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PHM secures five pages of coverage for clients in 9fi5th Magazine

The winter edition of 9fi5th was published this month, and two of our clients were included in detailed features across five pages of the magazine. The glossy publication keeps readers in Miami, New York, London and Arabia up to date on luxury property worldwide.

Abell and Cleland, the prestigious luxury development by Berkeley Homes in the heart of Westminster, decorated a span of three pages in the magazine. Describing the development as “luxury set in stone,” 9fi5th comments, “The vibrancy and diversity of the city is on your doorstep, with all the conveniences that you can expect from living in prime central London. Coming from a company that really know their stuff, residents are guaranteed a building that celebrates the history of the city with all the trappings of modern luxury.”

Also featured in the winter edition was British LED luminaire experts, Ecoled, who are “lighting up the industry”. Fore fronting Ecoled as pioneers in its field, 9fit5th said, “Ecoled produce the most efficient, small LED light fittings in the industry. Modular and assembled to order, these lights are created to spec, ensuring customers are able to design exactly the kind of light they are looking for”.

Ecoled’s director of marketing James Cadisch is also quoted, stating, “We worked out that with all the different products, the different specs, colours of light, angles and finishes, we can offer up to 11 million different combinations of the product.”

You can pick up a copy of 9fi5th in first and business-class lounges, 5-star hotels, luxury property agencies, high-end design and furniture showrooms, select private member clubs, private jet charters, luxury car showrooms, and prominent art galleries.

For more information on Abell and Cleland call visit www.abellandcleland.co.uk

For information on Ecoled’s products and services visit http://www.ecoledlight.co.uk/

Christmas is just around the corner…

Now that the John Lewis advert has landed, numerous Christmas lights in town centres across the UK have been switched on by celebrities and we’re less than a month away from celebrating Christmas – we think it’s safe to start feeling excited about the most wonderful time of the year! In the festive spirit, we’ve highlighted some great Christmas events near a selection of our clients’ developments – all with show homes now ready to visit.

 

Westminster’s Christmas Craft Market – 0.7 miles from Abell & Cleland by Berkeley Homes

Westminster Abbey is hosting the Abbey Choir’s annual Christmas Concert which is supported by John Lewis this year. The concert will feature a selection of festive choral works, and traditional Christmas carols for all to sing on the 15th December at 19:00.

Berkeley Homes’ luxurious Abell & Cleland development is situated in the heart of historic Westminster, just 12-minutes’ walk from the Westminster Cathedral Craft Christmas Market. Located outside the cathedral, the market offers hand-made crafts that make ideal Christmas gifts. Prices at Abell & Cleland start from £8.34 million for a penthouse.

 

Festival of Christmas Trees – 5.5 miles from Prime Place, Sevenoaks

St Mary’s Heritage Trust Christmas Tree Festival occurs yearly at the beginning of December inviting everyone to display a tree in the church which is then open to the public for viewing. Funds raised help preserve the oldest building in Westerham, the 13th century Church, many contribute elegantly, quirkily or entertainingly decorated trees which transform St Mary’s into a veritable Christmas grotto.

The contemporary one and two-bedroom apartments at Prime Place, Sevenoaks are just a 15-minute drive from the popular Christmas tree festival at Westerham. Prices start from £340,000 for a one bedroom apartment and Help to Buy is available.

 

Medieval Christmas at Guildford Castle – 1 mile from Catherine’s Walk by Metis Homes

 Experience a Christmas how it would have been celebrated 700 years ago at Guildford Castle on the 18th December. The grounds will be transformed into a themed 13th century winter wonderland full of traditional festivities for all the family to enjoy.

The family homes at Catherine’s Walk by Metis Homes are just a mile from Guildford Castle. Prices start from £695,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and £1,100,000 for a three-bedroom townhouse.

