Neighbourhood Watch: Little Germany, Bradford

Neighbourhood Watch: Little Germany, Bradford

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Little Germany The trading heart of the world’s textile industry in the mid-19th century, Little Germany was booming with leading wealthy merchants, investing in the city of Bradford with many of the Victorian architecture still on display. History Keen to impress clients, the leading wealthy merchants spared no expense in building imposing offices, showrooms and

Neighbourhood Watch: Little Germany, Bradford

Little Germany

The trading heart of the world’s textile industry in the mid-19th century, Little Germany was booming with leading wealthy merchants, investing in the city of Bradford with many of the Victorian architecture still on display.

History

Keen to impress clients, the leading wealthy merchants spared no expense in building imposing offices, showrooms and warehouses using finest quality Yorkshire stone, with ornate architectural features and decorative masonry. Their aspiration, vision and financial strength created Little Germany, an urban village of outstanding architectural and historical significance.  Today these unique buildings form a collection of 85 buildings constructed between 1855 and 1890, of which 55 are listed.

Theatre

Bradford Playhouse

As the home of Victorian Bradford, Little Germany has become a beacon the creative arts. Among the attractions is The Bradford Playhouse offering a diverse series of venues for access with the West Yorkshire area including Cinderella and The Little Shop of Horrors.

Culture

Bradford Cathedral

Little Germany boasts a close proximity to Bradford Cathedral, one of Yorkshire’s most revered attraction and the oldest building in the city. Set in the tranquil gardens where battle once raged, the Cathedral is alive with the echo if the 13 centuries it has survived through in the heart of Bradford. The third church on the site, is 500 years old, with 20th century additions. Bradford’s most ancient place of worship is friendly, peaceful and fascinating with many special features, including some of William Morris’ earliest stained glass.

Shopping

The Broadway Shopping Centre

Little Germany, situated alongside the Broadway Shopping Centre, is regarded as Europe’s finest merchants’ quarters enabling modern shopping facilities and historic architecture run side by side. Playing homage to its heyday in the mid-19th century, Little Germany offers an array of restaurants and bars including Cona Fine Dining Restaurant, Guzelian Cafe Bar and Gallery.

Final Note

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Neighbourhood Watch: Ecclesall, Sheffield    

Neighbourhood Watch: Ecclesall, Sheffield    

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Ecclesall  Filled with a thriving high street, Ecclesall is a diverse corner of Sheffield. Close to the city centre and the stunning Peak District, Ecclesall is one of the most in demand areas in Sheffield. In the past decade, Ecclesall has grown in popularity and become one of the most desirable places to live in

Neighbourhood Watch: Ecclesall, Sheffield    

Ecclesall 

Filled with a thriving high street, Ecclesall is a diverse corner of Sheffield. Close to the city centre and the stunning Peak District, Ecclesall is one of the most in demand areas in Sheffield. In the past decade, Ecclesall has grown in popularity and become one of the most desirable places to live in Sheffield.

History

Ecclesall Corn Mill

Ecclesall was historically known as Ecclesall Bierlow and was part off Barnsdale Forest and the Robin Hood legends. The earliest reference to this area is the 13th century with the establishment of the Ecclesall Corn Mill at Millhouses. Until the industrial revolution it was sparsely populated, however has since become a hotspot commuter are for Sheffield City Centre.

Culture

SHEFFIELD BOTANTICAL GARDENS

Known as the home of Sheffield’s greenery, Ecclesall offers the key attractions including Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park. On top of this, Ecclesall is close to some of the national’s most beloved landmarks including Sheffield United football club and the Peak District National Park.

Cuisine

ALL SIAM THAI

Home to Sheffield’s creative cultural scene, Ecclesall boasts an array of independent restaurants including All Siam Thai, Ashoka Indian and Le Bistrot Pierre.

