The Development 

The Solarium combines the important elements of nature and simplicity to the forefront. Intelligent design is incorporated throughout the development’s architecture and facilities – making it a true testament for the future.

The Solarium’s soft hues perfectly compliment the botanical canvas framed by the floor to ceiling windows. With a focus on contemporary minimalism, The Solarium is designed to enhance space and promote easy living. Once complete, The Solarium will comprise of 292 apartments, with 32 studio and one-bedroom apartments.

The Location 

Kew Bridge is seeing a rise in prominence, due to the significant regeneration and investment into the area. This has created a new community within this tranquil suburb of west London, which has something for everyone.

Locations beloved by the community include The Stable, a family style gastro pub, the Watermans Art Centre with facilities such as a cinema, theatre and various art galleries and the world-renowned The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, also affectionately known as Kew Gardens. Attractions nearby Kew Bridge include Michelin-starred restaurant, The Glass House, as well as Kew Village and it’s idyllic Sunday farmer’s market.

Getting Around 

The attractive riverside location still allows for tranquillity and easy access to neighbouring leisure activities but is more affordable than its older brother Kew. The area boasts excellent transport links connecting this leafy suburb to the very best of what the capital has to offer. From Kew Bridge Station, you can get to Clapham Junction in 18 minutes, London Waterloo in 27 minutes and Oxford Circus (changing at Vauxhall) in 38 minutes. Alternatively, from Gunnersbury Underground Station (District line), you can get to Hammersmith in just 8 minutes and London Victoria in 25 minutes. Residents also benefit from easy and quick access to London Heathrow Airport which a short 15 minute drive from Kew Bridge.

Interested parties should register their interest with our lettings team in by completing the below contact form or contact our London office on 020 3551 9900.

The Development 

Set to be one of the most exciting new addresses in Manchester, No.1 Old Trafford, within striking distance of the world famous Manchester United FC grounds, is a stunning new development of one and two bedroomed apartments formed over two towers connected by a raised podium offering landscaped gardens.

Ensuring the very best in living standards, residents at this prestigious development will enjoy concierge services, a residents lounge, full length podium spaces, terraces to the 13th and 16th levels offering commanding views of the city and MediaCityUK with cycle store.

Trafford itself has an abundance of attractions and this continually developing area offers an opportunity to experience the benefits of city living and waterside living. Aside from No.1 Old Trafford, the regeneration of this quarter continues at pace, indeed with a healthy employment profile and excellent transport connectivity, it is clear that Trafford is representative of the current evolution of Manchester and the surrounding areas.

The Location 

Moments away from Pomona on the existing Metrolink route, and within equal distance of  the new Trafford Park route, and with easy access to major road routes into the city and out to surrounding areas, No.1 Old Trafford is so ideally situated to offer that out of the city feeling yet being so close to major commercial and leisure hubs of the city centre, Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. This is a perfect location for work, culture, leisure and downtime, let alone being a dream location for season ticket holders of the mighty reds.

Getting Around 

Conveniently located within a four minutes walk to the Wharfside Tram stop, gaining you access into the city centre and beyond.

For further information and latest availability, please contact our Manchester office on 0161 348 7299 or by completing the below contact form:

History of Porto

Porto, previously known as Cale, was a little Celtic Hamlet located on the mouth of the Douro river. When the Romans added a port, “Portus Cale”, it not only gave its name to the Porto of today but the nation of Portugal.

Porto spearheaded the 12th-century Christian reconquest, which brought Portugal independence. Strategically positioned on the Douro, this is the birthplace of Henry the Navigator, who trailblazed the Age of Discoveries in the 15th century, and of port wine ‘discovered’ by British merchants in the 17th century. Its rich history was acknowledged when its centre became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996.

Porto put the ‘Portu’ in ‘Portugal’. The name dates from Roman times, when Lusitanian settlements straddled the Rio Douro. The area was briefly in Moorish hands but was reconquered by AD 868 and reorganised as the county of Portucale, with Porto as its capital. British-born Henri of Burgundy was granted the land in 1095, and it was from here that Henri’s son and Portuguese hero Afonso Henriques launched the Reconquista (Christian reconquest), ultimately winning Portugal its status as an independent kingdom.

In 1387 Dom João I married Philippa of Lancaster in Porto, and their most famous son, Henry the Navigator, was born here. While Henry’s explorers set off around Africa to India, British wine merchants – forbidden to trade with the French – set up shop, and their presence continues to this day, evidenced in port-wine labels such as Taylor’s and Graham’s.

