CENTRICK MOVES IN TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SECTOR WITH ACQUISITION OF ANDREW GRANT COMMERCIAL

The region’s leading residential property expert, Centrick, is making a home for itself in the commercial property sector with its buyout of Andrew Grant Commercial. Creating a new branch of the business operating under the title Centrick Commercial, the team will oversee an extensive portfolio of property lettings and sales instructions, alongside numerous rent reviews, lease renewals, and Red Book Valuations. Following the introduction of the deal by Ben Ackrill at Strava Consulting, Centrick acquired Andrew Grant Commercial, a division bought out of the Andrew Grant LLP, which entered administration in June. The deal sees its full team move across to Centrick Commercial, including three chartered surveyors and commercial property consultant with a combined 120

POST-LOCKDOWN PROPERTY INDUSTRY: HOW DO WE UNLOCK THE NEW NORMAL?

Centrick - The New Normal for Property post-lockdown

With the latest government guidance signalling that the property industry can start transitioning into the next phase of operating during Covid-19, residential property expert Centrick has started to build what the ‘new normal’ looks like. Putting the focus on the safety of its customers and its employees, Centrick is instigating a way of working that it hopes will keep the market moving. Ensuring that the members of its team that can work remotely remain at home, this latest move will see the likes of site inspection staff and estate agents transition back to work. Phasing this in by allowing by-appointment-only

VIRTUAL VIEWINGS ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS AT CENTRICK

Centrick Virtual Viewings

Residential property expert, Centrick, has unlocked the key to success after launching virtual viewings in the wake of Covid-19. Just three weeks after offering renters and buyers the chance to see properties via their screen, the estate agent has already secured 42 new tenancies through the service. As the UK headed into lockdown, Centrick mobilised its team to roll-out a brand-new ‘virtual viewings’ service, just in time for stricter social distancing and self-isolation measures. Covering over 140 properties in its portfolio – including both those to rent and to buy – initial success has seen Centrick convert 100% of virtual

CENTRICK LAYS FOUNDATIONS FOR STELLAR 2020 WITH BRINDLEY HOUSE INSTRUCTION

Centrick

Leading property specialist, Centrick, is building on its success with its first Estate Management instruction of the decade, adding Brindley House to its ever-expanding portfolio. The development – which boasts 182 state-of-the-art apartments right in the heart of Birmingham – will see Centrick’s expert ARMA-accredited Estate Management team at the helm, taking over as the managing agent for its leaseholders.  Kick-starting Centrick’s 2020 instructions, Brindley House undeniably cements Centrick’s reputation as one of the leading managing agents in the region. Adding almost 200 additional units to its books, the city-centre asset further strengthens its impressive residential property offering: currently, Centrick manages over 10,000

IA ARCHITECT BEGINS BUILDING BIRMINGHAM’S FUTURE

Intervention Architecture’s (IA) project architect Marina Strotz, who is behind some of the city’s most exciting design projects, has been announced as the new President of the Birmingham Architectural Association. Building on two years as Vice President, where she was pivotal to making the group the most successful RIBA chapter in the UK outside of London, she is focused on the big opportunities that the city’s current property boom brings to the industry.  The newly appointed president has formed an all-female team to lead Birmingham Architectural Association (BAA), which was founded in 1874. Now at the helm, Marina is joined by Vice President

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