at home and the office is being called into question, how is technology being used and adapted in residential real estate and where do we go from here, panellists at a PlaceTech event asked.
Striking a balance between heritage and growth, and fostering greater collaboration between stakeholders and developers, will be key to Liverpool's economic recovery and future development prospects, according to speakers at Place North West's latest event.
The challenging retail environment was a hot topic even before the pandemic, and varying degrees of lockdown have done nothing to ease the problems the sector faces, delegates at a Place North West event heard.
Covid-19, while a challenge, should be viewed as an opportunity to shape the future of the 10 Greater Manchester boroughs and drive meaningful development, public and private sector experts told a Place North West event.
Large-scale industrial developments are not always an easy sell and the sector has a duty to better communicate its economic value to laypeople and decision makers alike, according to a panel of experts at a roundtable held by Tritax Symmetry.
With a Government promising dramatic changes as part of its response to the pandemic and a looming economic crisis, now is the time for renewable energy to take centre stage, delegates heard at Place North West's latest event.
The current situation presents an opportunity to make profound and lasting changes to the way our cities are designed, placing pedestrians and cyclists ahead of cars in the highway hierarchy, according to experts speaking at Place North West's latest event.