Changing Cities for Changing Demographics

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By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities. Unfortunately, cities are too often imagined with the younger, working-age resident in mind, with older people often left by the wayside and not incorporated into the mainstream of thinking and planning. However, we face a rapid global change in demographics caused by leaps […]

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Real Estate in the Face of the Climate Crisis

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Following the month of protests held by Extinction Rebellion in October last year, the European Parliament’s declaration of a state of global ‘climate and environmental emergency’ and the UN’s announcement of their 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, 2019 has brought with it an unmatched momentum for pro-environmental movements. With the awarding of Time’s Person of the […]

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Consulting Bristol

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The Soapworks building has long been one of the most iconic buildings in its area in Bristol. A Grade II listed building which housed soapmakers Gardiner Haskins for over 60 years, the site measures 2.25 acres and includes approximately 165,000 sq ft of existing buildings. It was recently acquired by First Base, who intend to […]

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Progressive consultation

This week I spoke to the London Development Conference about how First Base place local residents and stakeholders at the very heart of proposals to revitalise communities. First Base is a privately-owned mixed-use developer specialising in placemaking. Collaborating with leading architects, we create a mix of workspace, modern retail, hotels, homes and cultural uses to […]

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Join the Global Climate Strike London 20 September 2019

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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. As a major contributor to global carbon emissions, the real estate industry has a responsibility to urgently come together to find solutions.  According to the UK Green Building Council, buildings contribute 40% of the worlds energy consumption and 1/3 of global greenhouse emissions. Scientists are saying these […]

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