Our Planning Partner Rob Hopwood recently joined EG’s Editor-in-Chief Damian Wild for the property magazine's latest Property Podcast to discuss the prospects for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc in the March 11 Budget.
South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Planning Committee has approved plans for Inholm, a contemporary Fenland village and the second phase of Cambridgeshire’s new town, Northstowe, with Bidwells providing planning advice on the application.
When Bidwells MD Catherine Spitzer spoke to the Cambridge Independent about her feelings ahead of her expedition to Antarctica, she knew it would be hard, despite having previously walked to the North Pole. But after an eight-day battle with the minus 45 degrees cold, altitude sickness and unforgettable blisters - she is just grateful there isn’t a third pole.
Office rents have shot up an eye-watering 24.3% in a year in Oxfordshire’s world-class research cluster with Bidwells’ latest research highlighting the need to fast-track new office and laboratory space to fulfil the explosion in demand from growing technology companies.
Take up in Cambridge’s office and labs market hit a five-year high in H2 2019 with science and tech occupiers shrugging off last year’s political and economic uncertainty in the race for space in Cambridge’s world class cluster.
Bidwells’ plans for growth in 2020 are largely being driven by the government’s Oxford-Cambridge Arc proposals. Seven new planners and 12 promotions have boosted Bidwells’ award-winning planning team as it continues growing to meet the increase in client interest in the Arc.