Trent Bridge Quays contract awarded to Nottinghamshire contractor nmcn

Elevate Property Group, the developer behind Nottingham’s most exciting residential project, has appointed Nottinghamshire contractors nmcn plc to build Phase 1 of Trent Bridge Quays.

Work will start in July on the construction of 95 townhouses and apartments on the banks of the River Trent on Elevate’s first project in the East Midlands in a £30 million plus joint venture with Investin plc.

Phase 1 of Trent Bridge Quays consists of a range of three storey townhouses, all with terraces either to the front or rear, and apartments in large blocks flanking the River Trent and Meadow Lane.

There will also be commercial opportunities with 5690 sq ft on Meadow Lane and 2949 sq ft right next to Tinkers Lock on the canal.

Phase 2 on the adjoining Milk and More yard, which Elevate acquired in late 2017, will provide a further 60 homes, subject to planning permission.

Steve Dodd, managing director of Elevate Property Group, said: “Trent Bridge Quays will continue Elevate’s commitment to delivering affordable luxury and we are pleased to be working with nmcn.

“Trent Bridge Quays will kick start the western end of the waterside regeneration and provide some of the best new homes available in Nottingham in the coming 18 months.”

Established in 1946, nmcn is a UK quoted construction company with its headquarters in Sutton-in-Ashfield, employing over 1,800 people on projects nationwide.

Nick Banks, operations director of nmcn, said: “Trent Bridge Quays and the nearby Milk and More site will bring much needed quality housing to Nottingham, and their proximity to West Bridgford and Trent Bridge, and easy access to the city centre, provides a very compelling offer.

“Trent Bridge Quays will be one of the best located developments in the area, and we are delighted to have been selected by Elevate Property Group to work with their project management team at BACE Construction Consultants in delivering this project.”

Properties will range in price from £165,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and townhouses from £345,000. Prices are available on application for a three-bedroom penthouse with rooftop garden and views across Nottingham and along the River Trent.

Elevate property group have appointed FHP living as sole agents to sell the properties through their Waterside Living department.

Steve Parker, director of FHP Living, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as sole agents and continue our relationship with Elevate Property Group and Investin plc. They will produce high end properties in this highly sought after riverside location, with prices that will appeal to a wide market demographic.”

For further details, see http://www.elevatepropertygroup.co.uk/developments-grid/trent-bridge-quays/ Sole agents are FHP Waterside Living on 0115 841 1155, or email sales@fhpliving.co.uk

Elevate Property Group is the company behind a number of highly successful residential developments including Concord House, Honduras Wharf, St Paul’s House, Queensway House, Tennant Street Lofts in Birmingham, and Queens House in Coventry. Projects currently under construction include Princes Gate in Solihull, Assay Lofts and Cliveland Street in Birmingham, Victoria Point in Ashford, Kent, Alban House in Hereford and The Post House in Gloucester.

Elevate Property Group currently has nationwide interests with a gross development value nearing £300 million.

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For further information, please contact:

Steve Dodd, Managing Director,

Elevate Property Group, St Pauls House, St Pauls Square, Birmingham B3 1RB

0121 272 5729

http://www.elevatepropertygroup.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/elevatepropertygroupuk

http://instagram.com/elevatepropertygroup

Editors’ Notes

Elevate Property Group creates exceptional architectural spaces.

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Forklift couple targeting fresh growth, helped by John Truslove

A husband and wife team are marking the tenth anniversary of their forklift truck business with plans for major growth at their new base in Bromsgrove, secured with the aid of property agents John Truslove.

Kevin and Georgina Ryan have seen more than 400 per cent growth at Easy Truck Materials Handling over the last two and a half years, meaning their business had outgrown its former premises in Alcester.

Ian Parker, joint managing director at John Truslove,helped them secure units 1 and 2 at Schofield Business Park, on Sugarbrook Road, Aston Fields. The 7,500 sq ft of space has been rented for six years at £37,500 per annum.

