Ethical Property: THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENT

Ethical Property: THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENT

Why Invest in Ethical Property? In the world of investment, property is the safest route to net returns. After all, as long as people need accommodation, property will always be in demand be it commercial, student or residential. We’ve entered a new era of property investment, where financial return is not the only concern but

Ethical Property: THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENT

Why Invest in Ethical Property?

In the world of investment, property is the safest route to net returns. After all, as long as people need accommodation, property will always be in demand be it commercial, student or residential. We’ve entered a new era of property investment, where financial return is not the only concern but also how the property can service a community.

An ageing population

As scientific discoveries have revolutionised medicine, the 2019 life expectancy in the UK is 80.99 years while in 1969 the life expectancy was 71.72 years. The UK celebrates over 10 million aged 65 and older, outnumbering those aged 16 and under with the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) reaching retirement age, the demand for residential and nursing homes is at high demand. Currently, 400,000 people are living in care homes, and over 800,000 people living with Dementia. By 2021, this will rise to 1 million, and be more than double by 2050.

They’re currently 400,000 people living in care homes, and due to the over 85-year-old demographic being the fastest growing age group, predicted to grow by 106% to over 2.6 million by 2030.

With the mortality rate in the UK, dramatically rising, there is a dramatic increase in demand for specialist dementia and nursing care. The care home market will play a significant role in our future society, with increasing demand for quality accommodation, care and funding.

The combined market value for older people in the UK is currently estimated to be worth £22.2 billion, of which £13.4 billion is attributable to residential care. As the number of elderly people with high care needs in the UK is expected to increase over the next 20 years, the need for modern, fit for purpose care homes is increasing rapidly.

The Millennial Effect

Over 62% of millennials have considered starting their own business, with 72% feeling that start-ups and entrepreneurs are a necessary economic force for creating jobs and driving innovation. According to the 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report, millennials are starting businesses at younger ages than their counterparts in previous generations. Baby boomers, for example, tended to launch their first business at an average of 35 years of age. Millennials, on the other hand, start their first business around age 27, implying they’re more eager to start businesses and possibly, are more willing to take risks in doing so. The report also shows that millennials have launched about twice as many businesses as their baby boomer counterparts have

The millennial leaders demand action on major issues including climate change, mental illness and work life balance. Commercial property is seeing their influence and meeting their perquisites outdoor spaces, remote working capabilities and multipurpose spaces.

Autism and the UK

In 2019, there are approximately 700,000 autistic people in UK, more than 1 in 100. Including their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people. Many autistic children in state schools find difficulty in their needs being catered to, to the extent that 63% of children on the autism spectrum are not in the kind of school their parents believe would best support them. Additionally, 17% of autistic children have been suspended from school; 48% of these had been suspended three or more times; 4% had been expelled from one or more schools.

As autism is a lifelong disability that cannot be seen, the need for support to cope with finding employment and surviving daily life is vital.  Only 16% of autistic adults in the UK are in full-time paid employment and only 32% are in some kind of paid work.

To adhere to this, John Lewis has launched autism-friendly shoe services and The Education Authority now spends £270m a year on supporting children with special educational needs – including autism.

Final Note

With the rise of ethical factors being pushed for the forefront, the property market must represent the world we live in, both financially and medically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why the South Wales Metro is good news for Property Investment    

Why the South Wales Metro is good news for Property Investment    

Regeneration is the future While Northern England is enjoying the fruits of the Northern Powerhouse Initiative, The Midland Engine is en route to experience the same level of economic regeneration for the Midland Region stretching to Wales. The biggest form of development is none other than The South Wales Metro set to revolutionise the transport

Why the South Wales Metro is good news for Property Investment    

Regeneration is the future

While Northern England is enjoying the fruits of the Northern Powerhouse Initiative, The Midland Engine is en route to experience the same level of economic regeneration for the Midland Region stretching to Wales. The biggest form of development is none other than The South Wales Metro set to revolutionise the transport of the region.

