Blogs



Black’s Blog: Revolutionary ideas at Hospitalfield House

Architect Malcolm Fraser did the impossible at the first Andrew Nicoll Lecture (September 22). He ...

Published 25 September 2017

Blog: The age-old question: salary or dividends?

Roger Campbell outlines what construction directors should consider when deciding whether to take ...

Published 22 September 2017

Blog: Property investors queuing up for retail park offers

Strong footfall numbers in 2017 have resulted in increasing investor demand for retail parks, writ ...

Published 19 September 2017

Blog: The future of social housing design and build in Scotland is all about virtual reality

Euan Revell, senior architectural designer at planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore in E ...

Published 18 September 2017

Blog: Top tips for future-proofing your business

Succession planning was always a hot topic when markets were buoyant and businesses were optimisti ...

Published 15 September 2017

Just a Minute with James Gibb residential factors MD Nic Mayall

The latest participant in the Just a Minute feature by our sister publication Scottish Housing New ...

Published 14 September 2017

Blog: New Innovation Factory can help industry do things better

Chris Shaw, associate development director of regeneration company Urban Splash, provides his vie ...

Published 12 September 2017

Blog: Build to Rent could plug housing shortfall

Scotland’s housing shortfall could be plugged by Build to Rent homes but opportunities as well a ...

Published 5 September 2017

Blog: Rising costs and skills shortages expected to weaken construction industry outlook

Increased building material prices and a shortage of labourers can flatten the Scottish Government ...

Published 1 September 2017

Blog: How can in-town shopping centres survive and thrive?

Planning expert Chris Miller on the challenges and opportunities facing town-centre shopping centr ...

Published 31 August 2017

Blog: Why City Deals shouldn’t overlook placemaking

The Edinburgh Region has recently signed a City Deal that has sadly missed the mark when it comes ...

Published 28 August 2017

Blog: Cracking the student accommodation construction cost conundrum

Is affordability the biggest challenge facing the purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) marke ...

Published 15 August 2017

Blog: Will Grenfell be a game changer for housing, bidding and contract management?

The social housing sector must make changes across all its platforms, says Andrew Morrison. Most ...

Published 15 August 2017

Blog: Will the Scottish Government respond positively to support Scotland’s build-to-rent sector?

By Scottish Property Federation director David Melhuish Recent news that the UK government is to ...

Published 10 August 2017