Principle praised for major property improvement project on historic Crown Estate in London

Principle Estate Management has announced the completion of major works at a highly prestigious London development administered by the firm’s London office.

York Terrace West and Nottingham Terrace is widely regarded as one of the finest addresses in Regent’s Park.

Principle’s most recent project on behalf of residents was the construction of a new, enlarged Porters’ Lodge in the centre of the estate.

The works were overseen by Principle consultant Bob Myhill who has been involved in the management of the development for 17 years.

Rachael Hornby, associate director and head of Principle’s London office, said: “We have in recent years been completing our five-year cycle of external decorations of the entire estate.

“The external redecoration programme was followed by complete refurbishment of the communal areas of Nottingham Terrace, incorporating new lighting, modern signage, new carpets and redecoration with bespoke wallpaper, reflecting the connection with Regent’s Park.

“Our most recent project – the new, enlarged Porters’ Lodge – was undertaken after consultation with the residents, and planning permission and Crown Estate approval were obtained. Construction was undertaken in the second half of 2023 and completed in early 2024.”

The new lodge has been brought forward to the pavement edge and has been designed to improve visibility for the Porters.

It accommodates the modern needs of the security and porterage team and Principle also used the opportunity to upgrade to fibre optic cabling, also renewing the entire CCTV monitoring and video entry phone access systems to all apartments.

The Grade I-listed York Terrace West is one of the original John Nash-designed terraces fronting the iconic green space of Regent’s Park.

Originally built in 1823, it was completely refurbished in 1970 at the same time as Nottingham Terrace was constructed.

A spokesman for York and Nottingham Terraces Management Ltd, said: “The new Porters’ Lodge and upgrades to the entire estate were needed to provide modern facilities, but with due regard to the surrounding history and aesthetics.

“We worked closely with Bob Myhill and Rachael Hornby to ensure the new, completed Porters’ Lodge was designed not to compete either with the historic York Terrace or the more modern Nottingham Terrace, but to blend in with oak slatting and a green roof.

“It has produced a highly satisfactory facility and the estate, under Principle’s astute management, is well maintained to a very high standard, as befits a property on the Crown Estate.”

Chris Green, commercial director at Bloomsbury Construction Group Ltd, which led contractors’ work on the project, said: “The Porters’ Lodge is a project we can all be proud of.

“Despite the fast-track programme duration, the project maintained high standards of design and sub-contractor coordination and integration

“We formed a collaborative and forward-thinking relationship with Jak Studios, BlokBuild and other stakeholders to deliver a brilliant space that is visually stunning and environmentally conscious, yet highly functional for the Porters, and this will serve the estate for many years to come.

“We appreciate the support and quick decisions from Principle, which culminated in the successful delivery of this project.”

Mrs Hornby of Principle added: “One of the most rewarding aspects of property management is working with our clients and customers to see major works projects through to completion, especially when they improve facilities and amenities for residents.”

Founded by Brett Williams in 2018, Principle Estate Management is based in Birmingham and acquired London firm Myhill Newman in August 2022, expanding its services into London and the south east.

Principle now has more than 65 staff looking after a portfolio of more than 16,500 units at around 375 developments across the UK.

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Crowe’s Midlands corporate finance team advises major deal in global events industry

 The corporate finance team in the Midlands office of national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe has provided financial due diligence and transaction support to a major acquisition in the events industry.

Andy Kay, corporate finance partner, and his team, including Phoebe Turner, corporate finance director and Nick Martin, corporate finance manager, advised the directors of The Human Network, the parent company of independent events agency Identity, in the purchase of creative agency The Smyle Group.

The Smyle Group delivers live events, digital and physical experiences and content for brands. Its divisions include NJ Live (gaming), The Sports Presentation Company (fan engagement), Dreamlike State (on screen content), and Powered by Humans (employee engagement).

Andy Kay said: “The acquisition of The Smyle Group by The Human Network unites all of the above agencies with the agencies of Identity and Identity Sports.