“We have expanded our team by seven or eight people to 19 at the moment, and our old premises just weren’t big enough,” explained Kevin Ryan.

“The new unit give us room for more growth. With the space and new facilities, there’s a terrific atmosphere around the place from the workforce. They were fantastic before, but this is taking us to a different level.

“There is a big market around here for materials handling equipment and we have pretty aggressive in winning new work, based on our reputation and the quality of the service we provide. We both sell and lease equipment and provide maintenance.

“My wife and I started out ten years ago, but in the last few years we decided we didn’t want it just to be a lifestyle business, we wanted to really go for it. These new premises are key part of that ambition.

“We have also taken on a new commercial director and office staff, but the main area of recruitment has been engineers to we can keep raising the quality of our service. If a firm wants to move a pallet around here, we are the men – and women – for the job.”

Mr Ryan added: “Ian Parker from John Truslove helped us find our first premises, in Alcester, and he has been hugely helpful assisting us find our new base.”

Ian Parker said: “Having known Kevin and Georgina for several years, and seen how they have built Easy Trucks, it was a real pleasure helping them find the right premises to put their business on track for its next phase of growth. We look forward to seeing them continue to grow over the coming years.”

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For more information, contact:

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

01527 584242

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Bond Wolfe Auctions recruits experienced land and development specialist

Bond Wolfe Auctions has recruited one of the most experienced land and development surveyors in the Midlands as its business continues to thrive within six months of launching earlier this year.

Colin Totney has joined the Birmingham-based business as land and development surveyor after nearly 40 years of experience in the industry.

Bond Wolfe Auctions was launched in January by chief executive Gurpreet Bassi and managing director Ian Tudor, who were formerly the heads of residential and commercial auctions at the Bigwood auctions business.

Mr Bassi said: “We’re thrilled to have persuaded Colin to join the team here at Bond Wolfe Auctions.

“It is a great appointment as Colin has a wealth of knowledge, valuing and advising in respect of land and development opportunities throughout the UK, with around 40 years of experience in the sector.

“He is both a chartered surveyor and a chartered town planner, and we are now the only auction business in the Midlands that employs a dedicated and qualified specialist to look after land and developments.”

Mr Tudor added: “Colin has an impeccable reputation in the Midlands business sector and will bring so much experience to Bond Wolfe Auctions.

“He has previously acted for thousands of private landowners, national house builders, various NHS trusts, local authorities, West Midlands Fire Service, the Canal & River Trust and many other clients, advising on disposals, planning and development appraisals.”

Mr Totney said: “I’m delighted to be joining Bond Wolfe Auctions and I am looking forward to being part of such an exciting and growing business that has already cemented itself as the leading auctioneer in Birmingham.”

Bond Wolfe Auctions is based in Colmore Row, Birmingham from where a team that already numbers 17 staff members with over 300 years of combined expertise service their clients including businesses, housing associations, banks, receivers and property investors.

In the first two auctions of the year they offered 230 lots with an average success rate of 87% and raised just under £30 million, making it Birmingham’s leading auctioneer in 2019.

Bond Wolfe Auctions has recently launched its 3 July catalogue with over 110 lots- the third auction running to include over 100 lots.  Anyone looking to offer their properties, development sites or portfolios in future auctions should contact enquiries@bondwolfeauctions.com or call 0121 312 1212.

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For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Randell, Head of Marketing and Communications,

Bond Wolfe Auctions,

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

0121 312 1212

www.bondwolfeauctions.com

Twitter – @BondWolfeAuc

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Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe Auctions has a record-breaking and award-winning team with over 250 years of combined property experience.  They sell all types of residential, commercial and mixed-use property, investments and land/development sites for private individuals and corporate clients as well as being the appointed auctioneers for Birmingham City Council. They will hold six auctions in 2019 at Aston Villa FC as well as offering online auctions, selling properties nationally across the UK.

