CBRE, the world’s leading real-estate adviser, has released Our Cities, Knowledge for the Future, a thought-provoking project on how British cities might look and feel in twenty years’ time. The research casts new light on the kaleidoscopic complexity of the future city. Southampton has a vision which will bring £3 billion of investment, create thousands of new jobs and deliver some 5,000 new homes to the city over the next 20 years.
Bow Square is one of Southampton City Council’s VIP projects. The £60m project is being led by developer National Regional Property Group, with construction by PMC Construction. Already two phases of the development are complete, with hundreds of residents settled into their new homes.The third and final phase of the project is due to be handed over this month, unlocking the last 68 of the total 279 apartments.
Parents will increasingly demand flexible working options from employers to enable them to spend more time with their family, new research from workspace provider Regus suggests. The survey found that 85% of British working parents would forfeit other benefits to take up flexible working, with 81% surveyed believing the top benefit is a better work-life balance.
Southampton Airport has launched a six-week public consultation seeking feedback on its draft Master Plan which sets out its long-term vision for growth. The Master Plan details how the airport plans to grow and continue to support the region over the next 20 years.
HSBC UK has launched a £250 million lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in south Hampshire and Dorset, as part of its broader commitment to helping British businesses realise their ambitions for growth.