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chloe smith Insights 28.06.23

Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Chloe Smith, delivered a speech at our Creating a Scientific Superpower Conference on the 28th June. She outlined how the government is working together with businesses, investors and academia to drive forward innovation and deliver growth across the UK.

Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Chloe Smith, delivered a speech at our Creating a Scientific Superpower Conference

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E&R Insights 26.06.23

Fraser Smith, Associate in our Energy & Renewables team shares insights in this blog on accelerating the transition to clean power.

Renewable Energy Revolution

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Heritage Consultant, Holly Rowland, talks us through the new Listed Buildings Order introduced in Kensington and Chelsea, and what this means for the retrofit of listed buildings in London and nationwide.

New Consent Orders for the Retrofit of Listed Buildings

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Graduate Landscape Architect & Urban Designer, Thomas Bacon, discusses why boundaries and edges are such a vital aspect of urban design, and why a collaborative approach is key, in his latest blog.

Why boundaries and edges are an integral part of the urban design process

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To supercharge the Oxford-Cambridge arc and the economy at large, the government must follow through its intention to liberalise planning bottlenecks.

Will planning reform be enough to deliver the help scientists really need?

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Our Bidwells Bitesize blog series offers insights into investing in life sciences real estate. The 4 editions cover repurposing, value, design and clusters.

Bidwells Bitesize: Investing in Life Sciences

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Martina Sechi, Associate and Head of Landscape & Townscape Assessment, discusses which barriers lie in the way of “tall” buildings in UK cities.

A Tale of Three Cities

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Retrofitting enables building owners and property developers to future-proof their assets through the design of a building, maximising energy efficiency and upgrading the building fabric to reduce carbon emissions.

Implementing a roadmap to net zero carbon through retrofit

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Navigating the world of school estate management, construction and planning can feel like a minefield, especially when there are constraints on your existing site and a demand for modern facilities. We’ve asked experts from our Project Management, Planning and Building Surveying teams some questions about how to best manage your independent school estate.

How you can enhance your Independent school estate - Q&A with Bidwells’ education experts

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Principal Planner, Suzi Green, questions whether there is a long-term vision for Central Milton Keynes in the backdrop of a rapidly changing development context.

Sites for Sore Eyes: What’s the Plan for Central Milton Keynes?

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In this blog, Rob Beatson explores the unique real estate demands of CGT businesses and why investors and developers should pay attention.

Understanding the DNA of Cell and Gene Therapy real estate

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Commercialising the success of British genomics will rely on infrastructure Blog 22.03.23

If the UK is to become a "scientific superpower", ministers must harness the power of industries it already leads the world in.

Commercialising the success of British genomics will rely on infrastructure

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Cambridge Residential Rental Market Report, Summer 2024

As the UK faces a new government and potential shifts in SDLT for overseas buyers, our Q2 report delves into the static housing market, rising rents, and shifting demand towards larger homes.

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BTR Open & Operating Report | London

London boasts 43% of operational UK BTR, but regional pipeline dominates.

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Net Zero Carbon and Electricity Demand – Binding Targets, Barriers and Bonuses

By 2035 the UK has a target to decarbonise the whole electricity system for Great Britain (GB), whilst also increasing demand for electricity by 50% over the same period.

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The Right Home, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

Operational living is transforming housing options in the UK, offering flexibility and accessibility to suit diverse lifestyles at different stages of their lives and careers.

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Productivity Engine: Foreword from Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy

A society’s productivity, the key to its prosperity and living standards, reflects the outcome of decisions taken over many years or even decades. Britain’s flatlining productivity today reflects the disappearance of this long-term perspective.

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Planning Reform and Productivity

Two quotes, half a century and a continent apart, explain why housebuilding has declined to 145,000 per year, less than half of the Government’s objective of 300,000 p.a.

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Productivity Engine: Preface from Bidwells’ Senior Partner Nick Pettit

Productivity is measured by dividing the output of goods and services by the number of hours which people have worked.

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The Productivity Engine

In Bidwells’ latest groundbreaking report, The Productivity Engine, we uncover the fundamental role that space plays in understanding - and solving - the UK’s productivity problems.

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We must land on a strategy for our most precious resource

Making more efficient use of Britain’s most finite resource—land—is our best chance to enhance the country’s sluggish productivity. It’s as simple as that.

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Real estate can drive productivity by supporting regional centres of excellence

The United Kingdom, once celebrated for its industrial prowess and ingenuity, now confronts a dire economic reality marked by a persistent productivity crisis.

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Cambridge Residential Rental Market Report, Spring 2024

Oxford Economics forecast a rapid decline in the bank rate this year and next, ending 2024 at 4% and 2025 at 3%.

Spring 2024
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The Oxford Advantage

Mills & Reeve and Bidwells have partnered together to deliver a unique insight into the Oxford, Cambridge, London arc – often called the ‘Golden Triangle’ – that will explore the way businesses in the technology, life sciences and real estate sectors work together.

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Jun 2024

Royal Highland Show 2024

Royal Highland Show 2024 rural breakfast briefing energises audience with land reform and sustainability debate.

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Jun 2024

Headline Sponsors at Bisnow's Build to Rent Annual Conference (BTRAC) 2024

Iain Murray, our Head of Operational Living, gave the opening keynote presentation and joined a panel at the Bisnow BTRAC conference in Canary Wharf, London.

12 June 2024
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May 2024

Bidwells at UKREiiF 2024

At the Bidwells pavilion this year, we launched our Productivity Engine report and discussed key topics from it. We examined the crucial role of productivity in UK economic growth and living standards.

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Feb 2024

Founder to Founder, Exclusive insights from Oxfordshire’s Leading CEOs

If you were in a room with Oxfordshire’s top CEOs – what would you ask them?

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Jan 2024

Offices and Labs Databooks webinar Jan 2024

We heard our experts discuss Bidwells’ latest research on the Offices & Labs market across Cambridge, Oxford, M1 South, and Norfolk & Suffolk.

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Dec 2023

Switch on to onshore wind

In this podcast, planning and renewables experts discuss the current situation with Onshore Wind and its relevance to landowners, as well as views from the RSPB for those who wish to know more about the interaction between wildlife and renewable energy developments.

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Nov 2023

The challenge of scaling leadership as an organisation grows

When companies are small, it’s easy. Leaders are connected to each element of the business; keeping everyone aligned and motivated. But as companies grow, great leadership becomes harder and harder to deliver.

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Oct 2023

Are onshore renewables right for me?

This highly practical webinar held in partnership with Farmers’ Weekly magazine examines the central question being asked by farmers and landowners across England.

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Oct 2023

IF Oxford Science & Ideas Festival

We have partnered up with IF Oxford this year to help build science, social and cultural capital in the community we live and work in to help ‘open doors’ to careers in science and technology and support socioeconomic mobility.

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Sep 2023

The Future of the Oxford to Cambridge Region Conference

Listen to real estate leaders from across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc discuss key issues facing the region at The Future of the Oxford to Cambridge Region Conference 2023.

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Sep 2023

Offices & Labs Databook Presentation

Bidwells bitesize online presentation provided an update on the Offices and Labs Market across Oxford & Cambridge.

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Jul 2023

Bidwells Bitesize: Revitalise, Reimagine, Repurpose Breakfast Seminar

On 18th July 2023, we held our breakfast seminar on ‘Meeting Lab Demand with Innovative Spaces' in partnership with COEL

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