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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
New CEO and managing director for Cheadle-based Wienerberger UK

Wienerberger has appointed Bert Jan Koekoek as chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director of its UK business.

Also CEO of the company's Dutch operation, Koekoek will use his experience to further strengthen Wienerberger's UK market position. His role will include overall responsibility for developing the Terca brand of clay facing bricks and the Koramic brand of clay roof tiles.

"I've spent eight years working at Wienerberger in The Netherlands and I'm now looking forward to using my skills and knowledge here in the UK," says Koekoek. "It's a very competitive market, but there are significant growth opportunities that we want to take advantage of.

"I will be looking to develop and enhance our UK strategy to ensure we can continue to position ourselves as the most dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking clay specialists in the market."

In addition to his new role, Koekoek will retain his position as CEO of Wienerberger's Dutch business. He will be based in both the UK and the Netherlands, spending half of his time at Wienerberger's head office in Cheadle, Cheshire.


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For more information, please contact:
Debbie Garritty / Emily Goehler, Bell Pottinger North
dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk / egoehler@bellpottingernorth.co.uk
Tel: 01625 506444



Notes to Editors:

Wienerberger AG is the world's largest producer of bricks and number two in the European roofing market. With 575 employees, Wienerberger Ltd. is the group's UK operation, offering clay facing bricks under the Terca brand and clay roofing tiles under the Koramic brand.

Incorporating approximately 200 clay facing bricks, the Terca range is manufactured from nine strategic sites across the UK to provide customers with bricks that reflect local building styles.

Wienerberger Ltd. believes in using natural clay products to provide a sustainable environment, which is attractive and harmonious with the local surroundings. Through all stages of production, from extraction through to the final product, the company places the highest value on sparing resources and minimising environment impact.

For further information please visit: www.wienerberger.co.uk

 
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Dunlop Aerospace supports police crime prevention initiative

Coventry-based Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems is getting behind a West Midlands Police crime prevention initiative that will take place on Wednesday to encourage local children to become proactively engaged in sport.

Organised by PC Eddie Massey at Stoney Stanton Road police station and sponsored by Positive Activities and the Youth Offending Service, the initiative will see teams of 10 and 11-year-olds from 16 local schools take part in an all-day tag rugby tournament that will be held at the Meggitt group company's sports ground.

Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems will award a commemorative medal to all of the 250 children who take part, and the company will also provide the winning school with a trophy to celebrate its achievement.

"The event has been open to every primary school in Coventry," said PC Massey. "Since October last year, coaches have visited 12 schools every week to help the children train and prepare for this tournament. This is the third year of the event, and we expect 250 children from 24 teams to take part."

"We have had great support and feedback from the community and the children, and I am hoping that we can make this an annual event that is included in the school calendar."

Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems is delighted to be involved. "We applaud this initiative and PC Massey's hard work and commitment to helping children positively channel their energies and interests," said the company's Managing Director, David Johnson.

"We welcome the event to our facilities, and by providing the medals and trophy we want to play our part in making the tournament a success."

The winning team, which will also be awarded with a rugby kit, will be put forward to attend a national competition that takes place in July.

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Notes to editors

Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems is a Meggitt group company, with headquarters in Coventry, UK.

The company provides a host of wheel and braking products and services to the aerospace industry and it has a history in the marketplace stretching back almost 100 years. The company has an annual turnover of over $150 million and employs over 900 people worldwide.


For more press information contact John Butters at Bell Pottinger North on (01625) 506444 or email jbutters@bellpottingernorth.co.uk, or Alison Rowe at Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems on 024 7666 8871.


www.meggitt.com

 
Friday, March 23, 2007
PJ LIVESEY SELLS FIRST PHASE ON BOLTON DEVELOPMENT WEEKS BEFORE LAUNCH

With just weeks to go until the April launch of The Cottonworks, P J Livesey has announced that it has sold out of its first phase of stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments on the popular Bolton development and will be bringing forward the second phase to accommodate demand.

The conversion specialist is expecting a huge turn out at the official launch, planned for 14th and 15th April, with interest growing rapidly as news of the development spreads. PJ Livesey credits the burgeoning popularity of Bolton for a proportion of the sales success. Sales manager Colette Gannon explains: "Bolton has all the transport links to make it convenient for City Centre commuters and it offers more value for money than similar areas in South Manchester which have seen young professionals and first-time buyers priced out of the market in recent years.

