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Kath Fontana becomes RICS new President

Kath Fontana has become President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2020-21. Her inauguration as President took place on Friday 20 November after the RICS Annual General Meeting 2020, chaired by Tim Neal, the outgoing RICS President. Fontana ...

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BCO celebrates the best young property talent in the UK

The rising stars of Britain’s commercial property industry have been recognised at the recent British Council for Offices’ (BCO) fifth annual NextGen Awards ceremony. The Awards are part of the BCO’s NextGen programme, which sets out to mentor and encourage ...

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Hybrid home-office working model is changing CEOs long term plans for offices

Over two thirds (68 per cent) of UK CEOs believe there will be an enduring shift towards low density office usage, with the the move towards remote collaboration resulting in long-term changes to office accommodation strategies. This is according to ...

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Futuristic ‘Village’ concept launched for military and civil service personnel

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), supported by its partner Sodexo, has launched ‘Village’ – a new concept that incorporates one stop catering, retail and leisure facilities at Worthy Down Station in Hampshire. Designed to build community, create connections and foster ...

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Demand for office space stable, but full recovery not expected until end of 2021

While full recovery to its pre-Covid level is not expected until the end of 2021, demand for office space remains stable and supply limited, finds the latest property snapshot by Colliers. In Central London, office take-up in in the first ...

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RICS survey: pandemic raises questions across the office sector

As the Coronavirus crisis continues to take its toll across the globe, results from the Q2 2020 RICS UK Commercial Property Survey point to a further deterioration in conditions. In Q2, a net balance of -55 per cent of respondents ...

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Property and construction industry leads call for a green recovery plan

More than 200 prominent business leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling for a clean, inclusive and resilient recovery from coronavirus. The property and construction industry is heavily represented in the letter, with members of the UK Green Building ...

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Property Guardian companies offer NHS workers rooms across the UK

Members of the property guardian sector’s standards bearer, The Property Guardian Providers Association, (the PGPA), have offered over 500 rooms and properties they manage, that could be used to help the NHS during the coronavirus crisis. Property guardianship makes use ...

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Covid-19: Security and arson protection advice in unoccupied buildings

The UK’s national fire safety organisation, the Fire Protection Association is offering security and arson protection advice for building and business owners and insurers – a free guide to managing the risk during the Covid-19 outbreak. Of particular relevance to ...

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Benchmark report shows commercial property energy use fell by more than 3% in 2019

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has published the latest results from its Real Estate Environmental Benchmark, which captures trends in operational performance from some of the largest commercial property owners in the UK. Based on the annual utility consumption data ...

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