Viability impact warning over post-Grenfell Tower building regulation review

Changes to building regulations likely to be triggered by last month’s Grenfell Tower fire disaster will have an impact on the viability of high rise projects, a leading property investor has said. Ed Crockett, ‎director of residential fund management at Aberdeen Asset Management, told a Built Environment Networking event on Birmingham development plans, said the […]

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Undergraduate numbers rebound fuels confidence in student housing market

UK student accommodation has strong growth prospects but should not rest on its laurels as universities face increased competition for students from overseas countries, according to leading tertiary education residential experts. Speaking at the Built Environment Network’s student residential sector briefing, Campus Development Management executive director Rupert Wyard, pointed to recent UCAS figures showing that […]

Posted by: Adil Kotia

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Imperial considers joint venture on major scheme

Imperial College London is considering joint venturing with a private sector firm to develop a major part of its planned 23-acre Imperial West campus in White City, west London. Martin Summersgill, director of estates masterplanning and development at Imperial, shared the university’s development plans at the Built Environment Networking event on ‘London Universities Investment Plans […]

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Wise up: Universities want more from their estates

Construction firms must adapt to universities’ ever-increasing demands from their estates, according to Sue Holmes, chair elect of the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE). Holmes presented an overview of the higher education development market at the Built Environment Networking event on Thames Valley Universities Investment Plans 2014, held in Oxford Town Hall. Holmes, […]

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The Future of Student Living

The future of Student Living In recent years, despite some challenging issues in relation to funding structures particularly, Student Living has continued to evolve and become an established asset class in its own right. This is further endorsed by the formation of the British Property Federation’s Student accommodation committee, which was established in 2013, to […]

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London Major Developments March 2014

London developers are opening up their pipelines to a wider array of contractors as the market heats up, according to The Crown Estate and Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC). The developers, alongside fellow clients Land Securities and Capco, were speaking about their procurement strategies at last week’s Built Environment Networking event on Major London […]

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