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In this section you will find all of the latest news and updates on the Group's activities along with recent press coverage.

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AMAZON TAKES FOUR ACRES AT QUEENSFERRY ONE Posted: 4th Nov 2019

Scarborough Muir Group has today announced that Amazon has agreed a new lease on four acres of land for use as a lorry parking facility at the Queensferry One development at Rosyth. Amazon is taking advantage of Queensferry One’s excellent location alongside the new Queensferry Crossing and M90 motorway.

 

The £250 million Queensferry One development covers 120 acres occupying an inspiring south-facing waterfront location with views of all three Forth bridges, including the new Queensferry Crossing which provides an average of approximately 75,000 traffic movements a day passing the site. 

 

The development will integrate 800,000 sq ft of industrial, manufacturing and logistics warehouses; 50,000 sq ft for roadside type uses (20,000 sq ft of retail and a 120-bed hotel, all of which reflect the Local Development Plan (FIFEplan). Flexible opportunities exist from land sales to design and build on a lease or freehold basis.

 

Queensferry One is well connected to the main cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow in addition to providing easy access to the north via the M90 motorway, while Edinburgh International Airport is only 15 minutes away. Close-by Inverkeithing train station is on the main east coast line providing a fast service to and from London and Aberdeen. The site is also immediately adjacent to major facilities operated by Babcock and Forth Ports. 

The locality has a highly skilled workforce with over 40 years’ experience in the Energy and Marine sectors.

 

William McAlister, of Scarborough Muir Group, said: “Despite recent market turbulence as a result of Brexit, Queensferry One is experiencing good levels of enquiries which is testament to its exceptionally strong strategic location.

“Attracting a premier distribution operation like Amazon to Queensferry One underlines its excellent location from a connectivity perspective, however the development is also ideal for industrial, manufacturing, energy, data and storage, financial, TMT, or waterside port sectors; it has it all.”

 

Ross Jubin, of Scarborough International Properties, added: “This is the start of a new era for Queensferry One, the Amazon deal is the start of what we see as a very active period of new developments within Rosyth, and the Group is now considering speculative development and is in the final stages of progressing a major pre-let”

Queensferry One is being jointly marketed by JLL and Ryden.  

£45M INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT CELEBRATED AT THORPE PARK LEEDS - PROJECT TO CONTRIBUTE £250M PER ANNUM TO LOCAL ECONOMY Posted: 26th Sep 2019

  £45M INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT CELEBRATED AT THORPE PARK LEEDS -	PROJECT TO CONTRIBUTE £250M PER ANNUM TO LOCAL ECONOMY

Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive of Legal & General Group, has visited Thorpe Park Leeds to commemorate the result of over £45 million of critical infrastructure investment completed on the strategic site.

 

Nigel was hosted by Thorpe Park Leeds developer and joint venture partner Scarborough International Properties alongside the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Eileen Taylor and other local councillors that have been instrumental in the 100-acre project.

 

Legal & General has funded enabling works for phase two development at Thorpe Park Leeds including the £10 million Manston Lane Link Road (MLLR) that has critically unlocked land for the planned East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR) and future delivery of around 7000 new homes with amenities in East Leeds.  

 

The investment has also delivered a £6.5 million railway bridge and public footpaths as well as £10.5 million enabling works across Thorpe Park Leeds for commercial development.  Further roadworks to facilitate the new Springs retail and leisure park, gas mains and power cable diversions, new power supply and archaeological/ecological clearing were also incorporated in the highly complex project.

 

Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive at Legal & General Group, said, “Cities need the right physical and digital infrastructure in order to thrive and be productive. This work is testament to our commitment and joined up approach to enhancing our future cities and improving people’s lives for the better over the long-term. It is thanks to our partners Scarborough International Properties and Leeds City Council that this major infrastructure milestone has been reached – these plans were locally generated and they have worked!”

 

 

 

Kevin McCabe, Chairman of Scarborough International Properties, said “This event marks a significant milestone and a very proud moment for the Scarborough team, Legal & General, the Council and all of our delivery partners that have worked tirelessly over the last four years to deliver the project.

 

 “Not without its challenges, this programme of works has been completed under restrictive conditions and tight timescales, with little room for error, by a highly skilled and dedicated team.  Over the term we have endeavoured to employ a local workforce whenever possible and delivered some fantastic and very tangible skills training and schools educational initiatives along the way.

 

“We cannot underestimate the legacy we will leave as these vital infrastructure works not only support further development at Thorpe Park Leeds but also contribute £250 million per annum to the city region economy, creating around 10,000 new jobs.”

 

Local Councillor Peter Gruen said, “Seeing this new road and the associated infrastructure in place is immensely satisfying. There has been brilliant collaboration between many different organisations and partners to make this happen. The community benefits will be enormous for a long time to come.”

 

Thorpe Park Leeds is already an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of commercial operation and over 4,500 workers on site. A unique £162 million investment deal with Legal & General in 2015 secured a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use expansion, bringing forward Phase two which includes The Springs retail and leisure park, 900,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes and a 113-acre public park.

 

The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, ‘East Leeds Parkway’ and associated Park and Ride, connecting Thorpe Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.

 

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PRIME OFFICE SCHEME COMPLETES AT THORPE PARK LEEDS Posted: 13th Sep 2019

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), and its joint venture partner Legal & General, have completed construction of a new 35,846 sq ft Grade A office building at Thorpe Park Leeds. 

 

Lumina is the second new office development in the £162 million phase two development at Thorpe Park Leeds which includes The Springs, a new shopping and leisure centre opened in [October 2018, and paves the way for further 860,000 sq ft office development in which there is significant interest from potential occupiers.

 

Scheme contractor, GMI Construction, handed over the building this week with Pharmacy2U taking the keys to fit out the second and third floors. The online pharmacy group agreed a pre let in April to take 15,770 sq ft on a ten-year lease.  20,080 sq ft with 73 parking spaces remains available to let at Lumina on the ground and first floors, which can be sub divided.

 

Other office occupiers secured in phase two at Thorpe Park Leeds in the last twelve months include Big Change Apps, Wates Construction, Pure Retirement, EP UK Investments and Renew Holdings.

 

Paul Holcroft, director of Asset Management at SIPL said, “We are delighted to achieved practical completion of Lumina as we push to deliver more prime stock office accommodation at Thorpe Park Leeds.

 

“With The Springs retail and leisure park now open, the site provides superb amenities for occupiers and has proved an extremely attractive draw and a boost for over 4,500 workers on the existing park.  New infrastructure and the pending new railway station are also ticking many boxes for accessibility and sustainable travel where we also have a free transport planning service in place.

