Confectionery giant Haribo announces £22m UK investment

The confectionery manufacturer has revealed plans to roll out the investment across 2021, and said it would “support the brand’s number one position within the UK market”. Haribo, which is known for popular brands including Starmix, Tangfastics and Gummy Bears, operates a state-of-the-art facility in Castleford from where it produces more than 30,000 tonnes of sweets each […]

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Ainscough Strategic Land brings 400-acre new village to market

A 400-acre rural estate in Swindon with outline planning permission for a new village of 2,500 dwellings is being brought to market. Lotmead Farm lies within the designated New Eastern Villages (NEV) area and is being offered for sale by Ainscough Strategic Land on behalf of the landowner, the Parry Family Trust, with Avison Young […]

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Tritax Symmetry gain approval for 1m sq ft scheme

Plans for a one million sq ft development at Symmetry Park in Knowsley have been backed, with Tritax Symmetry securing the approval. The hybrid application included detailed consent for a 160,000 sq ft logistics facility together with outline backing for up to 835,600 sq ft of storage and distribution space and offices.

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Grainger plc acquires Newcastle PRS asset for £57m from Moorfield Real Estate

Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord with 9,109 operational rental homes and a further 8,851 in its £2.1bn pipeline, has acquired The Forge, a stabilised income producing Build-to-Rent (“BTR”) asset comprising 283 rental apartments and a ground floor commercial unit via a corporate acquisition for c.£57m from Moorfield Real Estate Fund III.

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Target Healthcare REIT makes £33m acquisition of two sites

Target Healthcare, the UK listed specialist investor in modern, purpose-built care homes, announces that it has completed the acquisition of an established luxury care home in Scotland and has also acquired a site in Buckinghamshire and contracted to forward fund the subsequent development of a pre-let care home.

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£12m funding deal secured for new Brixton project

Ekaya Housing Association will drive forward plans to build more than 65 new homes in the next three years – after securing eight-figure funding from NatWest. The housing association will use the £12 million funding package to grow its existing portfolio of circa 450 homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and supported housing across seven […]

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Bartra – delivering a €1.1bn pipeline including a 1,000 home pipeline in the Republic of Ireland

Following their involvement in our Republic of Ireland Development Conference, we’ve been speaking to Bartra’s Sally Anne Sherry on their future plans and projects in the country… Q. Bartra has a pipeline of 1,000 social and affordable homes between now and 2023, what are your core target areas for these schemes? We have recently lodged […]

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Willmott Dixon chosen for £25.6m Kensington and Chelsea housing scheme

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Kensington & Chelsea Council to deliver two housing schemes as part of the council’s ambitious New Homes Delivery Programme. Procured under the SCF framework, the largest project is at Kensal Road, where Willmott Dixon will deliver a £17.1m development to create 37 homes above new ground floor commercial accommodation.   […]

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