<![CDATA[Pressat Main Newswire]]> https://pressat.co.uk/ https://pressat.co.uk/media/site/logo.png https://pressat.co.uk/category/construction-property/ en-gb Copyright: (C) Pressat Pressat <![CDATA[ Work To Begin on Keystone Property Group’s Birmingham PRS Project ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-98b32ed6bd8628ccc4e064e65dc80562 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-98b32ed6bd8628ccc4e064e65dc80562 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Work is set to get underway on one of Keystone Property Group’s largest developer-lending private rented sector (PRS) projects.


The build-to-rent (BTR) scheme, known as Holloway Head, is the group’s third Birmingham PRS project.


Over 17-storeys, Holloway Head comprises 22 studios, 261 one-bedroom and 204 two-bedroom apartments. Along with 3960 sq ft ground-floor retail space, car parking and landscaped residents’ courtyards.


In September 2019, Holloway Head was sold to Invesco in a forward funding agreement. Invesco is one of the world’s leading investment managers, controlling over £800 billion worth of assets


The homes are expected to be managed by US BTR giant Greystar. With construction of the first phase of the development predicted to begin later in 2019.


Keystone Property Group’s other Birmingham projects include Westminster Works, on which work began earlier in the year. Exited in 2018, investors were awarded an average 21% return.


Holloway Head will see the regeneration of a 1.3-acre brownfield site, which had remained vacant for 25 years. Planning permission was granted in May 2018.


Keystone Property Group CEO Desmond Conway said: “Birmingham is undergoing significant regeneration, enticing thousands to relocate to the city every year.”


“With demand rising, there’s a real need for high-quality living spaces in the city centre. That one of the world’s biggest institutional investors has purchased the development, is a testament to the calibre of our developer lending projects.”


About Keystone Property Group


Specialising in traditional and alternative property investment opportunities, Keystone Property Group bridge the gap between developers and investors. The Group source and create exclusive high-return prospects that meet the demands of the modern investment market. Working with both world-leading developers and an extensive network of national and international property investors, both parties are rewarded with services they require, including development, development acquisition, and developer level returns. Raising £60 million over a three-year period, and delivering clients average returns of 19.4%, Keystone Property Group is one of the fastest-growing real estate investment firms in the UK.



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17 Sep 2019 15:00:05 GMT
<![CDATA[ Work To Begin on Keystone Property Group’s Birmingham PRS Project ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-053714e1e2e41ed495554f19ff5ad7e9 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-053714e1e2e41ed495554f19ff5ad7e9 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Work is set to get underway on one of Keystone Property Group’s largest developer-lending private rented sector (PRS) projects.


The build-to-rent (BTR) scheme, known as Holloway Head, is the group’s third Birmingham PRS project.


Over 17-storeys, Holloway Head comprises 22 studios, 261 one-bedroom and 204 two-bedroom apartments. Along with 3960 sq ft ground-floor retail space, car parking and landscaped residents’ courtyards.


In September 2019, Holloway Head was sold to Invesco in a forward funding agreement. Invesco is one of the world’s leading investment managers, controlling over £800 billion worth of assets


The homes are expected to be managed by US BTR giant Greystar. With construction of the first phase of the development predicted to begin later in 2019.


Keystone Property Group’s other Birmingham projects include Westminster Works, on which work began earlier in the year. Exited in 2018, investors were awarded an average 21% return.


Holloway Head will see the regeneration of a 1.3-acre brownfield site, which had remained vacant for 25 years. Planning permission was granted in May 2018.


Keystone Property Group CEO Desmond Conway said: “Birmingham is undergoing significant regeneration, enticing thousands to relocate to the city every year.”


“With demand rising, there’s a real need for high-quality living spaces in the city centre. That one of the world’s biggest institutional investors has purchased the development, is a testament to the calibre of our developer lending projects.”


