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One Islington Plaza

One Islington Plaza – Construction Update June 2017

One Islington Plaza – Construction Update March 2017

Published in New Regen

L1 Studios


One Islington Plaza – Student Studios & En Suite Clusters

NewRegen is exclusively releasing Phase 1 of One Islington Plaza in Liverpool’s £1 billion Knowledge Quarter. This brand new student residence will offer the highest quality of student living in the heart of Liverpool’s student district.

Spread over 9 floors the development will offer 317 studio and en suite clusters, starting at £62,995 with an 8% assured net rental return for 3 years.

NewRegen has signed up the UK’s leading rental agent, Urban Student Life, who will be managing the development from completion.

The development will include a wealth of facilities including a games room with ping pong, foosball, pool tables and games stations. There will also be a cinema room, laundry facilities, cycle storage and a gymnasium for residents’ exclusive use.

Further to this there will be an onsite Crosby coffee shop offering grab and go options.

Investment Overview

  • Liverpool City CentrePhase 1 Prices from £62,995
  • 8% Assured Net Rental Return for 3 Years
  • Located 100m from the University of Liverpool
  • Wealth of Facilities
  • UK’s Leading Student Rental Agent

Knowledge Quarter – £1 Billion Investment

The Knowledge Quarter is the area Liverpool City Council is developing as an academic hub. It’s already home to the University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool John Moores University.

This enormous project is called Paddington Village, and it will cover 30 acres behind Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

The development plans are ambitious, to say the least. There will be an array of new houses, businesses, conference space, laboratories and academic buildings, and there’s also talk of a skyscraper and a train station.
Knowledge Quarter CEO Colin Sinclair told the Liverpool Echo that thousands of new jobs could be created via Paddington Village.

‘This is a landmark, a historic moment in the future of Liverpool…When that kind of investment is being made, you can really say to any investor from around the globe that Liverpool is a city of opportunity.

It’s a steep change. We’re not dabbling around the edges here. We’re trying to create something that is lasting for the city.

Phase 1 of Paddington Village is likely to begin in 2017.

Published in New Regen
Monday, 20 March 2017 08:39

L1 Studios

L1 Studios – February 2017

L1 Studios – Construction Update May 2017

Following on from previous site investigations and foundation design, May has seen installation of site infrastructure and boarding, and initial groundworks have taken place.

The existing basement that was present from the previous building has been excavated, as have the substructure pilings and foundations. The construction team will commence piling of the new foundations in June, in anticipation of the erection of the steel frame following on from that.


L1 Studios – Construction Update February 2017

The developer’s team has recently carried out a site investigation to the plot, which related to environmental searches and to assess the ground for foundation design.

Following this successful investigation, the developer has sent a team onsite to confirm the findings of the site investigation report. The onsite team has also determined the extent of the basement to the adjacent property. These trial site investigations have meant that SWF Consultants are able to finalise the foundation design for the project.

Furthermore, last week saw a design team meeting held, which was attended by the architects for the development, the structural engineer, the M & E engineers and the main contractor, Ridgemere. The purpose of the meeting was to co-ordinate all of the different elements of the building design, which are now being drawn up ahead of full construction commencing onsite in May.

Photographs from Fleet St showing trial / exploratory excavations.

Published in New Regen
Monday, 20 March 2017 08:33

City Residence - Construction Updates

City Residence – Feb 2017

City Residence is in the heart of the new regeneration zone of Liverpool Central North. Located less than 3 minutes from the commercial & business centres in Liverpool and minutes to Sandhills train station which links to the underground and bus routes.

The report outlines the work that has been carried out since November and has proved to be progressing speedily.

Construction is within schedule and the developer has not advised of any changes to the completion date.


City Residence – Construction Update May 2017

All of the four bed houses on Stanley Road are now to first lift brickwork, with first lift scaffold erected on all of these houses. Joiners are onsite and installing joists to hold the floor on the first floor level on half of the houses, with the other half to follow shortly.

The three bed houses on Lemon Street side of the site are now also to first lift brickwork, with first lift scaffold erected on all of these houses and joiners scheduled to install joists next week.

The three bed houses on the Great Mersey Street side of the site have slabs in place, with brickwork to damp course level scheduled to commence next week.

City Residence – Construction Update April 2017

All civil engineering infrastructure is now completely installed, including drainage, ancillary services and the new road has had the first layer of tarmac.
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All houses have had a 'block and beam' foundation installed and brickwork to damp course level. The next stage will be for brickwork to be constructed and the structure of the houses will become defined shortly.

City Residence – Construction Update March 2017

The main areas of progress in the build of City Residence in the last month includes all plots being up to slab level, and main drainage for waste and surface water is also now also installed.

Infrastructure works are currently being carried out to the new road that will link the site to Lemon Street and Great Mersey Street, with a view to base coating the road in the very near future.

The development on site is running according to plan, and on target for completion as expected in Q4 of 2017.