"Buyers want an alternative to the City Centre which is arguably over-developed in parts. Lancashire's old mills provide a statement of taste and individuality for their residents as they are full of character and steeped in history. P J Livesey converted a mill development, Eagley Mills not far from the Cottonworks six years ago. Since 2001, prices on that development have risen by an average of between £70,000 and £90,000 and we are now fielding calls from potential buyers who feel that they missed out first time around."

The 1926 Grade II listed building - the last mill to be built in the area - was designed and built for Sir John Holden by Bradshaw, Gas and Hope and has retained a number of distinctive architectural features which PJ Livesey expect will appeal to the more discerning homebuyer. A total of 284 luxury apartments are to be included overall and the launch will see the opening of four show apartments and two view units across three floors.

Bolton's potential has been realised over the last ten years with the opening of a range of trendy bars, cafés, restaurants and smaller specialist shops joining the ranks of busy chains and High Street names which flank the town centre. With improved public transport links to major northern city centres and easy access to motorways, Bolton looks set to continue to flourish.

For further information on The Cottonworks, or to register your name as an 'early bird' enquirer, please call 01204 305012 (open Thursday to Monday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm) or 0800 7830259 (freephone).


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Press contact: Deborah Garritty/Elizabeth Swain @ Bell Pottinger North
dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk/eswain@bellpottingernorth.co.uk
01625 506444







 
Who Do You Think You Are..? Beachcroft Develops New Corporate Family Tree

Commercial law firm Beachcroft LLP is launching a unique service to help South West organisations investigate their corporate history, assess ongoing liability and protect themselves against potential claims.

The Bristol-based firm is using the expertise of specialist partners to research and develop 'corporate family trees' for organisations, including the history of any acquisitions, mergers and disposals along the way. The aim is to identify any past issues or liabilities that could result in unexpected claims against the business further down the line.

"When an organisation acquires another business, it may also inherit its history - which in some cases could involve potential unidentified liabilities," explains regional senior partner Michael Bothamley. "Companies can be completely unaware of these risks and, more worryingly, be unaware that there may be a hidden liability. By using the expertise of our integrated teams, including litigation, corporate finance, and health and safety specialists, we can delve deep into the history of any company and develop a very extensive 'corporate family tree'."

In addition to pinpointing potential claims, the analysis can also help companies to identify their environmental objectives, by establishing the impact of historical policies and strategies.

"With globalisation and consolidation likely to continue in all industry sectors," adds Michael, "we are likely to see more legacy claims coming to light. To avoid unpleasant surprises, it is essential that firms establish what is happening in their own Group structures and invest in appropriate document management systems so that they can address their own potential liabilities when claims are made against them.

"We believe that this is an added value service we can offer to clients, reinforcing our role as long-term business partners and custodians of their legal and financial legacy."

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For more information, please contact:
Deborah Garritty/Emily Goehler, Bell Pottinger North
dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk / egoehler@bellpottingernorth.co.uk
Tel: 01625 506444

Notes to Editor
Beachcroft LLP (formerly Beachcroft Wansbroughs) is one of the largest national commercial law firms in the UK. With over 1,400 employees, it provides legal advice and litigation services from seven locations in the UK (two in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Winchester) and also in Brussels. From routine insurance claims management to 'trusted adviser' work for major national and international organisations, the firm delivers integrated legal services to clients in six main industry groups: health and public sector; real estate and construction; financial institutions (including the insurance industry); consumer and industrial goods and services and technology and telecommunications.

The firm has received a number of industry accolades in the last year. Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2007, recognised 65 Beachcroft partners as leading lawyers, ranking the firm at number 16 in the UK, up from 19 last year. In Legal 500, a guide to the top 500 lawyers in the UK, the firm received a Tier 1 ranking for 17 of its practice areas across the UK. In Legal Week's client satisfaction survey, the firm came second amongst all law firms in the UK. Beachcroft is one of the largest law firms in the country to obtain the 'Investors in People' award across all of its offices.

The Bristol office currently includes 33 partners and over 400 staff. Its partners have particular expertise and experience in commercial property, public sector, PFI/PPP projects, health, IT, construction, litigation, financial services and employment law.