About Keystone Property Group


Specialising in traditional and alternative property investment opportunities, Keystone Property Group bridge the gap between developers and investors. The Group source and create exclusive high-return prospects that meet the demands of the modern investment market. Working with both world-leading developers and an extensive network of national and international property investors, both parties are rewarded with services they require, including development, development acquisition, and developer level returns. Raising £60 million over a three-year period, and delivering clients average returns of 19.4%, Keystone Property Group is one of the fastest-growing real estate investment firms in the UK.



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17 Sep 2019 10:10:07 GMT
<![CDATA[ CP12 Energy Are Supporting Gas Safety Week 2019 With Daily Gas Safety Tips ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/cp12-energy-are-supporting-gas-safety-week-2019-with-daily-gas-safety-tips-5224f75ca7294bd987e153293799c432 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/cp12-energy-are-supporting-gas-safety-week-2019-with-daily-gas-safety-tips-5224f75ca7294bd987e153293799c432 Wednesday 11 September, 2019

In support of National Gas Safety Week by the Gas Safe Register (16-22 September 2019), local Gas Safe registered engineers from CP12 Energy in Newcastle, are creating daily informational articles, to inform landlords and the public of gas safety issues and to remind everyone of the importance of having an annual gas safety check by a Gas Safe registered engineer.


This Gas Safety Week we are informing the public of a wide range of gas safety matters throughout the week. This includes how to stay Gas Safe all year round, what landlords need to know about Gas Safety, and what renters should expect from their landlords when it comes to Gas Safety in their home.


Gas appliances that have not properly been maintained can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ because you can’t see, smell or taste it. Therefore, it is highly important to have your gas appliances checked by an engineer who is on the Gas Safe Register.


Shainy Moscovitch, director of CP12 Energy said: “It is our job to make sure that people’s gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently. We have found that the Gas Safety checks performed by other gas companies can be complicated for landlords so we have made a simple process with great customer service that has helped us win regional awards and be shortlisted nationally. As people do not know the signs and symptoms of faulty gas appliances and carbon monoxide poisoning, we are supporting Gas Safety Week for the second year in order to alert the landlords and the public of the seriousness of unsafe gas appliances and how they can keep themselves and their tenants safe.”


Jonathan Samuel, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “Unsafe gas appliances can be fatal, and not being aware of these dangers can cause you and your family harm. This Gas Safety Week we have the support of CP12 Energy and by working together we can keep the public informed of gas safety and help reduce the risk of dangerous gas appliances across the UK.”


A Taster Of What’s To Come From CP12 Energy this Gas Safety Week: 


We will offer tenant information on what you should expect from your landlords


Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.Through Gas Safety Week 2019 we will be educating landlords on everything they need to know on Gas Safety. We are also offering the chance to sign up to our FREE guide: Landlord Gas Safety To Cover Your BackDon’t cut corners – we share some tragic tales to demonstrate why you should get your boiler serviced and only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home. To get a head start on Gas Safety Week 2019 we will be uploading fun resources for kids to our website. They will be word searches and colouring in to keep the little ones occupied as summer comes to a close.

Gas Safe Register is the official register for legally qualified engineers. You can find a registered engineer in the North East by visiting our website at www.cp12energy.co.uk or by calling on 0191 440 6274.


Join us for Gas Safety Week 2019 by following us on social media @CP12Energy and visiting our blog https://cp12energy.co.uk/gas-safety-week-2019/



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11 Sep 2019 13:19:52 GMT
<![CDATA[ Kitt secures £2 million investment to transform the office leasing market ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/kitt-secures-2-million-investment-to-transform-the-office-leasing-market-fc2e768e5f9727f48546241ddf400d2a https://pressat.co.uk/releases/kitt-secures-2-million-investment-to-transform-the-office-leasing-market-fc2e768e5f9727f48546241ddf400d2a Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Managed office platform Kitt raises £2 million in seed funding and appoints former Fitness First CEO Oren Peleg as Chairman. The funding round was led by Proptech investor and YOPA co-founder Andrew Barclay who will also join the company’s board.



