Capita’s James McStay spoke in the ‘Design and Innovation’ session at the recent PRS (Private Rented Sector) Forum Scotland.
James addressed the topic of converting old office stock into ‘Build to Rent’ apartments, identifying the extra challenges that developers and designers need to consider before undertaking such conversions. He also contributed to the discussions relating to the importance of considering operations management in the design stage and the importance of amenity space to create great homes.
The session, which was chaired by John Blackwood, Chief Executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords, also featured Sandy Morrison, HTA; Hazel Sharp, ALLSOP / Chair SPF Residential Investment Committee; and Bob Crompton from Knightsbridge Capital.
Capita was also an associate conference partner at the forum which was organised by Movers & Shakers - in association with Grosvenor - and supported by Homes for Scotland and The Scottish Property Federation. The event also explored ‘Build to Rent’ in Scotland; where the PRS fits into Scottish housing supply; and what the prospects and challenges are for developing rented accommodation.
Another PRS Forum, also sponsored by Capita, will be held on 25th February in London.
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