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.

History of Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Up until the late 20th century Vauxhall was predominately manual workers’ home and business premises for the London and South Western railway development and also housed the former water supply works for the locale.  During World War II, Vauxhall and the surrounding areas sustained severe bomb damage due the its proximity to the River Thames as well as the area’s industrial sites. This has since paved way for major redevelopment conversions in around Vauxhall.

 

Nine Elms’ history can be traced back to 1645, when the area first took on the name Nine Elms from a row of elm trees bordering the main road into the area. In 1838, Nine Elms Railway station opened and became the first London terminus for the London and South Western Railway line. It was at the time when the area was often described as “a low swampy district occasionally overflowed by the Thames” by those working on the railways. The station later became redundant when the line was extended to Waterloo and the site was then used as railway wagon and cabin works, until these building were later damaged during World War II and as a result were closed permanently. This site was the acquired and then become the home to the flower section of the New Covent Garden Market. Gasworks were established in Nine Elms back in 1853, close to the existing waterworks of the Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks company – this site then became the home to, the now iconic, Battersea Power Station in the early 20th century.

 

 

Living in Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Since the announcement that the US Embassy will be relocating south of the river, both Vauxhall and Nine Elms have been at the forefront of a massive regeneration programme. This regeneration programme sometime referred to as VNEB, (Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea Opportunity Area), sets out the vision for new homes, jobs, cultural quarter and a new linear park to bring life to this area of London.

 

The regeneration area spans 227 hectares of central London on the southern banks of the River Thames – it extends from Lambeth Bridge in the north, to Chelsea Bridge in the south, covering the Albert Embankment, Vauxhall and a large section of the north Battersea. It’s by far the largest regeneration schemes currently being undertaken in central London and encompasses on the last remaining industrial stretches of the South Bank.

 

The location of Vauxhall and Nine Elms, for one, is hard to beat – near the Thames, opposite the Tate Britain, and within walking distance of Pimlico, Victoria, Westminster and Waterloo, it’s certainly in the busy urban heart of the capital.

 

The area also benefits from excellent transport links, which just adds to its appeal. Not only is Vauxhall train station served by National Rail and a tube station on the Victoria Line, Vauxhall is home to one of the largest bus stations in London. As for commuting, residents will be able to get to Oxford Circus in just 6 minutes via the Victoria Line, London Waterloo within 4 minutes and Clapham Junction within 5 minutes. The area’s already extensive transport links are set to be improved further with the completion of the Northern Line extension from Kennington to Battersea Power Station – creating two new stations, Battersea Power Station an Nine Elms, which is due to open Autumn 2021.

 

Moving to Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Residents of Vauxhall and Nine Elms will not only benefit from the excellent transport links and the unbeatable London location, but will also be apart of a thriving cultural scene which the area has to offer. With a plethora of local bars, cafes and restaurants, residents will be spoilt for choice – it’s clear to see why so many are now making a home in Vauxhall and Nine Elms.

 

Are you looking to move to Vauxhall and Nine Elms? We can help, as we have several schemes currently available in Vauxhall and Nine Elms including the recently completed Keybridge House. Find out more by registering your details with us today.

 

History of Birmingham

Birmingham’s history can be traced back to the 7th century, as a small Anglo-Saxon hamlet on the edge of the Forest of Arden which has since been transformed into the city, we know today over the past 1,400 years. A mixture of immigration, innovation and civic pride, helped to bring about major social and economic reforms, as well as the kick-started the Industrial Revolution in the city – which then subsequently inspiring the growth of similar cities across the world.

By the 20th century, the city had become the metropolitan hub of the UK’s manufacturing and automotive industries, after earning itself the reputation as a city of canals, and then of cars. Since the start the of 21st century, Birmingham lays at the heart of a major post-industrial metropolis surrounded by significant educational, manufacturing, shopping, sporting and conferencing facilities.

Living in Birmingham

Birmingham is a city of 1.1 million people – and is expected to increase by a further 171,000 by 2039. The sheer range of employment opportunities on offer clearly provides a major pull fact; with many leading national and international businesses including HSBC, Deutsche Bank and HM Revenue and Customs, looking to relocate or increase staff numbers in the city.

Birmingham is also at the forefront of Europe’s largest infrastructure project, HS2 – which is scheduled to arrive in the city by 2033. Once complete HS2 will form a new backbone of the UK’s rail network, connecting eight out of ten of the largest cities in the UK, whilst simultaneously reducing journey times across the network. Journey times between Birmingham and London will be reduced to mere 49 minute once complete, unleashing the city’s potential further and creating a more accessible rental market for many professionals

Being the second city in the UK, Birmingham has so much to offer its residents, from world-class educational facilities to a thriving shopping sector to an extensive array of theatres, museums and galleries and booming cultural scene. And for those sporting fans, Birmingham is home to two professional football teams, Birmingham City and Aston Villa and for those avid cricket fans Edgbaston is located with the city and hosts matches at both test and county level.

Partly, due its central location Birmingham is a major transport hub on the motorway, rail, and canal network. The city is also home to the West Midlands Metro – light-rail tram system.

The city’s rail network connects the city with many of UK’s major cities including: London (Euston and Marylebone stations), Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, Leicester and Newcastle. The city also benefits from a local rail service, which serves towns within the West Midlands region such as Bromsgrove, Redditch, Lichfield, Wolverhampton, and Walsall. Like other cities in the north of England such as Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham – Birmingham boasts a light-rail tram network called the West Midlands Metro connecting the city to Wolverhampton.

Birmingham Airport is located just over 8 miles from the city centre, with regular international flights to some of Europe’s most popular destinations and further afield destinations including Dubai, and Doha.

Moving to Birmingham

Like many cities, Birmingham has truly embraced modern and cosmopolitan living in a big way, with plenty of housing options available. It’s very clear to see why people are moving to the city and calling it home. At Complete, we have a selection of developments located in Birmingham, including The Curve, The Curve II and soon to complete Bishton Fletcher Building, with a selection of apartments available to rent. Find out more about these development by registering your details with us today.