Shopping

IMAGE: Golden Mile

Ecclesall Road aka the Golden Mile

Ecclesall Road is one of the city’s thriving areas. Nicknamed the “Golden Mile”, Ecclesall Road has nearly 400 shops along a one and half mile stretch from the city centre. These range from high street stores to independent shops and offer art galleries, boutiques, florists, hairdressers and more.

Transport

A625 Ecclesall Road

From Ecclesall, there are vast transportation links to both, throughout the city and across the country. Commuters can enjoy the rural countryside via Ringinglow Road or Sheffield City Centre via the A625 Ecclesall. From Sheffield Rail Station, the city allows access to major UK cities including Leeds and Manchester. Additionally, the East Midlands and Robin Hood Airports are less than an hour away while Manchester and Leeds Bradford International Airport are just an hour and a half distance.

Education

Sheffield Hallam University

With the vast social life offered by the neighbourhood, Ecclesall has a large population, mostly from Sheffield Hallam University.

Final Note

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Neighbourhood Watch: Roath, Cardiff

Neighbourhood Watch: Roath, Cardiff

Roath, Cardiff In Wales’ thriving capital city, Roath is a district thriving with community, creativity and culture celebrating a diverse mix of students, young professionals and growing families to make the neighbourhood the eclectic success it is today. Retail Voted the 6th best shopping destination in the UK, Cardiff’s retail industry is a thriving economy.

Neighbourhood Watch: Roath, Cardiff

Roath, Cardiff

In Wales’ thriving capital city, Roath is a district thriving with community, creativity and culture celebrating a diverse mix of students, young professionals and growing families to make the neighbourhood the eclectic success it is today.

Retail

Penny Lane Vintage

Voted the 6th best shopping destination in the UK, Cardiff’s retail industry is a thriving economy. As Cardiff’s home of artistry, Roath’s surplus of shops is overflowing with choice. From vintage furniture at Beti Biggs’ Den to zero waste shop Ripple Living, Albany Road is bubbling with artistic talent for trade.

A top favourite of the area, is Penny Lane Vintage, an atmospheric boutique tucked in Wellfield Court surrounded by charity shops and fruit and veg stalls, all sharing a passion to serve the local community.

Culture

Roath Park

Celebrating Wales’ beautiful nature, Roath Park offers picturesque views of the lake and iconic walks through the Botanical and Rose Gardens, Roath Brook and Recreation Grounds. Offering an unspoilt Victorian architecture to contrast the modern touches from the conservation area with water birds to the tennis courts and playgrounds, Roach Park offers the tranquillity of suburbia.

Made In Roath Festival

Branded the artistic epicentre of Cardiff, Roath embraces the local talent, madeinroath, a week-long community arts festival showcases the huge creative talent from within the local community, as well as bringing exciting and inspiring art and culture to Roath. Launched in 2009, the October festival boasts a host of local art, craft and exhibitions to cater to the jam-packed artistic talent of Roath.

Cuisine

Milgi

Comfortably located along Wellfield Road, a favourite among young professionals, Pear Tree, is a cosy café/bar while La Vita offers the perfect Sunday afternoon of pizza and wine and Chai, is a serene option for tea drinkers. The first of its kind, Ana Loka, is Cardiff’s first vegan café.

Celebrating their diverse community, City Road offering of kooky cocktails in a yurt at vegetarian eatery Milgi to Lebanese feasts with belly dancing for entertainment at Mezza Luna.

Education

University of Cardiff

With three universities in the city, Roath is a popular choice for students in their second and third year.

Final Note

Favoured by students and young professionals alike, Roath is brimming with strong investment opportunities for student, residential and commercial properties.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Islington, London

Neighbourhood Watch: Islington, London

Islington. One of London’s trendiest and most electric areas, Islington defines posh meets street as the hub of independent theatres, clubs and boutiques. Retail From the chic Upper Street to the down-to-earth Caledonian Road and Chapel Street, Islington is undeniably the arts corner of North London. Additionally, Islington Square is a major shopping hub for

Neighbourhood Watch: Islington, London

Islington.

Islington Area.

