Planning Permission Granted for New Development at Rainworth

Northern Trust has announced that they have been granted planning permission for a new residential development in Rainworth, Nottinghamshire. The outline plans for the land off Warsop Lane include the provision for up to 130 new homes.

A spokesperson for Northern Trust commented “The outline planning permission for up to 130 houses includes a mix of house types aimed at supporting the delivery of high quality housing at an affordable level within the Rainworth area. The new scheme will generate significant investment within the Borough.”

Planning Permission Granted for New Development at Rainworth

Planning Permission Granted for New Development at Rainworth

For more details please visit the full press release by clicking here.

Northern Trust Officially Unveil 2nd Phase of Innovate Offices at Ackhurst

Northern Trust has formerly unveiled the second phase of their small office ‘Innovate’ brand at Ackhurst Business Park, Chorley.

Innovate at Arundel House Ackhurst Business Park

Innovate at Arundel House Ackhurst Business Park

A number of North West agents and local dignitaries were invited to view the newly refurbished offices. Tom Parkinson, Director at Northern Trust commented “Innovate @ Arundel House forms part of Ackhurst Business Park and is the second phase of our small office units, following on from the success of the initial phase. The small offices are finished to a very high standard and offer affordable space on flexible terms, providing the ideal solution for start-up and small businesses looking to relocate to the Chorley area.”

Ackhurst Business Park provides a range of modern self-contained office accommodation from single suites of just 3 persons (250 sq ft) to ‘own front door’ pavilion style buildings up to 4,525 sq ft. Each building is finished to a high specification to meet the needs of the modern day occupier and provides a professional business environment and high quality corporate image.

For more details please see the full press release by clicking here. You can also visit the dedicated website at

Village Hall & New Housing Development for Weeton Approved

Detailed planning consent has been granted to Northern Trust and Jones Homes for the construction of a new village hall, 16 new market homes and 4 affordable homes in Weeton.

The plans form part of a partnership scheme with the Village Hall Charity, and includes the replacement of the existing village hall, which dates back from the First World War. The new facility funded entirely by Northern Trust will allow for a wider range of services to be offered from a modern building fit for future generations.

A spokesperson for Northern Trust commented “We are delighted that Jones Homes has acquired the land and will be developing the new market homes. As a longstanding landowner on the Fylde Coast, Northern Trust is pleased to have the opportunity to work with a partner who has a strong reputation for delivering high quality new homes.”

John Roocroft, Regional Director for Jones Homes, adds “We are delighted to be creating a new housing community in Weeton. There has not been any new housing in the parish for a long time, so it’s n exciting chapter for Jones Homes to be investing in this rural and very sought-after location. Designed to appeal to a variety of homebuyers, from young professional, first time buyers to families looking for a carefully designed new home; the development will comprise a collection of 3 bedroom semi-detached and 4 and 5 bedroom detached properties. Work is expected to start on site in the coming months, with the first properties set for completion later this year.”

For more details please see the full press release by clicking here

Transformation of Derelict Allscott Sugar Beet Plant Site One Step Closer

Plans to transform the former Sugar Beet Plant site at Allscott into a mixed development featuring new homes, a primary school and sports facilities have today been submitted to Telford & Wrekin Council.

If approved the now derelict site would be transformed into a mixed community including:

  • up to 470 new homes
  • a new sports & social club
  • a single form entry primary school
  • community allotments
  • a business hub
  • a health centre, pharmacy and local shops
  • biodiversity enhancements
  • new public open
  • over £1m of improvements to local roads

Northern Trust has been working with the local community to develop the plans since October 2012. Throughout the consultation process the site’s regeneration has enjoyed over 90% support from participants.

It is expected that a decision will be made on the outline planning application in Spring 2014. More details can be found on the dedicated website at 

Fellows Homes Starts Work on Duke Street Site

Fellows Homes have confirmed they have started work on their new housing development at Duke Street, Chorley.

Ground works have now commenced on the first phase of the development, which when completed will provide 70 new homes in a range of 2 and 3 bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached family house styles. A proportion of affordable housing is also included and incorporates a range of 1 and 2 bed apartments. The new development follows on from the success of The Village Garden which now has its final few plots remaining.