For further information, please visit: www.beachcroft.co.uk


 
Thursday, March 22, 2007
ISG DEAN AND BOWES MARKS START OF 2007 WITH CONTRACTS FOR ARGOS

ISG Dean and Bowes enters its 14th year of relations with Argos with the completion of two fast-track projects for the leading, multi-channel retailer.

The national refurbishment and fit-out specialist has just completed a four-week minor works contract involving the fitting of a conveyor into a trading store and also a nine-night sales area refurbishment project maintaining trading throughout.

The two contracts are representative of just a fraction of the work that ISG Dean and Bowes has completed for Argos over the years.

The long relationship between the two parties has seen ISG Dean and Bowes complete numerous projects for Argos as a result of its strong retail focus and its ability to cater to the client's needs in a live retail environment. .

ISG Dean and Bowes MD Jim Parker believes that his team's appeal to blue chip retailers mainly stems from their ability to work well in a trading store: "Whether we are working throughout the day whilst shoppers are out and about or working at night to a tight deadline dictated by store openings, our goal is to be time-efficient and to keep as low a profile as possible.

"Our work for Argos has been rewarded by a healthy amount of repeat business from the retailer over the years and we are absolutely delighted to have such a strong brand name appear with frequency throughout our portfolio of work."

ISG Dean and Bowes has developed a strong portfolio of retail work in recent years and now lists T-Mobile, HSBC, Monsoon, Next, Primark and Woolworths among its blue-chip client base.

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Editor's note

ISG Dean and Bowes provides a broad range of fit-out and refurbishment services to property owners and operators in the retail, lifestyle, education, healthcare and commercial sectors. The company is part of ISG plc, the UK's leading construction services group.


Press contact: Deborah Garritty / Elizabeth Swain
Bell Pottinger North (01625 506444)
dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk / eswain@bellpottingernorth.co.uk

 
Monday, March 19, 2007
Students to cash in on 'green' initiative


Graduates and students are being offered 'instant' cash in return for their unwanted academic books.

Sell Student Books.com, the new Web site that enables students and graduates to buy and sell used text books, launched Books for Cash after a recent survey from UNITE revealed student debt has soared nine per cent in the last year.

Books for Cash will help students to reduce their debt by offering them the chance to generate extra cash by selling their unwanted books directly to the Web site by calling 0905 053 3122, rather than putting their books up for sale online as usual.

The new service means students can make money quickly by accepting the offer made by the company, who will pay out immediately via BACS once the books are received.

"Students are always on the look out for ways to make money quickly but many don't realise that there is value in books that they no longer use," said Sell Student Books.com founder, Mark Fraser.

"This 'green' scheme is an easy way for them to make cash fast, with the added benefit of helping the environment by reducing demand for new books to be printed."

Sell Student Books.com has a database of 700,000 books covering every college and university course in the UK.

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Notes to editors
Sell Student Books.com the first commercial Web site linked to innovative mobile phone ISBN search technology to specialise in giving past and present students the opportunity to buy and sell used academic books, www.sellstudentbooks.com.

For more press information contact John Butters, Faye Burton or Alex Henshall at Bell Pottinger North on (01625) 506444 or email fburton@bellpottingernorth.co.uk or ahenshall@bellpottingernorth.co.uk

 
Friday, March 16, 2007
Beachcroft launches outsourcing guidelines

Manchester-based commercial law firm, Beachcroft LLP, today launches a new guide to outsourcing in response to increasing concerns from UK business regarding the outsourcing process. The guide is aimed at business leaders who may be considering outsourcing IT or business processes and is designed to improve understanding of the complex commercial issues associated with outsourcing.

Pauline Cowie, technology and commerce partner at Beachcroft in Manchester, explains, "There are signs that outsourcing is now being embraced with a new vigour. The balance of power has shifted from suppliers to purchasers.

"Purchasers have learned some hard lessons from the first generation of outsourcing deals and are obviously keen to avoid the mistakes of the past, but this has created a new danger of over-engineered, one-sided contracts, leading to fractious relationships. Indeed, as many as one in three deals never get to contract signing, leading to a huge waste of time, money and effort."

The guide takes readers through the entire outsourcing process - from the outset of looking at the pros and cons of outsourcing, through to planning an outsourcing deal, looking at ways to estimate costs and savings, how to deal with resistance to implementation, and methods for measuring success.

