A £1BN OPPORTUNITY TO DESIGN SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE WITH MORE FLEXIBILITY

A £1BN OPPORTUNITY TO DESIGN SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE WITH MORE FLEXIBILITY

Thursday, 3 December 2020

The announcement of a transformative ten-year school rebuilding programme for England, at a time when school design is undergoing a more fundamental rethink as a result of the pandemic, means we have an unprecedented opportunity to adopt new approaches to the way our educational facilities are formed and function.
The prime minister announced in June that...

OUTDOOR CONNECTIVITY FOR GYMS AT YOUR LEISURE

OUTDOOR CONNECTIVITY FOR GYMS AT YOUR LEISURE

Thursday, 3 December 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the closure or scaling back of our leisure centres and private gyms for safety reasons at a time when we desperately need them. Fitness facilities are vital to help tackle the rising obesity problem and the poor levels of fitness that are causing a health crisis in the UK, which in turn is putting extra pressure on the NHS.

REDISCOVERING LIFE AND WORK IN OUR TOWN CENTRES

REDISCOVERING LIFE AND WORK IN OUR TOWN CENTRES

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Our high streets and town centres are a focal point for our culture, communities and our everyday economy. Our marketplaces are for living and working.In the wake of the pandemic our town centres face many challenges, but research shows how much they are valued. They provide places to meet, socialise and connect. They allow us to shop, work and live. With our...

THE RISE OF THE POWER UNIT!

THE RISE OF THE POWER UNIT!

Friday, 23 October 2020

Our high streets and town centres are a focal point for our culture, communities and our everyday economy. Our marketplaces are for living and working.
In the wake of the pandemic our town centres face many challenges, but research shows how much they are valued. They provide places to meet, socialise and connect. They allow us to shop, work and live. With...

TOWN AND CITY CENTRE PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS

TOWN AND CITY CENTRE PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Investing to make Christmas 2021 a big town centre footfall-driver
Whilst the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means that 2020’s Christmas shopping trip to our town and city centres will be subdued, next year could be very different as many shoppers seek to make up for losing out on one of their favourite experiences of the year.
And it will be a crucial...

THE SHAPE OF RETAIL POST-COVID

THE SHAPE OF RETAIL POST-COVID

Friday, 25 September 2020

Creating a great in and ‘out’ store experience
How can retailers attract customers back to their physical stores while maintaining safety as the Covid-19 pandemic prevails?
Consumers’ shopping behaviour may have understandably changed during 2020 to shift online but talk of the end of the high street is massively overblown.The lengthy queues that formed...

HOW CHANGING URBAN STREETSCAPES REFLECT POST-COVID 19 OUTDOOR CULTURAL TRENDS

HOW CHANGING URBAN STREETSCAPES REFLECT POST-COVID 19 OUTDOOR CULTURAL TRENDS

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

How changing urban streetscapes reflect post-COVID 19 outdoor cultural trends
Could a lasting legacy of 2020’s coronavirus pandemic be vastly different looking outdoor urban spaces designed around socialising? A recent article by the World Economic Forum predicts so, as planners, local authorities and property owners and developers adapt to create the right...

WHY DESIGN FOR ADAPTABILITY IS CRUCIAL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

WHY DESIGN FOR ADAPTABILITY IS CRUCIAL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

How easily can your business adapt its outdoor spaces to follow Covid-19 best-practice and government guidance as it changes suddenly?
In virtually every sector, as long as the risk of Covid-19 transmission exists, there are very good reasons to make more use of the outdoor spaces available on your premises. For example, managers of industrial sites are...

PARKS REINVENTED?

PARKS REINVENTED?

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many citizens valuing the parks and outdoor spaces in their local neighbourhood more than ever before. And with Manchester about to get its first new city centre park in 100 years, are we at the start of a renaissance for urban green spaces?
At the height of the lockdown, ‘one hour a day’ outdoor exercise was one of...

PLUGGING IN TO UK’S SOCIALLY DISTANCED STAYCATION BOOM

PLUGGING IN TO UK’S SOCIALLY DISTANCED STAYCATION BOOM

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Britain is experiencing a staycation boom as holidaymakers snub foreign holidays in 2020 in favour of trips to the best of what their home nations have to offer. According to BBC News, one holiday park on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales took 300 bookings in just one day shortly after the prime minister announced a relaxation of holiday restrictions in early...