One of London’s trendiest and most electric areas, Islington defines posh meets street as the hub of independent theatres, clubs and boutiques.

Retail

Islington Square.

From the chic Upper Street to the down-to-earth Caledonian Road and Chapel Street, Islington is undeniably the arts corner of North London. Additionally, Islington Square is a major shopping hub for the area, comprising a collection of mixed size retail units with double height ceiling included.

Exmouth Market.

Boasting a strong sense of community, Exmouth Market, offers fantastic local shopping emphasising quality, speciality and variety. Offering primarily food stalls, Exmouth Market is home to local and specialist farmers to small region continental delicacies.

Education

City University.

The main campus for four universities including City University, a world class higher education institution, Islington is a popular student area with fast and efficient transport links to central London via Highbury & Islington Station an Angel Tube Station.

Culture

The Screen on the Green.

Famed for its off the beaten path culture, Islington’s culture appetite is anything but mainstream.

Islington’s Screen on the Green famous for hosting the legendary 1976 gig featuring The Buzzcocks, The Clash and the Sex Pistols is a fantastic cinema mixing Hollywood with home comforts. The single screen Edwardian cinema boasts an in-cinema bar serving food and drinks and your choice of comfy cinema seats or double couches.

The Almeida Theatre, Islington.

A supporter of new talent and a driving force in off-West End, The Almeida Theatre is a 325-seat theatre producing a diverse range of British and international drama with some of the world’s best artists. Supported using public money by Arts Council England, the theatre fundraises £1.3 million annually which, combined with ticket sales, contributes to its £4.2 million turnover.

Sadler’s Wells.

On the other side of the spectrum, Sadler’s Wells is the world’s number one venue dedicated to delivered the gold standard of UK and international dance. From circus to flamenco, Sadlers Well has something for everyone.

Cuisine

The Albion.

Islington mixes historical heritage with contemporary facilities from culture to eateries. Remaining form the Georgian era, The Albion, is an elegant and tranquil pub offering a country atmosphere. Serving traditional British food and broadcasting sporting events, the beer gardens complete with a flower bed of roses, is a popular choice for many a Londoner looking to relax.

Radici.

Boasting a diverse community demand, Radici celebrates the heritage of acclaimed chef Francesco Mazzei’s Calabrian and Southern Italian roots. Top choices on the menu range from a wood-fired oven cooked pizza to delicious cocktails concocted by drinks maestro Simone Caporale.

Regeneration

Andover Estate.

Following World War II, a number of Islington’s suffered considerable damage. To restore the area to its former glory, Islington Council spent several years regenerating Annover Estate and Marquess Estate.

Islington Architects worked with the local community to provide simplified pedestrian routes with clearly defined semi-private and public areas, by installing fob access gates for residents, and improving sightlines, lighting, and paving materials. The new features stretch to semi-native plantings in the courtyards, and a new central square.

Final Note

A magnet for innovation and famed for its eclectic neighbourhood, Islington is loved by students, young professionals and businesses for its tranquil atmosphere and thriving community spirit.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham 

Neighbourhood Watch: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham 

Jewellery Quarter    Dating back over 250 years, the Jewellery Quarter is one of the oldest districts in Birmingham.  From humble beginnings, the Jewellery Quarter is now home to more than 500 jewellery retailers and recognised as an international hub of fine jewels. Since its conception, the district has expanded to a cultural beacon to

Neighbourhood Watch: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham 

Jewellery Quarter 

 

Dating back over 250 years, the Jewellery Quarter is one of the oldest districts in Birmingham.  From humble beginnings, the Jewellery Quarter is now home to more than 500 jewellery retailers and recognised as an international hub of fine jewels. Since its conception, the district has expanded to a cultural beacon to rival Digbeth featuring museums including Coffin Works to restaurants such as Lasan.

Cuisine

40 st pauls, birmingham, jewellery quarter, neighbourhood watch

Leading the way with trendy bars, independent restaurants and creative spaces, the Jewellery Quarter, known locally as JQ is home to an assortment of amenities. The area’s highlights expand to gin emporium 40 St Pauls, named after the stunning St Paul’s Square.