Founded in August 2018 by entrepreneurs Steve Coulson and Lucy Minton, the company is building a platform that transforms the office leasing experience for both tenants and landlords.



On the platform, tenants can visualise and design their space using virtual reality. By partnering with landlords, Kitt then delivers a fully customised fit-out with ongoing office management, all bundled into a single fixed price package.



The commercial office market in the UK is worth £19 billion a year, with managed offices representing 5% of the market currently and predicted to grow by 30% per year over the next 5 years.



Changes in the leasing market have pushed rent levels down by 23% on sub-5,000 square feet units in the last 9 years, with many companies switching to co-working models, leaving landlords needing to adapt to this evolving demand.



The ‘lease then sublet’ model of many co-working companies can leave landlords financially exposed and vulnerable without sharing in any upside. Kitt’s model, by contrast, enables landlords to compete with these providers directly, achieving higher rents with a managed, self-branded product, better suited to more established businesses.



With some landlords fitting out empty units before marketing in the hope of attracting smaller occupiers, Kitt’s use of virtual reality brings empty spaces to life to match the tenant’s needs more precisely before the build - a lower risk approach for landlords and a more tailored product for tenants.



Kitt’s technology not only allows tenants to visualise and create their office space before commitment, it also enables face ID entry to office buildings and provides a full building management platform with an app that enables them to transform small units into fully managed spaces.



By challenging the traditional leasing model and managing the office throughout the tenancy, Kitt is not just filling empty space, but also reducing void-periods, eliminating rent-free incentives and driving significantly increased returns, with all tenants contracting directly with the landlord, not via an intermediary company.



Specialising in growing and maturing companies, Kitt will use the seed investment to deepen its relationship with landlords across London and further develop its technology.



Steve Coulson, Kitt’s CEO and co-founder said: “In just a few months we’ve taken on 20 spaces in office buildings in London, and have partnered with dozens of different companies to give them their own unique and fully managed office, designed just for them.



“Increasing numbers of growing businesses feel that shared-working isn’t for them - either because of the high costs or because they want their own brand on their office, not someone else’s. They also want to design their own fit-out and only pay for the office services they actually need but without the pain-points of traditional leasing. Kitt is able to join up these two different parts of the market very successfully.”



Oren Peleg, Kitt’s new Chairman said: “Having been a mentor for Steve and Lucy since they first had the idea for Kitt, I’m delighted they have asked me to formalise my role and chair this company. They’ve identified a real sweet spot in the market. There’s vacant small footprint office space in London and other UK cities that’s perfect for companies who are growing or maturing and want a self-branded, managed space without the disadvantages of co-working.



“Based on our success to date, we now have big ambitions and Kitt aims to be the largest provider of bespoke managed spaces in London by number of locations by 2020 with plans to roll out to other regional cities.”



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About Kitt



Founded by Steve Coulson and Lucy Minton in August 2018, Kitt is the managed office platform that provides a seamless alternative to traditional office leases.



For growing and maturing companies, Kitt allows them to design their space before delivering and managing their ideal office with a single fixed price package.



Kitt works with commercial landlords, empowering them to meet the growing needs of tenants who want office space delivered as-a-service. They operate a profit share model that connects landlords with tenants directly, delivering significant increases in yield.



Their powerful back-office technology has digitised and automated many of the traditional functions typically undertaken by office and building managers, enabling them to transform any office unit into a fully managed space.



Visit: www.kittoffices.com to find out more.



Steve Coulson


Steve is the CEO and co-founder of Kitt. The former CFO of VC-backed parking app JustPark, Steve has a background in Investment Banking and Strategy Consulting. He studied Economics at Durham University and the LSE. Most recently, Steve and Kitt’s co-founder Lucy Minton led the successful turnaround of JustPark – tripling growth in the 18 months after a strategy pivot in 2015. Steve oversaw the build of the technology platform, managed a development team of 25 and ran the Marketing, Data Science and Finance functions.