 

World TV Day: 21st November

From airing live sporting events and entertainment to providing us with educational and cultural content like documentaries, TV is the cornerstone of democracy and a pillar of freedom of expression and cultural diversity. Believe it or not, it has its own day of celebration, World TV Day, which this year lands on 21st November.

Nothing beats coming home after a long day at work and putting your feet up on the sofa in front of the television and none more so than at Christmas* with the family.

*We can talk about Christmas since one of the most highly anticipated TV moments of the year has now officially graced our screens – the John Lewis Christmas advert!

When it comes to ‘family time’ in Britain, some may think dinner time is when families are most likely to bond but in actual fact it’s in front of the box where families are most likely to unwind. According to Mintel, over three in five (62%) parents say that watching TV together as a family is relaxing and almost half (47%) of mums say watching TV brings their whole family together.

Therefore, when choosing a new home, there can be a lot of pressure to find a property with the ideal living space with enough room for all the family to come together. Rather than open-plan living, the living room is making a comeback.

 

New Road, Milford, Godalming, Surrey on the market with Chantries
Guide price £900,000
Call 01483 405222

A stunning, detached period home close to good schools that has been extended and completely refurbished to an extremely high standard throughout. The property has well planned accommodation over three floors, with a particular feature on the ground floor being the superb kitchen/dining/family room which opens onto the garden at the rear.

 

Taplow Riverside by Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern) – Taplow village, Buckinghamshire
Prices from £1,110,000 at Jubilee Meadows
Call 01753 202131
The homes at Jubilee Meadows  offer expansive living space as well as impressive views for residents to wow their guests – formal drawing rooms on the first floors extend the open-plan living space of the ground floors, providing plenty of space for entertaining.

PHM’s clients triumphant at this year’s What House? Awards

The What House? Awards are always the highlight of PHM’s calendar, but this year has been especially exciting. We’re thrilled to announce that 12 of the 23 entries we submitted on behalf of our clients were named winners at this year’s ceremony. What’s more, six entries scooped the prestigious Gold prize in their categories, including Berkeley Homes’ impressive win for Best Large Housebuilder.

 

We spent a busy summer writing and designing the What House? Award entries, and were delighted to celebrate our clients’ success at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 18 November. Achieving national recognition for our clients’ achievements is high on our agenda so if you’re already considering which awards to enter in 2017, the deadline for the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards on 3rd February is just around the corner.

 

To find out how PHM can make your development or project shine, call us on 01483 561119.

In case of an Indian summer…

With the mornings feeling distinctly chillier, an Indian summer might feel unlikely. If we are treated to a spell of warm weather we’ve picked out some homes that remind us of summer pursuits before we have to don the woolly socks.

Jubilee Meadows is an exclusive collection of three, four and five-bedroom detached and semi-detached luxury family houses situated in the new Taplow Riverside development by Berkeley Homes in Taplow Village, Royal Berkshire. The development is nestled in between the River Thames and Jubilee River, and delivers quintessential waterside living at its best.

Just a short walk away from the centre of Maidenhead, the homes provide an idyllic and tranquil retreat away from the city but with all the convenience afforded by close proximity to a well-connected town centre. Taplow is just moments from the development and neighbours some of the country’s most celebrated riverside destinations such as Bray, Marlow and Windsor, where visitors will find renowned bars, restaurants and quirky local boutiques.

Homes at Jubilee Meadows are set to be completed by February 2017, prices start from £1,100,000. Please contact the Berkeley Homes sales teams to register your interest as soon as possible on 01753 784417 or visit berkeleygroup.co.uk.

For city dwellers, the stylish ‘Garden Collection’ at Abell & Cleland, in Westminster boasts beautifully landscaped gardens that provide a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of London. This is the ideal space to unwind with a walk through the greenery, and the homes themselves benefit from well well-proportioned inset balconies that provide an exceptional view of the outdoor area.