Culture

JQ Festival

Once only known as the home of crystalized rocks, the jewellery Culture has evolved into a beacon of cultural proclivity. The district’s main attraction is the annual July festival, JQ festival, celebrating everything Jewellery Quarter. Dubbed a miniature Glastonbury, the bustling festival features everything from independent musicians to children’s games, epitomising the glamour and diversity of the city.

Additionally, the Jewellery Quarter is home to an assortment of attractions including Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and RBSA.   The neighbourhood’s centrepiece is St Paul’s Square. Lined with streets of offices, music venues and pubs, the Jewellery Quarter is the perfect place to work, rest and play.

Image: RBSA (HYPERLINKED: http://www.rbsa.org.uk/)

Transport

Jewellery Quarter station

Considered the Shoreditch of Birmingham and one of the growing city’s highlights, the Jewellery Quarter is a powerhouse of transportation options. In less than ten minutes, JQ is sandwiched between Grand Central and Wolverhampton via tram and is a regular stop on the Birmingham to Worcester line operating every 10 minutes via Birmingham Moor Street and Snow Hill. Matched by road transportation, the neighbourhood is accessible by the M1 and M5 with a multi-storey carpark on Vyse Street.

Retail

Crown Jules

The Jewellery Quarter is Europe’s largest concentration of businesses involved in the jewellery trade, producing 40% of all the jewellery made in the UK.

Final Note

The heart of Birmingham’s creative scene, the Jewellery Quarter mixes heritage with contemporary creative sectors to strengthen Birmingham’s position in the Northern Powerhouse. As Birmingham continues to be the fastest growing city in the UK, the Jewellery Quarter has evolved into an amazing opportunity for property investment.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Millbay, Plymouth

Neighbourhood Watch: Millbay, Plymouth

Millbay Millbay, commonly known as Millbay Docks is one of the largest regeneration projects in South England, transforming the area into a vibrant waterfront quarter for Plymouth. Tourism Being a seaside city, tourism makes up a notable sector of the local economy, being worth over £300 million, where over 270 marine-related firms are soaring. In

Neighbourhood Watch: Millbay, Plymouth

Millbay

Millbay, commonly known as Millbay Docks is one of the largest regeneration projects in South England, transforming the area into a vibrant waterfront quarter for Plymouth.

Tourism

Millbay Docks

Being a seaside city, tourism makes up a notable sector of the local economy, being worth over £300 million, where over 270 marine-related firms are soaring. In the 1930s many of the transatlantic mail liners moored en route in Plymouth Sound and both mail and passengers were transferred by tenders operating the Millbay Docks. As the largest port on the south coast, with ferry’s to Europe and 3-hour train journeys to London, Plymouth welcomes 5.5 million visitors every year, proving itself to be an ideal location for hotel and holiday lodge property investment.

Regeneration

For almost 26 years, Plymouth’s historic waterfront has undergone regenerative planning to convert Millbay Docks into a thriving marina-side residential village.

To realise these plans, the Millbay Pier project will redevelop the pier and surrounding dockland into three eleven-storey residential apartment buildings accompanied by two smaller land-based apartment blocks of five and six-storeys.  The regeneration of Millbay Pier will complete a long-term plan to redevelop the area into a signature housing development including retail and leisure units. The plans will revive a run-down area of Plymouth’s historical harbourside and provide much needed housing in the city.

Dutch-based Vastint Hospitality have submitted a hybrid application to put a 175-bedroom hotel, seven houses and seven studio apartments for short-term rent, on the Pavilions carpark.  English Cities Fund (ECf), the company behind the long-term regeneration of Millbay, wants to see a 10-storey block of 58 apartments and a 155-bedroom hotel rise up on land known as Plot C1 off Millbay Road.