Lucy Minton


Lucy is the COO and co-founder of Kitt. Lucy graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Bristol, and started her career in marketing before joining an early-stage start-up. Lucy joined JustPark at seed stage as the second employee, becoming Commercial Director before leaving in 2018 to set up Kitt. Alongside Kitt’s co-founder Steve Coulson, Lucy oversaw the successful turnaround of JustPark and led the redevelopment of the company’s commercial proposition.



Oren Peleg


Oren Peleg is the former chairman of Countrywide and former global chief executive of Fitness First; credited with transforming the fortunes of the worldwide health club group. He also currently acts as the executive chairman of the Kitt co-founders' previous company, JustPark. Oren specialises in accelerating business growth. Over the last two decades he has also held senior strategic and operational roles at private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management LP, Terra Firma Capital Partners and McKinsey & Company.



For more information, please contact:



Sasha Hoey


Sales & Marketing Executive, Kitt


M: 07704441329


E: sasha@kittoffices.com



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10 Sep 2019 07:05:02 GMT
<![CDATA[ ScalingFunds and Uavend to launch €35 million tokenised property in the U.K. ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/scalingfunds-and-uavend-to-launch-eur35-million-tokenised-property-in-the-uk-9162dce197390283f30134ad140d82e6 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/scalingfunds-and-uavend-to-launch-eur35-million-tokenised-property-in-the-uk-9162dce197390283f30134ad140d82e6 Monday 9 September, 2019

ScalingFunds, a brand by Brickblock, is a technological service provider based in Berlin. ScalingFunds has partnered with Uavend Property and Leisure to tokenise one of their real estate vehicles, carrying a €35 million property.



Berlin, Germany, [Sept 9, 2019] – U.K.-based property development and investment company, Uavend Property and Leisure is commissioning ScalingFunds to tokenise one of their real estate investment vehicles (SPV) with a value of €35 million in property.


The property is a luxury residential building in southwest England, United Kingdom, set to open in Summer 2019. It is operated by a premium provider which oversees more than 50 properties nationwide for a mixture of international and UK funds.


Brickblock’s proprietary technology allows for shares of the SPV to be registered on the blockchain, a process known as ‘tokenisation’. Digital shares created by tokenisation entitle the shareholder to the economic benefits of the underlying real estate asset (e.g. dividends from rent, interest, principal distributions). Furthermore, tokenisation creates liquidity as digital shares can be traded on the secondary market without the friction of traditional financial institutions.


Eamon O'Connor, CEO, Uavend, says: “Incorporating ScalingFunds’ state-of-the-art technology allows us to more efficiently structure our financial holdings. This complements the innovative approach we take in real estate construction and development. Our project represents the first of what we expect to be many partnerships with ScalingFunds to explore new financing mechanisms.”


Jakob Drzazga, Founder and CEO, Brickblock, added: “Tokenising this U.K. property is a great milestone not only for ScalingFunds but for the entire real estate and blockchain industries in Europe. We are increasingly working with institutional clients who are excited about the possibilities of using blockchain technology as a decentralised, secure, and immutable registry. We look forward to more projects with Uavend in the future.”



About Brickblock


ScalingFunds, a brand of Brickblock Digital Services GmbH, is a business-to-business (B2B) funds-as-a-service technology platform providing fund managers blockchain-based investment solutions. These solutions include online know-your-customer (KYC), investor clearance, data rooms, reporting, auditing, and compliance, as well as automated clearing registries and payouts. Managing these tasks allows ScalingFunds clients to save time, save money, and focus on their core competencies: sourcing capital and new investments.


Brickblock has offices in Berlin, London, and Gibraltar. The team – led by Jakob Drzazga (Founder & CEO), who has an extensive background in entrepreneurship and real estate transactions – has strong experience in scaling and delivering growth businesses for companies such as AXA, Barclays Bank, and McKinsey. This is complemented by sector experience in fintech, banking, and wealth.


