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The last 50 years has seen a rapid increase in extreme weather events, with this summer alone subject to a number of highly publicised ocean storms, wildfires, droughts In a recent blog article, Emanuela Lo Faro, Principal Architect at SGP, discusses why public leisure facilities are essential for the health and wellbeing of the nation. They […]

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The last 50 years has seen a rapid increase in extreme weather events, with this summer alone subject to a number of highly publicised ocean storms, wildfires, droughts and flooding. Scientists warn that these kinds of events may become increasingly common as global warming accelerates, with an estimated 150 million people currently living in land […]

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With local leisure centres and swimming pools in a period of crisis, Luke Abbott, Studio Director at SGP, examines how private-sector businesses are looking to mitigate the impact by providing their own health and wellness facilities for staff. The closure of public leisure facilities, such as Whitworth Leisure Centre in Lancashire, poses an increasing concern as […]

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Whilst logistics is seeing unprecedented growth in the UK as the country looks to the sector to keep society moving during lockdown, the jobs boom across all stages of the logistics supply chain has also seen a growing number of unfulfilled vacancies. In particular, the shortage of digital talent that will drive the sector forward […]

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Home truths for logistics


19th November 2020

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of an efficient logistics network has been brought into stark relief. Delivery drivers have been classed as ‘key workers’, charged with keeping the country running, ensuring the NHS receives its vital supplies, vulnerable people are provided with essential goods and retailers and manufacturers get their just-in time supplies to […]

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The latest RIBA Future Trends Workload Index moved towards positive territory for architects, climbing to -17 in June, from -49 in May. However, it found that overall workloads for architects are 28% lower than they were a year ago. A rapidly shrinking commercial market has particularly impacted medium to large architectural practices operating in major […]

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A Walk In the Park


18th June 2020

Richard Smyth, Studio Director at Stephen George + Partners, was delighted to be asked by Prologis UK Ltd to be their guest blogger. In his blog article Richard talks about the importance of health and wellbeing in the logistics sector and how nature and employee welfare influenced the design of DC535 Prologis DIRFT in Rugby, […]

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In a very competitive marketplace, energy efficiency and good transport links are no longer enough for logistics and business park schemes to be successful. Developers and tenants are now looking into the benefits of healthy and positive workspaces to lift themselves above their competition. Whilst sustainability standards are fairly commonplace in logistics and warehouse developments, […]

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Ground-breaking new report from Stephen George + Partners provides the key to the successful delivery of neighbourhood centres Recognition for the importance of the neighbourhood centre as a focal point for residential developments is growing. However, where traditional neighbourhood centres used to mean retail, there is a developing shift towards a mix of uses, including […]

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Workplace Design


28th August 2019

Can simply changing the working environment in an office bring about workplace cultural change on its own? Writing in the latest edition of Property Week, Geoff Ward, Partner, Stephen George + Partners, outlines why we should be designing offices that are flexible and adaptable, with a wide range of settings to suit all personnel and tasks. Companies […]

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