Mayflower Court

Additionally, Mayflower Court, nicknamed the Abbeyfield Project, will provide an 8-storey block of retirement flats. Due to be completed in early 2020, the multi-million-pound development will consist of 10 one-bedroom apartments for sale, 70 remaining one and two-bedroom apartments for rental and ground floor restaurant, hair salon and commercial units.

Cuisine

Bridgemans

To complement the ocean city’s reputation, Millbay offers an array of eateries including Bridgeman’s and Mill Bay’s Sushi.

Transport

Plymouth Railway Station

Millbay is located less than twenty minutes from Plymouth Railway Station which is in the process of undergoing regeneration to improve connectivity and the local atmosphere.

The Joint Local Plan says any development should provide for the following:

  1. A more intensive form of development which makes better use of vacant and underused space, with retention and refurbishment of Intercity House or its replacement with a high-quality landmark building.
  2. Use of landmark buildings to provide a widely visible presence to the station.
  3. A high quality and attractive station entrance, including the creation of a new public space, with a direct public route on foot and by bicycle from Armada Way.
  4. Uses which create activity around the station.
  5. Clear information regarding connecting bus services and good access for bus passengers.
  6. Opportunities to support the introduction of sustainable transport choices such as cycle hire, car clubs and electric vehicle charge points.
  7. Replacement of the existing multi-storey car park, with high quality parking provided as an integral part of the scheme.
  8. Pedestrian and cycle links to Central Park
  9. Enhanced connections between the campuses, the City Centre, the History Centre, Railway Station and neighbouring areas of the city.
  10. Tree planting and greening of the campuses to enhance the environment and absorb air pollution.
  11. Sustainable energy strategies, including the delivery of district heating opportunities.

Plymouth is set to get a Metro system with new stations in and around the city. The proposed scheme, branded ‘Plymouth trams’ is a bid to get commuters off the road. Two areas in Plympton, Marsh Mills and Colebrook, have already been earmarked for a station and the first step will be to reopen the local rail link to Tavistock, reinstating the Plymouth to Exeter routes via Tavistock and Okehampton. Work is already underway to make that a reality.

If the plans go ahead, this will greatly benefit the connectivity Millbay has to the wider Plymouth area.

Education

Plymouth School of Creative Arts

Home to Plymouth School of Creative Arts, commonly known as ‘The Red School’ Millbay is at the centre of Plymouth’s thriving creative community. Only 5 minutes’ drive away from the University of Plymouth the Millbay acts as the perfect location of socialising. Responsible for 23,155 of Plymouth’s student population Millbay supported by mass regeneration is the ideal location for residential and student property investment.

Final Note

Plymouth is a vibrant seaside city offering a fantastic quality of life. One of the reasons so many moves to Plymouth whether for university or for career prospects, is the exciting cultural scene mixed with the beautiful sea.

In the centre of extensive regeneration schemes including the 24.6 Northern Corridor transport scheme and the £13 million Science and technology hub, now is the time to invest in Plymouth’s thriving district for student, residential and commercial property.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Deansgate, Manchester  

Neighbourhood Watch: Deansgate, Manchester  

Deansgate, Manchester The epicentre for Manchester’s creativity, Deansgate combines a rich history of culture dating back as far as the Roman Empire. Home to the towering Hilton Hotel, the stunning John Rylands Library and Deansgate Locks, Deansgate is a hotspot for Manchester’s nightlife. Transport Boasting its own train station by Deansgate Locks, the trendy neighbourhood

Neighbourhood Watch: Deansgate, Manchester  

Deansgate, Manchester

The epicentre for Manchester’s creativity, Deansgate combines a rich history of culture dating back as far as the Roman Empire. Home to the towering Hilton Hotel, the stunning John Rylands Library and Deansgate Locks, Deansgate is a hotspot for Manchester’s nightlife.

Transport

Deansgate Railway Station

Boasting its own train station by Deansgate Locks, the trendy neighbourhood is well connected to Manchester’s city centre. In addition, the tram system is on hand to commute conveniently around the city.