South Wales Metro 

The South Wales Metro is a multimodal integrated public transport network set to transform rail services, local bus services and active travel. This will include an investment of £738 million into the valley lines to Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhymney and Coryton. Over 170km of track will be electrified and track stations and signaling will all be upgraded including the building of at least five brand new stations.

What’s happening?

In preparation of this, Transport for Wales are investing in a £100 million depot to be at the heart of South Wales metro operations. Situated in Rhondaa Cynon Taf, the development of the depot will be the first major works as part of Transport for Wales’ transformation of the valley’s rail network for the South Wales Metro, as part of the wider £5 billion investment to transform transport in Wales. The modern depot will maintain brand new Metro Vehicles which are due to enter service from 2022. The site will also include a new Integrated Control Centre which will manage the operation of services on the Metro lines.

What does this mean for property investment?

Commutability

The revolutionized transportation system makes South Wales a key area for employees and businesses to enjoy. This will allow businesses to enjoy access to a wider talent pool from areas within the

Tourism

From the breathtaking Brecon Beacons to the spectacular Glamorgan Heritage Coast, the evolution of staycations, has seen South Wales continue to be a tourist attraction. The arrival of the South Wales Metro will strengthen the tourism industry, by stretching to more districts across the South Wales region.

The student population

Many students in their second, third and postgraduate years of study choose to live in private student accommodation instead of student halls. The arrival of the South Wales Metro, will give flexibility of the locations of student properties. With an efficiently-run transport system coming, the demand for luxury student accommodation will

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Neighbourhood Watch: Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Neighbourhood Watch: Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Chapel Allerton Property Investment Often referred to as the ‘Notting Hill of the North’, Chapel Allerton is a picturesque neighbourhood in Leeds, listed as one of the best areas to live in 2018 by The Sunday Times. Business Chapel Allerton’s most dominant industries are healthcare, retail, education, technology and the arts. The biggest employer in

Neighbourhood Watch: Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Chapel Allerton Property Investment

Often referred to as the ‘Notting Hill of the North’, Chapel Allerton is a picturesque neighbourhood in Leeds, listed as one of the best areas to live in 2018 by The Sunday Times.

Business

Chapel Allerton’s most dominant industries are healthcare, retail, education, technology and the arts.

The biggest employer in the area is the NHS, who run Chapel Allerton Hospital and a local surgery. Retailers including Lidl and the Co-Operative hire locals as well, while West Yorkshire Police have a nearby station on Stainbeck Lane.

Transport

Chapel Allerton benefits from Leed’s efficient public transport system. The main bus routes that go along Harrogate Road are the 2 and 3/3A, both of which run every 10 minutes during peak times. The 48 and 91 also stop on this road, while the 7A and 7S go along Scott Hall Road en route to Moor Allerton and Alwoodley.

The nearest train station is Headingley, although it’s over two miles away. Leeds station is only marginally further away and is easier to get to.

Culture

Home to a thriving atmosphere, Chapel Allerton is a beacon culture. Seven Arts, an independent arts space, housing a 100-seat venue for film, theatre, dance, music and comedy is a celebration of the local community’s art scene.

Alternatively, Inkwell Arts is a charity-run centre focusing on using creative spaces to help with mental health and people with learning disabilities. They offer a range of different activities that are open to all including painting and creative writing plus a jazz music show on Sundays.

A popular area for young professionals, Chapel Allerton is home to some of the trendiest beauty houses in Leeds. Complete with vintage leather barber chairs, exposed brickworks and Chesterfield sofas, Coldbath has been the go-to place for men’s haircuts since 2001. On the other hand, Cutting Room Creative is a L’Oreal Professional hair salon winning awards for over 30 years.

Cuisine

From North Star coffee at House of Koko to Thai Green Curry at Sukhothai and quesadillas at Pinche Pinche, Chapel Allerton is home to an abundance of cuisine varieties to cater to the growing young professionals choosing the stunning neighbourhood.

