‘Don’t change a thing – I’ll take it!’

Elevate Property Group’s Alban House development in High Town, Hereford, is on the home straight after a first time buyer bought the show apartment lock, stock and barrel, leaving only six of the 18 properties still to sell.

Elevate’s sales and marketing director David Hofton said: “It seems it was love at first sight and the buyer was so impressed he said: ‘Don’t change a thing, I’ll take it.’

“He has purchased the £300,000 apartment with all the fixtures and fittings in it.”

The news comes after Elevate announced that Principality Building Society is to take one of the two commercial units fronting on to High Town. The second unit is also under offer.

The adjoining Booth Hall has also been sold to local entrepreneurs Rich and James Manning of Manbro Developments and the Shack Revolution.

The sale of the show apartment means that a new show apartment is now being prepared to be launched at an Open Day on Saturday 5 September from 10am to 2pm. Prospective buyers are invited to view the quality of finish that Elevate Property Group has bought to this vibrant part of Hereford – viewings by appointment with the agents.

Of the 18 beautiful and stylish properties that Elevate Property  Group has created out of the fire-ravaged ruins of 16-18 High Town, there are now only six left and the development is 75% sold.

Three of the remaining apartments sit at the rear of the development and have south facing balconies, with the top apartment having views over Hereford and its historic cathedral.

Alban House is a unique development of luxury apartments, penthouses and a cottage, many with outdoor space, a gated courtyard and parking available – a new style of convenient city centre living now available in Hereford.

Joint agents Arkwright Owens, telephone 01432 267213, and Connells, 01432 267511, are holding viewings by appointment only, with social distancing in place. For further information, see https://www.elevatepropertygroup.co.uk/residential/alban-house

For further information, call 0121 272 5729 or email sales@elevatepropertygroup.co.uk

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For further information, please contact:

David Hofton, Sales & Marketing 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 wellbeing.

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Principle poaches experienced property manager as growth continues

An experienced property manager has been poached by Principle Estate Management as the business continues to grow in the wake of COVID-19.

Jamie Noon was headhunted from FirstPort, the largest managing agent in the country with approximately 300,000 units.

Mr Noon’s appointment maintains Principle as the UK’s fastest growing residential management company with him being the sixth recruit in 2020, taking total staff numbers to 23, including three consultants.

Now in its third year, Principle has tripled in size in the last 12 months, with the number of units it manages rising from just under 2,000 to 6,000 in 230-plus developments across all nine English regions including London, plus more in Wales.

Brett Williams, managing director of Principle, said that before working at FirstPort, Mr Noon was at Pentland, the in-house agent for Linden Homes, which means he had “excellent first-hand experience” of new-build developments.

Mr Williams said: “Our ambition in attracting the likes of Jamie from big players such as FirstPort shows just how ambitious we are as Principle continues its rapid expansion.

“Good property managers are hard to come by, so we’re delighted to have attracted Jamie to join us from the UK’s biggest operator in our sector.

“He has solid, in-depth experience from his time at Pentland and then FirstPort, dealing with a range of property and client types.

“This has seen him work with developers, resident management companies and freeholders, which is excellent all-round experience for Principle as we have a mixed portfolio with all client types.”

Mr Williams added: “Jamie lives near Leicester, which is useful for our East Midlands and M1 portfolio which continues to expand, and this together with his knowledge means he will be a perfect fit to our growing team.”

Mr Noon, who becomes the fifth member of Principle’s team of property managers, went through a recruitment process that involved video interviews with both Mr Williams and fellow Principle director Joe Jobson.

Mr Noon, who is an affiliate of the Institute of Residential Property Management, said: “I was really pleased to be offered the role which I immediately accepted.

“Principle is a fast-expanding business with a growing reputation for managing properties properly, which is what attracted me.

“This is a major career move for me and I can see myself being with Principle for quite some time as my experience continues to develop.”

He was Highly Commended in the Property Manager of the Year (Outside London) category in the prestigious awards run by property trade title News On The Block in 2019.