Over the following centuries Porto acquired a well-earned reputation for rebelliousness. In 1628 a mob of angry women attacked the minister responsible for a tax on linen. A ‘tipplers’ riot’ against the Marquês de Pombal’s regulation of the port-wine trade was savagely put down in 1757. And in 1808, as Napoleon’s troops occupied the city, Porto citizens arrested the French governor and set up their own short-lived junta. After the British helped drive out the French, Porto radicals were at it again, leading calls for a new liberal constitution, which they got in 1822. Demonstrations in support of liberals continued to erupt in Porto throughout the 19th century.

 

Wine profits helped fund the city’s industrialisation, which began in earnest in the late 19th century, at a time when the elite in the rest of Portugal tended to see trade and manufacturing as vulgar. Today the city remains the economic capital of northern Portugal and is surpassed only by much-larger Lisbon in terms of economic and social clout.

 

Living in Porto

Porto is the perfect place to work, live and enjoy; it’s a safe city, sunny, with a rich culture and heritage, a plethora of high-quality health services, international schools, excellent flight connectivity and a booming tech-driven economy and a stimulating Research and Development environment. Porto is also known for being very welcoming and open to foreign cultures, which helps everyone integrate, whilst offering a unique quality of life for everyone who has chosen Porto as their home.

Whilst Lisbon has been at the forefront of Portugal’s property story, demand has also steadily increased in Porto. The Porto region accounts for approximately 30% of all real estate transactions in Portugal, with the number of property transactions increasing 18.4% between Q3 2017 and Q3 2018. Thanks to the city’s thriving technology sector, and strong education and research institutions, business in Porto is booming and housing demand is outstripping supply.

Porto, like other Portuguese cities, is suffering from a major residential supply shortfall and property prices continue to rise. House prices in Porto’s historic centre have more than doubled since 2014, albeit from a lower base, following a period of negative growth prior to 2011 and in 2018 alone the city saw a 22% growth in house prices

The city is home to an extensive public transport network which includes the Porto Metro, a light rail system. The Porto Metro comprises six lines serving a total of 82 operational stations linking the historic centre with the main suburbs of the city. Porto Aeroporto is the main airport serving the city connecting the city with many European destinations and further afield destinations such as Rio de Janeiro and Istanbul.

 

Moving to Porto

Porto is a picturesque city full of beautiful streets, cosy venues and various cultural finds across the city. In Porto, history blends with modernity and a century-old landmark may sit side by side – each street has a story to tell and each corner reveals a different secret.

Our first development completions in Porto are due mid to late 2022 at Litoral Living and Alvaro. If you would like to find out more about moving to Porto, please complete the contact form below.

Centenary House, Leeds is home 80 studios, one and two bedroom apartments, with 23 studio, one and two bedroom apartments exclusively available to rent through us with prices starting from £675 per calendar month.  

Located to the north of the city centre, Centenary House is an architecturally striking part new build and part refurbishment of a Grade II listed building. Due to Centenary House’s perfect location, residents will benefit from unparalleled access to all local amenities such as Leeds’ main retail and commercial heart which is home to over 1,000 retail stores and 32,000 business and the general hustle and bustle of city living. 

All the apartments at Centenary House are finished to the highest specification throughout; each benefitting from an open-plan kitchen and living room, and fully fitted bathroom suites and spacious bedrooms. 

If you would like to find out more information about renting an apartment at Centenary House, please contact our Manchester office on +44 (0)161 348 7299.

Quay Central Liverpool | Featured Development

Quay Central is a high-specification new-build development located in a core part of Liverpool Water’s cultural and leisure hub – Central Dock. Once complete, the development will reflect Liverpool’s industrious heritage the building’s exteriors exude a warehouse aesthetic to fit in with the area’s ambience.

Quay Central Apartments

Quay Central comprises 108 one and two bedroom apartments across seven floors with two commercial units on the ground floor and a communal bike store for resident use.

Each of the apartments will be finished to an extremely high specification, with spacious bedrooms, modern bathroom suites and an airy open plan kitchen and living room. All two bedroom apartments will have the additional benefit of an en-suite bathroom adjacent to the master bedroom. The kitchens within all of the apartments are fully equipped with high specification appliances including an integrated oven and hob, dishwasher and a free-standing fridge freezer.

Location

Quay Central is located in the heart of the Liverpool Waters Masterplan which includes provisions for public transport corridors and bus stops that will get you directly into the city centre and stations. This will include a new bus stop at the adjacent Prospect Park .

Walking distances:

  1. Nearest city bound bus stop (6 mins)
  2. Moorfields Station (16 mins)
  3. Liverpool James St Station (19 mins)
  4. Liverpool City Centre (19 mins)

Bus travel times:

  1. Liverpool City Centre (16 mins)

If you would like further information regarding Quay Central, please complete the below contact form or call the office on 0161 348 7299.

Register your interest at Quay Central