About Uavend Property and Leisure


Uavend Property and Leisure is a leading property development and investment company in the United Kingdom with more than 30 years of sector experience. The company specialises in the redevelopment of prestigious buildings, castles, and manor houses into residential and commercial units and has worked with some of the biggest blue chip companies across the U.K.

Media Contact

Jakob DrzazgaFounder & CEO+49 176 78978980jakob@brickblock.io




https://www.scalingfunds.com/
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09 Sep 2019 14:11:16 GMT
<![CDATA[ Regus and SocialBox.Biz Donation drive aimed to reach a milestone of 1000+ laptops donated ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/regus-and-socialboxbiz-donation-drive-aimed-to-reach-a-milestone-of-1000-laptops-donated-709a2ac780b8a5f2c012d0d670235a66 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/regus-and-socialboxbiz-donation-drive-aimed-to-reach-a-milestone-of-1000-laptops-donated-709a2ac780b8a5f2c012d0d670235a66 Thursday 22 August, 2019

Businesses can now donate their old tech at participating centers





Regus and SocialBox.Biz have forged a highly successful partnership that is helping homeless people get back on their feet. In celebration, a special donation day was held on August 15, 2019, and aimed to hit a milestone of 1000 laptops donated by 2020.



Local press, councilmen and councilwomen, politicians, and other community figures were welcome to come for a special donation day morning and coffee.



To date, Regus sites have received approximately 200 items including laptops, office telephones, network switches, servers, desktop computers, mobile telephones, and business attire.



“I’m glad this is up and running,” said Steve Adams, Councillor for Belsize, London Borough of Camden. “Any help that can be brought through this innovative social initiative is to be welcomed. Well done.”



The initiative to reach 1000 laptops by 2020 is on track to be a success; to date, 600 have been donated. Those who want to take part in helping reach the milestone include Regus clients, which include entrepreneurs, small businesses, consultants, and more, and the public is also invited to donate laptops, computers, old mobile devices, attire, and more. Before donating, donors are asked to remove private data from tech devices as this is a public event.



Donations are also being accepted at the SocialBox.Biz donation drop off location in the London Borough of Camden in central London ( Regus-Spaces, 77 Farrington, LB, Camden, London EC1M 3JU ).



More information can be found at https://www.socialbox.biz/1000-laptops-for-homeless-support/, where a gauge is showing the progress being made towards the goal of receiving 1000 laptop donations by 2020.



About Social Box Biz



SocialBox.Biz is a community interest company (CIC) improving the local community by providing innovative tech solutions.



Contact



SocialBox.Biz


Phone: 0843 289 5722


E-mail: info@socialbox.biz


Website: https://www.socialbox.biz/


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http://www.pressat.co.uk/releases/regus-collects-tech-donations-to-boost-skills-for-most-vulnerable-3399d606f09e8620071c8b6ddc0f6815/


https://www.regus.co.uk/work-uk/regus-collecting-second-hand-tech-need-across-uk/




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22 Aug 2019 10:40:58 GMT
<![CDATA[ Regus and SocialBox.Biz Announce Laptop Donation Drive Across Regus Centers ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/regus-and-socialboxbiz-announce-laptop-donation-drive-across-regus-centers-e579f604a40d602a110e34aa37f6266b https://pressat.co.uk/releases/regus-and-socialboxbiz-announce-laptop-donation-drive-across-regus-centers-e579f604a40d602a110e34aa37f6266b Thursday 15 August, 2019

Donation drive aims to reach a milestone of 1000+ laptops donated


Regus and SocialBox.Biz have forged a highly successful partnership that is helping homeless people get back on their feet. In celebration, a special donation day is being organized and is slated for August 15, 2019, and aims to hit a milestone of 1000 laptops donated by 2020. 



On Thursday, August 15, 2019, local press, councilmen and councilwomen, politicians, and other community figures are welcome to come for a special donation day morning and coffee. 