“Collectively, the group has worked on projects including the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, Spotify’s Wrapped Live, the London New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza and the highly sustainable pavilion for Meta at the World Economic Forum, Davos.

“We were pleased to advise the directors of The Human Network on the next step in their growth.”The Human Network and Identity head of M&A, Mike Prior, said the move means The Human Network is now the largest independently owned group of experiential and creative agencies.

“We share a connected passion to drive human experience through everything we do. By uniting our strengths, we have created a formidable force that will enable us to deliver unparalleled service, creativity, and value to our clients, while creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment where our employees can thrive.”

With a combined team of over 250 professionals and a presence in eight countries across EMEA and United States, The Human Network offers unparalleled resources, creativity, expertise, and capabilities in event planning, production, and execution, catering to a diverse range of clients and industries and governments worldwide .

Mike Prior said: “Andy, Phoebe and their team at Crowe, provided a first class service to The Human Network, clearly setting out the risk areas for us, while offering practical and pragmatic solutions to issues as they presented themselves during the process. They have become an integral part of our M&A process and we would not hesitate to engage again with Crowe going forward.”

Legal advice to The Smyle Group was provided by Stephenson Harwood, with Thursfields Solicitors acting for The Human Network.

 

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Coventry Rugby Foundation calling on businesses to help boost life changing work in county

Coventry Rugby Foundation is appealing to West Midlands businesses to get behind its 150th Anniversary Appeal and help transform lives through the power of sport.

More than 100 attendees heard the message at a Coventry & Warwickshire Champions breakfast meeting hosted by Coventry Rugby.

John Edwards, chair of Coventry Rugby Foundation, said that the support of business was vital to help the Foundation to reach and help the large numbers of people who needed a lift in life in these difficult times.

“We want to help people be the best they can be, and we know that sport can play a pivotal role in this – we see practical evidence of this all the time. We want to be able to do more and we need the support of our local businesses to do that and help us leave a lasting legacy for the 150th anniversary of Coventry Rugby.”

Over the past five years, Coventry Rugby Foundation has invested more than £500,000 and impacted the lives of more than 10,000 people.

Mr Edwards said: “Our many, well-established programmes are testimony to the fact that sport can create positive opportunities, build social cohesion and enhance physical and mental wellbeing.”

Coventry Rugby Foundation, a fully independent charity, works hand-in-glove with Coventry Rugby which has been at the heart of the city since 1874.

John Edwards said: “To celebrate Coventry Rugby’s 150th Anniversary, we are launching an Appeal to raise funds for the Foundation.

“We are offering a variety of packages for business’s ranging from regular monthly donations of just £100 to one-off donations of £500 to £5,000.

“We are also open to discussions should any business wish to become a more permanent and visible Foundation Partner.  Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss any options: jedwards@coventryrugby.co.uk.”

“Alternatively, if you would be interested in making a personal donation, please head to our newly registered Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/coventryrugbycommfdn.

“Thanks in advance for considering our Appeal. Your support really will make a difference to people in need in the local community.”

Attendees at the launch were welcomed by Jon Sharp, executive chairman of Coventry Rugby Club, who outlined Coventry Rugby’s strategic plan.

Coventry Rugby is the only professional club in the West Midlands, having achieved a second successive season at 3rd place in the Championship and being the 13th best place club in England, and Mr Sharp outlined some of the exciting next steps in the club’s strategy.

He highlighted four key transformation areas:

  1. The recently announced rugby academy to develop local talent from around Coventry and Warwickshire and increase numbers participating in local clubs
  2. The further expansion of the club and Foundation’s work in the community to make Coventry Rugby a “force for good” across the city
  3. The redevelopment of Butts Park Arena to increase capacity, develop affordable homes for older persons and provide additional and much-needed community facilities
  4. The commitment to make Coventry Rugby sustainable and financially independent

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For further information, please contact:

John Edwards, Chair, Coventry Rugby Foundation, Coventry Rugby Club, Butts Park Arena, Butts Road, Coventry, CV1 3GE

j.edwards@coventryrugby.co.uk

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Warwickshire fleet management CEO welcomed by King Charles III at Windsor Castle reception

Steve Whitmarsh, chief executive officer of Henley-in-Arden based Multifleet Vehicle Management, which trades as runyourfleet, was privileged to meet King Charles at a ceremony for winners of The King’s Award for Enterprise at Windsor Castle.