 

“We have strong interest in the remaining space at Lumina and also new development plots in phase two which gives us confidence for further speculative development.”

 

Thorpe Park Leeds is an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of space built and occupied to date, including 600,000 sq ft of offices. A unique £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital in 2015 secured a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use expansion, bringing forward exceptional new business opportunities to the Leeds City Region.

 

Phase two includes the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park as well as a further 860,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.

Phase two also includes delivery of the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1.  This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the East Leeds area, land that is either already allocated in the Local Plan or which is ‘brownfield’ land.

The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, ‘East Leeds Parkway’ and associated Park and Ride, connecting Thorpe Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.

Scarborough appointed preferred development partner for major Sheffield regeneration project Posted: 18th Jul 2019


 

Scarborough International Properties Limited, the UK and international real estate developer and investor, has been appointed by Sheffield City Council and Legacy Park Limited (LPL) as preferred development partner for the expansion of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, a major regeneration project, in the lower Don Valley area of Sheffield. LPL is a partnership between Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Scarborough’s role will be working with the Council and all LPL stakeholders to assemble the site for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and lead the project team through the whole design, development, letting and funding process.

 

LPL has proposed a potential area for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park covering some 200 acres, although in the first instance Scarborough will focus on an initial masterplan zone covering circa 70 acres around existing buildings such as the Fly DSA Arena, the English Institute for Sport, Sheffield, the UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and the Oasis Academy Don Valley. Development of up to 750,000 sq ft of business space for the sport, health and well-being sector is anticipated within this initial zone.

 

Scarborough is already under contract with Sheffield City Council to bring forward a £6 million Community Sports Stadium at the park, incorporating more than 20,000 sq ft of business and conference space, which is planned to complete next summer.  Among other teams, the stadium will be home to Sheffield United Women’s football team.

 

Scarborough plans for its first project as preferred development partner a building of around 40,000 sq ft of office space, close to Sheffield Hallam University’s ‘Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre’ which is due to open this Autumn. Scarborough expects to commence work on its building early in the New Year.

 

Kevin McCabe, Chairman of Scarborough International Properties Limited, commented: “We believe in Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and the ability of Sheffield, my home city, to create and support a unique business environment that achieves Legacy Park Limited’s ambitious vision. We have been building our commitment to the project over the last two years, signing up in 2018 to develop and run the Community Stadium, and we now look forward accelerating the delivery of Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to bring jobs and economic growth back to the Lower Don Valley area”.

 

The aim of the park, which includes the site of the well-known former Don Valley Stadium, is to deliver a tangible legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games through a combination of world-class sports facilities, education, new skills, research and innovation, environmental improvements and opportunities for the local community. The vision is that it will become one of the world’s leading locations for innovation in sport, health and wellbeing.

 

Significant progress has already been achieved at the park by LPL with the development of new amenities including:

·         Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre for Sheffield Hallam University, which targets businesses engaged in collaborative research and taking products from concept to market

·         UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, a university technical college with capacity for 600 students aged 14-19 specialising in human science and computing

·         Oasis Academy Don Valley, an academy school for children aged 2-16

 

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park will also benefit from incorporating the well-established sports and leisure facilities in the area, including:

·         English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, a world class multisport venue for professional athletes, university students and the local community.

·         iceSheffield, an Olympic-standard, twin-pad ice sports arena.

·         The Fly DSA Arena, Sheffield’s major events venue.

The Springs secures further leases with major brands at Thorpe Park Leeds Posted: 10th Apr 2019

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer and its joint venture partner Legal & General, announce that they have signed leases with a further two retailers at The Springs the new retail and leisure destination at Thorpe Park Leeds.

 

The Entertainer, the largest independent toy retailer in the UK, has signed a 10 year lease for 3,750 sq ft and Krispy Kreme, a premium doughnut and coffee retailer, has also signed a  10 year lease, for a 750 sq ft unit.

 

These new retailers will join a range of big brands including Nando’s, M&S, Next, Boots, TK Maxx, H&M, Outfit and Pure Gym which have opened at The Springs over the past three months. They will be joined by a 44,000 sq ft, 10-screen ODEON offering state of the art screen and audio technology and luxury seating, which is due to open in April. Further high street leisure and retail occupiers are due to be announced over the coming weeks.

 

Simon Marshall, Joint Chief Executive of Scarborough International Properties, said: “We are excited to welcome further leading retailers to The Springs at Thorpe Park Leeds. The addition of these well-known brands demonstrates The Springs’ success in providing an exciting and varied leisure and retail park for locals and visitors to Thorpe Park Leeds.”

 

Thorpe Park Leeds is an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of development built and occupied to date, including 600,000 sq ft of offices. A unique £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital in 2015 secured a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use expansion, bringing forward exceptional new business opportunities to the Leeds City Region.

 

Phase two includes the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park as well as a further 900,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.

Phase two also includes delivery of the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1, opening in the first week

 

in April. This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the East Leeds area, land that is either already allocated in the Local Plan or which is ‘brownfield’ land.

The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, ‘East Leeds Parkway’ and associated Park and Ride, connecting Thorpe Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.

Major Office Pre-let at Thorpe Park Leeds Posted: 25th Mar 2019

Major Office Pre-let at Thorpe Park Leeds

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer, and its joint venture partner Legal & General, have announced that they have pre-let two floors at Lumina, their Grade A office development, which is being delivered as part of the £162 million phase two development at Thorpe Park Leeds.

 

Pharmacy2U Limited, the UK's largest1 NHS approved online pharmacy which also provides a confidential private online doctor service, has taken a 10-year lease on the whole of the second and third floors at Lumina, totalling 15,770 sq ft, commencing on completion of the development. Lumina provides 35,850 sq ft of Grade A office space and128 car parking spaces. The balance of 20,080 sq ft of offices on the ground and first floors is available at an asking rent of £23.50 per sq ft.

 

Construction of the new building is underway and is due to complete in September this year (2019).

Letting agents are BNP Paribas Real Estate, Cushman & Wakefield and JLL. Holder & Co. acted for Pharmacy2U.

 

In September last year (2018), SIPL and Legal & General announced the completion of letting at their first, Phase Two, speculative office building, Paradigm, which offers 31,650 sq ft of premium office space and 122 car parking spaces. Tenants there include Wates Construction (10,275 sq ft), Pure Retirement (12,575 sq ft), EP UK Investments (6,250 sq ft) and Renew Holdings (2,550 sq ft).