To date, Regus sites have received approximately 200 items including laptops, office telephones, network switches, servers, desktop computers, mobile telephones, and business attire.


“I’m glad that this is up and running. Any help that can be brought through this innovative social initiative is to be welcomed. Well done” said Steve Adams Councillor for Belsize, London Borough of Camden commenting on the event held at Regus-Spaces Farringdon, London EC1M 3JU in the Borough of Camden.


The initiative to reach 1000 laptops by 2020 is on track to be a success; to date, 600 have been donated. Those who want to take part in helping reach the milestone include Regus clients, which include entrepreneurs, small businesses, consultants, and more, and the public is also invited to donate laptops, computers, old mobile devices, attire, and more. Before donating, donors are asked to remove private data from tech devices as this is a public event.


More information can be found at https://www.socialbox.biz/1000-laptops-for-homeless-support/, where a gauge is showing the progress being made towards the goal of receiving 1000 laptop donations by 2020.


About Social Box Biz


SocialBox.Biz is a community interest company (CIC) improving the local community by providing innovative tech solutions.


Contact


Social Box Biz


Phone: 0843 289 5722


E-mail: info@socialbox.biz


Website: https://www.socialbox.biz/


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http://www.pressat.co.uk/releases/regus-collects-tech-donations-to-boost-skills-for-most-vulnerable-3399d606f09e8620071c8b6ddc0f6815/https://www.regus.co.uk/work-uk/regus-collecting-second-hand-tech-need-across-uk/



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15 Aug 2019 23:38:24 GMT
<![CDATA[ Navigate Sharpham’s river heritage and enjoy a fascinating day out in South Devon ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/navigate-sharphams-river-heritage-and-enjoy-a-fascinating-day-out-in-south-devon-1bf73574c72a0cd1759aec518e885312 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/navigate-sharphams-river-heritage-and-enjoy-a-fascinating-day-out-in-south-devon-1bf73574c72a0cd1759aec518e885312 Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Find out about Sharpham's history and explore the Grade 1-listed house and gardens at our Discovering Sharpham Heritage day.


Join us for a packed day of talks, tours, music by Devon's award-winning folk musician Jim Causley and delicious Sharpham food in the majestic 18th Palladian villa overlooking the River Dart.


Sharpham's links to the River Dart


This year's Discovering Sharpham Heritage Day will focus on the links between Sharpham and the beautiful River Dart, on which we sit.


We will be discussing the river's connection between Dartmoor, Totnes and Dartmouth, and grand riverside villas including Greenway & Sandridge Park.


You'll tour Sharpham House as if it were the River Dart, flowing through its principal rooms to experience talks and discussions with history experts.


There's performance of music and poetry, plus the option to join a river walk. The day includes a chance to sample Sharpham's cheese over a delicious lunch.


This day, which runs from 9.30am until 4pm, is for you if you are:


Interested in history and keen to learn more about local heritageLooking for an exclusive tour around Sharpham House and its gardensWanting to taste the award-winning Sharpham cheese over lunchLooking for a fascinating and varied day out

Contributors include:


Dr Tom Greeves – a Dartmoor and Dartmoor tinworking historian and author.


Jim Causley – an award-winning Devonshire folk singer, described in national media as "spearheading the West Country folk revival" and "the finest singer of his generation". He has been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk


Awards six times, and has a great interest in Devonshire history. At Sharpham he will be singing 'The Earl of Totnes', about a Champerknowne of Dartington and playing Devonshire tunes throughout the day at various venues.


Jill Drysdale
–archivist and researcher for Totnes Museum Archives at the Museum in Totnes.


Gail Ham - Chair of the Dartmouth History Research Group, currently


researching life in Dartmouth at the time of the visit of the Mayflower and Speedwell; 18th century privateering and the fallen of both the First and Second World Wars.


