SUCCESS FOR INTERVENTION ARCHITECTURE AT WEST MIDLANDS PROPERTY AWARDS

Intervention Architecture

Birmingham-based Intervention Architecture is building its national reputation and its trophy cabinet, having been named the ‘Architects Practice of the Year’ at the West Midlands Property Awards. The RIBA chartered architecture and design studio received the prestigious accolade on the back of a terrific 12 months, which has seen team growth, increased turnover, and the signing of its biggest project to date. The five-strong interdisciplinary team took home the award for its depth and breadth of knowledge, experience, and implementation across the region. This ranged from highly design-focused projects including the design and fit-out of both The Whisky Club and

LUXURY MARKET PROVIDES SIGNATURE MOVE FOR CENTRICK

Centrick, Signature Collection, Centrick Property, James Ackrill

Leading property specialist, Centrick, has launched a new specialist division dedicated to the luxury homes market. Signature Collection builds on the organisation’s existing residential sales, lettings and management services with a focus on exceptional homes across the West Midlands and Warwickshire.  Led by Chairman, James Ackrill and Director, Jane Morcom, Signature Collection has been launched to deliver a new approach to luxury property sales; offering a truly tailored service that provides a ‘hands off’ approach to the seller. The expert team offers a host of benefits; from virtual tours and brochure creation, through to showcase events and marketing targeted specifically

CENTRICK MOVES UP IN THE CITY WITH OFFICE RELOCATION

Centrick Property

Birmingham’s leading property specialist, Centrick, has relocated its headquarters to The Exchange this week. Taking its 72-strong Head Office team over to the Grade-II listed building, the move comes as the result of key appointments, property portfolio growth, and a record-breaking 12 months for the business.  Now occupying over 8,000 sq. ft. in Birmingham’s Colmore Business District, Centrick will be at the heart of the city. Taking up residence in prime position on Newhall Street, the move sees an investment of more than £200k and allows the residential property specialist to keep its finger on the pulse of Birmingham’s thriving

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR LOCAL ARTISTS AS SKYDOME CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Michael Batchelor, dynamickart, Coventry, street artist

A collective of local artists has been commissioned to deliver a new piece of public art, which launched yesterday (Wednesday 18 September). Led by street artist Michael Batchelor, the new artwork resides in the Atrium of Skydome, as part of a recent investment into Coventry’s premier leisure and entertainment destination, as it celebrates its 20thanniversary.  The new work was commissioned by Colliers International, on behalf of the landlord, to promote the city of Coventry and provide a new focal point for the venue. Skydome is home to Genting Casinos, Harvester, JD Wetherspoons, JJ’s Coventry, Odeon Cinema, Planet Ice and the 3,000-seater

CASTLE FINE ART NEW FLAGSHIP NOW OPEN AT MAILBOX BIRMINGHAM

Castle Fine Art, Mailbox Birmingham, Washington Green Fine Art

The UK’s leading fine art retailer, Castle Fine Art, unveiled its biggest gallery last Wednesday in the heart of the Midlands. The brand new gallery opened to the public on Saturday 8 June, in a stunning 6,000 sq ft space at the Mailbox, Birmingham showcasing the best contemporary artists from around the world. Adding a splash of colour to the designer destination, the new-look Castle Fine Art is the latest in the company’s network of 38 galleries across the UK. Four times the size of the current Mailbox gallery, it will be home to some of the biggest names in

DATE UNVEILED FOR CASTLE FINE ART FLAGSHIP

Castle Fine Art, Mailbox Birmingham

The UK’s leading fine art retailer, Castle Fine Art, is soon to unveil its biggest gallery yet in the heart of the Midlands. The brand new gallery will open to the public on Saturday 8 June, in a stunning 6,000 sq ft space at the Mailbox, Birmingham showcasing the best contemporary artists from around the world. Adding a splash of colour to the designer destination, the new-look Castle Fine Art is the latest in the company’s network of 38 galleries across the UK. Four times the size of the current Mailbox gallery, it will be home to some of the

BULLSEYE FOR MOSAIC PUB & DINING WITH DARTS BAR LAUNCH

180 Club Birmingham, Mosaic Pub and Dining, The Rectory Birmingham

National food and beverage operator, Mosaic Pub & Dining, has announced the launch of a brand new concept bar in Birmingham. Opening in the city’s Jewellery Quarter location next month, 180 Club is a late-night destination bar specialising in darts. Following the group’s acquisition of The Rectory last September, alongside two other Birmingham pubs for a total of £1.3 million, this is the latest investment in the city from Mosaic Pub & Dining. The 2000 sq ft basement space, located on st Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter, will undergo an extensive refurbishment to create this brand-new concept bar. 180

PURPLE FROG LEAPS AHEAD WITH WORCESTER DEVELOPMENT

Purple Frog, Henwick Road, Worcester property, students in Worcester, planning permission Worcester

Leading student property company Purple Frog is progressing with plans to convert a Grade II listed building on Henwick Road, following unanimous backing from Worcester City Council’s Planning Committee. Following an initial contract with PFHD Worcester, the green light will see the creation of 147-bedroom Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), expected to be complete by summer 2020. Including a gym, a cinema room, study facilities, laundry service, communal spaces, en-suite rooms and 42 studio flats, the complex is built with Worcester’s growing student community in mind. What’s more, the project prioritises the preservation of the High Victorian Gothic-façade: the well-known

MALMAISON BIRMINGHAM WELCOMES SUITE OF NEW MANAGERS

Arron Wincott, Stephanie Taylor, Malmaison, Malmaison Birmingham

Malmaison Birmingham has welcomed two new members of staff on board, just in time for the peak summer season. The boutique hotel has hired Arron Wincott as Hotel Manager and Stephanie Taylor as Sales Manager and hopes that this will help continue its sales drive. The group has already exceeded its sales projections  this year and expects this to be boosted by the new recruits, who will be responsible for taking Malmaison into its busiest time of year.  The appointment of Arron and Stephanie sees the total staff count reach new heights with 163 employees. Those familiar to the city’s hotel

PURPLE FROG SEEKS GREEN LIGHT FOR WORCESTER DEVELOPMENT

Leading student property company Purple Frog is looking to leap across to Worcester, after signing a contract with PFHD Worcester, which has set in motion plans for a 149-bedroom Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) scheme. Due to complete in the summer of 2020, the project will see the reinvigoration of a Grade II listed building on Henwick Road, preserving the historic Gothic-façade, while revamping and extending the interior to include a gym, study facilities, communal spaces, en-suite rooms and studio flats, perfect for the city’s growing student community.  The project will add to Purple Frog’s impressive portfolio, extending its presence