 

Paul Holcroft, Director - Asset Management at Scarborough International Properties, said: “Innovative businesses like Pharmacy2U are attracted to a business environment at Thorpe Park that sets the standard for the future. The Park is well supported with excellent shopping provided by the newly opened shopping centre, The Springs; has superb amenities including extensive green open space; and is close to homes and has excellent transport connections.”

 

 

 

 

Rachel Dickie, Head of Urban Regeneration at Legal & General Capital, added: “A pre-let of this size demonstrates that strong market confidence remains in the Yorkshire region and at Thorpe Park Leeds, confirming our vision to create places and spaces where people want to work that is on par with the city centre.”

 

Mark Livingstone CEO of Pharmacy2U, commented: “We’re using technology to reinvent pharmacy, providing more convenient access to repeat prescription medicine. To do this we use the best facilities to continue to supply award-winning care for our patients, and Thorpe Park is an opportunity to take our offer to the next level. We’re proudly a Leeds-based operation and we’re really looking forward to moving 170 employees into the Lumina building at the most convenient opportunity.”       

 

SCARBOROUGH AND LEGAL & GENERAL SELL PARADIGM AT THORPE PARK LEEDS FOR £10.2 MILLION Posted: 25th Mar 2019

SCARBOROUGH AND LEGAL & GENERAL SELL PARADIGM AT THORPE PARK LEEDS FOR £10.2 MILLION

Scarborough International Properties and its partner, Legal & General, have sold a prime office building at Thorpe Park Leeds for £10.2 million.

The building, Paradigm, provides 31,650 sq ft of Grade A office space across three floors and 122 car parking spaces. It is fully let on 10-year leases to four tenants, Pure Retirement (12,575 sq ft), Wates Construction (10,275 sq ft), EP UK Investments Limited (6,250 sq ft), and Renew Holdings (2,550 sq ft).

Knight Frank acted for the vendors and CBRE acted on behalf of the buyer.

Paul Holcroft, Director of Asset Management at Scarborough, said: “As the first speculative office building in this phase, Paradigm has been a very successful project.

“Following the completion of The Springs we have seen a significant increase in the number of office occupiers turning their attention to Thorpe Park, attracted by the ease of getting here either by car or public transport, the availability of parking, the feel of open space and the convenience of The Springs on the doorstep”.

Rachel Dickie, Head of Urban Regeneration at Legal & General Capital, commented: “The sale of Paradigm is testament to our ambition to deliver Grade A office space at Thorpe Park Leeds that is on par to the city centre by creating institutional-quality assets. As a result, we have attracted some fantastic businesses to east Leeds and we have already started on our next speculative office building, now partially pre-let to Pharmacy2U. With the recent completion of the Springs, our retail and leisure destination, we are committed to creating a dynamic and varied destination at Thorpe Park Leeds”.

Paradigm is part of the £162 million phase two development at the Thorpe Park Leeds and was the development’s first speculative office building.

Located directly off Junction 46 of the M1 motorway, Thorpe Park Leeds is an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of development built and occupied to date, including 600,000 sq ft of

offices. More than 60 blue chip businesses occupy space at Thorpe Park Leeds employing around 4,500 people. 

Following a £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital, Scarborough and Legal & General are progressing a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use expansion, bringing forward exceptional new business opportunities to the Leeds City Region.

Phase two of the development has progressed significantly with the opening of The Springs shopping centre last autumn. The Springs is a new 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park with retailers including Next, M&S Simply Food, H&M, TK Maxx, Outfit and Boots and leisure brands including Nando’s, Gino D’Acampo’s My Restaurant and Pure Gym. A 44,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art, 10-screen Odeon cinema will open this spring.

The plan also includes a further 900,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.

Phase two also includes delivery of the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1. This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the east Leeds area, land that is either already allocated in the local plan or which is brownfield land.

The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, East Leeds Parkway, and associated park and ride, connecting Thorpe Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.

THORPE PARK TO WELCOME LUXURIOUS NEW ODEON LUXE CINEMA AND THE FIRST DOLBY CINEMA IN THE UK OUTSIDE LONDON Posted: 6th Mar 2019

THORPE PARK TO WELCOME LUXURIOUS NEW ODEON LUXE CINEMA AND THE FIRST DOLBY CINEMA IN THE UK OUTSIDE LONDON

ODEON – the UK & Ireland’s largest cinema chain – has today announced it is to open a brand-new, luxury cinema at The Springs retail and leisure park, located to the East of Leeds.

Due to open its doors this Spring, ODEON Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park will feature 971 luxury, handmade reclining seats across 10 new cinema screens, offering film fans triple the legroom and increased personal space to ensure the ultimate in-cinema comfort.

The brand-new cinema will be home to the UK’s second Dolby Cinema — the first outside London following the re-opening of ODEON’s flagship cinema, ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, in December 2018. ODEON and Dolby have partnered to offer film fans in Leeds a truly immersive and unforgettable cinematic experience. The Dolby Vision dual 4K laser projection system brings the story alive with spectacular, ultravivid picture, delivering twice the brightness, 500 times the contrast ratio of standard screens, blacker blacks, and an unsurpassed colour palette, all projected on a massive 19m screen for a vibrant, lifelike cinema experience like no other. The studio-grade Dolby Atmos immersive audio system transports viewers into the film with breathtakingly realistic audio, filling the cinema with a soundscape that flows all around and above the audience. With the highest standards for technical design plus 263 Luxe recliners, Dolby Cinema brings movies to life.

Guests of the new cinema will be spoilt for choice with the very best cinematic technology, as the cinema will also boast a 173-seat ODEON exclusive iSense screen. Taller than a double decker bus, the screen itself measures 15m x 6.2m, and is curved to maximise light reflection. Guest will be dazzled by the Dolby Atmos sound and 4K digital projectors that deliver almost nine million pixels for an ultra-high definition picture.

The impressive new cinema has also created 80 new jobs in the local area, with all new team members receiving the full training and exciting career opportunities available at ODEON.

We are hugely excited to bring the ODEON Luxe experience to the people of Leeds, sharing our passion for film with the local community,” said John Alls, General Manager at ODEON Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park. “We’ve put a great deal of effort into hiring enthusiastic local people to join our team to ensure we deliver the exceptional customer service expected by our guests. The combination of Luxe recliners and Dolby Cinema means that our cinema will offer local film fans a completely unique cinema experience, which is really exciting to be a part of.”

