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The word marriage has a nice ring to it!

Putting aside PR for one moment – this is an extra special blog post to announce that our managing director, Nikki Ackerley, married her other half, Ian Gibbon, in a truly wonderful ceremony at the historical and rather magical Loseley Park, near Guildford, at the weekend.

Being so close to Christmas, it really was an amazing atmosphere, and the couple had one of the best days of their lives, which you can probably tell from the smiles on their faces in the photo!

Thankfully, the wedding day went without a hitch, except for the days leading up to the ceremony when a lost dress caused quite a bit of drama! No it wasn’t the wedding dress but another emerald green number, also by designer to the stars Suzannah, which Nikki had intended to wear at a celebratory lunch the day after the wedding.

Arriving back at the office after her final dress fitting just three days before the wedding, she realised that the ‘day after’ dress had disappeared somehow on the way. Thankfully, after a couple of rough nights bearing the elements, the dress turned up a few days later in good condition, in an alleyway near PHM HQ, in what can only be described as a miracle! The full story has been told by Nikki in her editors page of The Guildford Magazine in addition to a list of thanks to all the stupendous suppliers who did a sterling job leading up to and on the couple’s special day.

Congratulations again Nikki and Ian. Love from all at PHM x

Scandi-inspired show apartments at Network Living’s Nordic Quarter development in Colindale

The show apartments have just opened to prospective buyers looking to purchase at the Nordic Quarter development, which comprises 108 one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments. The scheme is already making its mark in this up-and-coming area of London, due to its progressive design credentials and creative approach to urban apartment living. Each apartment has private outdoor space as well as allocated parking – a rarity for London new builds.

Apartments can be bought under the shared equity scheme, where buyers can choose to purchase 80% of the market value of their home and borrow the remaining 20% – interest free for the first five years. The full market value price for a one-bedroom apartment at Nordic Quarter starts at £265,000.

Alternatively, homes can be bought through shared ownership, with prices starting from £116,500 for a 35% share in a one-bedroom apartment (full market value £333,000).

The show apartments are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. For more information contact the sales agent Imagine Living on: 0203 376 6455. Alternatively, visit: www.nordic-quarter.co.uk.

Prime Place gets the green light to deliver a new football stadium and 648 new homes in Brentford

Prime Place, the private residential arm of Willmott Dixon, and its development partner Brentford Football Club have secured detailed planning consent from Hounslow Borough Council to deliver a new 20,000 capacity football stadium, together with 648 new homes, in Brentford.

Branded Prime Place, Kew Bridge, the homes will be in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and will offer high quality hotel-style living with facilities including a concierge service, private lounge/library and dining room, cinema, gym, and private landscaped gardens.

Substantial improvements to the public realm will include extensive landscaping and greenery across the site, new pedestrian and cycle routes – including dedicated and widened routes along Lionel Road South – retail outlets and on-site car and cycle parking.

Prime Place, Kew Bridge is the latest addition to Prime Place’s growing portfolio which includes a regeneration project to provide more than 1,100 homes at Aberfeldy Village in Poplar E14; the conversion of the former Tubbs Hill House in Sevenoaks; a partnership with Cheshunt School in Hertfordshire to deliver 88 new homes; 135 apartments and family houses in Godalming town centre, and a joint venture with Westminster City Council to deliver a state of the art new leisure centre, sports facility and 156 new homes.

Launching soon: superb new town centre homes in historic Dorchester by Metis Homes

A rare opportunity to buy a new home in the heart of the historic county town of Dorchester is being offered by Metis Homes. A superb collection of luxury two, three and four-bedroom homes will be launched for sale early next year and, anticipating high demand, Metis Homes is inviting people to register their interest very soon.

Eastgate enjoys a wonderful location at the far end of High East Street, just a few hundred metres from the lively town centre which blends history and old-world charm with a great choice of shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Traditionally designed using local materials, including natural Portland stone, the homes at Eastgate have great character and charm, blending harmoniously with the surrounding historic buildings.

There are just ten homes at Eastgate, arranged around a central courtyard. The majority are three and four-bedroom townhouses, together with just one, two-bedroom coach house.

Many of the homes have a Juliette balcony with views over the Mill Stream and some have their own waterside garden. A gated entrance provides security and each house has a private parking space within the courtyard.

Prices at Eastgate are still to be confirmed but are expected to range between £320,000 and £430,000.

For further information and to register an interest, contact selling agents Connells on 01305 266755 or Dorchester@connells.co.uk. To see a fly-through video of the homes visit www.metishomes.co.uk

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