Coin Street Community Builders
Coin Street Community Builders is a development trust and social enterprise which seeks to make London's South Bank a better place in which to live, to work, to visit and to study. Since 1984 CSCB has transformed a derelict 13 acre site into a thriving mixed use neighbourhood. Since its creation in 1984, CSCB redeveloped the Oxo Tower Wharf, Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens and set up four housing co-operatives; the housing co-operatives are housed in new buildings commissioned by CSCB. Palm was designed by Lifschutz Davidson completed in 1994. Iroko was designed by architects Haworth Tompkins and was completed in 2001. In 2007, CSCB occupied new offices at the Coin Street neighbourhood centre designed by Haworth Tompkins; as well as offices the building includes a day nursery and crèche and meeting facilities. CSCB offers a variety of community programmes for people of all ages including youth clubs and dance sessions and family and children's activities CSCB opposed the Garden Bridge project which would have been built on their land.
The Group Chairman is Dr Scott Rice. The Group Director is Iain Tuckett. Coin Street Community Builders Coin Street — case study by Andrew Bibby Heart of gold article from The Guardian Haworth Tompkins Architects
The Peel Group
The Peel Group is an infrastructure and real estate investment group. It owns holdings in land and property, logistics, retail and media. Peel's direct and indirect investments extend to 40m of investment property and over 13,000 hectares of land. Peel is one of the largest property investment companies in the United Kingdom, has its UK head office at the Trafford Centre, in Greater Manchester; the Trafford Centre which opened in 1998, is regarded as Peel's first landmark development. The centre was sold in 2011 to Capital Shopping Centres for £1.6 billion, making it the largest property acquisition in British history and the biggest European property deal of 2011. Other projects which Peel have developed include MediaCityUK, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Gloucester Quays and Frodsham Wind Farm; the group is led by John Whittaker, who maintains a 75% majority stake in the group, with the Olayan Group owning a 25% stake. Born in Bury, Lancashire in 1942, John Whittaker was born into an independently wealthy and entrepreneurial Roman Catholic family, with interests in the historical Northwest cotton industry and property.
By the 1960s, John's branch of the family owned property and quarries, which in the Government-created boom infrastructure investment period of the 1960s supplied aggregates to the motorway building programme, such as the M62 from Liverpool to Leeds. Having rejected joining the priesthood, in the mid-1960s Whittaker began reviving the family's exhausted quarry assets, removing residual aggregates for the locally growing construction industry along the M62 corridor. Once a quarry was exhausted, Whittaker turned it into an approved landfill waste site. Excess cash was invested into purchasing a series of residual cotton businesses, which owned their own property assets; the cotton businesses were conglomerated into a single consolidated business, using new built steel buildings built on top of the now full and environmentally re-profiled land fill assets - thereby finding a third use for the former family quarries. The old and large cotton mill property assets of the former cotton businesses were refurbished as mixed-use light-industrial and latterly residential units, with the Whittaker family business owning the assets freehold and hence retaining ground rent income.
Between 1971 and 1987, Whittaker acquired Bridgewater Estates and John Bright's. Having a respect for the region's industrial heritage, inspired by the Peel Tower in his native Bury, Whittaker decided to retain the name Peel Mills Ltd for his now wholly owned property and cotton business. Throughout the 1970s, Peel Mills focused on the renovation and letting of industrial units, so that by 1977 the annual company statement and accounts reflected the fact that the majority of the groups commercial activity was within property development. By the 1980s the group had progressed to the development of new-build industrial units and out-of-town retail superstores. From 1971 onwards, Whittaker began acquiring shares in the Manchester Ship Canal Company. Unlike most other British canals, the Manchester Ship Canal was never nationalised post-World War 2 by Clement Attlee's Labour government. However, the waterway had fallen into disrepair, its constructed width and rarely-dredged depth being resultantly too small for many of the larger seafaring vessels of the time.
In 1984 Salford City Council used a derelict land grant to purchase the eastern/northern part of the MSC-owned Manchester docks within the borough of Salford from MSC, rebranding the area as Salford Quays. Principal developers Urban Waterside began redevelopment work the following year, by which time traffic on the canal's upper reaches had declined to such an extent that MSC proposed closing it above Runcorn. After a bitter and public investor battle, after selling its cotton business for £22million in cash, in 1987 Peel Mills acquired the required 80%+ majority of the shares in MSC to allow MSC to be resultantly privatised, gained 100% holding in 1993; the MSC land assets have become a key hub for the Peel Group, with numerous developments on the banks of the canal. Changing its name to reflect its property business focus to Peel Holdings, the largest asset of the Group was the Trafford Centre. In 1987, Peel submitted a planning application for a large shopping centre development on land attached to the Manchester Ship Canal, adjacent to the M63, now the M60, in Trafford, Greater Manchester.