Bond Wolfe Auctions recruits another member of staff within six months of launching

The early success enjoyed by Bond Wolfe Auctions has resulted in the appointment of the company’s 16th staff member within six months of launching.

Michelle Laidler has joined the Birmingham-based business as PA and auction administrator after working in a similar role for another property company.

Bond Wolfe Auctions was launched by chief executive Gurpreet Bassi and managing director Ian Tudor, who were formerly the heads of residential and commercial auctions at the Bigwood auctions business.

Perm Daley, auctions manager, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Michelle to join the team here at Bond Wolfe Auctions.

“Our success has surpassed initial expectations and we’re having to quickly expand our staff to cope with the growing demand for our auctions.

“We have an experienced and award-winning team that has an enviable track record, made up of established auction property professionals with large existing client networks.”

Ms Laidler said: “I’m so pleased to be joining Bond Wolfe Auctions which already employs many of my former colleagues and I’m delighted to be part of such an exciting and growing business.”

Bond Wolfe Auctions is based in Colmore Row, Birmingham from where team members with over 250 years’ combined expertise service their clients including businesses, housing associations, banks, receivers and property investors.

In the first two auctions of the year they offered 230 lots with an average success rate of 87% and raised just under £30 million, making it Birmingham’s leading auctioneer in 2019.

The team is now busy taking entries for its next auction on Wednesday 3 July.  Anyone looking to offer their properties, development sites or portfolios should contact enquiries@bondwolfeauctions.com or call 0121 312 1212.

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For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Randell, Head of Marketing and Communications,

Bond Wolfe Auctions,

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

0121 312 1212

www.bondwolfeauctions.com

Twitter: @BondWolfeAuc

Prepared and issued by Andy Skinner of ASAP, 01789 490786, mobile, 07990 978257

Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe Auctions has a record-breaking and award-winning team with over 250 years of combined property experience.  They sell all types of residential, commercial and mixed-use property, investments and land/development sites for private individuals and corporate clients as well as being the appointed auctioneers for Birmingham City Council. They will hold six auctions in 2019 at Aston Villa FC as well as offering online auctions, selling properties nationally across the UK.

Spring sales surge sees Sold Out signs go up at Tennant Street Lofts

One of Birmingham’s newest residential developments has leapt from 75% sold to Sold Out.

 

The remaining ten apartments at Elevate Property Group’s Tennant Street Lofts development of 40 apartments off Broad Street have now all sold.

 

Elevate sales and marketing director David Hofton said: “There has been a flurry of interest as potential buyers realised they risked missing the boat at Tennant Street Lofts.

 

He added that the quality of finish and the high specification had clearly been a major factor in the development selling out so quickly.

 

“The lack of available stock completed or nearing completion in Birmingham was undoubtedly a further factor, but it is also Elevate’s reputation for delivering homes promoting easy living and well being in a city environment that has also contributed to the outstanding success of Tennant St Lofts.

 

“Elevate’s attention to detail is renowned and it is the extra elements such as the commissioning of local artists to personalise our developments that adds the finishing touches,” he said.

 

Elevate tasked creative consultant Chris Brooke to design the lobby area at Tennant Street Lofts.

 

He commissioned brumhaus to stretch one of his cityscapes in scale to fit the massive 15 metre long reception wall.  brumhaus is the trading style of Birmingham artist Alexander Edwards who was born in the city and attended Bournville Institute of Art & Design and the University of Wolverhampton.

 

Now Elevate’s focus will switch to the completion of Assay Lofts in Charlotte Street – 32 two bedroom apartments on the corner of St Paul’s Square, one of Birmingham’s most sought-after locations.

 

“As soon as we achieved planning permission for this site, and again when we announced the contractors appointed to deliver Assay Lofts, we have seen spectacular surges of interest.

 

“We were not planning our official launch of Assay Lofts until the Spring but we are already 70% sold. Completion is scheduled for Summer 2019.”

