Aerial photo of Hayle Harbour, Cornwall

Work begins at last on 30 year-delayed Hayle Harbour redevelopment

The residents of a Cornish town have been on a roller coaster of hope and despair since the 1980s, when a redevelopment package for their harbour was first put together. Plans to regenerate Hayle harbour have been promised to locals for almost 40 years. After decades of dereliction and many failed attempts, the long-awaited transformation of the site is finally one step closer. This week, work started at North Quay, one of the parts of Hayle harbour which is hoped to be turned into a attractive destination in Cornwall. This first phase is set to…

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Artist impression of Bishopsgate development, Preston

Why the city of Preston is “perfect for investors”

Last week we covered the initial works being started on a new luxury development in Preston, redeveloped by Wigan-based property developer The Heaton Group – just one example of growing investment in a place that gained city status in 2002.  Here, with help from The Heaton Group, we analyse why Preston is on the up and why it’s an increasingly popular location among investors. According to Chris Holland, director at The Heaton Group, Preston offers plenty for investors at the moment thanks to its fast-improving reputation. The city is one of…

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CGI of proposed Westway development

Westminster Council votes to throw out plans for mixed-use tower block

Plans for a tower block just yards from the congested carriageway of one of London’s busiest flyovers are set to be rejected because of their harm to “the character and appearance” of the area. Officials at Westminster council have recommended that the proposed 18 floor building overlooking the A40 Westway flyover should be thrown out by the local authority’s planning meeting tonight (Tuesday). The terracotta clad development at Five Kingdom Street would form the final stage of the Paddington Central masterplan. Documents lodged with the planning application show it rising above the four…

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