Briefing Note: 100 Days of Metro Mayors

The six metro mayors have now passed their 100th day in power. Iceni Engagement has taken a quick look at how they are getting on in regards to their housing and infrastructure policies and their personal profile (how well established e...

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Posted 17/08/2017

by Roseanne Green

Coworking – the future of office space? 

Coworking isn’t a new concept, tech pioneers have been using collaborative work spaces in Silicon Valley for over a decade. The original idea was simple – start-ups or SMEs are ready to move out of their homes and into an office. But office spa...

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Posted 16/08/2017

by Patrick McNamara

Planning TV: Planning Out and LGBT Venues

Iceni Projects’ Central London Director, Kieron Hodgson, speaking to Planning TV at Planning Out’s first birthday event in Cit...

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Posted 10/08/2017

by Charlotte Mills

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Iceni Projects Grows with Two New Senior Hires in Manchester

Award-winning property advisory firm Iceni Projects has today (9 August 2017) announced two new appointments in its Iceni team, based in Manchester. Murray Graham joins the Iceni Projects team as Director for Planning and Chris Mawdsley joins a...

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Posted 09/08/2017

by Nick Vose

Rethinking Retirement

It is well known in this country that we have a strong attachment to home ownership and climbing up the property ladder. As a consequence there has long been a reluctance to move back down; far from being seen as a pragmatic step, down-sizing is v...

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Posted 09/08/2017

by Charlotte Hunter

Local Authorities as Housing Delivery Enablers

Back in 2013 the government commissioned an independent review into the role of local authorities in boosting housing supply. Led by Eastleigh Borough Council leader Keith House and housing charity director Natalie Elphicke the review set out a vi...

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Posted 02/08/2017

by Ian Anderson

The Imbalance of Devolution

Our six metro mayors are fast approaching their 100th day in power. Overshadowed by the subsequent general election result and, with atrocities in Manchester and London naturally transferring national attention, the metro mayors first few months a...

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Posted 02/08/2017

by Roseanne Green

Crossrail 2: Back on Track

It’s been a long time coming for Crossrail 2. The Hertfordshire-to-Surrey line received government backing this week after years of dashed hopes and false starts. Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, confirmed on Monday the government’s com...

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Posted 26/07/2017

by Christian Cosby

Will the Driverless Car Kill High Speed Rail?

This week we finally found out the route of HS2 past Birmingham. The UK’s new 250mph high-speed train will run, at a total stated cost of £55.7bn, towards the East Midlands Hub, then on to Chesterfield and Leeds, before joining on to the existing ...

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Posted 19/07/2017

by Nick Vose

The Summer Party, Manchester

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2017 Location: The Garden, Spinningfields, Manchester Thanks to everyone that joined us at our summer party on Wednesday night. For those that couldn't attend, we are sorry you missed out on the free holiday to the Ma...

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Posted 14/07/2017

by James Bompas