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NHS Estates Annual Upkeep Costs Estimated at £10bn

Following the 2017 Naylor Report into NHS estates, it has been estimated that estate upkeep costs have reached approximately £10bn in annual funding for 2019/2020.  Paul Fitzpatrick, Director of Estates and Facilities at Liverpool University Hospital, despite this, Fitzpatrick told audience members at the recent Healthcare Property and Development Conference that “there’s not much evidence […]

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Government Pledges £2.7bn for six new hospitals by 2025

“The recent announcements around a £2.7bn funding program for six new hospitals by 2025 and 38 other hospitals to get a refresh by 2030” was raised by Adrian Powell, Head of Property Development of NHS Property Service at our recent Healthcare Property and Development Conference. This investment pledge comes off the back of a period […]

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The GLA’s Ambitious Plan to Tackle London Housing Woes

The London Housing Strategy, drafted by the Mayor of London and formally adopted by the Greater London Authority (GLA) in May 2018, seeks to take a number of different approaches to improve and increase the amount of housing available for residents in London, aiming to deliver 52,000 new homes a year. Megan Life, Senior Programme […]

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Westminster a “Very Active” Location for Property Development

The London Borough of Westminster has the largest planning department in the country, processing 10,000 planning applications yearly, our London Property Club has heard. Massive developments are going up in the region and Deirdra Armsby, Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning at the Council, described this as “a really major regeneration” and described Westminster […]

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The £1bn Olympia London Investment – Restoring its Glory

Olympia is an icon of West London, a major exhibition centre which opened its doors in 1886 and has played host to a raft of world class events ever since. Yoo Capital is leading a consortium of investors who are investing in the site to deliver a £1bn transformation project. Lloyd Lee, Development Director for […]

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£800,000 Lottery Grant for North-West Mill Announced

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced a grant of £746,000 to Islington Mill in Salford for urgent restoration works. Islington Mill has raised a total of £2m of funding to restore access to all the buildings 6 floors and secure the artistic community that has emerged around the building thanks to Islington Mill Arts […]

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From the Ashes: Development Opportunities for Damaged Mills

Former mills can become easily susceptible to damage by fire after being left vacant, both from arson and accidental fires. One such of these Mills was Newsome Mill in Huddersfield, left vacant since 2003. Whilst Newsome Mill originally had a development plan in place according to Nigel Hunston, Group Leader at Kirklees Council, it was […]

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Capital & Centric bans Property Investors on £50m Mill Project

Capital & Centric, a Manchester based developer, are developing the Crusader Mill in Ancoats, Manchester City Centre, have banned speculative investors from buying up units on the new project. Co-founder Tim Heatley told delegates at the recent Mills Development Conference: “We are well underway with the restoration and conversion into owner-occupier flat. We’ve banned investors, […]

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85% of Northerners want to Preserve Britain’s Mill Legacy

A study by Historic England has shown that 85% of Northerners are opposed to the demolition and replacement of England’s mills – our recent Mills Development Conference has heard. A further 90% of adults living in England believe that mills are an important part of its character and history. Despite the popular support to save […]

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