Nightlife

When it comes to nightlife, residents are spoilt for choice. Boasting a range of Casque Marque ales and a variety of wines, as well as a traditional British menu, The Mustard Pot is a cosy spot to unwind-perfect for the hardworking professional. From exotic cocktails to decadent shakes, The Pit is Chapel Allerton’s hotspot for nightlife.

Caspar’s Bottle Shop is Chapel Allerton’s go-to place to get craft beer. They’ve got all of Leeds’ best- North, Kirkstall and Northern Monk, alongside other favourites from further afield like Mad Hatter, Wylam and Magic Rock.

Greenery

Gledhow Valley Woods is a 1.5km ribbon of wood and grassland along the eastern edge of Chapel Allerton. Follow the route through the woods along Gledhow Beck, looking out for birds, hedgehogs, and butterflies as you go.

         

 

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Neighbourhood Watch: Stratford, London

Neighbourhood Watch: Stratford, London

Stratford Property Investment Transformed for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Stratford is a thriving shopping and leisure hub in East London. Transport   Stratford is an important transport hub for East London, connecting directly to most parts of London via Crossrail, underground (Central & Jubilee line), overground & DLR. From Stratford Station, journey times are

Neighbourhood Watch: Stratford, London

Stratford Property Investment

Transformed for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Stratford is a thriving shopping and leisure hub in East London.

Transport

 

Stratford is an important transport hub for East London, connecting directly to most parts of London via Crossrail, underground (Central & Jubilee line), overground & DLR. From Stratford Station, journey times are just 8 minutes to Canary Wharf and less than 20 minutes to the City and London City Airport.

Stratford is also home to Stratford International Station and Stratford Regional Station. Stratford International provides the only high-speed commuter service in the whole of Britain by taking a Southeastern train, which goes across Kent and East London through Stratford to St Pancras International. It takes an hour to Dover Priory, 1 hour 20 minutes to the seaside at Margate and just 7 minutes to St. Pancras.

From Stratford Regional Station you can take Abellio Greater Anglia trains to Stansted Airport in an hour (via Tottenham Hale), to Liverpool Street Station in less than 10 minutes for The City’s major businesses, and to stations across Essex and East Anglia, like Norwich with its historic castle in 1 hour 49 minutes.

Education

 

Stratford is set to become a university and arts district. Work has begun on the new campus for University College London in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The UCL East campus, Marshgate 1, will be a landmark academic building with laboratories, exhibition spaces and workshops in the shadow of the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture. Due to be completed in 2022, Marshgate 1 will be followed by more university buildings, including Pool Street West with 500 student rooms, teaching space and amenities.

Lucian Cook, head of residential research at Savills, said the investment of a reported £1.2bn in educational and cultural facilities will enhance Stratford’s status as a major London centre. “After a period of high price growth, we are now at a different stage in the property cycle, and can expect lower house prices over the next five years.” However, this big-scale regeneration could give Stratford property prices a boost.

“It already has better retail and transport, and the addition of cultural and educational facilities will create a better environment which will help support house prices.”

In addition to BBC Music and a new dance theatre for Sadler’s Wells, London College of Fashion (part of University of Arts London) is opening a new site in Stratford’s East Bank London.

The new campus in Stratford will house multi-purpose lecture theatres to be used for classes, as well as, community events. There will also be public spaces featuring work from some of the courses, art and a café. Additionally, the new site will have specialist teaching spaces for media, communications and the fashion business school.

Regeneration

 

Since the 2012 Olympic Games, Stratford has transformed from an industry and railway focused area, to a cultural and commercial hub. Today, it is home to some of the country’s best sporting facilities, including London’s Aquatic Centre, the Velodrome and London’s biggest shopping centre, Westfield Stratford.

Investment motivated by the 2012 Olympics, has seen Stratford emerge as a popular residential area, forecasted to reach £22 billion in investment by 2025. The arrival of the high-speed Crossrail service in 2019 is expected to drive up demand from renters looking for well-connected property at more affordable prices than Central London. Along with the conversion of purpose-built Olympics venues such as the Athletes Village into rental property, over 1,000 new homes are being constructed in Stratford under the Chobham Farm Masterplan to meet this growing demand.

