5
Nov 2012

The complexity of listed buildings- Bob Ghosh, K4 Architects

Listed buildings should come with a bit of a health warning. They can become a costly obsession and are certainly not for everyone. A number of our institutional clients will always avoid bringing sites with listed buildings into their portfolio, given the inherent problems that they carry. However, others see heritage as the means to create places and identity, which sometimes have immeasurable value in real estate terms. K4 Architects are privileged to be working on some of the most significant heritage projects in Birmingham, including the Central Fire Station, Warwick Bar and The School Yard in Harborne. Although the …read more


16
Oct 2012

Midlands Property Quiz gets set for Monte Carlo

In the diary for 7th February with a Monte Carlo theme, the 2013 Midlands Property Quiz is all set to take on the property industry in support of charities Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital and Lionheart. It’s over a decade now since its inception and the Quiz still continues to attract the region’s property professionals, raising awareness for the good causes. Neil Edginton Managing Director of EDG Property and The Cube will chair the popular black tie event which will launch with luxury brands Ferrari and Maserati setting the scene for the glamorous evening at Aston Villa Football Club. Fidelis Navas of …read more


5
Oct 2012

Sowing the seeds at Sandfields

As the seasons change, horticultural experts get to work at EDG Property’s Sandfields Barn with landscaping works that will soon bring the Stratford-upon-Avon development to life. Avon Woodlands, who specialise in the design and construction of gardens and landscaping, has been commissioned to plan and deliver a considered soft landscaping scheme. Established for over 25 years and based locally in Luddington, the company covers the Midlands, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire areas. Peter Lock, Director of Avon Woodlands said; “Our company works on projects of all sizes but we particularly enjoy crafting landscaping packages for bespoke homes such as Sandfields Barn. …read more


24
Sep 2012

How to make a fine suit – Greg Willis, Make Architects

Birmingham has always been an interesting place architecturally. Back in the 1950s and 60s Herbert Manzoni’s masterplan pushed forward the inner ring road and redevelopment of the city core which paved the way for the Bull Ring the current New Street Station and Birmingham Central Library. He famously did not believe in the preservation of old buildings and as such many were lost. Regardless of whether their replacements had similar architectural merit or not, there is an argument that this development significantly contributed to the city’s economic development at the time, and also that his brave methods have continued to this …read more


20
Sep 2012

An audience with…

EDG Property Managing Director Neil Edginton has been invited to speak at the IPF Midlands Board Annual Drinks Reception to be hosted this evening at The Laurent Perrier Champagne Bar of Marco Pierre White’s Restaurant at The Cube, Birmingham. Neil, also Director at The Cube, will be sharing his experience of bringing a landmark building to life through challenging times. His audience will be the Investment Property Forum (IPF) recognised as the leading UK property investment organisation for individual members. It comprises an influential network of senior professionals all active in the property investment market. To find out more about …read more