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Colliers welcome plans to get the construction industry moving


Yesterday the Government announcement that it was extending planning permission for schemes until 1 April 2021 and changing restrictions on times of construction.

Colin Wood, Director in the Project & Building Consultancy team responded to the announcement saying: “This is welcome news for the construction industry. When lockdown began we saw the sharpest decline in activity since the Global Financial Crisis, and while work has been able to resume, progress has been slow due to disruption to the supply chain, social distancing measures as well as the long-term pressures on labour supply within the industry. Easing restrictions imposed on operation times will allow sites to utilise the drier longer days of summer to increase productivity. While also extending planning permissions for sites will help to build momentum, as long as supply chain issues are resolved swiftly.

“However, further details and commitment on planned Government spending on public sector projects announced in the last Budget would help to boost confidence in an industry unsure of what lays ahead.”


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Colin Wood

Head of Cost Management

Cost Management

London - West End

As a leading cost consultant in the EMEA region,I help to shape design solutions by maximising value to clients and protecting their commercial interests. 

I have worked as a cost consultant in London since 2000, initially working for Gardiner & Theobald for three years on a number of new build commercial office developments.  Upon joining Turner & Townsend in 2004 I primarily worked on cultural sector projects such as Darwin Centre Phase 2 at Natural History Museum and the refurbishment of Tate Britain.  Since 2010 I have specialised in interior fit out.  I joined the Colliers team in August 2019 to help lead our Cost Management offer.

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Kim Inam

PR Manager

Marketing & Communications

London - West End

I'm a communications professional who has previously worked as a journalist for eight years covering a broad range of topics including politics, crime, health and housing in north London. In recent years I have worked in corporate communications for local authorities across London  and joined Colliers in October 2019, initially providing maternity leave cover.

I provide strategic public relations advice to various business lines within the UK organisation to secure recognition for their work in the property press as well as key target media, and work with our experts to produce thought leadership pieces which are of interest to our clients and colleagues within the commercial real estate sector. In addition, alongside colleagues in the PR and wider communications team, I provide media and social media training for our in-house experts to prepare them for media opportunities and raise their personal brand within the sector.

As well as supporting various teams within the UK business, I also I curate and edit regular content for the blog, which drives credible business leads to our experts.


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