A £1.1 billion waterside cultural quarter due to open in 2023 is being developed with mix of cultural, scientific and education institutions, green spaces and homes.

Culture

 

With over 1.8 million square feet of retail and leisure space at Westfield Stratford City, schools and health facilities at the Olympic Village, world-class universities within easy reach and one of the largest urban parks in Western Europe on the doorstep, Stratford sets the standard for 21st century urban living.

Sport

 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is home to the London Aquatics Centre with its wave-shaped roof, the London Stadium, and several play areas. Towering over the park, ArcelorMittal Orbit is a spiral sculpture with a tunnel slide.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Canary Wharf, London

Neighbourhood Watch: Canary Wharf, London

Canary Wharf Famous for its reputation as London’s global financial centre, Canary Wharf has become one of the capital’s most popular addresses for residential property investment. Regeneration, Crossrail and property demand have together sustained strong capital growth in Canary Wharf of up to 50%. Transport   Canary Wharf benefits from the extensive public transportation options

Neighbourhood Watch: Canary Wharf, London

Canary Wharf

Famous for its reputation as London’s global financial centre, Canary Wharf has become one of the capital’s most popular addresses for residential property investment. Regeneration, Crossrail and property demand have together sustained strong capital growth in Canary Wharf of up to 50%.

Transport

CANARY WHARF UNDERGROUND STATION

 

Canary Wharf benefits from the extensive public transportation options across DLR, Underground and Thames Clippers.

The Dockland Light Railway (DLR) is London’s only automated metro system, build to serve the Docklands rapidly transforming business district. The service links the capital’s two financial hubs- the City and Canary Wharf, and will also link to the immense investment being generated across the Royal Docks.

Located on the Jubilee line, Canary Wharf benefits from an approximate two-minute journey time between underground stations. Alternatively, Thames Clippers provides a fast connection from Canary Wharf to key commuter hubs including London Bridge and Waterloo.

 

Regeneration

London City Airport

Formally the busiest shipping port in 1802, Canary Wharf has enjoyed regeneration since the 1990s from infrastructure improvements to business expansions and retail complexes including London City Airport’s £200 million expansion. The London City Airport is set to increase the number of arrivals and departures to 111,000 a year, further endorsing London City Airport as a world class international gateway.

 

Employment

SILICON VALLEY

Led by the tech industry, Canary Wharf’s employment is forecast to rise to 200,000 over the next decade. Today the district is the biggest employer of bankers in Europe and London’s highest salary postcode.

 

Economy

BANK OF AMERICA

With over 97 acres of some of the world’s most highly specified urban architecture Canary Wharf has become a centre of global commerce, overtaking the City of London. From global banks to leading law firms and media agencies, Canary Wharf’s tenants include Bank of AmericaClifford Chance and Trinity Mirror.

 

Culture

WHARF KITCHEN

Surrounded by regeneration and a thriving economy, Canary Wharf is the ultimate lifestyle attracting a variety of clientele including young families and working professionals. Among its decorated accolades from retail to cuisine, Canary Wharf boasts one of the UK’s sizeable collections of public art and the largest health club in Europe.

 

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Neighbourhood Watch: Llanelli, Wales

Neighbourhood Watch: Llanelli, Wales

Llanelli Llanelli is the largest town in the county of Carmarthenshire and the preserved county of Dyfed, Wales. Located on the Loughor estuary, Carmarthen, Llanelli is famous for its rugby tradition and as a centre of tinplate production. Culture The National Botanic Garden of Wales, situated at LLanarthney in the River Tywi Valley, is both

Neighbourhood Watch: Llanelli, Wales

Llanelli

Llanelli is the largest town in the county of Carmarthenshire and the preserved county of Dyfed, Wales. Located on the Loughor estuary, Carmarthen, Llanelli is famous for its rugby tradition and as a centre of tinplate production.