Julian Stanford, Senior Director Dolby Cinema Europe added: “We’re delighted to be expanding our Dolby Cinema footprint in the UK by launching at ODEON Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park, a new attraction which will give the local community an opportunity to experience the unparalleled cinema magic that a Dolby Cinema delivers. Dolby Cinema enables richer and more exciting storytelling by  filmmakers, through Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos – unrivalled picture and sound quality for any film. We are sure film fans in Leeds are going to love experiencing their favourite movies in the incredibly life-like Dolby Cinema!”

 

Keep an eye out for more information about the new cinema on the ODEON website: www.odeon.co.uk

Scarborough submits planning application for Vidrio at Sheffield DC Posted: 20th Feb 2019

Scarborough submits planning application for Vidrio at Sheffield DC

 

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and International Real Estate Developer and Investor, announces that it has submitted an application to Sheffield City Council for detailed planning consent for Vidrio, an eight storey, 60,000 sq ft office building located on Sheffield Digital Campus (Sheffield DC), in Sheffield city centre.

 

The development would complete the final phase of Sheffield DC, where enabling and substructure works have already been undertaken. The most recent addition to the scheme was Acero, an 80,600 sq ft Grade A office building which completed in July 2017 and was let to Atkins, Simcyp and Spaces before being sold to APAM in May 2018 for £26.6m.

 

Following the success of building one, Electric Works, building two, Ventana House and most recently Acero, Vidrio is the fourth building planned for Sheffield DC.

 

Located in Sheffield city centre, Vidrio is adjacent to Sheffield’s main railway station, which will benefit from the delivery of high speed rail HS2. The office building is the final addition to the Sheffield DC development.

 

Paul Holcroft, Director of Asset Management at Scarborough, added:This planning application further demonstrates our commitment to Sheffield and our confidence in the strong market conditions we have seen over recent years. Vidrio is the final piece of the jigsaw for Sheffield DC and will deliver exceptional quality Grade A office accommodation in a striking landmark building”.

BUYING YOUR NEW HOME AT MIDDLEWOOD LOCKS COULDN’T BE EASIER Posted: 31st Jan 2019

BUYING YOUR NEW HOME AT MIDDLEWOOD LOCKS COULDN’T BE EASIER

Moving to award winning development Middlewood Locks in Manchester became even easier this week with the launch of its ‘First Time Buyer Furniture Pack’, in association with LOFT www.loft-interiors.co.uk. The ‘First Time Buyer Furniture Pack’, exclusive to all Middlewood Locks residents at a special price, helps to simplify moving home and reduce the cost, by eliminating removal and installation costs. It also allows customers to move in within a six-week timeframe. The furniture will be on display in a new show apartment launching at Middlewood Locks on Saturday 2 February, when a further release of canalside apartments will be available for sale with prices from £172,000.

 

Middlewood Locks is a fantastic new canalside neighbourhood located at the western gateway to Manchester City Centre.  The first phase of apartments and commercial space is now completed and the residents have moved in to their homes and are enjoying being part of the Middlewood Locks community. 

 

Help to Buy has proved to be a strong proposition to buyers at Middlewood Locks accounting for around 50% of the sales to date. The scheme is an equity loan whereby the government lends up to 20% of the cost of a newly built home, so the purchaser only needs a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. There is no interest to pay on the 20% loan for the first five years of owning a new home.

 

As well as Help to Buy being available on all new homes, the team at Middlewood Locks can help to make the process of buying a new home easier by recommending a selection of independent financial advisors who will offer free advice regarding mortgage options and a selection of solicitors who, because they are fully informed on the development, have agreed to fix their legal fees.

 

Middlewood Locks is currently the only mixed-use city centre scheme of this size offering Help to Buy with new homes available immediately. In addition, there is no stamp duty to pay on all homes up to £300,000 for first time buyers. These combined incentives [lend to creating] affordable opportunities for people to buy and own their own home in the city centre.  

 

City professionals Tristan Comley and Nicola Jones have bought their first home together at Middlewood Locks through Help to Buy. Tristan said, “We were attracted to Middlewood Locks because of the light and spacious apartments not often found in the city centre and the overall vision for the neighbourhood is inspiring. We didn’t really know how Help to Buy works until we visited the development, but it means that we have been able to buy a two-bedroom apartment without the struggle of finding a 25% deposit. The lower interest rate also allows us to save and hopefully pay back the government loan in the next few years.”

 

Nicola Wallis, Director of Residential Sales and Marketing at Scarborough International Properties, commented: “At Scarborough, we recognise the potential difficulty first time buyers may have when purchasing and moving into their new home. We believe that buying a new home should be a happy and enjoyable experience and we try to make the process as easy as possible for our customers by helping them every step of the way. We have always been in the fortunate position to offer Help to Buy on all our new homes at Middlewood Locks and this, coupled with our professional panel of solicitors and financial advisors really helps to make our customers experience of buying a new home an enjoyable one. 

 

“We have worked closely with LOFT to offer a First Time Buyer Furniture pack, as we recognised that a big part of the cost and stress of moving home is the removals or endless weekend trips to furniture stores. Working with LOFT we have put together a modern contemporary furniture pack, which is available exclusively to our customers at a special price including delivery and installation.  Alternatively, if our customers prefer to pick their own individual items of furniture then they can call into LOFT’s showroom or shop online and use their exclusive LOFT customer discount voucher.”

 

Jodie Leah Thompson of LOFT said: “We are pleased to have been able to develop this exclusive ‘First Time Buyer Furniture Pack’ with Scarborough as Middlewood Locks is such a great showcase for our wide range of contemporary furniture. As specialists in furnishing complete homes, we are practiced in making the process of moving in to a new home much simpler and at a reasonable cost.”

 

Middlewood Locks is being developed by FairBriar International, a joint venture, led by Scarborough International Properties (50%) with Metro Holdings of Singapore (25%) and Hualing Group of China (25%).

The Springs continues to secure big brands at Thorpe Park Leeds Posted: 5th Nov 2018

The Springs continues to secure big brands at Thorpe Park Leeds

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer and its joint venture partner Legal & General, announce that they have signed leases with four retailers at The Springs, Thorpe Park Leeds.

 

Fat Face, the lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer has agreed a lease at the site taking a 3,400 sq ft unit; JD Sports, the leading trainer and sports fashion retailer has signed a lease for 5,450 sq ft of space and Mountain Warehouse, the outdoor clothing and equipment retailer has taken 5,000 sq ft of space. Alongside this, Card Factory, the greeting card and gift store has signed a lease for 1,100 sq ft of space at the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure destination.