Just three homes in the ‘Garden Collection’ remain. Prices at Abell & Cleland start from £1,900,000, for further information or to book an appointment to view the duplex show home and the gardens, please call 0203 813 5884 or visit berkeleygroup.co.uk

 

Spots to spend your weekend, thanks to the Good Pubs Guide

Have you seen the Good Pubs Guide yet? It was launched yesterday, containing all the best spots to spend your weekend and leisure time. We love a good pub and so have listed a round up of our clients’ developments that are with easy reach of a tempting watering hole.

The Guide named The Horse Guards Inn in Tillington, Sussex as pub of the year for 2017. This charming 300-year-old pub is hidden away in the South Downs National Park, just 30 minutes south of Prime Places’ new development in Godalming. The development comprises apartments, which range from one to three bedrooms, and penthouses, which range from two to four bedrooms, they are perfect for modern town-centre living. Each has a contemporary open-plan layout and most of the homes have a balcony or terrace extending the space.

For more information, please call the marketing suite on 01483 351933 or email surreydi@hamptons-int.com.

One that is unlikely to appear on the Good Pubs Guide, because it’s in a league of its own, is The Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow. Did you know it’s the only UK pub to be awarded two stars in the Michelin guide? Residents of Taplow Riverside, the new development by Berkeley Oxford and Chiltern will be just a 20-minute drive to Tom Kerridge’s fabulous offerings including, Half Beer Road Chicken with Orange braised summer turnip, Oak Gravy and Mushroom Crunch. The new homes at Taplow Riverside provide quintessential waterside living with a collection of luxury houses, penthouses and apartments just a short walk from the centre of Maidenhead.

Please contact the Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern) sales teams to register your interest as soon as possible on 01753 784417 or visit berkeleygroup.co.uk.

Homes with the X Factor!

It’s that time of year again when we start to favour Saturday nights in front of the TV over pub gardens thanks to the latest bunch of contestants belting their hearts out in front of four terrifying judges. This series of the X Factor brings back the originals; Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and of course Simon Cowell to spice it up, as well as Nicole Scherzinger returning for another year.

At PHM, our favourite part of the show is always seeing the very lavish and luxurious judge’s houses. As a result we’ve put together a few houses that possess the X factor in our eyes, and unlike the unattainable judges’ houses, these properties are currently on the market.

 

Abell & Cleland, by Berkeley Homes Central London, is situated in the elite inner London borough of Westminster. Residents of these one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses benefit from a private lavish leisure complex comprising a swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre. To pull out all the stops Berkeley has teamed up with Double Tree Hilton to offer residents a 24-hour exclusive in-room dining service by expert chefs, proving dirty dishes are a thing of the past. Among these many services, the development boasts a full valet service in the underground car park as well as an immaculately landscaped garden.

For further information or to book an appointment please call 0203 813 5884 or visit berkeleygroup.co.uk.

A development by one of our award clients, One Tower Bridge by Berkeley Homes South East is made with the primary intention to maximise the view of Tower Bridge and City Hall with floor to ceiling windows, which alone provides an ‘X factor’. The pièce de résistance, however, is the Alegna timber bath in walnut; made by yacht building specialists, these baths are handmade in Switzerland and are famed for their beauty and ergonomic designs. Further benefits of the development include: a lavish white gold tiled swimming pool, virtual golf, a two-levelled gym and a spacious dance studio.

Enjoy the last of the summer sun

Run out of ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer holiday? Inspired by the Guildford Lido open air cinema event that took place at the weekend, we’ve picked out a selection of homes close to brilliant outdoor attractions to enjoy before the summer holidays come to an end.

Battersea Park – in association with the Luna Cinema – is showing three popular films this summer. These are Mad Max Fury Road on Tuesday 30th August, Mean Girls on Wednesday 31st August and Romeo and Juliet on Friday 1st September. Overlooking Battersea Park is Berkeley Homes’ new Vista development; a collection of luxurious one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Prices for a one-bedroom apartment start at £895,000. For more information, call Berkeley on 020 3053 6900.

