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Throughout the centuries, the UK, from the industrial heartland of the midlands to the economic powerhouse of London, has lead the way through construction, engineering and architectural excellence that has been imitated the world over. From canals to super sewers, bridges, river docks, underground rail, high-rise residential and commercial buildings, to the home of the world’s first curtain walling system, it’s little wonder that foreign investors chose the UK as the location of choice in which to invest in property. Through continuing creative and well considered town planning and world class design, the UK property market will continue to attract investment for many years to come. London, destined to become a future super city, will need to lead the way with innovative commercial, retail and residential solutions in order to make best use of the available ground space and to continue to provide a strong return on investments for investors with a balanced property mix. Prime retail is limited by the building footprint but essential for the economic growth of any area. Consider a vertical retail streets with a northerly facing aspect where footfall is controlled by multi directional elevator platforms and inter connecting sky bridges to adjoining commercial and residential properties. The remaining elevations would provide ideal commercial and residential aspects as opposed to the current traditional liner and segmented street scenes. Where legislation has a tendency to stifle progression and innovation, private enterprise will undoubtedly be required to step up to the mark and create the properties and cities of the future.
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