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Co-Living London housing trend continues surge with Gravity Coliving’s announcement of two new buildings in Camden

The surge in demand for high-end co-living accommodation has been underlined with two further complex openings in central London. Gravity Coliving, one of Europe's fastest growing property companies, revealed details about the two new buildings to PAD. "Our Camden Lock complex is just a five-minute walk from Camden Town tube," said Riccardo Tessaro. "It offers luxury two bedroom, two bathroom apartments, featuring an open-plan kitchen and balcony with city views and high-end amenities." "All our rooms are in a fully…

Architecture & Design

The Record-Breaking Ciel Hotel from The First Group, Dubai Based Property Company

Ground has been broken on construction of the new Ciel hotel in Dubai Marina, with the final concrete pour for the foundations scheduled for early September 2020. Ground is not the only thing that will be broken – once complete, the building will break the record for the tallest hotel in the world, at a planned height of 360 metres. The 82-storey building is being constructed by Dubai based property developers The First Group, as a flagship development of the…

Property Renovation & Refurbishment

Home Renovations and their High Returns

Did you head into 2020 with the motivation to turn your dream home into a reality? Feeling comfortable is extremely important when thinking about renovating your home. If a certain aspect or room is looking a little dull these days, improve it — it will make you much happier! There are many renovations which will make your home look very pleasing to live in, but also ensure that the value of your property goes up. Renovations help homeowners as it…

Garden & Lanscaping

Cleaning and maintaining your garden for the summer

We are finally saying goodbye to the winter and saying hello to the spring and summertime. With that in mind, it’s time to start planning some cleaning and to maintain your garden, so it looks great for the warmer months. Year on year, the British public wastes £672 million on our gardens because we don’t know how to take care of them throughout the winter period. To make the most out of the spring and summer months, it’s best to…

Technologies

Getting your Crew OnBoard With The Construction Project Management Software

Getting your team to agree with the new Construction Project Management Software that you will choose may be a tricky task. It has been scientifically proven that people are resistant to change and changes that affect the company may send them the wrong signal - why is the company buying this solution? Does this affect my job? Will I be able to keep my work or will I be replaced by a machine? In order to make things smooth, you…

Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

How to deal with undeclared rental income

Before we go into the specifics, there are a number of key points that you need to acknowledge when it comes to dealing with undeclared rental income: It is now more important than ever to ensure your tax affairs are up to date. Government systems are much improved and offer greater visibility on individuals who are not up to date.If you have only recently acquired a rental property, it may be possible to get things up to date by completing…

Technologies

Sahel Majali Explains How Drone Technology is Changing Construction

Mid Group was one of the first UK construction groups to see the potential of drone technology to improve projects and over the last few years, drones have become an increasingly common sight at construction sites. Site Surveying Drone surveys enable a single drone operator to create accurate height maps of large sites in a matter of hours using aerial photography and laser topography, with minimal training. Survey drone flights can be planned and flown automatically, and with thermal scanning…

Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

How do we manage high populations in megacities?

Cities across the world are expanding, as well as the populations within them.  In 2017, the World Economic Forum focused on the issue, with more than half of the planet’s population city dwellers, with this set to rise by 2030. The World Economic Forum in 2017 highlighted to world leaders the growing issue of cities. That is, that cities across the world are becoming incredibly densely populated — little over half of the world’s population make their homes within cities,…

Plant & Machinery

Aiding the environment with Bio-LNG Trucks

Flogas UK are using Bio-LNG powered trucks in a bid to help reduce carbon emissions. The business and domestic energy supplier have added two of these vehicles to their fleet, suggesting that they provide an 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared to the conventional diesel engine alternative. The two vehicles are part of Flogas’ 2040 ambition to provide customers with 100 per cent renewable energy solutions. Flogas’ extensive fleet of vehicles already includes a range of dual fuel…

Property & Facilities Management

Does improving the home boost the construction sector?

As a nation, we love to redecorate — that’s according to research claiming that the average Brit redecorates their home about 36 times in their lifetime with each project typically taking 18 days to finish. Data from the Office for National Statistics has also predicted that those in the UK collectively spend almost £30 billion on home improvements annually. That works out at £43 million each week! Surely, these figures prove that traders in the construction industry must be making…