Culture

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN OF WALES

The National Botanic Garden of Wales, situated at LLanarthney in the River Tywi Valley, is both a tourist attraction and a centre for botanical research and conservation. Featuring the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, you’ll find a range of themed gardens, the British Birds of Prey Centre, a tropical Butterfly House, play areas and a national nature reserve.

Pembrey Country Park

Set against the backdrop of the Gower Peninsula and overlooking the coastal scenery of Carmarthen bay, Pembrey Country Park is one of Wales’ top visitor attractions providing a unique blend of coast and countryside. Set in the heart of a 500-acre country park, bordered by 7 miles of golden sands, Pembrey Country Park is a fantastic campsite with modern, accessible facilities.

 

LLANELLY HOUSE

Llanelly House is one of the most outstanding surviving gems from the Georgian era in Wales. Reflecting the triumphs and tribulations of the town, Llanelly House embraces the industrial revolution and sparking prosperity. The building displays the importance of the town of Llanelli within Wales and the wider world. Showcasing the legacy of the Stepney family, the 18th century surroundings are a popular choice for events, weddings and special occasions.

 

Sport

SCARLETS RUGBY CLUB

Llanelli is one of the most famous rugby towns in the world. It is the focal point for one of the most passionately supported rugby clubs in the world, the Scarlets, holding a rich and unrivalled rugby heritage.

Additionally, Llanelli AFC aka The Reds, are a Welsh Premier Football Club, winners of the Welsh Cup in 2010/2011.

 

Nature

KIDWELLY CASTLE

 

In the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, Llanelli benefits from a fascinating blend of modern and historic scenery. A highlight of Llanelli is Broughton bay, a large and sandy bay area, popular with caravan enthusiasts. Embracing the history of the area, Kidwelly Castle, rising above the river Gwendraeth is the ultimate medieval fortress. Beginning in the early 12th century as a Norman ringwork castle made of wood and by the 1280s Kidwelly Castle was transformed into a stone castle within a castle that still stands today.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Walthamstow, London

Neighbourhood Watch: Walthamstow, London

Walthamstow Located in North East London, Walthamstow, nicknamed the London borough of Culture, is an area enjoying extensive transformation, yet still embodying the charmic and electric buzz of the East End of London.   Culture The William Morris Gallery is a stunning memorial to William Morris one of Walthamstow’s most revered artistic heroes. A designer,

Neighbourhood Watch: Walthamstow, London

Walthamstow

Located in North East London, Walthamstow, nicknamed the London borough of Culture, is an area enjoying extensive transformation, yet still embodying the charmic and electric buzz of the East End of London.

 

Culture

The William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery is a stunning memorial to William Morris one of Walthamstow’s most revered artistic heroes. A designer, craftsman and socialist, the gallery contains work by Morris and other like-minded creators who’s work contains his spirit of campaigning. Lloyd Park that surrounds the estate is great for a walk, and it also has a wonderful duck pond to admire.

 

God’s Own Junkyard

One of the most quintessentially unique places in London, God’s Own Junkyard is part art gallery, part museum, part thrift store, part antique show and completely East London. Located by the Wild card Brewery, the warehouse holds neon signs, B-movie figurines and more.

 

Cuisine

Wildcard Brewery

Next door to God’s Own Junkyard, Wildcard Brewery has been pumping delicious beers into London pubs and beyond since their micro-brewery arrived in Walthamstow in 2014. A favourite among the locals, the brewery offers beer beach parties, open mic nights and mini-music festivals.

 

Nature

Walthamstow Wetlands

London’s newest and biggest nature reserve, Walthamstow Wetlands, is a fully operational 211-hectare Thames Water reservoir site, supplying water for 3.5 million people. Providing stunning views, Walthamstow Wetlands is also an internationally important nature reserve, providing home and shelter to a wide range of wildlife, from rare waterfowl to majestic birds of prey.

 

Transport

Walthamstow Central

Walthamstow benefits from being located at the top of the Victoria Line, at Walthamstow Central. Located in zone 3, the same station features on the overground line and operates a busy bus station travelling across London.

