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Symons House: 74 designs student living at its finest

London and Scottish Student Housing enlisted award-winning interiors and architecture practice 74 to create a hospitality-inspired student living experience in the heart of Leeds.

15/07/2020 6 min read

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Post COVID-19 design: Time for a quick change

After a long few months, businesses in the commercial sector across the UK are slowly beginning to reopen their doors. Forbo Flooring Systems' James Morton discusses the importance of flooring to organise and invigorate a space.

07/07/2020 3 min read

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Hyphenated Hospitality is the new normal

Aparthotels and other hybrid forms of hospitality will dominate the post- pandemic leisure sector. But in what form, where, and what do they want from design? David Thame talks to the Czech expert who has the answers.

15/07/2020 5 min read

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Bene launches Pearson Lloyd-designed PORTS collection

The Austrian leader introduces three complementary product lines, which reflect the high standards and changing workstyles of modern leadership.

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Aviva invest in London Aparthotel scheme

The aparthotel sector has come of age. Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of the Aviva insurance business, has acquired the freehold interest in a central London apart hotel scheme, adding to its portfolio of high-quality, long-income real estate assets.

17/10/2019 1 min read
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What’s in, and what’s out, in hospitality property

The 22 storey tower at Commercial Road, Aldgate, will provide 190 apartments alongside facilities including a gym, café, private restaurant, bar and co-working members club with a garden and terrace. The asset will be operated under ‘The Gate’ brand and is expected to be ready for guests at the beginning of 2020.

The Aviva deal sees them sell-on the lease to a nearby local council, providing Barking and Dagenham with a long-term income (useful at a time when local government income from government grants is being squeezed).

That the aparthotel sector is regarded as an asset-class safe enough for both Aviva and a notoriously risk-averse buyer like a local council, is mighty tribute to its appeal.

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