The invitation came after runyourfleet was recognised for its innovation in developing its unique online platform for fleet management.

runyourfleet launched the platform in 2021 and was one of only 252 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise, and just one of 59 businesses to be recognised for innovation.

Mr Whitmarsh said it was a great honour to be invited and a privilege to be in the same room as so many successful business people.

“We were very honoured to meet King Charles III and he took time to talk to as many people as possible, showing great interest in their businesses and the innovations they had introduced.

“It was a fabulous event and it was great to soak up the atmosphere of the official drinks reception in such an historic setting. The event ran from 6pm to 7.30pm but we arrived as early as possible just to view Windsor Castle and its interior.”

Not only was His Majesty King Charles III in attendance, but Steve and other award winners also had the chance to meet many of the UK’s Lord Lieutenants, and judges of The King’s Award for Enterprise plus other royal guests.

Also in attendance were the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent.

But for Mr Whitmarsh there was yet another surprise during the evening.

“I was very pleased to share the occasion with one of our customers, David Coldwell-Horsfall, managing director of one of Birmingham’s oldest businesses, Webster and Horsfall who had also been awarded The King’s Award For Enterprise for sustainability.

“The wire manufacturing company is over 300 years old and is perhaps best known for laying the first transatlantic cable. It was great to see a familiar face at Windsor Castle and to be able to share the joy of the occasion.”

runyourfleet, based in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, now has a customer base of over 1,200 businesses across the UK, providing fleet management services for more than 32,000 vehicles.

Its customers range from accountancy firms to NHS ambulance services, and it provides a wide range of services including fleet management, leasing, rental and salary sacrifice schemes.

Mr Whitmarsh is a co-founder and part-owner of Multifleet Vehicle Management, which was launched in 2011. Chief finance officer Simon Shiner is also a co-founder and part-owner, along with investment from Forward Group plc.

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For further information please contact:

Joanna Lees, Marketing Manager, Multifleet Vehicle Management,

Forward House, High Street, Henley in Arden, West Midlands, B95 5AA

Tel: 07511 532325

Email: jo.lees@runyourfleet.com

Notes to Editors

About Multifleet and runyourfleet

Multifleet Vehicle Management Ltd is one of the leading leasing and fleet management businesses in the UK. runyourfleet is a trading name of Multifleet Vehicle Management Ltd providing a complete fleet management solution through its cloud-based platform. Based in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, Multifleet has been trading since January 2011 the company now works with 1200 business with fleets from two to 1,500 vehicles. runyourfleet’s managed fleet now stands at 32,000 vehicles.

Working in partnership with leading service providers, the company offers businesses of all sizes a comprehensive range of fleet management services. Major investments in the finest fleet management system and pioneering, flexible, cloud-based customer service technology have resulted in runyourfleet offering customers an innovative, industry leading fleet management solution, with Multifleet providing forward thinking vehicle leasing options designed to future proof its customers’ fleets. 

About The King’s Awards for Enterprise

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding businesses. The Award programme, now in its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

Applications for King’s Awards for Enterprise 2025 open on His Majesty The King’s Coronation, 6th May 2024. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/kings-awards-for-enterprise

Autoglass opens first new branch in Redditch in 20 years after help from John Truslove

Autoglass®, a UK market-leading windscreen repair, replacement and recalibration company, has re-established a branch in Redditch after a gap of two decades, aided by commercial property agents John Truslove.

The company is expanding its branch network nationwide as it responds to the demands of many windscreens now incorporating complex technologies such as cameras and sensors.

