Insights & Reports

Thought leading insights, research and events that define our markets

Image of PR_220607_N16_webview Insights 28.09.22

With Charles now King, his ability to exert influence on the built environment is substantially reduced, so what can we learn from his philosophy and who will champion his principles in the future?

King Charles’ legacy: We should harness his design philosophy for our wider benefit.

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Six months since Natural England increased the list of habitat sites to include the Broads and the River Wensum, Amy Robinson, Senior Planner, reflects on the progress that has been made in identifying suitable mitigation strategies and allowing development for overnight accommodation to progress within the Nutrient Neutrality catchment areas.

What’s next for Nutrient Neutrality in Norfolk?

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Principal Planner, Rachel Woodman, was named joint winner of the Young Property Person of the Year Award at Wednesday evening’s prestigious Oxford Property Festival Awards.

Rachel Woodman Named Winner at Oxford Property Awards

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At this BioWednesday event, collaboratively hosted by One Nucleus and Bidwells, we discussed ‘What is shaping the 2030 Life Science future and what is the role of real estate in supporting ecosystems over coming years?’

BioWednesday: The future of life sciences and the role of real estate

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As first featured on New London Architecture's website.

Incubator space as an accelerator for innovation

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The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) is the first of three components of Environmental Land Management to be released and is now open for applications.

Sustainable Farming Incentive and what it means for farmers and landowners

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Bidwells' Senior Partner, Nick Pettit, introduces our new sustainability service offer and explains why it’s the most comprehensive in real estate.

Why our Sustainability offer is the start of something special

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Previously known as Fund Management, the team have renamed themselves Investment and Property Management. Heading up the team, Ian Gatiss, Partner, has answered a series of questions to explain why they’ve chosen to change their name.

Q&A with Ian Gatiss, Head of Investment and Property Management

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Flat block Insights 28.07.22

The Agent of Change principle has been with us for some years now, dutifully enshrined in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The principle seeks to protect existing and lawful noise generating operations from proposals for new noise-sensitive developments, particularly residential accommodation, but is it really having a meaningful effect?

It is time to level up the Agent of Change principle so that its objective is actually realised

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A focus on carbon credits is leading to new woodland creation being prioritised over the restoration and expansion of our remnant native woodlands. But the time has come to take a closer look at our so-called 'ghost' woodlands and, where possible, to resurrect them.

Resurrecting Natural Capital: Ghost Woodlands

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Planned maintenance Insights 13.07.22

Planned preventative maintenance (PPM) is also called planned maintenance or scheduled maintenance. PPM is carried out on an asset - like a piece of equipment, a property, or an element of a property - on a regular basis.

What is planned preventative maintenance?

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In March this year, the Nutrient Neutrality announcement marked big news in the planning world effectively halting development in the Norfolk area. However, a different spanner has been in the works in Hertfordshire (and neighbouring shires) – the Chilterns Beechwoods Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

From Nutrient Neutrality to Ecological Moratoriums

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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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