A challenging time for construction, when it should be thriving

In recent years there has been a changing priority for construction. The need to innovate and modernise (see: Construction labour market in the UK: Farmer review – GOV.UK) has changed the focus as the sector looks to make things better. The year 2022 has thrown though yet more challenges to the sector – after twoContinue reading “A challenging time for construction, when it should be thriving”

Affordable Housing: everyone deserves a place to call home

Over the Summer I have spent time in a number of areas in the South West. I’m quite a chatty person and simply from talking to the locals you hear the true views they have. Tourism is great for their local economies however it creates a big challenge – housing. It was quite stark lookingContinue reading Affordable Housing: everyone deserves a place to call home

Imagine if our cities were a little bit better!

Our built environment has largely been in place for many years and is therefore simply not fit for a modern world. A world where we have to be more sustainable. We have to reduce our impact on the environment while maintaining places that serve a purpose for us – whether to live, work, play orContinue reading Imagine if our cities were a little bit better!

It’s not about us versus them. It’s about choice.

Why are we so black and white about things? Why can’t there be acceptance that one way or the other isn’t necessarily the answer. Remote first vs office first. How about making a choice first? All this talk of exodus from the office and lambasting those who say how much they enjoyed working from theContinue reading It’s not about us versus them. It’s about choice.

It’s time climate change actions occurred!

If an organisation doesn’t have climate change at the top of the agenda at the moment then questions need to be raised. Now I’m sure you can quote some organisations where rightly it shouldn’t be top of the list but the general point is most should. Investors want net-zero commitments AND actions. The regulators areContinue reading “It’s time climate change actions occurred!”

Are we building the right types of homes?

There is a debate that rumbles. Apartments or houses? Is it a personal choice or one put upon us. There has been substantial investment by institutions into apartments but houses still dominate our residential needs. Over 75% of the UK population live in a house. A national survey highlighted that over 90% wanted to liveContinue reading “Are we building the right types of homes?”

We need to look after ourselves

So I have not been able to write recently – life has gotten very busy. A combination of family and work related challenges has meant that I needed to focus elsewhere and to unwind I have been trying to spend more time outside enjoying the natural world. Particularly as the evenings have become lighter IContinue reading “We need to look after ourselves”