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Bolingbroke Academy Spring Fair

Bolingbroke Academy Spring Fair

We are sponsoring the Bolingbroke Academy Spring Fair again this year and are looking forward to another fun day with great food and activities. We will have a stall at the fair serving complimentary drinks and members of our team will be on hand to answer any property related questions. We have also invited Christopher Young and Keith Martin of Gibson Young Solicitors and James Muncaster of Capricorn Financial Mortgage Brokers to join us to provide a broad scope of expertise in an informal setting. We look forward to seeing you on the day. Bolingbroke Academy, Bolingbroke Grove SW11 (entrance in Wakehurst Road) 12:00-3:00pm Entrance: £1.00 for adults and free for children.

Go electric in 2017?

Wandsworth Council is preparing to install up to 125 new electric car charging points, allowing more residents can now consider making the switch to zero-emission electric motoring. The installation programme will see 20 to 25 ‘charging stations’ created across the borough, each containing two to five individual charging points. Currently there are only a handful of public charging points in Wandsworth so this roll-out will bring electric motoring within reach for many more local households. The first 17 stations will be installed in the first quarter of 2017, providing around 50 charging points. The remainder will be installed later in the year. The new charging points will be part of the Source London network, which allows members to recharge their vehicles at hundreds of locations around the city.

New home for Royal Academy of Dance on its way in Battersea.

Last Updated: 21/01/2017 08:32:50    Tags: RAD 

An agreement between the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and property developers York Place Buildings has been reached to provide a brand new purpose built headquarters for this historic institution.
York Place Buildings has guaranteed a newly built state of the art home for the RAD in exchange for their current premises on Battersea Square.
The Battersea Square premises will be converted into 34 flats and 5 modern town houses designed by Assael Architects, and which has won Sunday Times British Homes Awards Housing Project of the Year.
The council has approved plans for the redevelopment of the Homebase warehouse and car park on York Road, making the RAD’s new home just a mile away from the original location. The project, designed by architects Patel Taylor, features seven studios, a flexible performance space with moveable seating, improved accessibility, modernised changing rooms and office space, two cafés and the opportunity to display the academy’s extensive archives in a new library.
There will also be more opportunity for the local community to hire space, watch or participate in dance activities and performances at the new building.  
Luke Rittner, Chief Executive of the RAD, said: "As a world leader in dance education and training, our new home needs to reflect that status in every way. I believe that this new building will be a world-class headquarters that will not only make our members, staff and partners proud, it will also help us to fulfil our mission in support of dance and dance education internationally."
Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “I am delighted that the Royal Academy of Dance will remain in Wandsworth. Their new headquarters will represent a major new attraction and we will be working closely with the Academy in the coming months to help more local people get involved with their work. https://goo.gl/JxZmTb

Northern Line Extension Update.

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Council leader Ravi Govindia was in Nine Elms yesterday to inspect two recently delivered tunnelling boring machines which will soon start digging the Northern Line Extension.
Tunnelling begins in March this year and the Tube extension is expected to open for business in 2020.
According to tunnelling tradition, the machines cannot start work until given a name and, following a vote by local school children, the machines are being named Helen and Amy in honour of the first British astronaut, Helen Sharman, and British aviation pioneer Amy Johnson, who was the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia.

The cost of a brick.

The cost of a brick.

This fascinating report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research Ltd (Cebr) for Barclays Bank analyses the nationwide variances in the cost of housing by breaking down the cost of each brick.  Its findings show that the average price of a brick has risen 33% over the last decade! http://www.newsroom.barclays.com/r/3405/not_just_another_brick_in_the_wall