Principle Estate Management was launched in 2018 by Mr Williams, the former head of residential property management at CPBigwood in Birmingham, and a past-chairman of ARMA.

The company is based at Cornwall House in Lionel Street, Birmingham, and offers a national property management service.

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For further information please contact:

 Brett Williams, Principle Estate Management LLP, Cornwall House, Lionel Street, Birmingham B3 1AP

Tel: 07954 078711 / 0121 289 4315

Email: BWilliams@PrincipleEstate.co.uk

www.PrincipleEstate.co.uk

https://twitter.com/PrincipleEM

https://www.linkedin.com/company/principle-estate-management/

https://www.facebook.com/PrincipleEstateManagement/

Editors’ notes:

Principle is a customer-focused managing agent providing a transparent property management service to the highest standards nationwide, focusing particularly on the management of apartment buildings. Principle Estate Management, based in Birmingham, launched in Spring 2018 and is led by experienced chartered surveyors. The business was born out of a passion for “doing it right” through a director-led, friendly approach combined with robust systems that maximize efficiency. Principle provides a service that sets the aspirational standard for other agents. The company manages modern apartment buildings, traditional blocks of flats, mixed use developments, private housing estates and private rented sector (PRS) or build-to-rent (BTR) developments, as well as portfolios of rented properties for residential or commercial landlords.

Historic Grade II-listed former public house in Worcestershire has two luxury homes for sale

Three luxurious homes have been created after the redevelopment of an historic Grade II-listed former public house in rural Worcestershire.

With one already taken, the two remaining dwellings are now being marketed for sale by Nicol & Co.

The impressive properties called The Barrels and Stone House have been carefully crafted out of what was latterly known as The Talbot public house in the beautiful village of Hartlebury.

This huge 17th century farmhouse became The Dog Inn for many years, with an old turnpike road next to it known as Dog Lane, was then renamed the Dealers’ Inn in the 19th century before emerging as The Talbot.

The Barrels is a three-bedroom family home carefully positioned around what was once the hostelry’s entrance and offers a generous 2,500 sq ft of accommodation.

The entrance through The Talbot’s original door opens into a spacious hallway leading to a lounge and a second large room serving as a kitchen, dining and family area, with lots of natural light and leading directly out to the rear garden.

There is also a three-part cellar accessed from the hallway that’s been converted into various spaces that could be an entertainment room, a gym or cinema room.

As well as three bedrooms upstairs, one of which is en suite, there is a family bathroom and a mezzanine area which could be a library or office. The Barrels is available for offers over £425,000.

The Stone House is four-bedroomed family home that features an attractive guest bedroom suite and master bedroom with en suite, and it’s available for offers over £350,000.

Matt Nicol, managing director of Nicol & Co, the expanding estate agency has offices and operations in Droitwich Spa, Worcester and Malvern, said: “We really are very proud to be marketing The Barrels and the Stone House for sale.

“Both properties have been thoughtfully and sympathetically created within The Talbot’s Grade II-listed building and have retained great character and charm while offering all the latest utilities and facilities for modern day living.

“Hartlebury is a picturesque village that lies between Kidderminster and Worcester with good commuter links via the A449, and with the M5 motorway easily accessible.

“It’s surrounded by rolling countryside but also has rail links to Birmingham, Worcester and even a direct train into London Marylebone from Kidderminster.

“The much sought-after village has a public house, church and post office which is over the road from this exclusive development, a good primary school and a Grade I-listed castle that dates back to the 13th century.”

Full details of both The Barrels and Stone House can be found https://bit.ly/31e3LYb.

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For further information, 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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Principle Estate Management still growing as Adam Jones joins in key role

Principle Estate Management, the UK’s fastest growing residential management company, has made another key appointment as the business continues to expand.

Adam Jones joins as business integration and asset manager as Principle continues to add to its team. He is Principle’s fifth recruit in 2020, taking total numbers to 22, including three consultants.

Mr Jones is an Associate of the Institute of Residential Property Management.