 

Work has also started on site in Cliveland Street in the Gun Quarter where Elevate Property Group is constructing 52 canalside apartments and also converting a unique and interesting industrial tower building for residential accommodation.

 

Elevate Property Group currently has nationwide interests in 1,300 plots with a gross development value in excess of £330 million.

 

Further details are available on all of Elevate Property Group’s developments on 0121 272 5729, or email david@elevatepropertygroup.co.uk

 

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For further information, please contact:

Steve Dodd, Managing Director,

Elevate Property Group, St Pauls House, St Pauls Square, Birmingham B3 1RB

0121 272 5729

http://www.elevatepropertygroup.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/elevatepropertygroupuk

http://instagram.com/elevatepropertygroup

Editors’ Notes

Elevate Property Group creates exceptional architectural spaces that respect how important your home is for easy living and well being.

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John Truslove seals largest Redditch property letting in years

Pic cap: (from left) Ben Truslove, joint managing director of John Truslove, Kevin Bage, operations director of MBGL, and Paul Jones, managing director of Evenacre

 

Redditch business property agent John Truslove has sealed one of the biggest property lettings in north Worcestershire in recent years.

Premier Care in Bathing has taken four units, totalling more than 77,000 sq ft, at Padgets Lane, South Moons Moat, Redditch.

Ben Truslove, joint managing director at John Truslove, secured the baths and showers firm as a tenant even before work had been completed on a major £1 million refurbishment of the site by landlords Evenacre.

He said: “‘I am delighted that the ambition and nous demonstrated by Paul Jones and the team at Evenacre has been rewarded with a letting to a strong covenant on a straight ten year term. We are actively searching for the next opportunity of this type.”

Paul Jones, managing director of Evenacre, said: “We are delighted with our new tenant and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with them. No-one knows the Redditch property market like the John Truslove team, and it was a pleasure to work with them again.

“The speed with which the unit was snapped up underlines the high demand for quality warehousing and commercial space in and around Redditch,” said Mr Jones.

Premier Care in Bathing is part of the growing Mobility Group, which specialises in the supply of walk-in baths and easy-access showers. It acquired the Cassellie bathroom equipment group last year in a £17.5m million deal as part of its expansion programme.

The firm had local operations based in Hewell Road, Redditch, but the new premises will allow it to consolidate a number of smaller sites into one central office and storage facility, where assembly work will also take place.

John Truslove has also negotiated the sale of the Hewell Road site to local businessman and Redditch Council leader Matt Dormer.

The interlinked deals were co-ordinated by Ben Truslove of John Truslove, with JLL acting as joint agents at Padgets Lane.

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For more information, contact:

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

01527 584242

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Bulleys recruits top property management surveyor to its expanding team

Bulleys, the leading Midlands industrial and commercial property consultancy, has appointed an experienced chartered surveyor to its expanding Management Department.

Paul Causer (right) has joined Bulleys after more than 35 years of experience working in Birmingham and the West Midlands for the private and public sectors, including roles with LSH, King Sturge (JLL), Bruton Knowles, CBRE and, most recently, Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

Mr Causer is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has been one of its Assessment of Professional Competence assessors for more than 25 years. He is also a member of the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation.

Steve Perriton, a partner at Bulleys who leads the Management Department, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Paul into our expanding team as he is one of the most experienced and respected property surveyors in the Midlands. 

“Paul has specialised in property and asset management since 2002 having previously dealt predominantly with valuations, rent reviews and lease renewals on commercial properties.

“He is therefore ideally suited to assist Bulleys and our management clients’ requirements as our work in that area continues to grow.

“Paul has quickly become part of our professional team who have all been specifically selected on the basis of their knowledge and experience within the region, their qualifications and professionalism.

“This focus on the right staff has enabled us to continually develop and improve the services we offer to our management clients, which together with innovation has been one of the key building blocks driving our recent growth in client assets under management.”

Mr Causer said: “I’m pleased to be part of the team at Bulleys, which has built an enviable reputation as local specialists in the field of industrial and commercial property consultancy.

