30 May '12, 9am

Construction and property leaders come together to discuss ‘disruptive’ ideas for growth

Space is flexible – with the advances in IT and changing working practices, the constraints of inflexible commercial buildings will be challenged. This led project participants to consider new ways to ensure the efficient use of commercial space, including large-scale inter-business ‘hot-desking’. Finance is changing – in the depths of the worst recession in living memory, arising out of an unprecedented global banking crisis, innovative financial mechanisms – such as local and community-owned institutions and peer-to-peer lending will become increasingly prominent. Participants have highlighted opportunities to drive forward low carbon infrastructure through innovative finance, and opportunities to promote alternatives to traditional mortgages, that encourage retrofitting. Collaboration is key – pan-industry collaboration has the potential to open up new opportunities acr...

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