If you would like a copy of the guidelines, please contact Pauline Cowie - pcowie@beachcroft.co.uk.

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For further information, please contact
Deborah Garritty or Emily Goehler at Bell Pottinger North
dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk / egoehler@bellpottinngernorth.co.uk
01625 506444

Notes to Editor
Beachcroft LLP (formerly Beachcroft Wansbroughs) is one of the largest national commercial law firms in the UK. With over 1,400 employees, it provides legal advice and litigation services from seven locations in the UK (two in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Winchester) and also in Brussels. From routine insurance claims management to 'trusted adviser' work for major national and international organisations, the firm delivers integrated legal services to clients in six main industry groups: health and public sector; real estate and construction; financial institutions (including the insurance industry); consumer and industrial goods and services and technology and telecommunications.

The firm has received a number of industry accolades in the last year. Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2007, recognised 65 Beachcroft partners as leading lawyers, ranking the firm at number 16 in the UK, up from 19 last year. In Legal 500, a guide to the top 500 lawyers in the UK, the firm received a Tier 1 ranking for 17 of its practice areas across the UK. In Legal Week's client satisfaction survey, the firm came second amongst all law firms in the UK. Beachcroft is one of the largest law firms in the country to obtain the 'Investors in People' award across all of its offices.
The Manchester team currently includes 19 partners and 198 staff. Its partners have particular expertise and experience in commercial litigation, commercial property, injury/risk, professional indemnity, corporate/commercial and employment law.

For further information, please visit: www.beachcroft.co.uk


 
Thursday, March 15, 2007
VLM AIRLINES TOPS HALF A MILLION PASSENGERS ON ITS MANCHESTER-LONDON CITY SERVICE

VLM Airlines today (Wednesday 14th March) celebrated a significant milestone by clocking up the 500,000th passenger on its burgeoning Manchester-London City service. The half-million milestone comes following a recent increase in the frequency of services on the route to nine return flights each weekday, together with the introduction of new routes from Manchester to Antwerp and last month to Rotterdam.

The airline's half-millionth passenger on the route was Mr Craig Proctor, who was travelling on business on its convenient 0930 departure to London City. He was congratulated by Paul Fallows, VLM Airlines' Sales Manager, UK, and presented with a bottle of champagne and a generous number of points for Encore, the carrier's frequent flyer programme.

Johan Vanneste, Managing Director of VLM Airlines, says: "We are delighted to be celebrating this milestone today. Manchester - London City is one of the most important routes in our expanding network and has grown consistently since its introduction."

He added: "Manchester forms an important part of our growth plans and with 13 flights each weekday to three destinations we aim to retain our position as a carrier of choice for business and leisure travellers in the north-west."

VLM Airlines commenced operations from Manchester in September 2002, with two flights each weekday, and as passenger demand has grown, so the number of services has been increased. Less than five years later, customers in the north-west now have a choice of nine return flights each weekday, with two flights each Sunday and one on Saturdays. At London City, passengers can make quick and convenient connections to other points on the airline's network including Luxembourg and Amsterdam.

At the same time, the carrier has expanded its base of operations at Manchester, responding to passenger demand by introducing non-stop services direct from the north-west to mainland Europe. In October 2006 it commenced a non-stop service from Manchester to Antwerp, and in February 2007 to Rotterdam. Passengers have a choice of two flights each weekday on both these routes, along with a flight every Sunday.

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About VLM Airlines
VLM Airlines commenced operations in 1993. It currently offers over 100 flights per weekday to and from London City Airport, more than any other carrier, to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Groningen, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Liverpool, Luxembourg, Manchester and Rotterdam. Direct flights are also offered from Manchester to Rotterdam and Antwerp, and from Rotterdam to Hamburg.