 

Retail

Walthamstow Market

With more than 350 stalls, Walthamstow Market is the longest outdoor street market in Europe. From international herbs to stunning fabric, the market embodies the influences of the area’s diverse cultures, while offering the expectedly cockney atmosphere of East London.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Whitechapel, London

Neighbourhood Watch: Whitechapel, London

Whitechapel Whitechapel is a vibrant, multicultural district in the East End of London, with many traditional pubs and curry houses. The lively Whitechapel Market, is a focal point for Asian food, discount fashion, and homewares. The cobblestone alleys here are the setting for guided walks about the 1800s Jack the Ripper murders, while the trendy

Neighbourhood Watch: Whitechapel, London

Whitechapel

Whitechapel is a vibrant, multicultural district in the East End of London, with many traditional pubs and curry houses. The lively Whitechapel Market, is a focal point for Asian food, discount fashion, and homewares. The cobblestone alleys here are the setting for guided walks about the 1800s Jack the Ripper murders, while the trendy Whitechapel Gallery hosts contemporary art exhibitions and film screenings.

Transport

Crossrail

Whitechapel benefits from being well connected to the rest of London via public transport. It has multiple stations:  Aldgate, Aldgate East and Tower Hill (all London Underground stations in ‘Zone 1’), Whitechapel (a London Underground and London Overground station), Shadwell and Tower Gateway (Docklands Light Railway stations) and Fenchurch Street (mainline station).

In addition, Whitechapel will be one of 38 stops along the new Crossrail line that runs from Reading to Essex. Once the line is complete in 2019, the journey from Whitechapel to Canary Wharf will be reduced from 12 minutes to 3 minutes, and the trip to Heathrow Airport to 36 minutes.

Retail

Petticoat Market

Petticoat Lane Market is one of Whitechapel’s most beloved landmarks featuring approximately, 100 stalls, mainly selling fashion, clothing and accessories. A short walk from Petticoat Lane is Whitechapel market. Stretching halfway down the high street, Whitechapel market offers an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, plus a variety of Asian cooking ingredients.

Over the last 10 years or so, the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane has been transformed with an eclectic mix of vintage stores, microbreweries and delicious wine pop-ups.

Culture

The Whitechapel Gallery

Founded in 1901, The Whitechapel Gallery was one of London’s first publicly funded exhibition spaces, and over the years has hosted some of the world’s most significant artists. Picasso’s Guernicawas displayed at the gallery on its first and only trip to the UK, and artists including Pollock and Frida Kahlo had their London debuts here. The Whitechapel Gallery remains one of London’s key venues in the contemporary art scene, hosting regular retrospective and modern, multimedia exhibitions.

Home to many much-loved animals, from rare breeds to the famous Bayleaf the Donkey, Spitalfields City farm has strong community links and is designed as a learning resource for local. Animals aside, the farm also boasts beautiful gardens, a café and a farm shop. In addition to this, they run regular events including cookery classes and the annual extravaganza of the Oxford vs Cambridge Goat Race.

30 St. Mary Axe also known as The Gherkin, is a marvel of modern architecture with its glass panels and green building strategies.  Mostly home to offices, it also has a number of restaurants, including Searcy’s on the highest floors of the building.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands  

Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands  

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Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands           Walsall, Midlands           Walsall is a quaint industrial town in the West Midlands of England, just about 10 miles (16 km) north of Birmingham. Since its founding in 1002, Walsall has been steadily growing into the densely populated city it is today. Culture With a rich history, the town

Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands  

Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands          

Walsall, Midlands          

Walsall is a quaint industrial town in the West Midlands of England, just about 10 miles (16 km) north of Birmingham. Since its founding in 1002, Walsall has been steadily growing into the densely populated city it is today.

Culture

ALDRIDGE TRANSPORT MUSEUM

With a rich history, the town of Walsall celebrates its journey through its various museums.

