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Place Podcast

40 EpisodesProduced by Place North WestWebsite

Property analysis + commentary brought to you by regional business publication Place North West

40 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Building safety bill summary | Place Podcast

May 5th, 2022


Alan Robson and Max Meadows of Project Four Construction Safety joined Julia Hatmaker, deputy editor at Place North West, to discuss, in depth, the …

In conversation with Marcus Ginn, founder & CEO of Edozo | PlaceTech Podcast

April 25th, 2022


Marcus Ginn, founder and CEO of Edozo, joins Paul Unger, editor of PlaceTech, to discuss the problems Edozo sets out to solve within the property …

What are the mega trends in property technology? | PlaceTech Podcast

April 12th, 2022


In this episode of the PlaceTech Podcast, Tom Willcock, director of innovation at Hollis, joins PlaceTech editor Paul Unger for a quick-fire …

What are the implications of changing weather patterns for planning and property? | PlaceTech Podcast

February 25th, 2022


In this special PlaceTech podcast episode, Jeremy Hinds, planning director at Savills, joins Paul Unger, editor of PlaceTech, to talk about how …

The great Rochdale comeback | Place Podcast

December 15th, 2021


Like many places, Rochdale was hard hit by the financial crash of 2008. In this podcast, senior reporter Dan Whelan chatted to Neil Eccles, head of innovation at Rochdale Development Agency, and Steve Rumbelow, chief …

Sir Richard Leese on the IRA bomb, devolution and the Northern Powerhouse | Place Podcast

November 30th, 2021


Sir Richard Leese reflects on key moments from the past 25 years in this one-on-one interview with Place North West's deputy editor, Julia Hatmaker.

COP26 | Examining the sustainability of brick

November 12th, 2021


As we push for sustainable development, more and more attention is being paid to building materials. Stephanie Palmer, head of sustainability at Wienerberger UK joins Place North West to talk about brick's green …

Is heritage the enemy of regeneration? | Place Podcast

November 8th, 2021


Do heritage properties help or hinder efforts to revitalise a community? In the latest Place North West podcast, we zoom in on Rochdale to see how history is shaping the future.

Rochdale Development Agency heritage …

COP26 | How Britain’s ageing infrastructure could defeat its green ambitions

November 5th, 2021


The UK’s electrical grid infrastructure is in dire need of an dire upgrade if the country is going to meet its renewable energy goals by 2035, says Pegasus Group in the latest Place North West podcast episode.

Building …

COP26 | Why is the market pushing for net zero faster than legislation? 

November 2nd, 2021


On this episode of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, HBD and Cundall discuss why some developers are taking it upon themselves to get ahead of the curve in terms of sustainability, while government legislation on …

COP26 | How to deliver net zero buildings for the NHS

October 29th, 2021


Healthcare developer Assura delves into the challenges it faces in creating sustainable medical facilities, and how it's overcoming them, in this episode of our COP26 podcast series.

By their nature, healthcare …

COP26 | Retrofitting in action: lessons learned from ForHousing

October 26th, 2021


As part of the COP26 podcast series, we've talked about retrofitting quite a lot - from a general overview of the issue to best practices. But what's …

COP26 | The two questions you need to ask about EV charging stations

October 22nd, 2021


Electric vehicles are on the rise as the UK pushes for net zero, which means more and more EV charging stations are needed. But before you add an EV charging unit to your scheme you need to answer two very important …

COP26 | Back to basics: Cutting through the net-zero noise

October 19th, 2021


When it comes to minimising carbon footprints, companies should keep things simple and take steps to measure, monitor, and manage energy consumption …

COP26 | Retrofitting 101: the dos and don’ts of making old buildings sustainable

October 15th, 2021


Engineering consulting firm WSP delves into the ins and outs of retrofitting beyond just housing, tackling how commercial projects need to get on …

Best practices for developing around transit hubs | Place Podcast

October 14th, 2021


Regenerating brownfield sites surrounding transport infrastructure is the key topic in this podcast with Rochdale Council and Broadway Malyan.

As we push for more brownfield developments, creating communities around …

COP26 | What is the public sector doing to meet net zero targets?

October 12th, 2021


In this episode, we explore the ways in which public authorities are working towards Greater Manchester’s net-zero carbon target of 2038 and hear …

COP26 | How can green infrastructure combat climate change?

October 8th, 2021


Environmental consultancy LUC shares its expertise on how smart landscape design and ecology-minded planning can help the UK reach its net zero goal …

COP26 | How can engineers maximise sustainability in development?

October 5th, 2021


As the impacts of climate change worsen, it’s more important than ever that we try and build in a sustainable fashion. Civic Engineers directors Paul …

COP26 | How can we retrofit the country’s housing stock? 

October 1st, 2021


There are concerns within the social housing sector about how they will afford technologies such as air source heat pumps and if tenants will accept …

COP26 | How do you create a net zero, new-build office?