Nightlife

Living Room

Home to some of Manchester’s trendiest bars, Deansgate has a thriving night scene. From the original Living Room and La Tasca, Deansgate has an array of cocktail bars, traditional pubs, wine lounges, TIKI dives and rock clubs.

Cuisine

The Botanist

A popular area for young professionals, Deansgate has an array of restaurants, cafes and bars to appease the local community and tourists. Among the fantastic offerings of eateries, The Botanist is revered for its eclectic gluten-free friendly menu and Australasia’s exotic atmosphere.

Retail

The Great Northern, Manchester

A short walk from Oxford Road, shopping is a highlight for many a Mancunian. A popular shopping hotspot in Deansgate is Shopping Complex, The Great Northern. Built by Great Northern Railway between 1896-1899, it is 267 ft long, 217 ft wide, 75 ft and 5 storeys high. Encompassing restaurants, entertainment, gyms and shopping, The Great Northern is a powerhouse in Manchester’s booming economy.

Final Note

Deansgate stands as a hotspot for Manchester’s economy. The large numbers of students and young professionals make the neighbourhood a fantastic opportunity for hotel, residential, student and commercial property.

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Neighbourhood Watch: The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Neighbourhood Watch: The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool Once a derelict area of warehouses and factories, The Baltic Triangle has evolved into a Creative & Digital hub of Liverpool. Voted “the coolest place to live in the UK”, the trendiest area in Liverpool is a hotspot area for creative entrepreneurs thriving with innovation and excitement from day to night.

Neighbourhood Watch: The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Once a derelict area of warehouses and factories, The Baltic Triangle has evolved into a Creative & Digital hub of Liverpool. Voted “the coolest place to live in the UK”, the trendiest area in Liverpool is a hotspot area for creative entrepreneurs thriving with innovation and excitement from day to night.

Retail

Lost Art

Home to the independent market of the self-established creative quarter, Baltic Triangle is home to an array of up and coming creative talent. Lost Art, a skateboarding shop with a strong sense of community offers a fantastic knowledge of the sport and attire for those who wish to dress like one.

Red Brick Vintage

Additionally, in Cains Brewery Village, Red Brick Vintage is a journey to the past via an assortment of vintage clothes, furniture and art. A short stroll is Red Brick Hangar, the North West’s answer to London’s Camden Market. Offering independent stalls and businesses from boutique designers to tattooists, the creative energy flowing through the market is almost infectious with innovation.

Cuisine

The Baltic Social

While Baltic Triangle was once associated with its factories dating back to the 19th century, the regenerated area is now home to trendy bars, cool independent shops and stylish eateries.

A city favourite is The Baltic Social. An icon for socialising renowned for the high-quality craft beer, food and live music, the punk-infused venue is described a hipster’s homeland. The delicious dishes including chickpea fritters and sweet potato sticks wrapped in smoked bacon make the perfect meal for the various music events The Baltic Social hosts throughout the year.

Camp and Furnace

The superstar factor of the Baltic Triangle is the Camp and Furnace. Ranking Number 2 in The Times’ 20 Coolest Restaurants in Britain, Camp and Furnace is an old industrial space transformed into one of Liverpool’s most thriving independent venues. Offering log fires, vintage caravans, bare bulbs, lobster and street food, it’s a fantastic place to eat, enjoy sport or a night on the town.

Transport

Citybike Liverpool

Baltic Triangle’s popularity has led Liverpool council to expand the public transport infrastructure. In 2018, Liverpool opened the 100th city bike docking station within the Titanic Hotel’s car park in the World Heritage listed Stanley Dock. Additionally, the CityLink bus service stop throughout the area.

Tourism

Image: Threshold Festival (hyperlinked: https://thresholdfestival.co.uk/)

Threshold Festival

Voted as one of the top European cities, Liverpool boasts a high amount of tourism for its thriving cultural scenes thanks to The Beatles, The Tate Modern and Liverpool Football Club.  Now one of the most cutting-edge places in the UK, millions are flocking to Baltic Triangle to experience events including Homotopia, Threshold Festival and Sound City In preparation for the ever rising position the neighbourhood has, Epic Hotel will be arriving in 2020 to accommodate the rising numbers of tourism.

