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Posted: 4th August
By: rlf

Does the business case for Smart Buildings stack up?

The pandemic has undoubtedly moved Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) strategies higher up the boardroom agenda in our industry. Consequently, a growing number of our clients are seeking advice on accelerating their plans to move towards net-zero.

Against this backdrop, smart building technology is currently one of the hot topics and yet there is a lingering market perception that introducing smart techn...

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Posted: 19th July
By: rlf

Material Shortages and How to Confront Them

Chris McLagan, Partner at Robinson Low Francis, offers his thoughts on confronting the challenges facing the UK construction industry due to wide-ranging material shortages.

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Posted: 23rd March
By: rlf

RICS Economy and Property Market Update

The RICS Economy and Property Market Update is a quarterly assessment of key macro, real estate and construction trends. It is designed to provide a concise summary of both recent market newsflow and expectations.

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Posted: 15th March
By: rlf

Our latest report

Our latest Market Pulse report draws on in-depth interviews with eight residential developers across the UK, from Brighton to Glasgow.  We explore the impact Covid is likely to have on urban residential development over the next 12-24 months, and how this sits with challenges presented by Brexit and the wider pressures the sector faces.

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I hope you find this useful and thought-pro...

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Posted: 11th March
By: rlf

Budget 2021: ‘Super Deductions’ for capital allowances a welcome boost for the sector

The Chancellor has unlocked significant cash reserves through increased capital allowances tax relief.  It is anticipated that this initiative will result in savings of £20-30 billion over the next few years for the sector and will stimulate more immediate investment in future projects.

Whether this takes the form of facilitating project viability, or encouraging clients to bring projects forward, the savings, w...

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Posted: 26th February
By: rlf

What are the pitfalls to avoid when acquiring a distressed construction project?

The perfect storm

There is an expectancy within the community of insolvency practitioners that we will see a significant rise in distressed projects in the market later this year. Building on this picture, Barclays have very recently reported that they have made a provision of £4.8 billion for loan defaults due to the pandemic and other major lenders are expected to follow suit in the coming weeks. Distressed pro...

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