Can we print our way out of a crisis?

The concept of a housing crisis is discussed in many contexts each day. The housing crisis or problem is nothing new, it’s just become topical to highlight it more. The housing crisis has been many years in the making caused by a lack of new houses being built. The public sector has abandoned large scaleContinue reading “Can we print our way out of a crisis?”

After the storm comes the rays of sunshine (hopefully)

On 16 March 2020 the lives of many changed. On the same date the previously bustling buildings in our towns and cities suddenly became rows of empty chairs, desks, floors and so forth. The workplaces of many are reduced to kitchen worktops and sofas. The ordering of office furniture sees a sudden surge as theContinue reading “After the storm comes the rays of sunshine (hopefully)”

Some reflections on what next!

In an unprecedented year for many of us there is a lot to look back on and feel that progress has been made. There are however areas where more needs to be done.  In 2020, Proptech has become more familiar within the everyday. There is now a significant number of proptech businesses in both theContinue reading “Some reflections on what next!”

Work from a beach but is it productive?

In the same day two interesting articles relating to the current way people are working. Fancy working from the beach? Well why not. I’m not sure how productive I would be but I guess the key point is that we don’t need to be in a large city within commuting distance of the office anymore.Continue reading “Work from a beach but is it productive?”

Thoughts on the future of the high street

The high street has been going through a change for a number of years but the current Covid-19 situation has accelerated a need to reinvent the high street to account for a fall in instore retail sales and no doubt a reduction in footfall with significant office workers now spending some time at home.  2020Continue reading “Thoughts on the future of the high street”

Thoughts on the future of the office

You should work from home. No work from the office. A discussion rumbling on. A question that really has no right or wrong answer to it. And is it really about the office or more about how people and companies engage? To determine the future of the office you need to think about the peopleContinue reading “Thoughts on the future of the office”

The return to the office. No party poppers though!

Alarm clock set for the earliest since March 2020! Even my youngest complained that I’d woken him up (though personally I just thought karma to that!). Thankfully my trousers still fitted (but weird having worn shorts since 16 March 2020). The drive to work was like it was in February and March. Traffic levels feltContinue reading “The return to the office. No party poppers though!”