Midlands Research Launch – Identifying Opportunities in Obsolescence

Obsolescence is not well understood, and difficult to measure, but an understanding of the drivers of obsolescence is critical to retaining office performance, particularly during a downturn.

For investors, the focus is on office performance as an investment. They want to understand what makes a building obsolete, how they can best manage this stage in the lifecycle of an office development and, most importantly, is it avoidable?

This new BCO research report, by IPD and Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), aims to give a comprehensive review of the topic and provides practical suggestions on how to manage obsolescence in the office sector.

At a time when organisations are finding they have too much space, and the subject of obsolete stock is ever more prevalent, how can the industry address this issue? Join us as we discuss how we can identify opportunities from obsolescence.


16.00  Registration
16.15  Welcome from the Chairman 

  • Jenny Mac Donnell BCO

16.20  Presentations from the research team

  • Sean Brew Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Glenn Corney IPD

16.50  Response from

  • Ian Standing Associated Architects
  • Rupert Young Nurton Developments

17.10  Q&A
17.30  Drinks and networking
18.00  Close


Change for the Good

This event is supported by


Lambert Smith Hampton


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Download the report

The report is now available to download from the BCO members area.

  • Dates : 24/09/2012 - 29/03/2024
  • Times : 23:00:00 - 15:37:24
  • Venus : Lambert Smith Hampton, Interchange Place, Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 2TA
  • National : No
  • Available to non members : No