York­shire’s prop­erty sec­tor needs to ‘catch up’ to the south east

Yorkshire Post - Business - - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY -

Nick Robinson, direc­tor of Ex­presso prop­erty, a devel­op­ment firm based in York.

What are the prospects for the prop­erty sec­tor in York­shire and Hum­ber?

The re­gion has some catch­ing up to do com­pared to the South East, so if gov­ern­ment regional in­vest­ment con­tin­ues to flow then well planned schemes should be very suc­cess­ful.

What is the best pro­ject you have been in­volved in?

A high-end res­i­den­tial scheme in the West End of Glas­gow known as Park Quad­rant Res­i­den­cies; we are cur­rently on site.

We are re­ally proud of it as it ev­i­dences that the market wants good de­sign and de­tail­ing.

What is your favourite build­ing in the re­gion and why?

The Hub at York Univer­sity. It is a cre­ative piece of ar­chi­tec­ture that re­flects the ethos of its op­er­a­tion as a fo­cal point of en­er­getic lively minds. It brings to­gether new busi­ness, stu­dents and net­work­ing all un­der one roof, all set be­side a beau­ti­ful lake.

Who has in­spired you?

Sir Ter­ence Con­ran stated: “De­sign and busi­ness are com­pletely in­ter­linked – one can­not suc­ceed with­out the other”.

If you could change one thing to im­prove the prop­erty in­dus­try in this re­gion, what would it be? The weather!

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