Having successfully navigated a busy summer of student accommodation refurbishment projects (which you can read about here), we ‘d like to congratulate Philip Hillman, Chairman, Student Housing & Higher Education, JLL on winning Personality of the Year accolade at The Student Accommodation Awards (organised by Property Week which took place last Wednesday, 12th December). Philip was a keynote speaker at our ‘Power of the Student’ roundtable event this summer – you can recap the discussions here.
The last couple months have seen us deliver on a number of key hotel refurbishment milestones.
We successfully handed over the last Travelodge Super Room site, Winnersh Triangle in Reading earlier this month which marked the completion of the continuous improvements programme for this year.
Warner Leisure Hotels are investing in a number of their hotels, from minor refurbishment works through to larger leisure refit works including swimming pool upgrades. We are working across 9 of their sites which includes the most recent acquisition; Heythrop Park Resort.
We placed 71 in this years Suffolk Top 100 companies which was announced in November 2018 at the awards ceremony at Wherstead Park, Ipswich.
Suffolk Limited’s top 100, now in its 17th year, is a study which reveals the true state of the Suffolk business landscape. This year, undertaken by Birketts and Grant Thorntons, the report saw a new front runner in 5 years; Turners of Soham. Birketts’ chief executive, Jonathan Agar, commented:
“Between Bury St Edmunds and Felixstowe, there are six million square feet of new distribution centres either in construction or in the pipeline to be constructed, which is a reflection of having to have distribution centres near to ports and markets. [source: East Anglian Daily Times]
Warren Troy, MD for TROY group attended the awards ceremony and said: “we made the Top 100 in 2016 but missed out last year, so to be recognised in this year’s cohort is great news for us. We’ve had an exceptional year of trading and the volume of construction companies named in the rankings echoes the construction sector growth this past year.”
If you’re a dog walker, you may have seen a TiksPac station? We have a sponsored station located in Ram Meadow Car Park – more info can be found here.
Plans for 2019
We continue to work with Student Roost, a national provider of purpose built student accommodation, with a handful of sites due to complete early next year.
The brand new marketing suite for Tipi HQ in Wembley Park is nearing completion (sketch drawing above courtesy of interior design company Fossey Arora) – we hope to show you final images in the New Year.
We have a number of iQ Student Accommodation sites scheduled in requiring refurbishing including Hoxton, Highbury, Magenta House (London) and Grove (Edinburgh).
The hotel refit teams will be kept busy with approx 7,000 Travelodge rooms to be worked on across 2019.
For now though, we’d like to wish our clients, suppliers and colleagues a very happy Christmas and New Year 🙂 See you in 2019!