Joe Jobson, director at Principle Estate Management, said: “We know Adam from a previous role at CPBigwood where we worked together.

“His timing in approaching us was perfect as there are not many with his experience in this niche part of our sector.

“The person we were seeking has to be thorough, organised, communicative, and have a wide knowledge of buildings and leases in order to ensure we are set up right first time when we take a new estate into management and be able to hand over all relevant information to the property manager to ensure a smooth transition.

“We know he is all these things, and he is also experienced in using Qube, the bespoke property management package we utilise to ensure all our data is constantly updated.”

Adam Jones said: “The chance to join Principle Estate Management at this stage in the firm’s amazing growth story was too good to miss. I know the managing director Brett Williams and Joe Jobson from having worked with them previously.

“I was educated at South & City College Birmingham, I live here and am married with a one-year-old child, so Principle is right on my doorstep and its central location means it is ideally placed to service our clients in any part of the UK.”

Mr Jobson said: “Adam’s role will involve a full on-site inspection of our new developments under management in order to cross check information provided by previous agents. We use a special version of a site survey report that we have actually written ourselves to use on the Qube site survey app.

“Ultimately, he wants to gain an insight into a property manager role so we will train him and help him build his portfolio as we continue to grow. Business integration is a great grounding for property management as you learn a lot of technical skills.”

His appointment comes as Principle promotes Holly Cox, who joined the firm as an apprentice in February 2020, into a property assistant role in the customer services team. Esme Williams will be working with Adam Jones as business integration assistant.

Now in its third year, Principle Estate Management has tripled in size in the last 12 months, with the number of units it looks after rising from just under 2,000 to 6,000. Staff numbers have risen from seven to 22 in little over a year.

The company’s growing portfolio of properties now totals 5,803 units in 234 developments spread across the Midlands and in all nine English regions including across London, plus more in Wales.

Principle Estate Management was launched in 2018 by Mr Williams, the former head of residential property management at CPBigwood in Birmingham, and a past-chairman of ARMA.

The company is based at Cornwall House in Lionel Street, Birmingham, and offers a national property management service.

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For further information please contact:

Brett Williams, Principle Estate Management LLP, Cornwall House, Lionel Street, Birmingham B3 1AP

Tel: 07954 078711 / 0121 289 4315

Email: BWilliams@PrincipleEstate.co.uk

www.PrincipleEstate.co.uk

https://twitter.com/PrincipleEM

https://www.linkedin.com/company/principle-estate-management/

https://www.facebook.com/PrincipleEstateManagement/

 

Editors’ notes:

Principle is a customer-focused managing agent providing a transparent property management service to the highest standards nationwide, focusing particularly on the management of apartment buildings. Principle Estate Management, based in Birmingham, launched in Spring 2018 and is led by experienced chartered surveyors. The business was born out of a passion for “doing it right” through a director-led, friendly approach combined with robust systems that maximize efficiency. Principle provides a service that sets the aspirational standard for other agents. The company manages modern apartment buildings, traditional blocks of flats, mixed use developments, private housing estates and private rented sector (PRS) or build-to-rent (BTR) developments, as well as portfolios of rented properties for residential or commercial landlords.

Elevate sees instant response to Stamp Duty cut with 16 sales in first two weeks

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Stamp Duty cut aimed at boosting the housing industry has been hailed as an immediate success by a Birmingham-based developer.

Elevate Property Group said 16 properties had been reserved since the Chancellor’s statement on Wednesday 8 July.

David Hofton, sales and marketing director at Elevate, said: “This was a most welcome injection of positivity into the market. The ‘window of opportunity’ created by the chance to save on Stamp Duty up to £500,000 until 31 March 2021 has created an incentive to buy now, rather than wait.

He said that the 16 sales were at Princes Gate in Solihull, Victoria Point, in Ashford, Kent, and at an as-yet unlaunched development for first time buyers in Birmingham.

“All of these sites complete before 31 March 2021, so are ideal for buyers looking to take advantage of savings, and all come with Help to Buy to provide even stronger incentives to commit,” he said.