The centre opened in 1998 after one of the most prolonged and expansive planning processes in British history. In 1997, the Peel Group became involved in airport ownership for the first time. A 76% shareholding in Liverpool Airport was acquired, with Peel taking complete control in 2001 and renaming the airport Liverpool John Lennon Airport. In 2002, Liverpool John Lennon Airport opened its new terminal following an investment of £32.5 million by Peel. RAF Finningley was purchased in 1999, redeveloped as Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, opening in 2005.. Doncaster Sheffield Airport was the first commercial airport to open in the UK for 55 years. In 2002, Barton Aerodrome was purchased by the Manchester Ship Canal Development Company and was subsequently renamed City Airport Manchester; the final addition to the Peel Airports portfolio was Durham Tees Valley Airport, with a 75% stake being bought in 2003 - ownership of the remaining 25% of DTVA was retained by several local councils. Results were mixed, the Peel Group began looking for an outside investor for Peel Airports.
London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans; the City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of the London Assembly. London is considered to be one of the world's most important global cities and has been termed the world's most powerful, most desirable, most influential, most visited, most expensive, sustainable, most investment friendly, most popular for work, the most vegetarian friendly city in the world. London exerts a considerable impact upon the arts, education, fashion, healthcare, professional services and development, tourism and transportation.
London ranks 26 out of 300 major cities for economic performance. It is one of the largest financial centres and has either the fifth or sixth largest metropolitan area GDP, it is the most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the busiest city airport system as measured by passenger traffic. It is the leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games. London has a diverse range of people and cultures, more than 300 languages are spoken in the region, its estimated mid-2016 municipal population was 8,787,892, the most populous of any city in the European Union and accounting for 13.4% of the UK population. London's urban area is the second most populous in the EU, after Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census.
The population within the London commuter belt is the most populous in the EU with 14,040,163 inhabitants in 2016. London was the world's most populous city from c. 1831 to 1925. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries and sporting events; these include the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world. "London" is an ancient name, attested in the first century AD in the Latinised form Londinium. Over the years, the name has attracted many mythicising explanations; the earliest attested appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, written around 1136. This had it that the name originated from a supposed King Lud, who had taken over the city and named it Kaerlud.
Modern scientific analyses of the name must account for the origins of the different forms found in early sources Latin, Old English, Welsh, with reference to the known developments over time of sounds in those different languages. It is agreed; this was adapted into Latin as Londinium and borrowed into Old English, the ancestor-language of English. The toponymy of the Common Brythonic form is much debated. A prominent explanation was Richard Coates's 1998 argument that the name derived from pre-Celtic Old European *lowonida, meaning "river too wide to ford". Coates suggested that this was a name given to the part of the River Thames which flows through London. However, most work has accepted a Celtic origin for the name, recent studies have favoured an explanation along the lines of a Celtic derivative of a proto-Indo-European root *lendh-, combined with the Celtic suffix *-injo- or *-onjo-. Peter Schrijver has suggested, on these grounds, that the name meant'place that floods'; until 1889, the name "London" applied to the City of London, but since it has referred to the County of London and Greater London.
"London" is sometimes written informally as "LDN". In 1993, the remains of a Bronze Age bridge were found on the south foreshore, upstream of Vauxhall Bridge; this bridge either reached a now lost island in it. Two of those timbers were radiocarbon dated to between 1750 BC and 1285 BC. In 2010 the foundations of a large timber structure, dated to between 4800 BC and 4500 BC, were found on the Thames's south foreshore, downstream of Vauxhall Bridge; the function of the mesolithic structure is not known. Both structures are on the south bank. Although there is evidence of scattered Brythonic settlements in the area, the first major settlement was founded by the Romans about four years after the invasion
Howard de Walden Estate
The Howard de Walden Estate is a property estate in Marylebone, owned by the Howard de Walden family. As of 2014 the estate was estimated to be worth £3.2 billion. The Estate dates from 1715 when Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer began the development of Cavendish Square in London, the streets around it; this land had formed part of the Marylebone Estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. It had passed from Margaret Holles, née Cavendish, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Newcastle, to her daughter Henrietta Cavendish Harley. At the death of Henrietta's husband, the 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, in 1741, this new Harley Estate passed to his only daughter, Margaret Cavendish Harley, who in 1734 had married William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland, it was subsequently known as the Portland, was handed down to successive Dukes of Portland. In 1879, the 5th Duke of Portland died without issue and his estates were divided between his sisters, according to the terms of the 4th Duke's will, his cousin, who succeeded him as the sixth Duke.