 

The new retailers will join other confirmed brands including H&M, Nando’s, M&S, Next, TK Maxx, Outfit, Boots, Odeon and Pure Gym. Further high street leisure and retail occupiers are due to be announced over the coming weeks.

 

Simon Marshall, Joint Chief Executive of Scarborough International Properties, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming these new retailers to The Springs at Thorpe Park Leeds. To have such well-known names commit to the centre provides a huge vote of confidence in the scheme, which has already attracted a variety of well-known retailers and restaurants.”

 

Rachel Dickie, Head of Urban Regeneration at Legal & General Capital, said: “It is fantastic to see further well-known brands come to The Springs, our new retail and leisure destination, at Thorpe Park Leeds. Thorpe Park Leeds is really coming to life as a unique and progressive mixed-use community.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thorpe Park Leeds is an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of development built and occupied to date, including 600,000 sq ft of offices. A unique £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital in 2015 secured a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use expansion, bringing forward exceptional new business opportunities to the Leeds City Region.

 

Phase two includes the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park as well as a further 900,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.

Phase two also includes delivery of the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1. This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the East Leeds area, land that is either already allocated in the Local Plan or which is ‘brownfield’ land.

The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, ‘East Leeds Parkway’ and associated Park and Ride, connecting Thorpe Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.

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The Springs launches at Thorpe Park Leeds Posted: 11th Oct 2018

The Springs launches at Thorpe Park Leeds

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer and its joint venture partner Legal & General, announce that The Springs, the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure destination at Thorpe Park Leeds will be welcoming the public to its official opening today, Thursday 11 October.

 

From 10am to 4pm retailers including M&S Foodhall, H&M, Next, TK Maxx, Outfit, Boots and leisure brands including Nando’s, Gino D’Acampo’s My Restaurant and Pure Gym will be opening their doors offering visitors to The Springs a variety of activities for all the family including giveaways and complimentary food from a selection of street vendors.

 

In addition to renowned high street brands, a 44,000 sq ft, 10-screen ODEON offering state of the art screen and audio technology and luxury seating, is due to open in Spring 2019 located adjacent to, and above the boulevard of restaurants within the leisure offering at The Springs. Further high street leisure and retail occupiers are due to be announced over the coming weeks.

 

Thorpe Park Leeds is an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of development built and occupied to date, including 600,000 sq ft of offices. A unique £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital in 2015 secured a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use expansion, bringing forward exceptional new business opportunities to the Leeds City Region.

 

Phase two includes the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park as well as a further 900,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.

Phase two also includes delivery of the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1. This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the East Leeds area, land that is either already allocated in the Local Plan or which is ‘brownfield’ land.

The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, ‘East Leeds Parkway’ and associated Park and Ride, connecting Thorpe

 

Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.

 

Simon Marshall, Joint Chief Executive of Scarborough International Properties, said: “We look forward to seeing our first retailers opening their doors at The Springs.

 

“Similar to prime shopping locations such as Manchester and London where people will continue to visit when they want a variety of choice and big stores, The Springs will provide a fantastic new retail and leisure offering for locals and visitors to Thorpe Park Leeds.”

 

Rachel Dickie, Director of Regeneration at Legal & General Capital, said: “The official opening of The Springs is an exciting milestone for Thorpe Park Leeds and establishes it as a unique and progressive mixed-use community, providing jobs, homes and now much sought-after amenities for the East of Leeds. The variety of new brands and choice at the scheme will set a new standard for the area and create a destination that people will want to keep coming back to.”

 

 

 

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Scarborough disposes of £12.1 million office portfolio Posted: 21st Aug 2018

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer,

has completed the sale of two office buildings at Thorpe Park, Leeds to a Charitable Trust, for a combined price of £12.1 million.

 

The two, three storey Grade A buildings constructed in 2004, provide a combined total of 52,845 sq ft of offices with generous car parking, let to tenants including BAM Construction, Duchy Homes and Jelf.

 

Knight Frank acted for Scarborough, the Charitable Trust were unrepresented.

 

SIPL has also completed its third letting at Paradigm, the first speculative Grade A office building delivered as part of the phase two development at Thorpe Park, Leeds, with a 2,550 sq ft letting to Renew Holdings who have taken a 10-year lease. Renew join Pure Retirement and Wates Construction, leaving just one suite remaining in the building.

 

In a prime location overlooking Junction 46 of the M1, Thorpe Park, Leeds is an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of development already built and occupied, including 600,000 sq ft of offices.

 

A unique £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital in 2015 secured a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use second phase, bringing forward exceptional new business opportunities to the Leeds City Region.

 

Phase two includes the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park as well as a further 900,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities. 

 

Phase two also enables the delivery of the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1. This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the East Leeds area, land that is either already

allocated in the Local Plan or which is ‘brownfield’ land. 

 

Paul Holcroft of Scarborough International Properties, said: “Following the other recent sales at Thorpe Park, the level of interest and price achieved for these buildings is evidence of the demand for prime office assets at Thorpe Park Leeds. The quality of the scheme continues to attract occupiers who recognise the importance of The Springs amenity and welfare provisions on offer, helping them attract and retain the highest quality staff.”

 

Gino D’Acampo - My Restaurant To Open At Leeds Thorpe Park Development, The Springs Posted: 9th Aug 2018

Gino D’Acampo - My Restaurant  To Open At Leeds Thorpe Park Development, The Springs

Gino D’Acampo, the UK’s favourite Italian chef, has announced he is to open a new restaurant at the rebranded Thorpe Park development, The Springs, Leeds.

 

The 150 seater restaurant will include a coffee & deli bar where guests can eat in or take away from breakfast onwards, a prosecco bar and alfresco terrace complete with games room.

 

It will be Gino’s fourth establishment in Yorkshire and third in partnership with leading UK fashion retailer Next, and follows the success of My Restaurant Leeds city centre, Harrogate and Hull, where he opened his latest restaurant with the retail giant in December 2017.   

 

Work is already underway on the £1.2m development and will open in October.

 

Speaking recently at The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival, where he made an appearance alongside fellow chef, James Martin, Gino said:  “I’m pleased to confirm I’m expanding my presence in Yorkshire with a fourth restaurant at The Springs, Leeds.

 

“It’s a truly impressive development combining great stores, restaurants and leisure facilities; I’m looking forward to being at the heart of it and opening my fourth restaurant in this wonderful county.”