During the summer direct flights are operated from Rotterdam to Jersey and Guernsey. VLM Airlines also organises charter flights to various European destinations. In January 2006, VLM Airlines was named Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine. For information and reservations, contact a travel agent, or VLM Airlines on 0871 666 5050 or at www.flyvlm.com


For more information contact:

John Butters
at Bell Pottinger North
Tel: 01625 506434
E-Mail: jbutters@bellpottingernorth.co.uk

or

Charlie Hampton/Michelle Williams
at Bell Pottinger Public Relations
Telephone: 020 7861 2431/46
E-Mail: champton@bell-pottinger.co.uk

 
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Beachcroft advises Yorkshire's young entrepreneurs

Commercial law firm, Beachcroft LLP, is showing its support for Yorkshire's young entrepreneurs by developing a partnership with The Prince's Trust. The initiative will see the partners, solicitors and staff from the firm's Leeds office volunteer to guide and encourage young people who are looking to start their own business.

"We strongly believe that businesses have a duty to support the communities in which they operate," says regional senior partner Glenn Miller. "Our partnership with The Prince's Trust is just beginning, but we anticipate that our people will spend time every month with their selected young person to provide not only business advice, but also personal support if required. It's a great opportunity for us to help people to help themselves and to contribute towards the welfare of our community."

The business mentoring scheme is the latest move by Beachcroft's Leeds office to help support local initiatives. The firm is also a committed supporter of the Leeds branch of Emmaus, a charity which provides homeless people with a bed, and a reason to get out of it in the form of work.

"Our support of Emmaus has been for several years now," continues Glenn. "We provide a donation each year in place of sending clients Christmas cards, which after all only end up in the bin.

"The charity is a natural choice for Beachcroft, not only because of its tremendous work, but because it is a national organisation with a community in many of the cities where we have an office, so everyone in the firm can get involved."

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For further information, please contact
Deborah Garritty or Emily Goehler at Bell Pottinger North
dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk / egoehler@bellpottingernorth.co.uk / 01625 506444

Notes to Editor:
Beachcroft LLP (formerly Beachcroft Wansbroughs) is one of the largest national commercial law firms in the UK. With over 1,400 employees, it provides legal advice and litigation services from seven locations in the UK (two in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Winchester) and also in Brussels. From routine insurance claims management to 'trusted adviser' work for major national and international organisations, the firm delivers integrated legal services to clients in six main industry groups: health and public sector; real estate and construction; financial institutions (including the insurance industry); consumer and industrial goods and services and technology and telecommunications.

The firm has received a number of industry accolades in the last year. Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2007, recognised 65 Beachcroft partners as leading lawyers, ranking the firm at number 16 in the UK, up from 19 last year. In Legal 500, a guide to the top 500 lawyers in the UK, the firm received a Tier 1 ranking for 17 of its practice areas across the UK. In Legal Week's client satisfaction survey, the firm came second amongst all law firms in the UK. Beachcroft is one of the largest law firms in the country to obtain the 'Investors in People' award across all of its offices.

The Leeds team currently includes 21 partners and 169 staff. Its partners have particular expertise and experience in commercial property, public sector PFI/PPP projects, health, IT, construction, litigation, financial services and employment law.

For further information, please visit: www.beachcroft.co.uk

 
Thursday, March 08, 2007
UK's Favourite Retailer 'Perfect Match' For Hale Barns


The UK's favourite retailer is Waitrose - and it's official, according to the BBC's news website today. In a survey of 6,000 shoppers asked to rate a range of stores on their range of products, convenience, quality, price, service, ambience, facilities and layout, Waitrose came top of the shops, beating sister company John Lewis into second place.

Here in the North West, Waitrose is planning to create a new store in Hale Barns, home to some of the most desirable residential streets in the country, according to the Street Rankings 2007 National Report. The retailer's decision to look at the proposed redevelopment of The Square, Hale Barns, rather than other out-of-town development sites is a clear indication of Waitrose's community-focused business philosophy.

Commenting on today's survey results, Raymond Gross, director of Citybranch, the would-be developers of The Square, said: "We have always believed that the introduction of Waitrose would actually enhance the quality of life currently on offer to the residents of Hale Barns. This is a quality retailer, totally committed to supporting local suppliers and food producers, developing the range of produce on offer to match the requirements of local shoppers. It has always seemed like a perfect match to us and today's findings simply underline the position of Waitrose as the retailer of choice for the majority of shoppers.

"Those opposing our redevelopment proposals have claimed that Waitrose would be too expensive, but that just isn't borne out by the facts - as these results indicate. It is particularly heartening to see Waitrose at the top of the poll, as all employees are active shareholders in the business, giving it an ethical edge which many of its competitors just don't have."