The Portland Estate passed to the last surviving sister, Lucy Ellis, the widow of the 6th Lord Howard de Walden, has remained in this family since then. The Estate holds the freehold to over 850 properties; the main area extends north west to Hallam Street and south to Wigmore Street. A large tract of the estate, which included properties along the Eastern edge of Marylebone were sold in 1925 to Sir John Ellerman; this land is now owned by the Langham Estate. The Howard de Walden Estate includes property on Marylebone High Harley Street. In the 1990s the Estate took steps to revitalise the High Street, adding new shops including the Waitrose supermarket. 110 and 112 Harley Street Howard de Walden Estate Marylebone
Goodman UK is part of Goodman Group integrated industrial property development and management company. Macquarie Goodman Industrial Trust listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1995. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, it soon became the largest listed industrial property group in Australia. In 2005, the group embarked on a series of acquisitions designed to increase its breadth and depth and expand its operations into new markets, it acquired Arlington, Akeler, Rosemound and J-REP. This company specialises in the developing and managing of Business and Commercial Parks. Goodman UK has a number of parks situated throughout the United Kingdom, these include the following: Arlington Business Park Arlington Square, Bracknell Birmingham Business Park Colton Square Business Park Gloucester Business Park Harwell Science Park Leeds Valley Park is a business park owned by Goodman UK; the park is three miles south of Leeds city centre. The developer Akeler managed the building of the park, which has three buildings and was designed by the architectural firm Aukett Europe.
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Redrow plc is one of the largest British housebuilders with a network of 15 operational divisions across the UK. It employs 2,300 people, it is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Steve Morgan had been working as a site agent for Wellington Civil Engineering when, in 1974, the parent company decided it was to be closed. Morgan offered to take over the contract, borrowed £5,000 from his father, completed the contract at a profit. Further work was carried out for Wellington and, still aged only 21, Morgan registered his new company – Redrow. Redrow expanded through small civil engineering work and, with Simon Macbryde, formed a separate building company. Geographically, Redrow moved from its north Wales base into Cheshire and in the early 1980s made significant construction acquisitions in Manchester and the Wirral. Redrow's entry into housebuilding came in 1982 and by 1985 it had grown sufficiently to separate it out from the construction business. A small acquisition in Kent provided the base for a south-east housing operation.
By now, Redrow was selling over 1,000 houses a year. Further expansion took Redrow into the south-west, south Wales and Yorkshire but Redrow had pulled out of the vulnerable south-east market just ahead of the 1989 property collapse. Redrow returned to the south-east in 1993 as the housing recession neared its end, buying Costain Homes from the troubled Costain Group; the construction business was sold and with Redrow now purely a development business the Company was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1994. Redrow grew through the rest of the decade reaching sales of 3,000 a year. In 2000 Steve Morgan announced his intention to leave the company, retaining only a 14 percent stake in the Company. Paul Pedley, who had joined Redrow as finance director in 1995, took over as managing director. In 2006 Redrow saw its 50,000th customer. In 2009, Steve Morgan returned to Redrow as Executive Chairman, having increased his shareholding to just under 30 percent. Following his return, Morgan reopened operating divisions in the north west and south midlands, closed during the recent recession.
A year Redrow launched its Heritage Collection followed by the Regent Collection and more modern Abode Collection. In 2014 Redrow celebrated its 40th anniversary and its London division completed two developments, Kingston Riverside and One Commercial Street. In February 2017 Redrow acquired Radleigh Homes in Derby, an established company which delivered 200 new homes in 2016, it has since been re-branded to Redrow Homes. In September 2017, it was announced that Morgan would "ease back" to a non-executive chairman role with Redrow. In July 2018, prompted by growth in London and the southern counties, Redrow announced the opening of its 15th division, Thames Valley, based in Oxfordshire. On 18 October 2018 Redrow announced its 100,000th customer and released statistics on the number of direct jobs it had created, including 2,000 trainees, a further 200,000 indirect employees. On 7 November 2018, it was announced that Steve Morgan would retire from the company in March 2019 with John Tutte taking over as executive chairman and Matthew Pratt as chief operating officer.
