Persuasion PR - Press Releases

Children learn the art of site safety

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Layla receiving her poster design prize from Cllr. Marshall.

  A group of school children in Seaham, have been learning about construction and their local environment, whilst also honing their artistic skills.   The young Picassos, from Seaham Trinity Primary School, designed posters to adorn the hoardings around the Byron Mews development – just off Heathway in the town.  And they hope their pictures will help people to understand how to stay safe when around building sites.   The winning poster – created by Layla Littlemore, aged ten - was announced at the opening of the

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Rewarding Endeavour and building skills

Friday, November 9, 2018
(L-R) Nadira Tasmin, Medeina Sipaviciute, Josh Bluff  and Falaq Nasim are building their construction skills

  The donation of building materials has allowed a charity to help some of the most disadvantaged young people in Sheffield to learn basic construction skills.   Endeavour, based in Fir Vale, offers programmes of personal development, education and social action to disadvantaged young people. The charity partnered with Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) to organise visits to the partnership’s new build construction projects underway in the city.   Following these visits, a donation of bricks, breeze blocks, and some funding was

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Hotel plan for growing hospitality operation

Friday, November 2, 2018
The Three Horse Shoes

  A North East based hospitality business is planning to add a new hotel to its growing chain - after buying a popular bar and restaurant.   High Street Hospitality has completed the purchase of The Three Horse Shoes and Tavistock Italia restaurant, just off the A1290, close to the A19 in Washington.   The company has plans to build a brand new 58 bedroomed hotel on the site – the fourth to join its expanding Hotel 52 brand. New life will also be breathed into the restaurant, which will become part

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Oil depot site acquired for apartment project

Friday, November 2, 2018
How the Brett Wharf site might look when completed.

  The company creating Newcastle’s tallest building – Hadrian’s Tower - has acquired another Tyneside site for development.   High Street Residential has taken ownership of the former Brett Oils depot on Gateshead Quayside and plans to build around 250 high quality apartments for the private rented sector (PRS).   Discussions with the local planning authority are already underway and a formal application is expected to be lodged shortly.   With construction of 162 apartments in the 27 storey Hadrian’s Tower now underway just of St. James’

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Catalyst contract boosts DWSS orderbook

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
DWSS at work.

  Property maintenance and management specialist, DW Support Services (DWSS) has secured a multi-million pound new contract with leading housing provider, Catalyst.   The deal, covering the housing association’s properties in Oxford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Reading and the Berkshire area, will see DWSS take responsibility for all aspects of property asset maintenance, from day to day responsive repairs and compliance works, to annual gas servicing and inspections.   A five year contract, with the potential of a further five year extension, could have a total value of £52m.   The company will also

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New venture for expanding construction firm

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Stephen McCoy with Emma Speight, North Star’s Executive Director of Investment and Growth.

  An experienced North East construction firm is expanding into a new area of work as it begins a pipeline of projects for the region’s registered housing providers.   Burridge Construction, which recently celebrated 50 years in business, is building bungalows for over 55s on behalf of North Star Housing Group in Darlington Lane, Stockton.   The £870,000 project is part funded by Homes England – formerly the Homes and Communities Agency – and is scheduled for completion in early 2019.   Sarah

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Designs for new Dinnington homes revealed

Friday, October 26, 2018
An aerial view of how the new Development will look

  An award winning Northumberland based developer has released images of how homes at its latest new Dinnington development will look.   To be built on a secluded, quiet site - just off Main Road in the village - North Hill will see the construction of five executive four bedroomed homes.   Mike Pattison, Managing Director with Countylife Homes, says: “Our latest project will again, perfectly display our approach - to provide exceptional homes in desirable locations. Blending the very best natural materials with state of

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Tyne housing project up for prestigious planning award

Monday, October 22, 2018
The redeveloped site today.

                        A housing regeneration project in Gateshead has been shortlisted for a top planning award.   Phase one of the Trilogy development in Saltwell is one of only ten projects up for honours at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) North East Awards for Planning Excellence.   The new homes were delivered by Gateshead Regeneration Partnership (GRP), a joint venture involving Gateshead Council, Galliford Try and Home Group and is part

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NE based developer up for two property awards

Friday, October 12, 2018
Leigh Cresswell (centre) with Joe Reeves (left) and Brent Davis.

  An all-affordable housing scheme being constructed by North East based development and regeneration specialist – Partner – has been short listed for two awards.   Based in Spennymoor and part of the Washington based Fastflow Group, Partner is working with Midland Heart Housing Association and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council on the project in Nuneaton.   The St. Mary’s development, which will provide 53 homes for affordable rent and 42 for shared ownership, is up for Property Deal of the Year and Commercial Developer of

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Town centre project is the ‘steel deal’

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Keith McDougall, High Street Residential; Christian Garcia, GRIP REIT; Nicada Drayton, Grainger PLC; Matthew Warner, Hoare Lea, Sam Newbould Arcadis and Rob Reid, all United Living United Living.

  With 15,000 metres of steel – weighing 767 tonnes – in place, Grainger’s £30 million, seven storey Milton Keynes development project is rapidly taking shape.   The columns, beams, bracings and ledger angles erected in Silbury Boulevard form the framework of a structure that will provide the town with 139 high quality, one and two bedroomed apartments for the private rental sector (PRS).   Due for completion

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