“Its wealth of experience and ability to deliver, makes it one of the leading property consultants in the Midlands and I’m determined to help drive its growing status in the area of property management.”

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Editors’ notes

Established in 1965, Bulleys is an established commercial and industrial property consultancy covering the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Shropshire. The firm has three offices in Wolverhampton, Oldbury and Telford.

DM & Co Premium and Ralph Media Group launch radical new approach to selling region’s most prestigious homes

Two of the Midlands’ brightest and fastest-growing companies have joined forces to launch a marketing-led premium sales service aimed at selling the region’s most prestigious homes.

Property agents DM & Co Homes and marketing agency Ralph Media Group have launched DM & Co Premium.

They will be launching their first pre-completion campaign based around an exclusive development of three new executive five bedroomed detached homes in a gated development on Station Lane, Lapworth, working with the developer, Holdsworth Homes.

The houses are scheduled for completion at the end of 2019 and prices range from £1.15 million to £1.45 million.

Dominic Murphy, founder and managing director of DM & Co, said: “We have launched DM & Co Premium to fill a gap in the market in the premium suburbs of Solihull and Warwickshire.

“We have teamed up with James Dodd, founder and managing director of Ralph Media Group to offer a very special package designed to give these extremely desirable homes the special attention they deserve when bringing them to market.”

Ralph Media Group is a full service marketing agency based in Birmingham which specialises in the property and construction industry.

James Dodd explained: “By targeting those in the market for the very best homes with a bespoke marketing programme, we cut to the chase and focus on the outstanding attributes each unique luxury home has to offer.

“We at Ralph Media are providing professional external and internal photography, alongside a professionally edited video that takes prospective purchasers through the journey on each individual property and gets them to appreciate what it would be like to experience living there.

“This is supported by a brochure which is bespoke to each property, tailored to bring out the nuances and finest features of each property.

“We will continue to generate social media content that ensures we communicate directly with those in the market for luxury properties in certain locations.”

Their first project, currently under construction on the former Bryants Nursery site in Lapworth, will benefit greatly from this multi-faceted approach to the marketing.

The DM & Co Premium service is offered free of charge for properties over £800,000 but for those with properties under that figure, the package can be configured for a fee of £1,000 plus VAT to help drive a successful and effortless sale at the maximum value.

Dominic Murphy said: “James and I recognised that there were clients in the market with properties that were not being showcased in their best light and by combining the skills of Ralph Media Group with the reach and contacts of DM & Co, we are confident we can provide the sales experience that sellers of luxury homes deserve and are right to expect.”

The DM & Co Premium Service can be viewed at www.dmandcopremium.co.uk

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For further information, please contact:

Dominic Murphy, Managing Director,

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

Tel: 01564 777 314. Mobile – 07595 903811

Email – sales@dmandcopremium.co.uk

www.dmandcopremium.co.uk

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Elevate launches Royal House at Princes Gate with Phase I already over 60% sold

Elevate Property Group has announced it has already started and is well advanced on the conversion of Phase II of its Princes Gate project in Solihull.

The Birmingham-based developer has appointed local agents smarthomes to sell the remaining apartments in Phase I, Consort House, and the 70 apartments in Phase II, Royal House.

Already over 60% of the apartments in Consort House have been sold with the first buyers scheduled to move in during May.

This second phase will be launched on Saturday 6 April with the two show apartments, highlighting the options and specifications available at Consort House, now opening four days a week from Friday to Monday.

Royal House, part of the £30 million Princes Gate development, is scheduled for completion at the end of 2019 and Elevate sales and marketing director David Hofton said the broad appeal of the development was proving a key factor in its success.

“From first time buyers to downsizers to investors, the interest is across the board.

“First time buyers are attracted by the affordable prices and the fact that Help to Buy is available.

“Many downsizers are keen to walk away from the concerns of property maintenance and large gardens and for those who spend time abroad or travelling during the year, they can simply lock up and leave.

