Our View on Build to Rent is a new bi-annual Bidwells’ report on this developing funding and investment sector. We provide our comments on recent markets trends including the recognition of a Build to Rent (BTR) tenure status in the draft National Planning Policy Framework.
The building industry has seen a technological revolution in recent years to make construction faster, cheaper and safer. From drones, to AI (Artificial Intelligence), to BIM (Building Information Modelling) – we’ve made it possible to live and breathe the construction of a building before the first brick is laid. But how far have we taken our lifecycle modelling of new construction methods and materials? – will these buildings last?
The knowledge corridor from Oxford to Cambridge is of vital national economic importance; home to leading international universities and science and technology companies. The CaMkOx Arc may prove to be one of the UK’s most economically significant infrastructure ventures, but its delivery isn’t a forgone conclusion.
The £600m venture company started in 2015 and already has 53 spin out companies in its portfolio which has generated over 400 jobs. Their (conservative) projection is for this to hit 1,000 jobs by 2020 and grow by around 500 year on year after that. Companies span across Medical, Engineering and Data/A1.
Harwell Campus is a science and technology hub and home to approximately 240 organisations employing over 5500 people. It’s also known as the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus and the Harwell Science Park. The campus is 12 miles south of Oxford on the A34, between M40 and M4, close to the towns of Didcot, Harwell, Chilton and Oxfordshire. It is part of Science Vale.