The team at John Truslove worked with Alps Group – acquiring agents for Belron UK Ltd t/a Autoglass® and Laddaw – to secure a 10-year lease on Unit 35 on the Enfield Industrial Estate, in Redditch, a newly developed 3,300 sq ft factory/warehouse.

Sarah Porter, Property & Facilities Co-ordinator at Belron UK Ltd , explained that the rise in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – ADAS – such as autonomous emergency braking and lane keeping technology meant that windscreen replacement now often involved recalibration of sensors that sit behind the windscreen.

“This recalibration work has to take place in a controlled environment, so our focus has moved towards expanding our network of branches as well as relying on our mobile technicians.”

The company opened 22 new sites across the UK last year – 15 moves to bigger premises and seven brand new branches. So far this year it has opened seven new branches and relocated three – including Redditch.

Regional manager Ryan Edwards heads the new Redditch branch, coming full circle in his career at Autoglass®.

“When I started with the firm in the mid-1990s we were based in Redditch, in another unit on the Enfield Industrial Estate.

“The new branch has four bays, and we are probably fitting 15 to 20 windscreens a day. We have eight technicians based at the branch – all former mobile technicians who live locally and are now enjoying a different working life.

“We chose our branch site so we are only 20-30 minutes driving time from our local customer base, and we are already seeing an 88% satisfaction rating for our work at Redditch. The more branches we open, the more convenient it will be for customers.

“Windscreen technology is continually advancing and improving, so members of our team are constantly undergoing training to maintain our high standards.

“The NCAP safety ratings of new cars requires at least two ADAS systems to be fitted, such as collision avoidance, parking sensors and blind spot detection. Most of these systems work through sensors in windscreens and this is only going to increase in the coming years.”

Ian Parker, joint managing director at commercial property agency John Truslove, said: “We are delighted to have been able to play a part in bringing a branch of Autoglass® back to Redditch.

“It is a highly satisfactory deal for our landlord client, with a nationally-renowned business as its new tenant. It also highlights the quality of these new factory/warehouse units on the Enfield Industrial Estate.

“They have been built to high standards that meet the needs of a famous brand on the cutting edge of vehicle technology.”

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For more information, contact:

John Truslove, Daralbee House, Archer Road, Redditch, B98 8DJ

01527 584242

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Council properties prove popular as Bond Wolfe’s latest auction raises £24.6 million

Bond Wolfe sold 100% of the Birmingham City Council properties offered at its July livestreamed online auction.

Nine properties went under the hammer raising a total of £2,127,000 with the star lots being a former children’s home at 55 Stevens Avenue, Birmingham, which raised £585,000 and a Sparkhill retail unit with accommodation over which sold for £550,000.

Both residential properties offered by Wolverhampton City Council also sold.

Out of 167 lots offered on the day, Bond Wolfe sold 146 – 87% – raising a total of £24,643,500.

Bond Wolfe chief executive Gurpreet Bassi said: “This was another outstanding result and a tribute to the hard work put in by all our team.

“Bidding was competitive throughout the day and we are already making preparations for our first auction of the autumn on Thursday 11 September.”

Already in 2024, Bond Wolfe has raised close to £100 million in sales over four auctions. – £99,488,000.

Highlights on the day included the sale of Our Lady Convent in Wood Street, Southam, Warwickshire, for £525,000, which was offered jointly with Wareing & Co. The freehold town centre site has planning permission for ten units.

In Cheltenham, a freehold retail investment at 21 Winchcombe Street sold for £214,000 from a guide price* of £90,000+.

A mid terraced retail unit with upper floors at 5 Evesham Walk in Redditch realised £220,000.

And in Malvern, a Grade II listed former bank premises at 2-4 Worcester Road sold for £290,000 from a guide price of £275,000.

The Toby Jug, a leasehold investment opportunity on Newman Way, Rednal, with a current annual rental of £15,600, sold for £45,000 from a guide price of £40,000.

