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Sustainable Office Design

Sustainability is the keyword of our time. We hear it touted regarding how we live, how we shop and how we eat – but what... read more
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Make it personal when it comes to hotel design

The pattern of how we use hotels and hospitality has changed. We are seeing an increase in local use with the rise of the “staycation”... read more
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The 15-minute city

An exciting concept inspired by French-Colombian scientist Carlos Moreno, highlights that it can and should be attainable for people to have access to everything they... read more
Thoughts

What’s next for retail?

The past 2 years have resulted in some major changes to retail industry, such as a significant increase in online shopping, the rise of localisation... read more
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Why the joy of shopping in stores is back – for good!

PICKING A CAUSE For starters, self-reflection and internalisation has been amplified during the pandemic. People have begun to redefine themselves, evaluating their fundamental values and... read more
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The department store dilemma

Unfortunately for many department stores, the pandemic has been a final blow in the battle with online retail, spiralling real estate costs and difficulty serving... read more
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The Retail Roadmap to Recovery

The Bank of England recently declared that the economy is recovering from the coronavirus recession faster than expected. Howard Archer, chief economic adviser to the... read more
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What will 2021 and beyond hold for Architects?

Leading London networking business Urbano, recently posed this question to a group of senior architects in a webinar. On the panel was our own Annie... read more
Thoughts

Why hoteliers should be refurbishing during a pandemic

Hotels that undergo a rejuvenation approximately every seven years, are least likely to experience a dip in profit. It is essential that hotel owners plan... read more
Insights

transforming office blocks

The global pandemic is causing a major shift towards working from home, which is having a significant impact on the built environment  – and it... read more
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The End of the World as we know it – and I feel fine…

A sense of proportion can be hard to maintain when the events we directly experience are wide-ranging enough to be truly global. Our sense of... read more
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Generation Z are the unlikely saviours of physical retail

Interestingly and conversely to what was previously anticipated, recent research shows that Generation Z is spending more time in physical stores than any other consumers... read more
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Hotel rejuvenation and why hoteliers need to plan for this years in advance

The UK hotel market is a competitive one.  Social media offers up the most hard to please customers and ratings are taken seriously by others,... read more
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Pop-ups are more about the R.O.E. than the R.O.I.

Matthew Greenwell of Storefront and James Breaks from rpa:group share their views about pop-ups becoming primarily about return on experience and why brands are increasingly... read more
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UK high streets need to be more about creating communities and less about just retail

It is time to return to the root of what people want; the creation of multi-faceted communities offering variety and meeting a diversity of local... read more
Thoughts

getting ahead in the fitness industry race

One in every seven people in the UK is now a member of a gym, and according to the “2018 state of the UK fitness... read more
Insights

value and values…

As retail consumer profiling becomes more granular, with increasing generations and shopper tribes demanding immediacy in meeting their specific needs, how do brands and designers... read more
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essential retail design trends for 2019 that can’t be ignored

Ultimately, a store is a reflection of its brand. Therefore any design or redesign needs to reflect its brand values. It is the responsibility of... read more
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evolving retail: why retail brands are moving from traditional retail spaces

These days, it is all about experiential shopping and retailers are on an important quest to engage with their customers, by delivering retail theatre and... read more
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educational environments: 5 key drivers of change

The importance of schools to create active and inspiring learning environments that compliment how teaching and learning has evolved… read more
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