The annual survey is conducted by Verdict Research and the sample is based on those stores which shoppers polled say they visit regularly. Last year's winner was Waitrose's sister company, John Lewis.

This latest news comes hot on the heels of the parent company's financial results, announced today. John Lewis Partnership has recorded growth in all areas of the business, including an excellent performance by Waitrose, with sales up by 11% and profit up 5% on last year's figures. As a consequence, £155m is to be distributed to every one of its employee-partners in the form of an 18% bonus.

Commenting on the Partnership's excellent year-end performance, Chairman Sir Stuart Hampson said: "These results show how our Partnership model can provide the profitability to create a sustainable and ambitiously expanding business, can win the approval and loyalty of our customers and can reward the achievement of
our Partners through provision for a good pension in retirement and a bonus worth over nine weeks' pay."

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For further information on today's BBC news report on the Verdict Research survey, please visit: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6429627.stm.

For further details of the Street Rankings 2007 Annual Report, please visit: www.mouseprice.com/articles/street_rankings_2007_national.aspx.

For a full copy of the Waitrose financial year-end media release, please visit: www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk.

For the latest update on Citybranch's proposals for redevelopment of The Square, Hale Barns, please visit: www.thesquarehalebarns.co.uk.





Press contact: Deborah Garritty/Chris Warham at Bell Pottinger North
dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk/
cwarham@bellpottingernorth.co.uk
01625 506444

 
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
PJ LIVESEY JOINS WITH FRODSHAM SCHOOL TO PLANT NEW ROOTS IN OLD GROUNDS

PJ Livesey welcomed year five and six pupils from Norley Primary School to its exclusive Frodsham development, Kingsley Park, earlier this month to demonstrate the range of habitat improvements the company has undertaken to protect local wildlife. The children were invited to view the grounds and buildings and engage in further activities designed to improve and protect the environment.

The children began with a tree-planting ceremony, with two pupils securing a sapling in the earth next to a pond that had recently been dug in the grounds. Classmates planted another sapling in their school grounds later in the day as a symbol of the twinning of the school with PJ Livesey's development. Other interactive habitat-enhancing activities included the building of bird and bat boxes, to coincide with National Bird Box month, to be positioned on the development at a later date.

PJ Livesey has committed itself to a series of positive environmental activities at Kingsley Park. Besides the installation of bat and bird boxes - including barn owl boxes - the company has developed attic space in the original main building for long-eared bats to continue to lodge in. A site of special scientific interest in the middle of the development is semi-acidic grassland and is to be preserved as it houses rare mosses which will then be protected. In addition, piles of branches are being assembled to allow for woodland management and give sanctuary to various wildlife species and fungi.

Planning permission was granted for the Kingsley Park development last year. The original Grade II Listed buildings first opened their doors as a hospital in 1905, having been funded by Sir William Crossley, the owner of a large engineering company in Manchester.

PJ Livesey is working to preserve most of the infrastructure and architecture as the team complete their work on the restoration and redevelopment of the old hospital (also once known as Crossley Hospital East). The transformation of the main hall and nursing home includes a selection of individually designed one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Period outbuildings - including the old pump house and hospital chapel - are being carefully restored to create a number of semi-detached and detached properties within the boundaries of the estate. There will also be a sympathetically designed 4-bedroom detached home in the grounds.

Sales manager Colette Gannon was delighted to welcome the children to the development: "Kingsley Park, in its previous life, was a constant in the community and we are keen to preserve and strengthen those local ties. Mindful of the fact that these buildings were originated by an extremely generous benefactor to provide a sanctuary, we believe that it is part of our undertaking to help to preserve the immediate environment and promote its natural development - it is part of the legacy of Kingsley Park."

PJ Livesey also plans to welcome pupils from Kingsley Community Primary School and Manley Village Primary and Nursery School next month to honour its commitment as an environmental educator. The sales office at Kingsley Park is open from Thursday to Monday (10.00 am to 5.00 pm) and sales advisors can be contacted on 01928 740078. For information on other PJ Livesey developments log on to www.pjlivesey-group.co.uk

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Press contact: Deborah Garritty/Elizabeth Swain @ Bell Pottinger North
dgarritty@bellpottingernorth.co.uk/eswain@bellpottingernorth.co.uk
01625 506444

 

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