Building Consultancy articles
Insights and thoughts from our building consultancy and project management experts on the latest trends in the field.
Reinstatement cost assessments: the growing problem of underinsurance
Increasing construction and labour costs has not only impacted...
How to reduce risk and overruns on development projects
Paddling beneath the surface: The secrets to a smooth-running development.
The advantages of vendor technical due diligence
The necessity to access capital quickly during times of economic turmoil for those who have finance available locked in built assets is a common theme.
Drones: technology that should be in every surveyors toolbox
When buying real estate, you do not want any surprises, such as a problem with the roof or a chimney, that you did not know about. However, buildings are not all uniform sizes and shapes, and some are more intricate and detailed than others, particularly older buildings, because of their architectural style.
HYBRID WORKING, LEASE BREAKS AND PUTTING DILAPIDATIONS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT
With workers spending less time in the office, more businesses are reassessing their space requirements and exercising lease breaks.
Flat roofs and aerated concrete: Keep calm and carry out an inspection
When a classroom roof made of aerated concrete collapsed in 2018, fortunately, no one was hurt, as it happened at the weekend. But the risk of similar collapses was such that the Government issued a structural alert to check all flat roofs in public buildings.
NEWS IN BRIEF
UK Investment Quarterly | Q3 | 2023
Our research specialists have released the latest Carter Jonas UK Investment Quarterly report for Q3 2023.Read more
The London Office Market | Q3 | 2023
A guide to rents, rent free periods & market trends. Find out who is most likely to benefit from the artificial intelligence revolution...Read more
Central London Net Effective Rents Monitor Q2 2023
Our Central London Net Effective Rents Monitor illustrates the combined impact of changes to both headline rents and the typical length of rent free periods across 22 central London districts.Read more
UK Investment Quarterly | Q2 | 2023
Our research specialists, working with our national and regional investment professionals, have released the latest Carter Jonas UK Investment Quarterly report for Q2 2023.Read more
The construction industry has been facing multiple headwinds including sharply rising input costs, a constrained labour market and an increased cost of finance, as well as falling capital values and demand uncertainty in some property sectors. As a result, the pace of construction has been subdued.Read more
THE LONDON OFFICE MARKET | Q2 | 2023
Since the beginning of the year rents have risen to, typically, £135.00 per sq ft per annum (over £180.00 per sq ft on upper floors) for best in class Grade A space in prime West End (Mayfair) locations, driven up by supply-side constraints. Contrast with the City of London where rents are a more modest £75 per sq ft, and £55 per sq ft at Canary Wharf, for equivalent quality space.Read more