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Womble Bond Dickinson partner Simon Lewis on the continuing discussion around building safety, and particularly the replacement of combustible cladding. The UK Government’s February 2021 announcement on support measures for affected buildings came against a backdrop of increasing pressure to i

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Faithful+Gould director Stewart Macleod shares this article developed from a paper he and a colleague wrote looking at construction sector conditions. We wrote previously about the impact of 2020 on the UK construction sector and our work forecasting ahead. We are still facing challenges in the

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Douglas Morrison, director of operations and skills at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), suggests it’s time to rethink the apprenticeship programmes in line with the sector’s ongoing transformation – with digital skills and sustainability becoming a growing focus. Alm

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Arkadiusz Rudzki, executive vice president of leasing & sales at Skanska commercial development business unit in CEE, believes that the pandemic has created a reality that will strengthen the trends which have existed in the industry for years. In 2021, however, developers will prepare a new off

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Will Scarlett from Scarlett Land and Development on the rise of Build to Rent (BTR) and its suburban expansion. It is no secret that we are in a housing crisis. Planners and politicians alike are increasingly interested in innovative solutions to provide affordable accommodation that offers quality

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Property developer Andy Hadden discusses the future of the workplace. What do you really want from your life? Pre-pandemic, this was a question that many of us didn’t really give much time to consider. Our decisions mostly revolved around the shorter-term questions of where would we like

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Womble Bond Dickinson managing associate, Lisa Dromgoole, on steps construction firms can take to mitigate materials shortages in light of Brexit. The UK construction industry manufactures and uses an incredible amount of materials each year, producing around 2bn bricks, over 70 million sq m of

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As an organisation with challenge engrained in our business culture, we are used to taking ourselves out of our comfort zones, however, 2020 still packed quite a punch. We are weathering the storm, part in thanks to taking the decision four years ago to embark on a business coaching programme. 

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As mainland Scotland entered the third coronavirus lockdown under national guidelines, the housing market braced itself for another slowdown following attempts to catch up due to the four-month shut down which commenced in March 2020. To restart the housing market, encourage vendors to increase thei

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DM Hall Chartered Surveyors partner Eric Curran on the need for immediate action to rectify the UK's cladding crisis. The Grenfell Tower tragedy horrified Britain. Subsequent enquiries have highlighted issues with materials used, construction standards and supervisory roles, to name but a

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