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Proposals Submitted for Fife Mixed-Use Development

The proposals to boost the local economy and address a clear demand for hotel and student accommodation at Abbey Park have been submitted to Fife Council by Robertson. The mixed-use development will incorporate a 90-bed hotel and 100-bed student accommodation, as well as a substantial new park that will be

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Manchester’s Northern Quarter Welcomes £30m Mixed-Use Scheme

Manchester’s Northern Quarter will see work begin on new commercial office space of around 6,000 sq ft as part of the wider £30m Port Street mixed-use development. Work will begin next month on the commercial office space with developer Mulbury and architect Tim Groom getting the green light in November

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

Mixed-Use Developments

Proposals Submitted for Fife Mixed-Use Development

The proposals to boost the local economy and address a clear demand for hotel and student accommodation at Abbey Park have been submitted to Fife Council by Robertson. The mixed-use development will incorporate a 90-bed hotel and 100-bed student accommodation, as well as a substantial new park that will be around 3,500 sq m. “There is a clear demand for a mid-range hotel which will help to encourage people, whether in St Andrews for business or leisure, to visit Fife and help to deliver the Fife Economic Partnership ambition to increase visitor expenditure. Similarly, there are around 4,000 students unable to access dedicated student accommodation and these plans will help to ease demand on private properties and the pressure on rental levels,” said Katherine Mackintosh, managing director at Robertson Property. “The new landscaped park will be a welcome addition to the town and will be open to all in St Andrews – not just those living in the student accommodation or staying at the hotel. The proposals have been developed following feedback from community consultations we held in October 2017 and June 2018 which have influenced the design and created the opportunity to move the buildings north and create a new green space at the heart of the development. We remain fully committed to engaging with the local community and look forward to providing updates as these plans progress,” she continued. Robertson is currently pending approval of the planning application, aiming to start work on the site by summer 2019 and having the buildings operational by autumn 2020. The application was submitted on Robertson’s behalf by Barton Willmore, the leading planning and design consultancy. Established over 40 years ago, Robertson Property has a prime commercial portfolio throughout Scotland and North East England, and has delivered a number of property development deals. The team excels in assembling development deals that are attractive to both building occupiers and investors.

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Manchester’s Northern Quarter Welcomes £30m Mixed-Use Scheme

Manchester’s Northern Quarter will see work begin on new commercial office space of around 6,000 sq ft as part of the wider £30m Port Street mixed-use development. Work will begin next month on the commercial office space with developer Mulbury and architect Tim Groom getting the green light in November last year. High-quality apartments will form the cornerstone of the development, and will see Mulbury enter the private rented sector for the first time. 134 new homes will be built ranging in size from 400 sq ft studio apartments to 900 sq ft multi-bedroom apartments. Mulbury’s work begins as it reveals plans to build a further 1,200 private rented sector properties in Manchester, tapping into a blossoming market that is currently worth around £250m in value with £150m worth of construction contracts. Significantly, the new scheme will emerge close to completed redevelopment in the New Islington area, further highlighting the ambitions of Manchester City Council’s proactive investment. The development marks a “significant contribution” to the area’s regeneration says Mulbury director Martin Bury. He called the project a “flagship scheme” for the private rented sector in the city and noted his excitement about getting involved. Architect Tim Groom was also thrilled about working on the project. He said the design of the scheme was very much about bringing together what had become a disjointed place that was rundown in places. Both Mulbury and architect Tim Groom entered into extensive consultation with the council, Heritage England, and other bodies while holding a public consultation on the plans for the Northern Quarter. The development gets underway next month with an expected completion date of summer 2017.

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