Dave Fellows of Fellows Homes commented “The Village Garden scheme has proved a huge success and with the last remaining plots available we thought it would be the ideal time to commence work on the new development.”

Fellows Homes have also commenced that they can now offer the Help to Buy new Government backed scheme. Help to Buy equity loans are open to both first-time buyers and home movers on new build homes worth up to £600,000.

Anyone interested in registering their interest for the new houses or the final remaining plots at The Village Garden can contact Fellows Homes on 01257 460118 or email:


Northern Trust Unveils Refurbished Office Space at Vortex House, Wavertree

Northern Trust has formerly unveiled their refurbished 22,900 sq ft office scheme; Vortex House, Wavertree at a breakfast reception. The event which was held on 26th September was attended by a number of Liverpool and local agents.

Offices to let Liverpool

Northern Trust & CBRE Congratulate the Business Card Draw Winner Jonathan Lowe of GVA

Neil Kirkham, Associate Director at CBRE joint lettings agents on the scheme commented “We believe this is the only detached office building of this quality in the 20,000-25,000 sq ft bracket available in the Liverpool City region presently. Couple this with the close proximity to Liverpool City Centre, Wavertree train station (200m) and the M62, which Wavertree Business Park benefits, give Vortex House a fairly unique position in the market.”

For the full press release please click here. For more details about Vortex House please visit the dedicated website at or contact one of the joint letting agents on the scheme: CBRE on 0151 224 7666 or Whittle Jones on 01257 238666.

Whittle Jones Launches New Mobile Website

Whittle Jones Chartered Surveyors; has announced that they have launched a new mobile version of their website.

Whittle Jones who performs an asset management function for commercial portfolios totalling in excess of 9 million sq ft have developed their website for the mobile platform to make it easier for customers to search for properties and obtain key information in a condensed format.

Mobile users visiting the Whittle Jones’ website at will now be automatically directed to the new mobile site unless they opt to view the desktop site.

For more details please visit the full press release by clicking here.

Sainsbury’s Signs Up For Northern Trust’s £10 Million Carrington Centre Redevelopment

Northern Trust is delighted to announce that Sainsbury’s has been secured as food retailer for its £10 million Carrington Centre redevelopment in Eccleston, near Chorley.

Sainsbury’s have signed a long term lease which will see them anchor the retail centre from the new 4,000 sq ft convenience store.

The 13,000 sq ft new retail parade also includes 8 other shops including the post office and pharmacy as well as the library. Only two of the shop units remain available to let and cover 743 sq ft and 1,523 sq ft respectively. Anyone interested should contact Peter E Gilkes & Co on 01257 266999.

Work on the initial phase of the development has commenced and as expected should complete prior to Christmas to enable our retained tenants to benefit from the seasonal trade. Completion of the final fit out of the new Sainsbury’s store will follow in the New Year.

For more details please see the full press release by clicking here.

Northern Trust Appoints Legat Owen at Simms Cross & Mersey Buildings

Northern Trust has appointed property agents Legat Owen as joint agents alongside Whittle Jones for their Simms Cross office and retail premises in Widnes; and retail and leisure unit at Mersey Building.

Mersey Building Warrington

Mersey Building Warrington

Tom Parkinson, Director at Northern Trust commented “We are pleased to have appointed Legat Owen as joint agents, alongside our in-house management agents, Whittle Jones. We are confident that with their knowledge and reputation in the area it will attract further interest in the premises with new or existing companies looking to relocate to either Widnes or Warrington.”

Legat Owen was established in 1986 with the aim of providing expert, professional and personal advise on retail property. Since its inception, the company has strategically expanded so that it now provides the same respected level of advice across the whole spectrum of commercial property, including industrial, offices, in and out of town retail, leisure and land.

For more details see the full press release at:

Exciting Plans for Teal Close Take a Step Forward

Northern Trust are bringing forward proposals for a mixed use development on land to the east of Netherfield, known as Teal Close. The plans, which were recently on display at Carlton Town Football Club and the St George’s Centre in Netherfield, are for 830 new homes (including much-needed affordable properties) and include new sports pitches, employment land, a hotel, a community hub and primary school, biodiversity enhancements and highways improvements.

The proposals, worth £96 million, could create around 700 long-term jobs in a sustainable location and will help to provide affordable properties for key workers.

For more details on the proposals please visit the dedicated website at