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Popular caravan park sold on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park

Published on: 19th July 2018 Following a successful period of marketing our specialist holiday and caravan park team has sold Lemonford Caravan Park, a developed holiday park with consent for 44 static caravans and 87 touring caravans. Lemonford Caravan Park is an incredibly attractive caravan park and the previous owners ensured there was always a welcoming atmosphere on site.

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Developers remain hesitant when it comes to Permission in Principle applications

Published on: 18th July 2018 In the Housing and Planning Act 2016 a fast-track route through the planning process for residential developments was introduced, termed ‘Permission in Principle’ (PiP). The government believed that by splitting the process in two and allowing some small, housing-led developments to secure PiP first and then technical details consent (TDC) it would speed up the process and help boost housing delivery.

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SW 2018 Charity Bike Ride

Published on: 18th July 2018 19 of our property experts have completed the annual SW charity bike ride which this year saw the team cycle 220 miles from London to Brussels in just three days. The team cycled in support of Marie Curie, the UK charity providing care and support to people living with terminal illness, and their families, bringing light in their darkest hours.

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Brand new retail units available to let in Northshore, Stockton-On-Tees

Published on: 17th July 2018 In recent months there has been significant investment in Stockton-On-Tees with several office, residential, retail and leisure developments completed, or currently under construction. Our North East agency team are appointed alongside joint agents, GVA on a retail development site at Northshore providing units ranging in size from 1,615 sq ft to 4,445 sq ft that can be reconfigured to suit individual occupier requirements dependent on levels of demand.

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Health and wellbeing in the office

Published on: 13th July 2018 For many of us, a large portion of our day is spent at work; in fact, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, so it’s no surprise our work environment can have a huge impact on our quality of life.

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We have been awarded national framework appointment with Homes England

Published on: 12th July 2018 We are delighted to announce that we have recently been appointed as a supplier on the Homes England Property Professional Services Framework. The four-year contract was awarded to us and three sub-consultants; Wood Plc, Alder King and Resolution Property Surveyors, following a successful tendering process. The appointment means that as a group we can provide a full range of professional property services to all public sector bodies in England, as well as Homes England.

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Office outlook

Published on: 9th July 2018 Views away from the office allow the eyes to adjust and refocus, reducing employee fatigue, headaches and eye strain. Ideally views should be aesthetically pleasing with views of the outdoors having the additional benefit of daylighting as discussed earlier.

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Office Layout

Published on: 9th July 2018 Workspace density, tasked based spaces and breakout spaces are all things that needed to be considered when designing an office layout. The layout of an office can have an effect on concentration, collaboration, confidentiality and creativity. Hot desking and shared workspaces are becoming increasingly common in modern working environments with the objective to increase workspace density and provide more efficient spaces.

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Noise and Acoustics

Published on: 9th July 2018 Noise levels within the office can vary substantially from office to office depending on the industry. Both external and internal noise is one of the lead causes of dissatisfaction within the workplace, and is particularly problematic within open plan offices. Noise distractions can not only impact productivity but can have a detrimental impact on employee health and stress levels. Finding the balance between background sound levels and distractions can be tricky with a recommendation of 45dBA for open plan offices and 40dBA for cellular offices.

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