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More than £2bn secured by selling off surplus government sites over the past year

Work to reduce the size of the government estate has freed up land for development and secured more than £2 billion over the past year, according to the latest data released by the Cabinet Office. The government’s ‘State of the Estate ...

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Totalmobile secures digital transformation contract with Fortem

Field Service Management business, Totalmobile, has won a contract with specialist property services company Fortem, to transform the way it delivers repairs and maintenance services to local government and commercial clients across the UK. The contract was awarded following an ...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Women in Property – Regeneration of the Ascot Estate

In a special piece to mark International Women’s Day (8th March), Jo Sutherland, Associate Director of Magenta Associates reports from a recent Women in Property event. With only a season to go until the return of Royal Ascot 2019, Women ...

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Hot property

What does the new year have in store for the corporate real estate market? John Spencer, CEO of Landmark, predicts a strategic shift in favour of shorter leases and flexibility According to the annual Knight Frank global occupier report published ...

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MIPIM: Mapping world urbanity

The transformation of urban areas into economic power hubs and what this means for the property industry was the focus of the recent MIPIM conference in France If the world’s population really does, as predicted, increase by 3.6 per cent ...

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The right stuff

Construction and property companies need to take more responsibility for their recruitment processes to address the industries challenges, argues Simon Girling, Founder and Director of Girling Jones Recruitment As the property industry skills shortage deepens, now is the time that ...

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Is the future bright?

William Betts, Senior Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, shares his predictions for the FM sector in 2018 FM continues to be an evolving industry that is at the forefront of business transformation. The 2017 RICS & IFMA Raising ...

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Planning tomorrow’s care today

Paul Djuric, Operations Manager at Urgent Technology explains how facilities management can safeguard the future of care in an ageing world Recent research suggests that almost 90 per cent of local authorities in England will face a “crisis” in care ...

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Degree of safety

Student accommodation has been widely criticised for poor design, including inadequate fire safety. Stacey Collins of International Workplace looks at the root causes When I was a student, shared halls of residence kitchens were a weekly source of fire alarm ...

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Property guardians: housing shortages and business rate hikes focus on low-cost accommodation options

Doug Edwards, Managing Director, VPS Property Guardians outlines the combined impact of rates and rents Problem: There’s a drastic shortage in affordable living accommodation Demand for office space is slowing down, with an increase in vacant office blocks Solution: Convert ...

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