Elevate Property Group currently also has developments underway at Trent Bridge Quays in Nottingham, Heaton House Lofts in Birmingham, Alban House in Hereford, with further projects in the pipeline in Birmingham, Derby, Malvern and Kent.

The business first made headlines in 2014 with Birmingham’s first £1 million apartment on the top floor of Concord House in Holloway Head. Further projects completed in Birmingham include Queensway House, St Paul’s House, Honduras Wharf, Tennent Street Lofts, Assay Lofts, and Queens House in Coventry.

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For further information, please contact:

David Hofton, Sales & Marketing 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 wellbeing.

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Industrial demand in Birmingham still strong according to Siddall Jones

Demand for industrial units in prime locations is still strong in Birmingham, according to business property experts Siddall Jones.

Siddall Jones has arranged the letting of a 10,000 sq ft industrial warehouse at New town Row just off the A38M arterial route into and out of Birmingham.

The property is to be used as a training centre by Vocational Skills Solutions (VSS) who deliver West Midlands Combined Authority funded pre-employment and workforce upskilling programmes throughout the West Midlands.

The company is based in Greater Manchester and has training centres spread throughout England, including a Forklift Truck Centre in Oldbury and a training centre in Birmingham city centre.

The third West Midlands training centre at New Town Row will deliver Forklift Truck Training and Construction (CSCS) courses to unemployed individuals throughout Birmingham and surrounding areas. The centre will be officially opened by Andy Street, Mayor of The West Midlands on Tuesday 4 August.

Phil Juniper, managing director of VSS, said: “We are delighted to be opening our third training centre in the West Midlands, and are looking forward to continuing to support West Midlands unemployed residents and local employers with skills and employment. I would also like to thank Ed Siddall-Jones for his support in getting this deal over the line during the pandemic.”

Ed Siddall-Jones, managing director of Siddall Jones, said: “Since emerging from the downturn caused by the pandemic the industrial market has remained resilient and we have been fortunate to complete a number of industrial sales and lettings since restrictions eased.

“This 10,000 sq ft letting close to the A38M is a prime example of the pent-up demand for this sector as we continue to witness demand for industrial property on both a leasehold and freehold basis increase.”

Siddall Jones are sole agents for the industrial estate on behalf of a private landlord who was advised by law firm Walker Morris.

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For further information, please contact,

Ed Siddall-Jones, Managing Director,

Siddall Jones, The Mint, 95 Icknield Street, Birmingham B18 6 RU.

0121 638 0500

www.siddalljones.com

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Booth Hall to open again as hospitality space

Booth Hall, the iconic live music venue in Hereford which dates back to 1392, has been sold to local business owners Rich and James Manning of Manbro Developments and the Shack Revolution.

They have acquired Booth Hall from Elevate Property Group for an undisclosed sum.

James Manning said: “We intend to reopen the venue again and restore it to its former glory as a fantastic hospitality space in Hereford’s City Centre.”

Booth Hall closed in 2017 and has been empty since then. It was bought by Elevate Property Group in 2018 as part of their ongoing redevelopment of the buildings in High Town that were damaged by fire in 2010.

Elevate obtained planning permission in June 2019 for the redevelopment of Booth Hall to include a replacement frontage and interior works to include a restaurant and eight letting rooms for hotel use in the timber-framed building on East Street which had been used as a public house since the 15th century.

The news was welcomed by Hereford Civic Society and now Elevate has passed the well-known venue back into city ownership.

The decision to purchase Booth Hall was driven by demand for a larger space.

Mr Manning said: “The decision to purchase the Booth was driven by our belief that Hereford has a fantastic future as a destination city with a great variety of food and drink, and Booth Hall sits perfectly within this.”

Elevate Property Group was advised by Paul Broad in the Worcester office of HCR and Alex Cunliffe at Lambe Corner Solicitors acted for the purchasers.

Work on the neighbouring Alban House on High Town was completed in January 2020, and 75% of the 18 residential dwellings and 50% of the two commercial units have been sold.

