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The more time we spend at Sandfields Barn, the more we learn about the village’s past and present. Here are just a few interesting findings about Luddington that conclude with where to enjoy a cold beer after a hard day’s work on site!

Past…

  • There is evidence to suggest that William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in the original church of Luddington in 1582, which was then burnt down and replaced in the 19th century
  • Descendants of Anne Hathaway, namely John Hathaway and his son, were tenant farmers of Luddington’s Manor Farm from 1706-1775
  • The oldest building in the village is part of Boddington Farm, the easternmost building in the village dating back from 1600
  • In Luddington you will find a 17th century lock, a village green and a recently refurbished village hall originally built in 1953
  • Stratford Racecourse which neighbours the village has hosted steeplechasing since 1755

Present…

  • Luddington is situated only 2.68miles (4.31 kilometres) from Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • The Countess of Evesham, the popular 70ft restaurant cruiser, travels down the River Avon from Stratford upon Avon  to Luddington and back by day and night
  • Stratford Racecourse, neighbouring the village, has won awards for the care of its track and is among the top flight of Britain’s’ smaller racecourses
  • Luddington hosts several annual events including Christmas Eve carols on the village green and a summer fete
  • Neighbouring Welford on Avon is home to the nearest pub, The Four Alls, a quintessentially English countryside pub with a gorgeous riverside aspect www.fouralls.com

Birmingham’s The Cube was honoured to welcome a host of world class athletes and journalists through its doors for the Samsung Diamond League’s Press Conference on Saturday.

The Cube was swamped with press as super star Mo Farah accompanied Jamaican sprint sensation Shelly Ann Fraser, Men’s Hurdle Champion Aries Merritt and Long Jump Greg Rutherford to the world class building. The gold medallists from the London 2012 Olympic Games accommodated photographs and signed autographs for eagerly awaiting fans before commencing interviews in The Cube’s exclusive clubandspa Lounge.

The Cube’s Director, Neil Edginton, who attended the event said, “It’s a privilege to be able to invite the Olympians to The Cube and show off the fantastic city of Birmingham. We are a city that is making a name for itself on the world stage and being able to bring international athletes and journalists to one of the city’s most iconic buildings will show the world that Birmingham has come on leaps and bounds in recent years.”

EDG Property’s Neil Edginton is delighted to have been appointed Chair of next year’s Midlands Property Quiz, which at its peak has raised in excess of £50,000 a year for charities Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Lionheart.

In the diary for 7th February, the popular black tie event will adopt a Monte Carlo theme, with luxury brands Ferrari and Maserati setting the scene for the glamorous evening at Aston Villa Football Club.

Having been involved with the Property Quiz for many years, Neil is a big supporter of the charities involved. Birmingham Children’s Hospital has played an integral part at events hosted by The Cube, where Neil is Director.

“I recently toured the Birmingham Children’s Hospital facilities with colleague Adee Phelan and, as a father myself, I was overcome by the amazing level of genuine care and expertise I witnessed,” said Neil.

The Hospital treats nearly 250,000 children a year from all over the UK. It specialises in liver transplantation, cardiac, and neonatal surgery. Birmingham Children’s also hosts the West Midlands Regional Centre for Cleft Lip and Palate, providing a muliti-disciplinary service for cleft patients, including speech and language therapy, dental, orthodontics, maxillofacial, plastic surgery and psychology. It is currently the only hospital in the UK to carry out intestinal transplants in children.

Neil concluded: “With the Hospital on our doorstep, it’s easy to forget its international reputation. This is one of the best children’s hospitals in Europe and I am proud to be doing my bit to support the cause.”

Tickets go on sale next month. For all enquires and to secure a table at The Midlands Property Quiz 2013 please contact neil@edgproperty.co.uk

Topping out has been taken to an entirely new level at EDG Property’s Sandfields Barn, Luddington, with the installation of a green roof to the contemporary glazed link.

From field to roof in the same weekend, the lush pre-grown vegetation mat utilises a mix of sixteen varieties of sedum plants. All responsibly sourced and sustainably grown in the UK, the sedum is drought resistant and low maintenance.

Sustainability conscious, EDG Property’s Neil Edginton commented, “To stay true to the picturesque rural location, we felt the investment in the roof was essential. From afar the contemporary link will simply merge in to the landscape.”

Sandfields Barn sits at the entrance to Luddington, on the Luddington Road, and EDG Property is mindful to deliver a residence that the village can be proud of. The brick barn and stone barn have stood for years in a state of disrepair, without the original link, providing even more reason to ensure the end product sympathetically blends in with the surroundings.

“We are looking forward to watching the plantation mature and change with the seasons,” said Neil.

With almost all commercial space already Let at The School Yard, Harborne, EDG Property now complete the mix with release details of an amazing 5,000sq ft. restaurant/retail unit with mezzanine, fronting the new public square.

An eclectic mix of eateries, including Metro Continental and Prezzo, plus the delights of Food School Kitchen are already promised at EDG Property’s new development. And now, interest is expected to be high for Unit 4, which comes complete with a demised outdoor seating area.

Unit 4 has been granted planning consent for A1/A3 use and is situated in the architecturally stunning, new build part of the scheme that showcases mass expanses of bronze and glass. Comprising of ground floor and mezzanine floor space, the outlook is the former playground, soon to become The School Yard’s new public square and place to be seen!

The car parking is ample, with public car park adjoining the scheme and secure, private parking provided for The School Yard’s residential. This village location is much sought after, situated just 3 miles from Birmingham city centre and the bustling High Street is well serviced with the likes of Marks & Spencer, Boots, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

Unit 4 is available for fit out Autumn 2013.

To download a pdf brochure click here. For all enquiries email info@edgproperty.co.uk or call Neil Edginton on 07795 571731.