 

Simon Marshall, Joint Chief Executive of Scarborough International Properties, adds, "We are delighted to welcome Gino and his aspirational brand to The Springs at Thorpe Park Leeds.   The new retail and leisure park serves to provide unrivalled new facilities in East Leeds, not least for those that work here but also for the local community, commuters and destination visitors.  We look forward to announcing further exciting occupiers in the coming months."

 

The announcement follows news Gino is to launch a new fast-casual dining concept – My Coffee & Deli Bar, on the lower ground floor of his Pizza & Prosecco Bar in Manchester next month (September 2018).

Similar to the coffee shops found in Gino’s hometown, My Coffee & Deli Bar will transport visitors to Naples, serving real Neapolitan coffee and Italian food, available to eat in or take away.  

Gino first made his move into restaurants when he teamed up with friend & business partner Steven Walker, founder of Manchester based restaurant group Individual Restaurants, the company behind favourites including Piccolino and The Restaurant Bar & Grill.

 

Despite the current issues facing the sector Gino plans to open further restaurants in 2018 and has a strong pipeline in place for 2019.

 

New brand revealed for retail/leisure park at Thorpe Park Leeds as River Island joins line up Posted: 2nd Aug 2018

New brand revealed for retail/leisure park at Thorpe Park Leeds as River Island joins line up

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer and its joint venture partner Legal & General, have unveiled a new brand identity for their 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure destination at Thorpe Park Leeds, which is due to open in October 2018. 

 

The 350,000 sq ft development will be known as ‘The Springs’, an identity that was inspired by the freshwater springs that once flowed from the site, which is located just off Junction 46 of the M1 east of Leeds. Created by brand consultancy Core Marketing, the new brand is designed to complement the existing Thorpe Park Leeds identity, inspiring a more consumer facing, placemaker feel to help engage a wider audience and promote the leisure and retail proposition.

 

River Island is the latest national retailer to agree a lease at the site, taking a 6,500 sq ft unit, and will join other confirmed brands including Next, TK Maxx, Outfit, Boots, Odeon and Pure Gym. Further high street leisure and retail occupiers are due to be announced over the summer.

 

Simon Marshall, Joint Chief Executive of Scarborough International Properties, said: “We are really starting to see momentum build for the retail and leisure offer at Thorpe Park Leeds. The process of handing over to occupiers for fit out in advance of the grand opening in October is now in full flow. 

 

“As a business destination, Thorpe Park Leeds has enjoyed tremendous success with over 60 blue chip occupiers employing over 4500 people already on site. The launch of a new retail and leisure destination at the heart of the development, as a major part of a £162 million phase two investment, is a real game changer for East Leeds. Now that we’ve announced the new brand identity, we have reached yet another important milestone in the development of a more upbeat, fresh and engaging development that will appeal to a broader consumer audience.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Dickie, Head of Urban Regeneration at Legal & General Capital, said: “Thorpe Park Leeds is establishing itself as a true destination where people can, live, work and play. This milestone of a new retail and leisure offer further brings to life this unique and progressive mixed-use community that we have created in partnership with Scarborough International Properties, and the on-going support of the Council, and will contribute hugely to the economic prosperity of the local area, creating new homes, jobs and amenities.”

 

Thorpe Park Leeds is an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of development built and occupied to date, including 600,000 sq ft of offices. A unique £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital in 2015 secured a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use expansion, bringing forward exceptional new business opportunities to the Leeds City Region.

 

Phase two includes the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park as well as a further 900,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.

Phase two also includes delivery of the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1. This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the East Leeds area, land that is either already allocated in the Local Plan or which is ‘brownfield’ land.

The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, ‘East Leeds Parkway’ and associated Park and Ride, connecting Thorpe Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.

Wates Construction signs up to Paradigm, Thorpe Park Leeds Posted: 16th Jul 2018

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer and its joint venture partner Legal & General announce that they have let the whole of the first floor at Paradigm, Thorpe Park Leeds to Wates Construction Limited.

 

Wates Construction, the UK-wide contractor specialising in maximising value for customers in the public and private sector, with a focus on safety and quality, has taken a 10-year lease to occupy 10,275 sq ft of space on the first floor of the building.

 

Paradigm offers 31,650 sq ft of premium office space and 122 car parking spaces. Wates Construction join Pure Retirement, the multi-award-winning equity release lender, which has recently taken the top two floors in Paradigm which is the first speculative Grade A office building delivered as part of the £162 million phase two development at Thorpe Park Leeds.

 

 Cushman & Wakefield, JLL and BNP Paribas Real Estate acted for Scarborough, RA Real Estate acted for Wates Construction Limited.

 

Paul Dodsworth, Business Unit Director, Wates Construction North East & North West, commented: “Yorkshire’s construction industry is at its most buoyant for almost a decade and with 40% of Leeds’ tower cranes occupying Wates’ sites across the city, our business continues to go from strength from strength. Our exciting move to larger premises at Thorpe Park primes us for further growth as we look to expand our portfolio of projects across the region while building on our reputation as a regional market leader.”

 

Wates will take occupancy of its new office at Thorpe Park later this year following a period of fit-out works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Holcroft, Head of Commercial Leasing at Scarborough International Properties, said: “This latest letting at Paradigm represents the growing business requirements for high-quality office space in this part of the region. Thorpe Park Leeds continues to answer tenants’ needs with circa. 75% of the building occupied and the remaining ground floor under offer, with further deals soon to be announced.

 

“We look forward to progressing our vision for phase two to deliver over 900,000 sq ft sought-after prime office space to the scheme.”

 

Rachel Dickie, Head of Urban Regeneration at Legal & General Capital, added: “It’s great to secure another letting at Paradigm and testament to the quality of office space on offer. Paradigm is the first building to be delivered in partnership with Scarborough, creating grade A space that is on par with the city centre.”

UNIVERSITY STUDENT WINS FULL MASTERS BURSARY IN MIDDLEWOOD LOCKS DESIGN COMPETITION Posted: 14th Jun 2018

UNIVERSITY STUDENT WINS FULL MASTERS BURSARY  IN MIDDLEWOOD LOCKS DESIGN COMPETITION

Developers of the £1bn mixed use scheme Middlewood Locks Manchester have awarded a full Masters Bursary worth £7,560 to University of Salford student Claudia Alonso.  

The Visual Arts graduate who is currently a University of Salford Art Collection Graduate Scholar won a competition to display her artwork in communal areas of the first 6 residential buildings housing 571 apartments at Middlewood Locks.