Residential properties, as ever, were highly popular with several seeing strong bidding before the hammer fell.

292 Sutton Road, a three bedroom extended, semi-detached property in Walsall, sold for £298,000 from a guide price of £99,000+.

In Stratford-upon-Avon, a three bedroom, semi-detached house at 22 Lea Close, which was also offered with a guide price of £99,000+, sold for £240,000.

And in Hall Green, Birmingham, 31 Cole Valley Road , a three bedroom semi-detached home, sold for £247,000 from a guide price of £50,000+.

The run up to the auction on Thursday 11 July saw 606,257 website views, 128,642 video tours watched and 36,171 legal packs downloaded.

Bond Wolfe’s next livestreamed online auction is on Thursday 12 September, starting at 9am.

If you have a property you are considering selling, visit https://www.bondwolfe.com/free-property-appraisal/ email auctions@bondwolfe.com or call 0121 312 1212 or 01902 928 510 for advice or to arrange a free no obligation valuation.

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* Each property is subject to a reserve price which may be different from the guide price.  Please refer to the Important Information and legal pack(s) for further information and any additional fees which may apply.

For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Randell, Operations Director,

Bond Wolfe, 1st Floor, 75/77 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AP

0121 312 1212, SRandell@Bondwolfe.com

www.bondwolfe.com

Twitter – @BondWolfe

Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe, now in its 41st year, has a record breaking and award-winning team with over 500 years of combined property experience. Bond Wolfe is a multi-disciplined property business specialising in property auctions and property agency. They sell all types of residential, commercial and mixed-use property, investments and land/development sites for private individuals and corporate clients. They will hold seven auctions in 2024, the remaining ones on 12 September, 24 October and 12 December as well as offering online auctions, selling properties nationally across the UK.

DM & Co. Homes appointed to market second Midlands development by Wain Homes

DM & Co. Homes has won a second prestigious appointment from leading national independent residential developer Wain Homes.

Earlier this year, the Solihull-based independent estate agent was appointed to market The Green at Shirley, a development of 109 homes on a brownfield site just off the Stratford Road.

Already DM & Co. Homes has taken reservations on 50% of the first phase released, with four completions already having taken place and more lined up in coming weeks.

Now Wain Homes, the Warrington-based property developer, has asked DM & Co. Homes to bring Hillwood Gardens to market.

Hillwood Gardens on Banner Lane to the west of Coventry sits on the edge of the city where it meets rural Warwickshire, and Wain Homes is developing 119 homes and apartments with a wide choice of properties and styles.

Dominic Murphy, managing director of DM & Co. Homes, said: “Following on from our success at The Green, we were very pleased to be asked by Wain Homes to take on the marketing of Hillwood Gardens.

“There is huge demand for new homes in the Coventry area, and with the location on the western edge of the city so close to beautiful Warwickshire countryside, on the doorstep of villages such as Berkswell, Meriden and Balsall Common, we are confident that Hillwood Gardens is going to be an outstanding success.”

Sophie Gwnne, sales negotiator at DM & Co. Homes, said: “Wain Homes are offering a wide variety of types and styles of property at Hillwood Gardens and this will make the development attractive to a broad range of buyers.

“There is something here for everyone, from those seeking their first apartment to two bedroom and four bedroom family homes and everything in between.

“For those perhaps looking to downsize, there is even one 2 bedroom bungalow – The Torrington – to choose from.”

In the first release, DM & Co. Homes will be offering six properties that demonstrate the range available.

Plots 3 and 5 feature The Laurel, a three bedroom semi-detached home with a host of attractive features and allocated parking, available for completion this autumn at £319,000.

On plots 7 and 8, The Madeira is a four bedroom detached family home. Plot 7 comes with allocated parking at £499,000 and plot 8 has a garage and driveway at £503,000.

Plot 9 features the sole bungalow at Hillwood Gardens, The Torrington, a two bedroom detached property with driveway at £315,000.