Final Note

The Baltic Triangle is a historic area that is the regeneration hotspot of Liverpool. With new life being breathed into the neighbourhood, Baltic Triangle is being dubbed ‘Liverpool’s answer to New York’s Meat-Packing District’. With over 50% of Liverpool’s population are young professionals drawn for the lifestyle of the Baltic Triangle. In the centre of the Northern Powerhouse Initiative, now is the time to invest in Liverpool’s thriving district for residential and commercial property.

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Neighbourhood Watch: West End, Glasgow

Neighbourhood Watch: West End, Glasgow

The West End: Glasgow Famous for its stunning Victorian architecture and thriving cultural scene, Glasgow’s West End, named “the hippest place in the UK” by The Times and as one of the “top ten coolest neighbourhoods in Europe” by The Independent, is a hotspot for young and mature professionals working in the city and students attending

Neighbourhood Watch: West End, Glasgow

The West End: Glasgow

Famous for its stunning Victorian architecture and thriving cultural scene, Glasgow’s West End, named “the hippest place in the UK” by The Times and as one of the “top ten coolest neighbourhoods in Europe” by The Independent, is a hotspot for young and mature professionals working in the city and students attending Glasgow University.

Greenery

Kelvingrove Park

In the heart of Glasgow’s creative scene, nature is a key attraction of the West End. Kelvingrove Park is a relaxing Victorian park featuring tennis courts, a skatepark and a restored Kelvingrove Bandstand, home to the Summer Nights mini music festival that brings open-air music back to the park.

Education

University of Glasgow

Over 26,000 students attend University of Glasgow for its prestigious education. Designed by George Gilbert Style, the Gothic revival architecture of the main building is a stunning architectural masterpiece. Described as the real-life Hogwarts, the University of Glasgow has been featured in productions including Cloud Atlas and Outlander.

Culture

Scottish Ballet Company

The West End offers a vibrant cultural scene, stimulating many professionals, families and students to live in the area and effectively has encouraged businesses to operate here. The top attractions include Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Riverside Museum and Clydeside Distillery.

The performing arts reigns supreme in the district boasting Kings Theatre showing productions including The Rocky Horror Show, the Scottish Ballet Company and the majestic Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Nightlife

Brel

As the bohemian district of Glasgow, the West End is home to some of the city’s most innovative spaces, cool events, creative people and prettiest streets. To complement this, the variety of unique bars are within easy reach. Brel, voted best beer garden of Glasgow in 2016 and The Parlour, home of the quirky cocktail are among the top favourites of the local community.

Cuisine

Tantrum Doughnuts

Known for its trendy cuisine, the West End offers a host of innovative eateries. From The 78, a dog-friendly vegan bar to Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded Ox and Finch. Taking fine dining to a new level of service, Six by Nico is one of Glasgow’s hotspot restaurants. Every six weeks, the restaurant changes its menu to a completely new theme, comprising of six delicious courses. Additionally, the dessert eaters will be well catered to at Tantrum Doughnuts with amazing hand-made doughnuts.

Tourism

West End Festival

Living up to its reputation as a cultural beacon of Scotland, the West End hosts several events including the annual West End Festival in June celebrating the local community and Glasgow Mela Festival, where visitors can experience Scottish music and dance in Kelvingrove Park, which always attracts lots of top performers from around the world alongside some mouth-watering food stalls too.

A Final Note

As the second largest economy in the UK, Glasgow is a thriving city set to benefit from over £16 billion of regeneration to strength the life sciences and transport industries. Proving to be a powerhouse outside of London, the West End’s bohemian reputation makes it’s a beacon for investment opportunities of residential, commercial and student properties.

