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Bidwells’ planning team enter this year’s RTPI Planning Excellence Award with two knock-out nominations

With their innovative affordable housing strategy in North Norfolk and pioneering Campbell Wharf planning scheme in Milton Keynes, Bidwells has scored a double nomination in this year’s Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) national award shortlist for Planning Excellence.
An introduction to the Arc Spatial Plan MHCLG

Government’s Oxford-Cambridge Arc plan to help drive £20bn investment

As leading property advisor to the science and technology sector Bidwells welcomes government moves announced this morning that will help bring billions of pounds of funding for jobs, housing and infrastructure into the Arc’s knowledge economy.
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A bold and brave step towards prosperity

Bidwells' head of planning, Mike Derbyshire, explains how the spatial framework from MHCLG could provide a viable vision for the growth of the knowledge economy across the Arc.
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Arc Market Databook Oxfordshire Offices and Labs Spring 2021

Given the extent to which the Oxford’s science, medical and technology sectors have stepped up during the pandemic, it is perhaps unsurprising that the office and laboratory markets have fought to keep pace.

Rural and Forestry Agency in Scotland sees surge in activity

Our Rural and Forestry Agency teams in Scotland have recorded a significant increase in market activity - and the prices they can achieve for clients - over the past year.



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Arc Market Databook Norfolk and Suffolk Industrial Spring 2021

The Norfolk and Suffolk region is fast becoming established as a premier distribution location as the Port of Felixstowe builds its influence in post Brexit trade. The market saw a steady flow of lettings during 2020, pushing take up to an historic high, with over half a million sq ft of space acquired across the year. With little development over recent years, or indeed under construction, supply stands severely depleted.
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Arc Market Databook Oxfordshire Industrial Spring 2021

Distribution demand, further bolstered by the acceleration in online retailing as a result of the pandemic, formed much of the activity. However, the Oxfordshire market has also seen strong take up from the S&T sector with the biopharma, electric automotive engineering and space sectors all active during the latter months of 2020.
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Arc Market Databook Cambridgeshire Industrial Spring 2021

Current requirements stand more than four times ahead of availability, with the science and tech sector’s growing influence on the market adding to the pressure. This is reflected in the demand for R&D space, with units of less than 20,000 sq ft representing more than half of total requirements by floorspace.


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