“Investors spot the potential of the development for strong tenant demand and are attracted by the luxury specification and the fantastic location,” he said.

A new Waitrose is 200 metres from the development, Solihull Railway Station which offers a 12 minute run into central Birmingham is 250 metres away and Touchwood Shopping Centre, with John Lewis and a new Asha’s Restaurant due to open soon, is just a short stroll.

David Hofton added: “Train times as low as 1 hour 35 minutes into London Marylebone are also a significant attraction.”

Prices range from £162,500 to £400,000 and apartments include studio, one bedroom and two bedroom options.

The penthouse apartment – price on application – on top of Consort House measures 1,600 sq ft and has a 1,100 sq ft south west-facing roof garden – perfect for parties or large family gatherings.

To get a flavour of the luxury specification that can be expected at Consort House and Royal House, Elevate has opened two show apartments, a one bed and a two bed example, with a further two apartments also finished and available for inspection.

Further information can be viewed here or call Julia Evans at smarthomes on 0121 744 4144, or email newhomes@smarthomes.co.uk

Elevate Property Group currently has nationwide interests in 1,300 plots with a gross development value in excess of £330 million.

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For further information, please contact:

Steve Dodd, Managing Director,

Elevate Property Group, St Pauls House, St Pauls Square, Birmingham B3 1RB

0121 272 5729

http://www.elevatepropertygroup.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/elevatepropertygroupuk

http://instagram.com/elevatepropertygroup

Editors’ Notes

Elevate Property Group creates exceptional architectural spaces.

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Bond Wolfe Auctions wins prestigious Birmingham City Council contract

Bond Wolfe Auctions, the UK’s newest auction business, has won the contract to handle the disposal of Birmingham City Council’s surplus property and land assets.

The appointment will result in a number of lots being offered at auction with many already confirmed for the Thursday 9 May sale including a detached house in Fentham Road, Erdington, and a parcel of land in Runcorn Road, Sparkbrook.

There are a wide range of properties that the city council regularly disposes of, ranging from office blocks to former neighbourhood offices, and former educational facilities to development sites suitable for both residential and commercial uses.

Gurpreet Bassi, chief executive of Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “This is a huge achievement for us and we are extremely proud to be able to represent Birmingham City Council as most of our team have deep roots in the city dating back generations.

“While we are a new business, our staff have over 250 years’ of combined experience in selling residential and commercial property and it is a major endorsement to have Birmingham City Council, the largest local authority in Europe, working with us.”

Managing director Ian Tudor added: “Everyone at Bond Wolfe Auctions is delighted at winning this contract and we will ensure that we get the maximum value possible for Birmingham and its tax payers.”

The new contract comes just weeks after Bond Wolfe Auctions raised a staggering £16.7 million in its first auction in Birmingham at Villa Park on 13 March when 103 lots out of 115 were sold, representing a sales success rate of 90%.

It was the most successful auction in the Midlands since May 2018 based on the amount raised and the most successful since December 2017 based on the percentage sold.

Bond Wolfe Auctions was launched in early 2019 by chief executive Gurpreet Bassi and managing director Ian Tudor who previously were the heads of residential and commercial auctions respectively at the Bigwood auctions business.

The team is now busy taking entries for its second auction of 2019 on Thursday 9 May. Any sellers or businesses looking to offer their properties, development sites or portfolios for sale by auction, should contact enquiries@bondwolfeauctions.com or call 0121 312 1212.

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* Each property is subject to a Reserve Price which may be different from the Guide Price.

For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Randell, Head of Marketing and Communications,

Bond Wolfe Auctions,

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

0121 312 1212

www.bondwolfeauctions.com

Twitter – @BondWolfeAuc

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Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe Auctions has a record breaking and award-winning team with over 250 years of combined property experience. 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 six auctions in 2019 at Aston Villa FC as well as offering online auctions, selling properties nationally across the UK.