Sheffield Project to include Football Pitch on Roof!

Sheffield Surveyors – The construction company ‘Wates’ has won a prestigious project in the City of Sheffield, to build a new £8.5m college University Technical College on the Porter Brook Site, Shoreham Street.

Their plans for the site impressed, describing a three storey structure topped with a five-a-side football pitch to save space. Construction should start in September and take a year to complete.

Birmingham Moves Forward on Affordable Homes

Birmingham SurveyorsBirmingham Council has become the third local authority, and the first outside of London, to sign on to the Communities and Local Government’s £1.8bn affordable housing scheme.

The council will receive £6.7m in funding to help them deliver 305 affordable homes for rent. That equates to a substantial subsidy of almost £22,000 per home. In total, the plan hopes to create 80,000 new homes by 2015.

Spate of burglaries target student houses

Chester Surveyors – Opportunists have been taking advantage of careless students, with reports of numerous doors unlocked, and some wide open, on walkarounds by local police. The high proportion of electrical goods in such houses has been a big draw to criminals, with a high re-sale value for items like laptops, ipads and phones.

If your child is off to uni this September, make sure they appreciate the danger and lock their homes.

2.6m sq ft development in Salford seems set to go ahead

Salford Surveyors – A large scale development in the Salford area of Greater Manchester which seemed to have stalled after concerns were raised over vandalism of an empty building on the site, has sparked back in to life with the demolishment of that building.

The scheme at Middlewood locks has outline planning consent for a large, mixed use site of residential, commercial, retail and leisure facilities. They have stated that they plan to moderate their original plans in light of the current climate and present a scheme suitable for Salford’s current needs.

Barnet Tenants Battle Floating Warden

London Surveyors – Two tenants from Hanshaw Drive, Edgeware in the London Borough of Barnet have claimed that their local authority is in breach of its tenancy agreements by introducing plans to introduce a floating warden for sheltered accomodation.

The campaigners believe that the new service would put the lives of tenants and pensioners at risk and a judge in Barnet County Court has order a delay whilst court proceedings continue.

Manchester set to be first City to ‘earn back’ national tax revenues

Manchester Building Surveyors – Manchester is set to become the first city to be handed the freedom to reinvest its own national tax revenues under the Government’s latest proposed ‘City Deal’.

The deal will include the creation of a ‘revolving Infrastructure Fund’. This will allow Greater Manchester to ‘earn back’ a portion of the tax it generates by investing £1.2bn in infrastructure, on a payment-by-results basis. The Government estimates that up to £30m could be earned back in this way.

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In case you missed it….. Star Ship Enterprise set to be lost in Devastating Divorce

Hidden away within a block of flats in Hinckley, Leicestershire, is the product of ten years’ hard work, over £4000 and the estimated equivalent of hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of labour costs. Mr Tony Alleyne has spent a large part of his life lovingly recreating the bridge of the Star Ship Enterprise in his one bedroom flat and he looks set to lose it all in a messy divorce.

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Liverpool opts for Directly Elected Mayor

Following our article on the subject in February’s newsletter (which can be found here), Liverpool has now decided to elect a Mayor for the city.

The move follows the striking of a so called ‘City Deal’ which will grant Liverpool considerably greater power over its own future. This deal is the first of its kind and includes such measures as the provision of a single investment pot of funds and a new enterprise zone for North Liverpool.

More can be read at this link.

Do you need a Building Surveyor in Birmingham?

birminghambuildingsurveyors.co.uk – If you are buying a property in Birmingham, or anywhere in the West Midlands and South Staffordshire area, the Right Surveyors West Midlands can give you the peace of mind you need to fully enjoy your purchase.

Living in a property with hidden defects can cost thousands in the future. Having a fully qualified and experienced professional survey your property will highlight these defects and help you plan your budget accordingly. If you haven’t completed on your purchase, it could also give you a valuable bargaining tool.

Right Peat MRICS is the Director of Right Surveyors West Midlands. He will be happy to deal with any enquiries and provide quotes.

Give the West Midlands team a call for a free, no obligations chat about how we can help.

Experienced Building Surveyor provides service for his hometown – Birmingham

Richard Peat MRICS, local to Birmingham, has become the local Director of a Right Surveyors practice in the West Midlands, providing surveys and professional consultancy to his home town and beyond. An experienced practitioner and dedicated local professional, having spent many years in the business, Richard is a Building Surveyor able to provide a wide range of property services in a professional and prompt manner.

Examples include Property Surveys, Building Surveys, Structural Surveys, House Purchase Surveys, Homebuyers Reports, Major Defects Reports, Home Surveys and Property Valuations, Property Acquisition work, Party wall work and acting as an Independent Expert Witness.

Contact Richard by following this link if you are purchasing, developing or repairing a property in the Birmingham area or anywhere in the West Midlands. He will be happy to help.

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