This is Part 5 COVID-19 UK Real Estate Perspectives. Our experts share their insight on how the pandemic is already effecting change within their sectors.
Many in the UK will be returning to the workplace in the coming weeks. Tony Comber, of Building Engineering Services, in The Safe Office – Pivoting Building Ventilation Strategies, outlines how ventilation systems in office buildings should be adjusted to create a COVID-19 safe environment for employees.
Tim Crighton, Logistics & Retail EMEA, takes us on the journey of a humble T shirt destined for sale in What do you do with 1,000,000 T Shirts Stuck on an Airfield in Suffolk? Fashion retailers are resorting to some unconventional solutions within their supply chains to tackle the restrictions imposed during COVID-19 pandemic. Solutions which may accelerate supply chain changes within the sector.
While lockdown for millions worldwide has brought positive environmental effects, Andrew Baker, Head of Energy Infrastructure & Environment, reminds us that the potentially catastrophic impacts of climate change remain. In his article The Urgency to Mitigate Climate Change Increases, he looks at 4 key actions the real estate industry must take to accelerate its commitment to action on climate change, as it finds its way out of the COVID-19 crisis.
Continuing the theme, Richard Pickering, Chief Strategy Officer, UK sees that The Property Industry Needs to Change. He reviews the factors that have shaped the sector and looks 2 years ahead to identify key areas where change will happen, including: business consolidation, property ownership, worker location and a change in the value chain of assets, skills and capital, and the relationships between those that provide each.
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