And plot 10, The Acacia, is a three bedroom home with garage and driveway priced at £335,000.

Sophie Gwynne added: “Construction is now underway and we hope to be able to arrange site visits later in July. In the meantime, interested buyers can also visit The Green to see the styles and finishes that are on offer both there and at Hillwood Gardens.

“Completion of the first phase will be in the autumn, so we urge anyone interested to get in touch as soon as possible to avoid missing out.”

For further details, visit here or call DM & Co. Land & New Homes on 0121 683 8833.

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For further information, please contact: 

Dominic Murphy, Managing Director, DM & Co. Homes

T: 01564 777 314 E: dominic.murphy@dmandcohomes.co.uk

Unit 2, Forest Court Shopping Centre, Dorridge, Solihull, B93 8FG

www.dmandcohomes.co.uk

Editors’ notes: 

DM & Co. Homes is a local, independent estate agent covering Solihull, Dorridge, Lapworth, Tanworth-in-Arden and the surrounding areas.

The company has traditional high street offices at The Forest Shopping Centre, Station Road in Dorridge and at The Pavilions, Cranmore Drive in Solihull, along with a recently launched Land and New Homes division that is quickly growing.

It has made a major investment in its head office, based on Cranmore Drive, where its land & new homes, lettings, financial advisors, sales progressors and administration teams are based.

DM & Co. Home’s media team also operates from the Cranmore Drive offices, providing photography, video and content planning that attracts more than 100,000 views a month via YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Investors seeking solid returns as Bond Wolfe sells Walsall retail site for £1.1 million

Bond Wolfe has sold a prime town centre freehold retail investment in Walsall for £1.1 million and has a large pool of cash buyers looking for similar opportunities.

A private investor has acquired 59-61 Park Street, Walsall, a substantial double fronted property extending to 12,689 sq ft which is let to Superdrug Stores plc until June 2028.

The property is let in its entirety on an annual rent of £110,900 on a renewed lease for a term of five years from June 2023, with a break clause in June 2026.

James Mattin, managing director of Bond Wolfe, said: “We are delighted to report this sale, demonstrating our continuing success selling retail opportunities in Walsall town centre.

“We continue to see strong demand from the private investor market for town centre retail assets, and this further demonstrates the robust confidence in the retail market.”

He added: “We have a large pool of cash buyers looking for similar opportunities, and we would urge any sellers to contact us to discuss a potential sale of their property.”

Pickfords Solicitors in Sutton Coldfield advised the purchaser and Clark Brookes Turner Cary Solicitors in West Bromwich acted for the purchaser.

Interested parties can contact Mr Mattin on 0121 525 0600, 0121 524 1172 or by email at jmattin@bondwolfe.com.

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For further information, please contact:

James Mattin, Managing Director, Agency,

2nd Floor, 75/77 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AP

0121 525 0600 or 0121 524 1172, Email: jmattin@bondwolfe.com

www.bondwolfe.com

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Editors’ notes

Bond Wolfe is an established commercial property practice based in Birmingham and  West Bromwich. Its services include commercial property sales and lettings, auctions, property investment, and development throughout the West Midlands.

Bromwich Hardy sells former Listers Group Skoda site for £1.4 million 

The former Listers Group Skoda dealership premises in Coventry Road, Exhall, has been sold by commercial agents Bromwich Hardy for £1.4 million.

A private investor has acquired the 7,268 sq ft motor dealership with ancillary workshops on a 0.7 acre site.

The property became available when Listers Group made a strategic decision to relocate its Skoda franchise to Fletchamstead Highway in Coventry.

Caine Gilchrist, surveyor at Bromwich Hardy, said: “This is an established site with an extensive frontage, prominently located on the main route into Coventry city centre.

“It’s less than one mile from Junction 3 of the M6, and has the potential for a number of uses, subject to planning permission.“

He said that the site had attracted a great deal of interest resulting in a higher than expected sale price.