The Aston Manor Road Transport Museum (also known as the Aldridge Transport Museum) shows its visitors the history of road transport in all of the West Midlands. You can see a wide range of vehicles ranging from buses to cars to transport memorabilia, even the iconic double decker red buses you know you love.

The Walsall Leather Museum details the history of leather in the country and also shows you how leather is handcrafted into items like purses and wallets. In addition to the live leather fashioning, you can walk around and see the displays of famous leather goods, including saddles made for the Royal family. The museum also offers guided tours to teach you more about the history of leather.

Entertainment

A3 Arena

Offering a thriving nightlife, Walsall’s highlights include Forest Arts Centre and Grosvenor Casinos. Hosting concerts, performances and conferences, the Forest Arts Centre is home to the A3 arena, a state-of-the-art concert venue.

GROSVENOR CASINO WALSALL

Alternatively, Grosvenor Casino Walsall is the perfect day and night leisure destination featuring a restaurant, bar, conference room and sports & entertainment lounge. Keen to provide the ultimate gaming experience the casino offers everything from Roulette and Blackjack tables to Cleopatra and Lucky Lady’s Charm slot games.

Nature

WILLENHALL MEMORIAL PARK

A historical town, known for its popularity with Queen Elizabeth I and Mary I, Walsall has a beautiful outdoors world, including Willenham Memorial Park. Creating in the 1920s in memory of the decreasing soldiers of World War I, the park features a woodland area, bandstand, bowling green, children’s play area, fishing pool and community pavilion.  Aided by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the park has excellent facilities including a bowling green, skate park, outdoor fitness centre, tennis courts, multi-use games area and walking and cycling routes.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Gosforth, Newcastle

Neighbourhood Watch: Gosforth, Newcastle

Gosforth, Newcastle One of Newcastle’s most in-demand residential areas, Gosworth is a leafy area, boasting the best of North East England’s natural beauty, and its own Metro station. Culture Surrounded by a stunning display of nature, Gosworth is a popular area for relaxation. A top choice for the area is Lamai Thai Massage, known for

Neighbourhood Watch: Gosforth, Newcastle

Gosforth, Newcastle

One of Newcastle’s most in-demand residential areas, Gosworth is a leafy area, boasting the best of North East England’s natural beauty, and its own Metro station.

Culture

Lamai Thai Massage

Surrounded by a stunning display of nature, Gosworth is a popular area for relaxation. A top choice for the area is Lamai Thai Massage, known for their authentic Thai treatments including rehabilitation massages, amidst their tranquil surroundings.

Cuisine

The Brandling Arms

Gosworth has plenty of choice whether its Sunday lunch at Falcon’s Nest or The Brandling Arms, or culinary delight at San Lorenzo or New New Bengal. In general, country pubs are more popular, but the increasing arrival of young professionals has seen the arrival of many a seafood restaurants u addition to several artesian bakeries, plus Pizza Express and Pizza Hut.

Greenery

Half of the attraction to this neighbourhood, is its leafy appeal. Among its top attractions is Town Moor, a 400-acre patch of green space, with a bowling alley and equestrian centre, both a both away. The nearby Newcastle Racecourse boasts amazing views of a deer at dusk on the nature reserve, while the Little Moor, in the Gosworth Parish Church, churchyard is home to an array of chestnut trees, where children can enjoy the various conkers.

Retail

Gosforth Shopping Centre

Gosforth Shopping Centre offers the best of the high street brands, plus much more. With Sainsbury’s, Boots, WH Smith and branches of Virgin Money and Lloyds Bank, Gosforth Shopping Centre provides for the full range of convenience shopping and amenity.

Whether you’re popping in for a latte at Costa Coffee or indulging in a snack at the deli in Rosie’s Café, the centre offers a variety of venues to meet, catch up and grab a bite. A truly family location, young children can explore Captain Ted’s Kindergarten and Soft Play.

Final Note

Taking full advantage of Liverpool’s position within the Northern Powerhouse, Liverpool Waterfront is in the perfect position for residential, student and commercial property.

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