Is the green belt choking green economic growth?
The Oxford to Cambridge Arc has been identified as the location for exciting new infrastructure, real estate development and regeneration, but how can this large-scale development be ‘green’? With that in mind, Rob Hopwood, Planning Partner at Property Consultants Bidwells, has discussed whether the Green Belt is choking economic growth and what highlights the key priorities.
COVID-19 accelerates Milton Keynes tech transition
As the tech sector and associated businesses rise to the pressures and opportunity presented by the reality of COVID-19, Sue Foxley, Research Director at property consultants, Bidwells delves into the impact of the virtual change within the Milton Keynes office market.
Oxbridge office and labs remained resilient against COVID-19
Take-up of office and laboratory space in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc has remained remarkably resilient in the first half of this year as the region’s leading role in the fight against COVID-19 continues to drive demand for space, according to recent reports by Property Consultants, Bidwells.
How digitisation in planning spurs an inclusivity revolution
Recent digitisation is a big opportunity for the planning industry to reach a wider audience and do things differently. According to the Office of National Statistics, 93% of UK households had access to the internet and nine out of ten adults used the internet at least once a week in 2019. This means that there is now a real democratic reason to drag heels.
R&D collaboration offers hope in an age of uncertainty
While economists sought to rejig their models following the financial crisis, adjusting for a pandemic, the likelihood of a cure and a whole range of science and tech related variables in between presents a far greater challenge.
Will digital tech in planning be one of the legacies of COVID-19?
Delving into the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak will have on planners, Jonathan Bainbridge and Nigel Hawkey, Planning Partners at Bidwells discuss whether the use of digital technology will be the way forward in the planning sector during the pandemic.
Science and tech cluster driven by intensive industries
While Brexit uncertainty has dented business investment, to which the Research & Development (R&D) sector is particularly sensitive, Property Experts Bidwells’ latest research shows the Cambridge market proved robust throughout 2019, with take-up moving well ahead of the ten year average.
What makes science and technology firms tick?
For investors, the need to know what occupiers want, where they want to be and what they need to thrive are crucial factors to help seek out areas where performance could be maximised. Saul Western, Partner, Capital Markets at Bidwells provides an in-depth insight into why the science and technology sector are the frontrunners for investment and what ultimately makes them tick.
Forty football fields of lab space needed by 2023
Cambridge and Oxford will need around 40 football pitches worth of new lab space to accommodate the next five years of growth, according to a new report by Bidwells. Despite Brexit, research says Science and technology (S&T) companies are looking to attract 20,000 new R&D workers by 2023.