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Westcliff triumphs against adversity to win an award

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Weston Civic Society recognize the development with one of their coveted Civic Society Awards. Only days after Michael Hodges, the boss of buildings regeneration specialist Broadway Heritage, bought Westcliff, a crescent of five stately vacant Grade 2 listed Victorian villas overlooking Birnbeck Pier, the deepest recession in living memory began…. His vision was to restore all […]

Green Space vs New Homes: is there another way?

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 8:36 am

44 new Bath homes created in a decade of brownfield achievement by Broadway Heritage. Without the loss of a single blade of grass, 44 new homes have been created by restoration specialist Broadway Heritage in Bath over the past 10 years. Three poorly trading hotels, a former print shop, a former tool-hire shop, empty council […]

Whitechapel Farmhouse – the final touches

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Somerset farmhouse project nears completion The roof has been taken off and put back on again. New drains are being laid and the external walls are being repaired and decorated. A tired farmhouse has been brought back to life.      

Building a new Bath

This entry was posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:14 am

Completely un-prompted a passer-by commented, as I was standing outside St George’s House in Bath earlier this week, how much he admired the skills that had gone into our scheme. Of course he was referring to the masonry, the carpentry and the materials. I admire them too. What was not on show but is equally […]

Steel Frame Construction

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 8:15 am

“Steeling” a march on the market…………. I am no stranger to steel frame construction in the commercial sector. It is the hallmark of a fast precisely engineered building. Despite all the arguments against which have deterred us from choosing this option in the residential sector before – mainly the cost – we chose this form […]

Moravian Place completion

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Today sees the completion of the last sale. Seven months after completion of construction works we celebrate success and move on the another project in Bath. What did we learn at Moravian Place? That construction on a restricted and steeply sloping site is an unpredictable challenge. That agents and purchasers find it difficult to think […]

£500,000 home loans backed by taxpayer

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 10:55 am

The Daily Telegraph headline “£500,000 home loans to be backed by the taxpayer” brought some cheer to an otherwise grey morning this Monday 17th March 2012. Apparently David Cameron is keen to bring life back to the middle bracket of the homes market. The NewBuy Guarantee scheme proposes to guarantee part of a homebuyer’s mortgage […]

Commitment – the key to success

This entry was posted on Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 11:56 am

So, the ten-year Tropicana saga continues and the latest developer to try and make a go of it bites the dust. This was not the only headline-grabbing property story in Weston-super-Mare this week. Apparently Urban Splash’s architects are still limbering up – three years after having won an architectural competition for the redevelopment of Birnbeck […]

The human aspect of property restoration

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

There are 2 aspects to property restoration which are particularly satisfying. The first, of course, is the process of restoration itself – changing an un-loved old building into one of high quality once more. The second aspect is human. Of the visitors to Westcliff who have expressed interest (and delight!) in our restoration project we […]