September 28th, 2021


Bruntwood Works is aiming to create the first carbon neutral commercial building in the country. In this latest episode of Place North West’s Cop26 podcast series, we ask how it can be done and, more importantly, if it …

COP26 | How can the UK harness wind energy to fight climate change?

September 24th, 2021


Wind energy is the future of sustainable power, so how can we maximise its potential? Pegasus Group executive planning director Chris Calvert and …

COP26 | How is the drive for net-zero impacting landlord and tenant relationships? 

September 21st, 2021


In this latest episode of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, TLT legal director Joseph Meredith takes us through the nuanced world of landlord/tenant relationships in the net-zero era.

The drive for net-zero is …

COP26 | What are the five easy ways to improve your EPC rating?

September 10th, 2021


Welcome to the Place North West COP26 podcast series, featuring some of the biggest names in property and exploring all things net zero carbon and sustainability within the built environment.

In this opening episode, …

TLT on green finance in affordable housing | Place Podcast

September 7th, 2021


Shazia Bashir, housing & regeneration partner at TLT, joins Paul Unger to discuss green finance. 

Green finance is on the rise and never more so …

How to tackle the UK's skills shortage problem | Place Podcast

August 23rd, 2021


HMS’ managing director Paul Worthington, construction director John Barrow, commercial director Ian McGillivary, and maintenance director Alison …

What is holding co-living back? Ft. Colin Shenton + Andrew Purdon | Place Podcast

June 30th, 2021


Colin Shenton, chief executive of the Shenton Group, and Andrew Purdon, head of co-living transactions at CBRE, joined reporter Dan Whelan to thrash …

Permitted development and its impact on town centres | Place Podcast

June 17th, 2021


Permitted development was introduced to speed up the planning process and tackle housing shortages, but has it had the desired effect and will recent …

Getting under the skin of town centre regeneration | Place Podcast

April 22nd, 2021


Phil Mayall, board director at regeneration specialists Muse Developments and Mark Robinson, chair of the High Streets Taskforce, join Place North West reporter Dan Whelan to discuss the pitfalls of the one-size …

Are we winning the race to net-zero carbon? | Place Podcast

April 12th, 2021


Richard Lewis, technical and quality director at M&E consultancy Davies Partnership - alongside Paul Gerrard, director of developer For Living, …

The co-living story so far ft. Colin Shenton + Jackson Torchia | Place Podcast

April 6th, 2021


Colin Shenton, chief executive of the Shenton Group, and Jackson Torchia, house manager at Oppidan Life, join reporter Dan Whelan to discuss …

Discussing licences in principle with Kuits and Bruntwood | Place Podcast

March 30th, 2021


Felicity Tulloch, head of licensing at award-winning law firm, Kuits, and Chris Middleton, commercial manager at Bruntwood, join Place North West …

Building a better future for the construction industry Ft Stuart Stead and Ben Fearns | Place Podcast

December 22nd, 2020


After a tough year for construction firms, Stuart Stead, head of construction and property at accountancy firm Cowgills, and Ben Fearns, managing director of developer Novo Property Group, discuss the biggest issues …

Lessons from the pandemic with Sean Anstee and Cllr Elise Wilson | Place Podcast

November 24th, 2020


Stockport Council leader Wilson, and former Trafford Council leader Anstee, now executive director at Cratus Communications, discuss how Covid-19 has impacted them personally and professionally, and what it means for …

AEW eyes ‘evolution, not revolution’ after buyout | Place Podcast

October 7th, 2020


In an interview with Place North West, Andy Rainford and Colin Savage explain why their strategy as they take the reins from former majority …

Will planning reform lead to beautiful development? ft. Paddock Johnson and Grimster Planning | Place Podcast

September 30th, 2020


The Government’s proposed changes to the much-maligned planning system aim to slash the red tape, speed up housing delivery and prioritise creating …

Navigating landlord and tenant relations amid Covid-19 | Place Podcast

June 19th, 2020


Experts discuss how the pandemic has impacted landlords and occupiers of commercial property and what this means for the future of leases, in this

Women in property with Shannon Conway | Place Podcast

May 26th, 2020


The chair of Women in Property North West said addressing the problem of inequality together and searching for solutions rather than apportioning …

How has Covid-19 affected the construction industry? A legal viewpoint from Kuits Solicitors and Walker Sime | The Place Podcast

May 18th, 2020


Experts Charlie Tomlinson, head of construction, Kuits Solicitors and Mark Bond, director, Walker Sime Ltd discuss the legal viewpoint on how the …

MTX MD David Hartley talks modern methods of construction | The Place Podcast

May 6th, 2020


MTX Contracts is a construction and engineering firm based in Wilmslow which provides modular building solutions for the NHS and private healthcare …

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