Dr Rosemary Yallop - an architectural and cultural historian specialising in domestic British architecture of the 19th century. A writer and lecturer, she works for the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education and for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and is a Trustee and Vice-Chairman of the Georgian Group. She lives on the east bank of the Dart and has recently been researching aspects of Sharpham’s history.


Sandy Howard - a National Trust volunteer and room guide at Bradley Manor in Newton Abbot and Greenway on the River Dart, where she leads weekly garden tours at Greenway and continues to research and promote the historical development of the estate.


Valerie Belsey - Valerie has been researching the life and times of Philemon Pownoll of Sharpham for the last couple of years and has written extensively on Devonshire's green lanes. On the day, she will read extracts from some poems associated with the Dart from medieval to modern times.


Lynette Gribble - Lynette was a Sharpham Trustee from 2000 – 2011 and Chair for 4 of those years. She then formed a Heritage Group to uncover Sharpham’s history, and developed the Sharpham Archive.


Chris Nicholls - Chris was the Director of the Sharpham Trust for 18 years, until his retirement in 2014. He is now part of the Trust's Heritage Group, helping to preserve our history.


“This is going to be a fascinating day full of rich local history,” said Katy McBean, Archive Coordinator of The Sharpham Trust.


“And it’s a rare chance to see inside Sharpham House with authorative experts on hand, who’ll answer questions on the day.


“We’re using the idea of the River Dart as a way of flowing through Sharpham House, so visitors will visit the principal rooms of the building as if they’re travelling down the river – its ingenious!”


Katy added that people who have memories, stories and artefacts about Sharpham and the River Dart are welcome to share them on the day.


“There are so many things that we’re learning about Sharpham and its setting on the Dart, but there are so many more gaps to fill in – we’d love to hear from anyone who might have stories and items to share with us.”


More information and how to book


Tickets are £21 in advance only. To buy, visit www.sharphamtrust.org/calendar or call 01803 732542


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NOTES FOR EDITORS


Further information and high-resolution photography from:


Katie Tokus, Marketing & Communications Officer, on marketing@sharphamtrust.org


Tel: 01803 732708


The Sharpham Trust connects people with nature and fosters mindfulness and well-being through our programme of retreats, mindfulness courses, outdoor learning and the arts. At the heart of the Trust ethos is our desire to build a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally sustainable world.


The Trust is home to Retreats at Sharpham, Sharpham Wine & Cheese, The Barn Retreat Centre, Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground and a programme underpinned by nature connection and the practice of mindfulness. Sharpham House is also a wedding venue and we hire out our Bathing House on the River Dart for holidays.


The Trust is an educational charity based in and conserving Sharpham House and the 550-acre Sharpham Estate on a stunning three-mile stretch of the River Dart.


Sharpham House is a Grade-1 listed Georgian Palladian villa, set in a landscape designed by Capability Brown, featuring an 18th century walled garden and ornamental grounds.


See our events here: www.sharphamtrust.org/Calendar




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13 Aug 2019 15:33:44 GMT
<![CDATA[ The antithesis of disposable culture: Nepal-inspired homewares brand CHACCRA launches unique modular rugs for adaptable modern living ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/the-antithesis-of-disposable-culture-nepal-inspired-homewares-brand-chaccra-launches-unique-modular-rugs-for-adaptable-modern-living-cd812efa6c8b015e5cb2f57244785fed https://pressat.co.uk/releases/the-antithesis-of-disposable-culture-nepal-inspired-homewares-brand-chaccra-launches-unique-modular-rugs-for-adaptable-modern-living-cd812efa6c8b015e5cb2f57244785fed Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Modular rugs offering functional, adaptable and long-lasting designs for lovers of beautiful interiors turning away from ‘throwaway culture’, sit within the new collection being launched by CHACCRA, at this year’s London Design Fair in September.


CHACCRA offers premium handcrafted rugs and homewares while promoting Nepalese culture through design innovation and collaboration with local communities.


