Utrecht’s bicycle multi storey

In Utrecht they know how do cycle infrastructure, just make it as normal and integrated as motor vehicles. At first sight the bike parking complex has many similarities to a multi storey car park, but the adaptations for cyclists run deep, from ramp gradients to...
Privacy through history and into the future

Privacy through history and into the future

Some recent research on developing trends for office design and how they affect the people who work in them led to an Greg Ferenstein’s insightful short thesis The History of Privacy covering the last few thousand years of privacy. What becomes apparent is that...
Northern UK cities see the best real world yields

Northern UK cities see the best real world yields

We seem to have been here before as we see that London is powering ahead with house price increases of a fifth over the last twelve months. Within the 32 London Boroughs the average home now costs £499k, creating an enormous gulf over the national UK average house...

Promoting cities 60’s style

In the days before YouTube a short promotional video was produced by Sheffield Council. As you would expect, it’s upbeat, it provides a few flashbacks into how we saw ourselves back then, AND it has Carry On music! Even in 1969 it seemed obvious that steel was...
Sheffield’s office market shows value with growth potential

Sheffield’s office market shows value with growth potential

The latest Knight Frank regional office market review is reporting that 2016 was a relatively quiet year for the local office market in terms of occupier take up. 63 deals completed compared to 84 in 2015 with a total of 201,500 sq ft being occupied, 36% below the...