£1bn write-offs, a high-profile departure and the European cities banding together to help the world prepare for life post-pandemic. It’s been quite a week, but We’re Still Here
On this week's episode of EG's We're Still Here podcast host Emily Wright is once again joined by EG editor Sam McClary for a round-up of this week's top news and analysis. And what a week it has been.
Landlord British Land announced that more than £1.1bn has been wiped off the overall value of its portfolio as coronavirus disruption continues to put retailers under pressure and then the news broke that Hammerson boss David Atkins is to set down. Tune in to hear more and to find out about a fresh EG initiative launched this week. Uninspired by government's plans for post-pandemic offices, we have launched a competition to find out how the real estate sector would create workplace, retail or leisure experiences that enable interaction, collaboration and innovation while maintaining government guidelines.
Also this week we speak to Nathan Pierce, programme director for Sharing Cities at the Greater London Authority. He revealed how cities including London, Milan and Lisbon are working together to create smart solutions that can be adapted to address the current issues we are all facing as a result of the pandemic.