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‘Meet the Team’ episode 11: Alex Peel

Episode eleven of our Meet the Team Instagram series is now live (@coverdalebarclay)    This month, we’re introducing you to the newest member of our team, Account Director Alex Peel, who joined us last month. Alex boasts an impressive background in corporate communications and public affairs for cultural institutions as well as expertise across the…

UKREiiF Day 3 – all eyes on 4 July

Alongside some welcomed dry weather, the third and final day of #UKREiiF was focused on future opportunities following the announcement of July’s General Election.   Our  Co-Founder Director Ros Barclay participated in a workshop hosted by PLACED, bringing together placemakers, designers, planners and stakeholder engagement experts including our client Suzi Winstanley, Director at Turner.Works, Larna Smith, Town Planner at Avison Young, and…

UKREiiF – day two

If Day 1 of UKREiiF was all about delivering more housing and places, Day 2 focused on how these contribute to community health.   Our client, Anna Hwang, Chief Investment Officer at BTR developer Placefirst, spoke on a panel about the importance of housing support for the NHS and creating healthy places. Sarah Hordern, Chair of NHS…

Shaping tomorrow’s cities: How the mayoral election outcomes will impact the built environment

The UK’s mayoral election votes have been counted, and the winners have been announced. But how will the outcome shape the built environment, planning policy, and the ever-worsening housing crisis? Here, Elizabeth Lorraine considers the priorities of the newly-elected (and re-elected) regional leaders.    Following the mayoral elections that took place in the East Midlands,…

The LDO posts a record-breaking first quarter

Clearly Quintain’s London Designer Outlet ended last year as it meant to continue. After a record-breaking 2023, London’s leading fashion and lifestyle outlet centre has revealed a record-breaking Q1 2024, with January, February and March recording over £20.8 million in sales, a remarkable 5% increase on the same period in 2023.   In March alone, the LDO recorded over £7.6m in…

Vastint UK secures dual use planning consent

Our client Vastint UK has secured dual use consent for two new office buildings within its 26-acre mixed-use neighbourhood, Sugar House Island, in Stratford.   The dual use approval allows higher education providers as well as commercial businesses to operate from the buildings, and reflects the growing demand for space in Stratford amongst the education…

Sophia Webster steps foot on Sugar House Island

British retailer Sophia Webster is moving its headquarters to Sugar House Island – a 26-acre mixed-use destination in Stratford.    The luxury shoe and accessories brand will take space in Dane’s Yard, the Island’s canal-side  “creative quarter” and will join the array of independent brands already on the Island, such as publisher Phaidon and sustainable…