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“With a lack of building on any great scale outside London, Refurbs are going to continue to be the main story because speculative development will be difficult from a reputational point of view, and the finance is still missing.  Refurbs have to be important because there is too much of a story behind sustainability now to see buildings knocked down.”

Chris Hiatt, Chairman, Jones Lang La Salle
Estates Gazette, 26 March 2011

Join us to:

  • Explore the attitudes of occupiers, developers, agents, investors and the construction sector towards refurbishment and retrofit schemes
  • Assess the demand for secondary office space across the UK
  • Hear cost analyses of typical refurbishments and change of use schemes and how they compare to new build schemes
  • Understand what needs to be considered when delivering 21st Century workplace refurbishments
  • Form new business contacts within the commercial real estate sector with an interest in refurbishment and change of use
  • Capitalise on the use of the government backed Business Premises Renovation Allowance
  • Understand the impact of the announcement permitting development rights for turning commercial properties into residential use without the need for planning

Key themes to be covered at this event include:

  • An economic overview of the UK offices market
  • A cost analysis of typical refurbishments and change of use projects
  • An analysis of the potential rental value / value for sale after refurbishment or change of use
  • The view of the occupier on future space requirements
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