Sharon Shi, CHACCRA’s founder, explains: “Our handmade rugs are the antithesis of disposable culture. They are beautifully made and long-lasting, aimed to tap into people’s desire for great design pieces, with our modular designs bringing extra flexibility for interior design.”


She added: “We want to integrate function and beauty, but go further in supporting an energised, positive, uplifted yet balanced lifestyle – for all who come into contact with us; from the craftspeople and international designers we work with, through to our customers.


The new collections fuse artisan techniques with abstract and spiritual designs, utilising colour and contemporary contexts to encapsulate yet innovate ancient crafting techniques; while promoting Nepalese culture.


Julia Guenther from Germany and London-based Mylene Spencer form part of the team who designed this new collection. They were drawn to CHACCRA through a shared passion for diversity in design, coupled with a desire to make a positive difference to people and our environment.


Mylene, who transformed the initial concept for modular rugs into reality for the Modular Collection, said: “I’m hoping that not only can we be inspired by Nepal’s incredible crafting tradition, but that we can work towards translating the beautiful local culture into modern design. Through this we strive to support development and local employment through design innovation and collaboration with local communities.”


The concept for the Modular Collection derived from the need to tap into the ‘thoughtful consumer’ to create a functional, adaptable and long lasting modular rug using beautiful textiles and textures from renewable hemp fibres and Tibetan wool.



They have been designed to enable users to create different shape formation and styles to use across a variety of spaces and rooms. CHACCRA is also planning to facilitate product exchange within its modular buying community.



The new CHACCRA designs will be at the London Design Fair, Hall 10, Booth 31. Old Truman Brewery. 19-22 September 2019.


Current CHACCRA designs can also be found at RB12, 6 King John Ct, Hackney, London EC2A 3EZ






For more information:


Email: hello@chaccra.com or sign up online at www.chaccra.com,


Instagram: @chaccra and on Facebook: @chaccradecor






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13 Aug 2019 07:05:02 GMT
<![CDATA[ Nicotra Gebhardt CPD presentation on energy saving receives CIBSE accreditation ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/nicotra-gebhardt-cpd-presentation-on-energy-saving-receives-cibse-accreditation-bfc25215e0fe4c70fd9a78d709339751 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/nicotra-gebhardt-cpd-presentation-on-energy-saving-receives-cibse-accreditation-bfc25215e0fe4c70fd9a78d709339751 Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Leading fan manufacturer Nicotra Gebhardt has been registered as a CPD^ course provider by CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers).


The company’s accredited presentation is on energy saving considerations within the fan upgrade sector. Nicotra Gebhardt will give the presentation to a wide range of consultants, contractors and others with an interest in energy saving technology. CIBSE members who attend such presentations will be issued with an attendance certificate which will count towards their CIBSE CPD requirement


Greg Llewellyn, Nicotra Gebhardt Director & General Manager, UK & Ireland, said


“CIBSE’s accreditation of our CPD presentation is timely. There is an increasing trend towards air handling units being refurbished rather than being replaced – normally at a greatly reduced project cost, typically 40–50% of the full replacement cost.


Alongside this, up to 60% of the power consumption of the average commercial building is accounted for by HVAC equipment.


At a time of increasingly tight budgets and raised environmental awareness of the need for energy efficiency, we need to get these messages out to the marketplace.”


Nicotra Gebhardt’s leading product is the RQM MultiEvo compact fan. This beats every traditional plug fan on energy efficiency* thanks to the optimization of all key components, including a hollow section ‘aero-foil’ backward curve impeller, a permanent magnet (PM) internal rotor motor rated at IE5 efficiency and integrated electronic controls. The compactly designed RQM can be fitted with multiple access points for ease of maintenance and is ideal for both ‘new build’ and refurbishment / retrofit applications.


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* Independently tested at ILK, Dresden to verify both the fan performance and its outstanding efficiency levels, the groundbreaking RQM has moved fan technology to the next level.


^ Continuing Professional Development



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13 Aug 2019 07:05:01 GMT