The Principality Building Society has taken the first of the two commercial units and the second is under offer.

Help to Buy is available and the only remaining apartments include three apartments to the rear of Alban House with south facing balconies.

Joint selling agents available are Arkwright Owens in Hereford on 01432 267213 and Connells on 01432 267511.

For more information, see https://www.elevatepropertygroup.co.uk/residential/alban-house

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For further information, please contact:

David Hofton, Sales and Marketing 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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Ten new homes worth £3 million for Warwickshire village after land sale by John Truslove

Land in a Warwickshire village where ten smart new homes potentially worth more than £3 million will be built has been sold by John Truslove.

The commercial property agents struck a £670,000 deal for the 0.85-acre site on New Road, Studley with Kingslea Homes, the Solihull-based developer that markets itself as providing “homes with personality”.

And true to its boast, the stylish homes planned will include “everything except the curtains, furniture and people” according to Dean Chudasama, business manager of Kingslea Homes.

Mr Chudasama, who has more than 30 years of experience in development, said: “It’s easier for me to tell buyers what we’re not including in our homes, as they really do come with almost everything.

“Carpets, fitted kitchens with all appliances, bathrooms and en suites with full tiling, alarms, security lighting, double-sized sheds with bike racks, lawns and even door signs and bells – there’s not much left to get when you buy one of our homes.

“The ten homes we’re building will back on to a medical centre and pharmacy, will be less than ten minutes’ walk from three supermarkets, and will be close to a leisure centre.”

The properties, ranging from 750 sq ft to 1,350 sq ft, will include a pair of two-bedroomed, semi-detached to be sold for around £220,000 each, five three-bedroomed detached for around £340,000 each, and three four-bedroomed detached for around £425,000 each.

Mr Chudasama added: “We’re thrilled with this site and very impressed with the professional, responsive and totally committed service provided by Ben at John Truslove.”

Ben Truslove, joint managing director at Redditch-based John Truslove, said: “We’re delighted to have found Kingslea Homes such an attractive site for one of their prime projects.

“These smart homes will provide affordable living in one of the most desirable Midland rural locations, and we’re looking forward to seeing them being built.

“Kingslea Homes is an established developer with a great reputation, and they are just the kind of people we like to work with when we find new areas of land becoming available across Warwickshire and Worcestershire.”

Kingslea Homes were advised by law firm Harrison Clark Rickerby, while the sellers consulted Shoosmiths.

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For more information, contact:

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

01527 584242

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REI revises rent collection figures upwards to 90.16%

A strategic emphasis on diversification and strong tenant relationships has resulted in Real Estate Investors plc (REI) being able to revise its March-June quarterly rent collection figures.

REI, the UK’s only Midlands-focused real estate investment trust (REIT), headquartered in Birmingham city centre, has annual revenues of £16.6 million from nearly £230 million in assets. Occupancy figures to its 31 December 2019 year end were 96%.

A statement issued by the Birmingham-based investment business said: “REI is pleased to report rent collection for the March quarter (March to June) has now risen to 90.16% (adjusted for monthly and deferred agreements) from 81% reported in our 15 June trading update.

“The June quarter (June to September) rent collection so far is 81.94% (adjusted for monthly and deferred agreements), a direct reflection of the diversification of our portfolio and strong relationship with our tenants.”

Paul Bassi, chief executive of REI, said: ““The stability and diversity of our asset base remains the key ingredient for the continued success of our rent collection and the resilience of our property portfolio.”

REI currently has 280 occupiers in 53 locations across the Midlands.

Mr Bassi added: “Based on current constructive dialogue with a number of tenants, we anticipate that rent collections for both periods will improve as these tenants recommence trading from their premises.

“Many tenants have taken this opportunity to engage with us and explore lease event opportunities in return for incentives, which has proven beneficial for the tenant and provided REI with capital enhancement potential.

“However, there are some established tenants who have the ability to pay but are delaying doing so, using the ongoing restriction imposed by the government on the ability of landlords to recover rent, these arrears will be pursued at the appropriate time and the Company expects to secure full rental payments.”

