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What Next For London?

May 18, 2022

Virginia Blackman, national head of Avison Young’s Site Assembly and Compulsory Purchase team, talks to us about Avison Young’s Cities Recovery Index and what it is telling us just over two years on from the first lockdown. Taking a look at retail, leisure, footfall and office occupancy trends, Virginia shares what...


Mar 7, 2022

We spoke to Paul Barnes, CEO of the Association for International Retail, about the sector’s potential to play a major role in the capital and the UK’s recovery. We touched on what needs to happen now to make that possible, from reinstating tax free shopping for international visitors, to putting shopping into...


Feb 2, 2022

London First CEO John Dickie and CEO of Grosvenor Property UK James Raynor discuss the role of the capital in the country's future success, the role for the built environment in recovery and the future of work. 


Jan 6, 2022

We spoke to Arup’s Richard de Cani and Cathy Li about the new report, London Alive, and how the capital’s public spaces could be reimagined for a post-pandemic future. We were joined by the Northbank BID’s Alison Gregory, who shared her perspective on the evolution of Waterloo Bridge and Charing Cross, as well as...


Dec 2, 2021

Laura Osborne and Mark Hilton spoke to Charles Oak, Hotel Director of the Londoner, a new super-boutique hotel in the heart of the capital. From opening a new 16-storey hotel in uncertain times, through to the importance of its art collection and cultural contribution, Charles shares the highs and lows of bringing this...