Scarborough International Properties is due to commence apartment handovers this Summer and wanted to commission exclusive art for permanent display in the expansive spaces within each lobby area.  It partnered with the University of Salford, inviting students and recent graduates to enter the competition.  

The finalists of the competition who are BA (Hons) students for the Visual Arts, Fashion, Image Making and Styling and Graphic Design courses exhibited their work last week during the School of Arts & Media Annual Degree Show. The display remains open for public viewing at The New Adelphi Building on the University of Salford main campus throughout the Summer. 

The winner Claudia submitted a series of double exposure photographic images taken with a medium format film camera from 1960 using black and white film, then coloured in Photoshop. Her images respond to the place and the identity in the area with the development of a new Salford neighbourhood and she created colourful images reflecting the place and how to connect with the future community and cohesion with the area. Her artwork colour palette has vibrant and harmonic colours, to reflect energy and joy, with a sense of modern and the essence of the past.

 

On receiving the award she said. “As a recent graduate I was really lucky to get a scholarship and a studio this year. The very generous Masters Bursary from Middlewood Locks will allow me to keep having a studio and the use of the University facilities for two more years. I am developing my professional career as a technician in photography at the University of Salford and the Masters will give me that extra experience to become a better artist and technician.  There are always opportunities while you study and so those connections are really significant for networking which is really important in the art world.” 

 

The judges included Simon McCabe, Joint Chief Executive, Sandra McCabe, Nicola Wallis Sales & Marketing Director all of Scarborough international Properties, Paul Dennett City Mayor of Salford, Georgina Baines Planit ie and Sam Ingleson Associate Dean, School of Arts, Salford University.

Nicola Wallis said, “The communal spaces at Middlewood Locks have been designed in a way to encourage residents to socialise and be part of the wider community.  Each entrance lobby has a designated feature wall for artwork and we wanted to commission something special that had a connection to the heritage, and would be a talking point for years to come.  It was a natural progression to work with the team at the University of Salford and all of the entries were exceptional with very interesting well thought out concepts.  

 

Simon McCabe continued ‘All of the entries were very strong however the winner Claudia’s work stood out because of its observational qualities and clever application of different techniques.  While talking to her we established that her studio looks onto Middlewood Locks and she has been watching the construction process for the last few years. We congratulate Claudia on winning the competition and wish her well with her ongoing studies at the University of Salford.

 

We also made the decision to commission Alena Donely who was also shortlisted, to produce a separate piece of artwork for our new show apartment launching this Summer at Middlewood Locks.”

 

Paul Dennet, Salford City Mayor, said: "Salford is fast becoming an exciting centre for creative industries in Greater Manchester, and I am delighted to see our developer community in City Centre Salford are now connecting and collaborating with the artistic talent within our University. This project is a fantastic expression of the University’s Industry Collaboration Zone approach and will enable students to add value to a live development project of significant scale, helping to prepare them for the world of work and offering a unique platform to showcase their work to the new community at Middlewood and beyond.”

 

Middlewood Locks is a unique new development combining city living, green space and a range of commercial opportunities with offices, shops, bars, restaurants and a gym. The 24.5 acre development, located where the two great cities of Manchester and Salford meet, promises to deliver a vibrant new waterside neighbourhood with 2,215 new homes in buildings purposely designed to promote community engagement. 

 

The development is currently the largest regeneration project in the North West and one of the biggest in the UK. It was promoted by former Chancellor George Osbourne as a critical part of the Northern Powerhouse.

 

Construction of the project started in 2016 with an anticipated seven-year phased build programme and the first customers will move into their new homes in Summer this year.

 

Middlewood Locks is being developed by FairBriar International, a joint venture, led by Scarborough International Properties (50%) with Metro Holdings of Singapore (25%) and Hualing Group of China (25%).

 

A contemporary marketing suite and show apartment is open to the public from Monday to Saturday 10am - 5.30pm where customers can find out more about owning a new home at Middlewood Locks. It is currently the only mixed-use city centre scheme of this size offering Help to Buy with new homes available this Summer with as little as a 5% deposit and no stamp duty to pay for first time buyers on new homes up to £300,000.   

PURE RETIREMENT SECURES NEW HQ IN PARADIGM AT THORPE PARK LEEDS Posted: 12th Jun 2018

PURE RETIREMENT SECURES NEW HQ IN PARADIGM  AT THORPE PARK LEEDS

Pure Retirement has agreed to take 12,575 sq ft of office space in Paradigm at Thorpe Park Leeds, a major regeneration scheme which is being developed by partners Scarborough International Properties and Legal & General.

The Leeds established equity release provider has agreed a 10-year lease to occupy the top two floors in Paradigm which is the first speculative Grade A office building delivered as part of the £162 million phase two development at Thorpe Park Leeds.

Pure Retirement is a multi-award-winning lender that has grown considerably in five years to become one of the top five in the UK sector. It is recognised as the fastest growing company in Yorkshire and is number seven in the top 100 SME’s by profitability. 

Paul Carter, CEO at Pure Retirement said, “Pure Retirement continues to enjoy major growth targeting a quarter of the UK market share in 2019 with £1 billion in lending. During the last five years we have quadrupled in size to £21 million in turnover with a team soon to total 91. We are forecasting similar growth over the next three years to become one of the UK’s top providers.

“To achieve this, we require suitably prestigious headquarters and Paradigm at Thorpe Park Leeds perfectly matches our aspirations. Despite some pressure to relocate to the city centre, we felt that Thorpe Park Leeds delivers the best in terms of accessibility whilst also offering the quality of office space usually restricted to prime plots in the city.”

“Paradigm will facilitate our rapid expansion plans and the impressive top floor terrace will provide fantastic social space for us to host our own events. We are also excited to see the opening of the new 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park later this year which will provide abundant doorstep amenities for the team.”

 

 

Paul Holcroft, Head of Commercial Leasing at Scarborough International Properties, said, “We are delighted to agree this significant deal with Pure Retirement to occupy two full floors at Paradigm. It is good to see that the business, like many before it, has chosen to remain at Thorpe Park Leeds which is testament to the quality of space, environment and business support on offer.

 

“The majority of remaining space at Paradigm is now under offer which would leave just one 6,250 sq ft suite available.  However, planning consent is in place to deliver over 900,000 sq ft of prime office space in phase two with design and build opportunities now available.”

