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Is Sci/Tech the future?

Is Sci/Tech the future?

Over the last six months whilst landlords of retail units and shopping centres have been looking to support a struggling sector, landlords in the science and technology sector have seen an increase in demand for space and accelerated growth. Previously seen as a niche...

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Access to Green Space and Workplace Wellbeing

Access to Green Space and Workplace Wellbeing

With rising COVID infection rates in the UK and set against a background of geo-global political turmoil, it is little wonder that a number of us are feeling nervous as we look towards winter whilst we continue to adjust to the ever-shifting parameters of living and...

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Propcos, corporate occupiers, pension funds…have your say

Propcos, corporate occupiers, pension funds…have your say

Business rates are the bane of most corporate occupiers but bring in £30bn for the Government each year. After years of assurances, the Government has launched what it calls a “fundamental” review of the business rates system. There is a call for evidence and it is...

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The Next 100 Days – Seizing the opportunity in a new normal

The Next 100 Days – Seizing the opportunity in a new normal

This is the final blog in the series looking at how companies can align their commercial goals with an effective approach to Intellectual Property (IP), using Potter Clarkson’s Next 100 Days guide. We developed this guide to help companies prioritise their IP...

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The Next 100 Days: Mitigating Risk

The Next 100 Days: Mitigating Risk

This is the next blog in the series looking at how companies can align their commercial goals with an effective approach to Intellectual Property (IP), using Potter Clarkson’s “Next 100 Days” guide. During times of crisis, it is more important than ever to mitigate...

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Lessons Learnt From A Zero Carbon Laboratory

Lessons Learnt From A Zero Carbon Laboratory

Four years after completion in 2016 we have been taking the opportunity to review how well the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Sustainable Chemistry is working.  The building provides all of the functions required for the operation of the Universities...

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Innovation gives us good reason for optimism

Innovation gives us good reason for optimism

With experts predicting a 25-30% drop in economic output and British tech firms posting their worst performance since the financial crash of 2008, it’s easy to see why the future might appear particularly gloomy. There are however reasons for optimism. Recessions...

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Innovation and  the new office

Innovation and the new office

What role can innovation play in ensuring collaboration continues if we can’t be physically present?  And how might offices be used going forward? Tom Renn, Managing Director - Bruntwood SciTech Manchester looks at how workspaces may now evolve. I recently joined...

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Office demand post Covid -19

Office demand post Covid -19

Now that lockdown measures are beginning to ease and the prospect of meeting up with friends and family in a restaurant or having a drink in a pub has arrived, businesses are planning for what a return to the workplace will look like. But as lockdown measures...

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Successful innovation – the real risk is not doing it at all

Successful innovation – the real risk is not doing it at all

Innovation is synonymous with successful business. Organisations that are unable to innovate successfully often fail. Covid-19 has shaken our world and the crisis has challenged organisations of all sizes, forcing leaders to explore new ways of working. Companies born...

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The Future of the Laboratory

The Future of the Laboratory

As Covid-19 has proved a catalyst for global business change, what impact has the pandemic had on laboratory operations, investment and future design? Kath Mackay, managing director - Alderley Park, looks at what’s next for the laboratory. Last week I was lucky enough...

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