“The excellent location was a prime factor and while we understand there are no specific plans for the site at present, it could be suitable for roadside retail or further development, subject to planning permission.”

Listers were advised by Wallace Robinson & Morgan Solicitors and LDJ Solicitors acted for the purchaser.

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For further information, please contact: 

Caine Gilchrist, Surveyor, Bromwich Hardy, 1 The Cobalt Centre, Siskin Parkway East, Middlemarch Business Park, Coventry, CV3 4PE

02476 308900

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Editors’ Notes

Bromwich Hardy is Warwickshire’s leading commercial property agency and advises a wide variety of companies and public bodies on all aspects of property, acting for international and listed companies in the UK as well as small and medium enterprises with property holdings.

Based in Coventry, Bromwich Hardy was named top commercial property agency in Warwickshire in 2023 in the EG Radius ratings and was rated in the top five in the West Midlands for office disposals and acquisitions.

Already this year, Bromwich Hardy has lifted the 2024 CoStar title for the most office disposals in Coventry, and the most active single branch agency for sales and acquisitions in the city.

Enthusiastic buyers snap up 50% of apartments in luxury Malvern Hills development off-plan

Half the homes on a development in the beautiful Malvern Hills in Worcestershire have been sold by estate agency Nicol & Co even before building work has been completed.

Meanwhile, apartment No 8 has now been added to the list of those on sale at the Adelaide House project in the village of West Malvern.

Four properties have been sold “off plan” to buyers attracted to the development of eight luxury apartments which all have spectacular views of the picturesque Malvern Hills.

Heather Turner, new homes sales specialist at Nicol & Co, said: “We’re really pleased at the enthusiastic interest in this new development, which has already seen half the properties sold before completion.

“Adelaide House is a large property that was until recently used as a care home and has now been transformed by the redevelopment.

“This has seen the installation of electrified entrance gates that lead to a large area of off-road private parking, an established communal garden and outdoor spaces.

“All of the apartments have been thoughtfully designed to make the most of the space available and are finished to an impressive standard.

“Sitting on the west side of the north part of the Malvern Hills, famous in history for its healing natural spring waters, the Adelaide House development combines modern living with scenic surroundings, making it a really tranquil place to live.”

Each home on the development will be fitted with a video door intercom and entry system that can be accessed away from home – a  convenient benefit for those looking for a lock-up-and-leave residence.

Specification for the apartments include high-end integrated kitchen appliances including electric ovens, dishwashers and washer-dryers and fully fitted kitchen cupboards.

There is a high level of decoration throughout, including built-in wardrobes to selected apartments, ceramic tiling on the floors of the kitchens and the elegant bathrooms, which will also have white sanitary ware and chrome fittings.

Along with energy efficient heating and insulation, the homes will each have fibre optic cabling providing ultra-fast broadband, digital TV aerial points and LED lighting in kitchens and bathrooms.

The properties already snapped up are Apartments 1, 7, 5 and 2, and the latest property to come to market is Number 8, priced at £280,000.

This is a refurbished second floor apartment that offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and countryside.

Divided to offer two bedrooms and a bathroom alongside an open-plan living area, with a fully-fitted kitchen, the apartment is filled with natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The property comes with two allocated parking spaces with EV charging.

Apartment 8 is completed, carpeted and available to view. More details can be found at: https://www.nicolandco.co.uk/property/2-bedroom-property-for-sale-adelaide-house-park-road-rps_nac-thh230032/.

Alternatively, potential buyers can contact Nicol & Co’s New Homes department on 01905 930404 or email newhomes@nicolandco.co.uk.

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For further media information or interviews, please call: 

Matt Nicol, Managing Director, Nicol & Co, 226 Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8AY

Tel: 01905 799072

Notes to Editors

Established in 2009, Nicol & Co is an award-winning estate agency offering advice on sales, lettings, new homes and land purchase. The company combines the latest in digital media with traditional high street courtesy and service to provide the perfect blend of old and new technology.

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