City Residence – Construction Update Feb 2017

Following the plot clearance in November, the construction team have been working hard (including on Boxing Day) to dig down to foundation levels of all houses.

Since the short Christmas & New Year break, we are delighted with the speed of progress, and all houses have had piling completed, foundations installed and some houses have even got the first course of brickwork now in place.

Therefore, the build is currently running to schedule.Regular updates will be sent out at each stage of construction from foundations through to completion of the building. If you need any further information in the mean time, please feel free to call us at the following offices:

Published in New Regen
Friday, 13 May 2016 18:33

Strongbox Self Storage

Strongbox Self Storage

Strongbox Self StorageCommercial Development in the Northwest

Established in January of 2013, Strongbox Self-Storage opened the doors to the first of its operating sites in July of the same year. Financed by unitised sales, this site located in Haydock, St Helens has gone on to be one of the most successful self- storage facilities in the UK with over 90% occupancy being achieved within the first 18 months of trading. The site was purchased, developed and is now being managed by entities that form part of the wider family of NewRegen. The project had a GDV of £1.3million.

Published in News
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:11

L1 Studios

L1 Studios – Central Liverpool - Prices from £69,950

L1 Studios


Central Liverpool Student Studio Apartments

The scheme will offer a range of exclusive studio apartments, ideal for both undergraduate and mature students.

L1 Studios will offer Liverpool students a comfortable housing experience, with the studios being much larger than normal purpose built student accommodation.

It will be located in a very convenient location, being walking distance from Liverpool ONE shopping centre, a transformational £1 billion regeneration scheme, from Central Station (the busiest underground in the UK outside of London), all major universities, restaurants and nightlife.

Investment Overview

  • Liverpool City Centre
  • 8% Assured Net Rental Income for 3 Years
  • Largest Studios on the Market
  • Rooftop Terraces
  • Onsite Café/Bar/Restaurant
  • Private Gymnasium
  • Experienced Management Company
  • Prices from £69,950

Why Invest in Student Accommodation

Student property is one of the most lucrative ways to expand your property portfolio in the UK.

Private student accommodation continues to outperform all other forms of property investment in the UK. With low entry prices, stable yields and low void periods, it’s one of the most lucrative ways to expand your portfolio. Plus, there is zero stamp duty payable up to £125,000.

Although most first-year students secure university-owned accommodation, others need to look elsewhere. This results in more than 70% of students in university towns renting privately – and they’re demanding convenient locations, quality furnishings and on-site amenities. This offers you a compelling investment opportunity.

Published in New Regen
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:47

City Residence

City Residence – Liverpool Central North - Prices from £129,950

City Residence

New Release: City Residence – Liverpool Central North

City Residence is in the heart of the new regeneration zone of Liverpool Central North. Located less than 3 minutes from the commercial & business centres in Liverpool and minutes to Sandhills train station which links to the underground and bus routes.

The Townhouses are excellent value for money, being priced from just £129,995 for a 3-4 bedroom house – equivalent to the price of a 2 bed apartment in the city centre.

All houses come with fully fitted kitchens with all white goods, wooden flooring throughout the living areas & two bathrooms. Each property also includes a large garden and 1 parking space.

Investment Overview

  • Below Market Value Properties
  • 7% Assured Net Rental Income
  • Buy to Let Mortgages Available*
  • £5.5bn Regeneration Area
  • 3 Minutes from City Centre
  • Discounted Prices from £129,950 (Market Price £149,995)

3 Major Regeneration Projects in Liverpool

Liverpool is undergoing a major transformation right now with a huge amount of private investment being injected into the local economy.  Over the last 5 years there has been a significant amount of investment in the city centre such as the Liverpool One shopping centre and regeneration of the business district. Land is now very limited in the city centre due to the high demand and low supply of city centre property. Recently the council has created a new housing area called Liverpool Central North which is surrounded by the following 3 major regeneration projects:

 1. Project Jennifer – A £150m new district centre for the north city centre which is 300 meters away from City Residence. The proejct is underway with private funding. Recently the new £15m school completed along with the new ‘Greatie’ indoor and outdoor market. A large retail park is also underway.
 2. Anfield Regeneration – This £260m project is 1.3km away from the development and involved the eventual expansion of the famous Anfield Football Stadium to 60,000 supporters, a new retail element, a £10m hotel, a boulevard with restaurants, bars and the ‘Anfield Village’ town centre.
3. Liverpool Waters – From the developer that brought BBC Media City and the Trafford Centre to Manchester, Peel Holdings are investing £5.5bn to create ‘Liverpool Waters’ which is the biggest regeneration in the UK since the 2012 Olympics. This project will completely transform the old water front in Liverpool bring commercial, retail and residential to this area and ultimately increase the demand for homes in the area.

City Residence is located in the middle of these 3 regeneration projects and provides a fantastic investment opportunity for buy to let investors.

*Mortgages Available Subject to Lending Criteria own Circumstances

Published in New Regen