He said he was encouraged by signs that business was generally recovering in its core market in the Midlands.

“Generally, our tenants confirm they are gradually returning towards normalised trading with convenience retail continuing to outperform historic trading levels, a sector that REI has a healthy exposure to,” he said.

“We are further encouraged by the increasing number of inquiries from investors for certain assets that have proven resilient during the Covid crisis.  We will consider selective and opportunistic sales, as we acquire new assets that we believe provide income and capital upside.”

As announced on 15 June, a dividend of 0.5p per share will be paid on 24 July 2020 as a Property Income Distribution, to all shareholders on the register as at 26 June 2020.

Mr Bassi concluded: “REI plc remains fully operational with staff now having the ability to work flexibly from our offices in a safe environment, collaboratively working together to pursue opportunities and asset management initiatives that will drive capital and income growth and underpin the future success of the business.”

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For further information, please contact:

Paul Bassi CBE, Chief Executive Officer,
Real Estate Investors plc, 2nd Floor, 75/77 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AP

0121 265 6406 or 0121 212 3446

www.reiplc.com

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About Real Estate Investors Plc

Real Estate Investors Plc (REI Plc) is a publicly quoted, internally managed property investment company and REIT with a portfolio of 1.59 million sq ft of commercial property, managed by a highly-experienced property team with over 100 years of combined experience of operating in the Midlands property market across all sectors.

The Company’s strategy is to invest in well located, real estate assets in the established and proven markets of central Birmingham and the Midlands, with income and capital growth potential, realisable through active portfolio management, refurbishment, change of use and lettings.  The portfolio has no material reliance on a single asset or occupier.

Major development plan seeks to maximise job creation at Shrewsbury site

A high profile site outside Shrewsbury will see a new 80 bedroom hotel, a drive-through coffee store, a pub restaurant and a 10,000 sq ft industrial unit created if planning proposals submitted by a Worcestershire developer are approved.

Maximus Aequus Ltd is seeking to develop the prominent 5.27 acre site on the Battlefield roundabout, approximately five miles from Shrewsbury town centre on main A49 trunk road and Battlefield Road.

The £10 million development is expected to create up to 97 full time equivalent jobs, and Maximus Aequus already has tenants prepared to commit to the site.

An 80 bed hotel will create 46 jobs, 30 in a pub restaurant, 11 at Costa Coffee and ten in the industrial unit.

There is already a successful development on the north side of the Battlefield roundabout which is home to a Starbucks, Two Henrys restaurant, a Burger King and Travelodge hotel.

Jon Hickton, managing director of Maximus Aequus Ltd, said: “The site is allocated for commercial development within the Shropshire Council Local Plan and we have worked diligently to find a balance of mixed use that will both create much needed jobs and attract consumers to Battlefield.”

Simon Corner, director of Maximus Aequus Ltd, said: “This is a gateway site to Shrewsbury, and this highly prominent location at the northern entrance to the town offers an opportunity to raise Shrewsbury’s profile as excellent area for business and leisure, and will help deliver the Council’s vision for business development and employment.”

The planned development has excellent road links via the main A49 which provides direct access to both the A53 and A5 trunk roads and the M54 motorway, leading to Telford, Chester, Stoke and the national motorway network.

The proposal is via a joint venture between Aequus Land and Maximus.

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For further information, please contact:

Jon Hickton, Managing Director,

Maximus, The Estate Office, Thorngrove, Sinton Green, Worcester WR2 6NP

01905 640640

www.maximus.uk.com

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Note to Editors

Maximus is a privately owned property development and investment group launched in 2001 which has experienced rapid growth and success over the past 19 years. Notable developments include Topaz, the 44,700 sq ft office park near Junction 1 of the M42 at Bromsgrove, the Quartz Point business park near Junction 6 of the M42 at Solihull, and the 40,000 sq ft speculative office scheme Wildwood Triangle, off Junctions 6 and 7 at Worcester.