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The White Collar Factory: a new kind of office building

From the very early days over 30 years ago, Derwent has had an affinity with industrial buildings that could be converted into generous and characterful office space. The principle was actually very simple; it was about three words, 'Volume And Light'. So over many years we managed to successfully purchase buildings like Tea, Buckley, Oliver’s Yard and Greencoat and Gordon House which were all originally built for light industrial usage and convert them into great workspaces which today are some... Read More >

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New home under construction with sunlight coming through the rafters The politics of residential property investment Now that the political party conference season is over, Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy at the BPF, shares his thoughts on housing policy directions
With the season behind us, now is a good a time to consider what we gleaned from this year’s political party conferences in Bournemouth, Brighton and Manchester, and the implications for residential property investors. Aside from the usual Read More >
Village with fields in the distance How to fix the housing crisis Why restrictions on supply must be eased
The findings of yesterday’s National Audit Office (NAO) report on homelessness in the UK were alarming. The problem has worsened significantly in recent years. The number of rough sleepers stood at more than 4,000 in the autumn of 2016, having Read More >
Rainy window looking out over city buildings Will the global housing boom end in disaster? Ian Stewart, Chief Economist at Deloitte, considers the statistics
UK house prices have recovered from the slump that followed the financial crisis. According to the Office of National Statistics, UK house prices have risen 45 per cent since their trough in March 2009. Over the same period earnings have risen Read More >

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