After a Summer break we are delighted to bring you Issue 11 of UK Real Estate Perspectives. We consider who will be the winners and losers from the Government’s proposed reforms of the planning system, look at the ongoing challenges to the F & B sector and continue the conversation on the future of the office.
The recent introduction of changes to the Use Classes Order followed by the publication of a White Paper signalled a significant overhaul of the planning system to make it simpler, clearer/cost effective and quicker. But, there will be winners and losers writes Andy Teage, Partner, Planning & Development in The Pitfalls & Opportunities in Planning Reform.
Matt Ashman, Partner, Head of Leisure & Restaurants, reviews the measures taken by Rishi Sunak to protect the F&B sector during the pandemic and asks whether the hospitality industry is being unfairly blamed for the spike in new cases in False Starting Hospitality
Karen Clements, Managing Director, UK Valuation & Advisory, asks what happened to returning to the office in September and what’s made some business sectors return and not others in Return to the Office, Pushes & Pulls
Continuing the office theme Ben Cullen, Head of Lease Transaction & Advisory, updates his view on whether the office is under threat. While business leaders now accept offices will continue to have an important role, What next? The Future of Offices takes a view on what they will they look like.
Finally Richard Pickering, Chief Strategy Officer, UK looks at the history of ecommerce and asks, Are offices going down the same road as shops? While there are distinct similarities, he also highlights important differences offering fundamental reasons why the virtualisation of work will not translate to the figures we have seen in retail over the past 15 years.
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