In 2010, the company's newly introduced broadband television channel Redrow. TV was named best marketing initiative at the Housebuilder Awards for Excellence. Redrow won the best marketing initiative at the Housebuilder Awards for Innovation and Excellence in three consecutive years. TV, in 2011, for the'Our Pride - Your Joy' marketing campaign, again in 2012 for the'Share a little bit of joy' initiative. In 2011, 2014 and 2015 Redrow won the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the industry's What House Awards. At the 2013 Peer Awards, the online service ‘My Redrow’, won the Overall Customer Engagement award, as well as the Technology for Engagement category. In April 2014, Redrow was named Housebuilder of the Year at the Building Awards and chairman Steve Morgan was named Building Magazine Personality of the Year. In 2016, Redrow was named Housebuilder of the Year at the Insider Property Awards Wales and the North West Insider Residential Property Awards. In 2017, Redrow was awarded the Innovation Award at the North West Construction Group Health and Safety Awards.
In 2018, Redrow obtained a 5 star rating in the Home Builders Federation rating system, improving from a 4 star rating the previous year. The company's flagship developments include: Woodford Garden Village: Woodford Garden Village in Cheshire is the first garden village for over 100 years in the North West of England and utilises over 500 acres of brownfield land used for aircraft manufacturing. Redrow will be developing 900 new homes alongside 50 acres of green public spaces. Ebbsfleet Green, Kent: Redrow's Ebbsfleet Green will comprise 950 new homes, along with a village centre, sports pitches, a hotel and a pub, a primary school; this development will form part of the plans for a garden city at Ebbsfleet, with up to 15,000 new homes, based predominately on brownfield land, or former quarries. This development, is part of the NHS Healthy New Towns network. Plasdwr: Redrow is developing around 2,000 homes in Plasdwr, North West Cardiff; the £2 billion Cardiff ‘garden village’ will comprise four different zones, each with a central square and a primary school.
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The United Kingdom the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world; the Irish Sea lies between Great Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres, the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world, it is the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017. The UK is constitutional monarchy; the current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 1952, making her the longest-serving current head of state.
The United Kingdom's capital and largest city is London, a global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 10.3 million. Other major urban areas in the UK include Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and West Yorkshire conurbations, Greater Glasgow and the Liverpool Built-up Area; the United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh and Belfast, respectively. Apart from England, the countries have their own devolved governments, each with varying powers, but such power is delegated by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which may enact laws unilaterally altering or abolishing devolution; the nearby Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey are not part of the UK, being Crown dependencies with the British Government responsible for defence and international representation. The medieval conquest and subsequent annexation of Wales by the Kingdom of England, followed by the union between England and Scotland in 1707 to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, the union in 1801 of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Five-sixths of Ireland seceded from the UK in 1922, leaving the present formulation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There are fourteen British Overseas Territories, the remnants of the British Empire which, at its height in the 1920s, encompassed a quarter of the world's land mass and was the largest empire in history. British influence can be observed in the language and political systems of many of its former colonies; the United Kingdom is a developed country and has the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world, it was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power, with considerable economic, military and political influence internationally, it is sixth in military expenditure in the world. It has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946.
It has been a leading member state of the European Union and its predecessor, the European Economic Community, since 1973. The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the G7, the G20, NATO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Trade Organization; the 1707 Acts of Union declared that the kingdoms of England and Scotland were "United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain". The term "United Kingdom" has been used as a description for the former kingdom of Great Britain, although its official name from 1707 to 1800 was "Great Britain"; the Acts of Union 1800 united the kingdom of Great Britain and the kingdom of Ireland in 1801, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Following the partition of Ireland and the independence of the Irish Free State in 1922, which left Northern Ireland as the only part of the island of Ireland within the United Kingdom, the name was changed to the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
Although the United Kingdom is a sovereign country, Scotland and Northern Ireland are widely referred to as countries. The UK Prime Minister's website has used the phrase "countries within a country" to describe the United Kingdom; some statistical summaries, such as those for the twelve NUTS 1 regions of the United Kingdom refer to Scotland and Northern Ireland as "regions". Northern Ireland is referred to as a "province". With regard to Northern Ireland, the descriptive name used "can be controversial, with the choice revealing one's political preferences"; the term "Great Britain" conventionally refers to the island of Great Britain, or politically to England and Wales in combination. However, it is sometimes used as a loose synonym for the United Kingdom as a whole; the term "Britain" is used both as a synonym for Great Britain, as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Usage is mixed, with the BBC preferring to use Britain as shorthand only for Great Britain and the UK Government, while accepting that both terms refer to the United K