Or let your little monkeys blow off a bit of steam and take them for a swing at Wild Wood Adventure, situated on Lido Road in Guildford. With courses designed for both kids and adults, it’s a fun challenge for all the family. Highpoint, situated less than a mile away on Nightingale Road, is a beautifully-presented first floor, two-bedroom apartment available to rent for £2,000 pcm through Chantries. On the 27th and 28th August (bank holiday weekend) there will also be the annual Street Food Picnic taking place at Allen House Grounds, just half a mile from Highpoint, from 12pm until 8pm. For more information about Highpoint or other properties available in Guildford, call Chantries on 01483 405222.

There really is nothing like listening to live music in the sunshine. Taking place during the Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 28th August is Music in the Park at Godalming Bandstand, free for all to enjoy. There will be food and drinks available to purchase on site. While you’re there, why not pop along to the show home at Prime Place, Godalming which offers a centrally-located collection of contemporary townhouses and apartments, conveniently situated directly opposite Waitrose. Prices for a one-bedroom apartment at Prime Place, Godalming start from £277,995, available with Help to Buy. For more information, contact Prime Place on 01483 351933.

No more nightmare journeys home

According to TFL, demand for the underground in the evening and at night has increased by a whopping 70% since 2000, with an incredible half a million people using the service after 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s a good job then that London’s 24-hour tube service launched at the weekend, allowing commuters and night owls to use the underground throughout the night on selected lines.

The Victoria and Central lines are the first to offer a round-the-clock service, good news for existing residents and a draw for those looking to buy a London home with great transport links.

Ideally located to make the most of the new service, the homes at Park Heights, by Network Homes, are just a ten-minute walk from Stockwell station on the Victoria Line. The development comprises stylish one and two-bedroom apartments, all with balconies to enjoy extensive views of London; ideal for professionals working and socialising in the city centre. For further information on Park Heights call 0344 809 2026 or visit parkheightssw9.co.uk.

Similarly, Berkeley Homes’ Vista development on Queenstown Road is just over a mile from the tube services at Vauxhall on the Victoria Line. Vista also offers access to the adjacent Battersea Park and its green acres as well as sitting directly across the river from bustling Chelsea. For information on the one and two-bedroom apartments at Vista, call 0203 811 2012 or visit berkeleygroup.co.uk.

The Northern, Piccadilly and Jubilee Lines are set to follow suit in the autumn so check back for properties close by to those stops.

Let the games begin!

The 2016 Olympics begins in Rio tomorrow – one of the most exciting, widely-celebrated sporting events in history – has it really been four years already?

The athletics extravaganza will be sure to inspire the less active among us, so we thought we’d show off a handful of our clients’ properties near some fantastic sporting facilities.

The following are not in podium order, they all get a gold medal from us!

Prime Place, Kensal Rise is a collection of beautifully-designed one and two-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom townhouses built around a new multi-million pound sports centre, on Chamberlayne Road, ‘the hippest street in Europe’ according to Vogue. Prices at Prime Place, Kensal Rise start from £526,000. Call selling agents Hamptons international on 020 7758 8487 for more information.

Oakhill Park is an exclusive gated development of mansion-style apartments and penthouses in Putney – the place famous for being the start point of the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, but rowing here is popular all-year round. Thames Rowing Club, just over a mile away is one of the oldest rowing clubs in London and caters for a variety of standards from novice to international.

Prices start from £860,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Call Savills on 020 3430 6920 to find out more.

Vista – a collection of luxurious one, two, and three-bedroom apartments – marries iconic architecture and a top specification with unparalleled views over Battersea Park, which is home to the Millennium Arena; a 400m running track and athletics venue. Any fitness fanatic will enjoy living so close to these facilities, as track and field is the heart of the historic competition.

The final phase of Vista has now launched, so call Berkeley on 020 3053 6900 to book an appointment now – prices from £895,000.

 

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