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Neighbourhood Watch: The Creative Quarter, Nottingham

Neighbourhood Watch: The Creative Quarter, Nottingham

The Creative Quarter, Nottingham An environment for creative and digital businesses to thrive, The Creative Quarter is Nottingham’s number one choice for students, investors, locals and visitors to learn, live and leisure. Education Ranked the sixth best student city, Nottingham produces 19,700 graduates each year with 32% of Nottingham’s population hold a degree-level qualification.  The

Neighbourhood Watch: The Creative Quarter, Nottingham

The Creative Quarter, Nottingham

An environment for creative and digital businesses to thrive, The Creative Quarter is Nottingham’s number one choice for students, investors, locals and visitors to learn, live and leisure.

Education

Nottingham College City Hub

Ranked the sixth best student city, Nottingham produces 19,700 graduates each year with 32% of Nottingham’s population hold a degree-level qualification.  The Creative Quarter is home to Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham College and the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.

Nottingham Trent University was ranked #1 University in 2017 by Times Higher Education whilst Nottingham Business School has this year being shortlisted for Times Higher Education Business School of the Year. The district has a steady flow of first-class talent with up-to-the-minute skills.

Nottingham College’s £58 million City Hub regeneration demonstrates a grand investment in the city’s education. It will offer new facilities and resources for college students and provide community facilities such as a new café and performing arts centre. The neighbouring area to set to provide and open and green space for the community and the College is working with the council to ensure the area and surrounding through-routes are well lit and accessible, helping to create a good flow between this area and the rest of the city centre.

Business

Digital Marketing Company

Nottingham boasts a talented workforce of over 1.1 million, leading the way for knowledge intensive industries including financial and business services, creative and digital, life sciences and advanced manufacturing., of which employ 60% of Nottingham.

The Creative Quarter is a stand-out feature of Nottingham’s creative and digital sector considered ‘incubator without walls’ offers everything from unique businesses spaces, co-working hubs along with independent retails, bars and restaurants. From the two universities, businesses have a large talent pool of 29,000+ creative and digital students.

Regeneration

Broadmarsh Shopping Centre

Nottingham is currently embarking on commercial regeneration with the £250 million Southern Gateway, £150 million re-development of the Broadmarsh shopping centre and the highly anticipated Boots Island site development that is set to include a 5-star hotel, retail space, homes and offices.

The city is also set to benefit as the HS2 network is constructed, with the East Midlands Hub base planned for Toton, on the outskirts of the city, further reducing journey times to London and bringing the rest of the country closer.

Culture

Nottingham Arts Theatre

Named UNESCO City of Literature, Nottingham is a beacon of the creative arts with The Creative Quarter in centre stage. Refurbished lace factories and warehouses have evolved into modern urban living spaces, galleries take centre stage and restaurants populate the district.

Local Retail shop, Paper Came to Light was founded in honour of the local independent shops in Hockley. Today, you’ll find the best publishing and magazines from around the world stocked.

In the heart of Hockley, Nottingham Arts Theatre has shown an array of fantastic shows featuring some of the best talent in the East Midlands. The main theatre seats 300 people and has a proscenium arch and an orchestra pit.

With independent brands, fashion designers and retailers getting involved every year, Nottingham Fashion Week is a celebration of the city’s clothing industry. With live entertainment this is a chance to see new collections from the emerging talent and established names.

Rental Yields

Sherwood Square, Nottingham

This Is Money’s research discovered that Nottingham claims first and fifth rental hotspots in the UK. NG1 takes first place with an average rental yield of 11.99% while NG7 held fifth place with at 8.89%.

Transport

Nottingham Rail Station

In the heart of the Midlands, Nottingham hosts fantastic transport links including the railway to London St Pancras for as little as 90 minutes. Additionally, The Creative Quarter boasts from the £50,000 tram extension and the planned £188 million connection between Nottingham and Derby.

Final Note

The Creative Quarter boasts the epicentre of culture as Nottingham rises as the fastest growing city in the East Midlands. CBRE Research depicted that in October 2018, Nottingham is the ninth largest creative economy of the UK.

 

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