 

Rachel Dickie, Head of Urban Regeneration at Legal & General Capital, added: “It’s great that we have been able to accommodate the expansion of Pure Retirement at Thorpe Park Leeds and look forward to supporting their next phase of growth. Paradigm is the first building to be delivered in partnership with Scarborough, creating quality space that is otherwise only found in the city centre. When the retail and leisure scheme opens later this year, Thorpe Park will also have a much improved amenity offer for those living and working in the area.”

 

Located directly off Junction 46 of the M1 motorway, Thorpe Park Leeds is an established business location with 800,000 sq ft of development built and occupied to date, including 600,000 sq ft of offices. Over 60 blue chip businesses occupy space at Thorpe Park Leeds employing around 4,500 people.  

 

Following a £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital, Scarborough International Properties and Legal & General are progressing a transformational 1.35 million sq ft mixed-use expansion, bringing forward exceptional new business opportunities to the Leeds City Region.

 

Phase two of the development is now well underway with a new 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park due for completion this Autumn. Occupiers will include Next, M&S Simply Food, Boots, Odeon and Pure Gym. The plan also includes a further 900,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.

Phase two also includes delivery of the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1. This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the East Leeds area, land that is either already allocated in the Local Plan or which is ‘brownfield’ land.

The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, ‘East Leeds Parkway’ and associated Park and Ride, connecting Thorpe Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.

MIDDLEWOOD LOCKS TO AWARD UNIVERSITY BURSARY TO LEGACY ART DISPLAY WINNER Posted: 7th Jun 2018

Developers of the much anticipated £1bn Middlewood Locks Manchester scheme have partnered with the University of Salford in a design competition to provide artwork for the communal areas of its new apartment buildings.  The winner will be awarded a full Masters Bursary worth £7,560.

 

Students and recent graduates throughout the University were invited to enter the competition which provides an exciting opportunity for them to display their talents to an audience of thousands who will eventually occupy and visit Middlewood Locks, Manchester.

 

BA (Hons) students for the Visual Arts, Fashion, Image Making and Styling and Graphic Design courses have participated and a formal display of shortlisted entries will be made on 7th June during the School of Arts & Media Annual Degree Show. The display will remain open for public viewing at The New Adelphi Building on the University of Salford main campus throughout the Summer.  The Winner will be announced on 8th June by Simon McCabe, Joint Chief Executive of Scarborough Group International.

 

Middlewood Locks is a unique new development combining city living, green space and a range of commercial opportunities with offices, shops, bars and restaurants and a gym. The 24.5-acre development, located where the two great cities of Manchester and Salford meet, promises to deliver a vibrant new waterside neighbourhood with 2,215 new homes in buildings purposely designed to promote community engagement.

 

This design approach is the focus of the brief to students at the University of Salford with a quest to create a series of large scale artwork, with a linked theme, that will be permanently located in the communal entrance lobbies for six phase-one buildings housing 571 apartments with the first occupiers moving in this Summer.

 

Nicola Wallis, Sales and Marketing Director at Scarborough International Properties, said: "We are really excited to offer this opportunity to the students at the University of Salford.  The residents communal space at Middlewood Locks has been designed in a way to encourage our customers to socialise and be part of the wider community.  They are a place that our customers can enjoy with seating areas and pergolas amongst the beautiful landscaped gardens in a relaxed environment, where they can get to know their neighbours".

 

Each entrance lobby has a designated space for a feature artwork wall and we are inviting students to submit artwork designs that can really capture the essence of the past, present and future community, with a contemporary twist. We can't wait to see the entries!"

 

Sam Ingleson, Associate Dean; Engagement, Enterprise & Partnerships at the University of Salford, said: "This is a unique opportunity for our students within Art & Design to take part in a live public realm commission for a new community on our doorstep, meaning the winning student will have their work seen by thousands of people on a daily basis.

"The added benefit of a master's bursary to be awarded to the winner of the commission will make a significant impact on their continuing education."

 

 

 

Paul Dennet, Salford City Mayor, said: "Salford is fast becoming an exciting centre for creative industries in Greater Manchester, and I am delighted to see our developer community in City Centre Salford are now connecting and collaborating with the artistic talent within our University. This project is a fantastic expression of the University's Industry Collaboration Zone approach and will enable students to add value to a live development project of significant scale, helping to prepare them for the world of work and offering a unique platform to showcase their work to the new community at Middlewood and beyond. I wish all applicants the best of luck with their submissions and am very much looking forward to reviewing the artwork proposals.

 

 

Middlewood Locks is currently the largest regeneration project in the North West and one of the biggest in the UK. It was promoted by former Chancellor George Osbourne as a critical part of the Northern Powerhouse.

 

Construction of the project started in 2016 with an anticipated seven-year phased build programme and the first customers will move into their new homes in /Summer this year.

 

 

Middlewood Locks is being developed by FairBriar International, a joint venture, led by Scarborough International Properties (50%) with Metro Holdings of Singapore (25%) and Hualing Group of China (25%).

 

 

 

A contemporary marketing suite and show apartment is open to the public from Monday to Saturday 10am - 5.30pm where customers can find out more about owning a new home at Middlewood Locks. It is currently the only mixed-use city centre scheme of this size offering Help to Buy with new homes available immediately.  It is also offering no stamp duty up to £300,000 on properties for first time buyers.   The combined incentives lend to creating affordable opportunities for people to buy and own in the city centre.

 

 

 

Further information about Middlewood Locks is available on the website at www.middlewood-<http://www.middlewood-locks.co.uk/> locks.co.uk<http://locks.co.uk>

 

 

Works to new Scarborough Squash & Racquets Academy Reach Completion Posted: 18th May 2018

Construction works to Scarborough’s new Squash & Racquets Academy have now drawn to a close. Ahead of the original June completion date and despite extreme winter weather conditions, GMI Construction has today handed over the project to their client, Scarborough Rugby Club.

The new facility of four state-of-the-art glass backed courts, primarily funded by the McCabe Family Charitable Foundation, supported by the Council and local businesses now sees further work underway in a second phase comprising a trendy and modern Juice Bar/Café with seating area for spectators and an enhanced offering to the existing Baron’s Gym facilities.  The new Juice Bar will be open to both members and non members of the Club and provide a new Café venue in the Scalby area.

A Grand Opening Ceremony of the new facility will take place in September, prior to which a team of squash enthusiasts and coaches will work closely with community groups and schools to start to introduce squash and racquetball to potential new players in the area, leading to the introduction of local tournaments and leagues to be played locally, regionally and nationally. Come and try it sessions, free off-peak sessions aimed at all ages and abilities will also be offered as well as Club social nights.

For further information please contact:-

Paul.white@scarboroughrugby.co.uk

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