Crusader House Project Launches Today

Today’s the day Walton&Allen’s £1.2m development of Crusader house begins.

unnamedThe work, which is due to last for around 38 weeks, subject to weather conditions, will cover a wide range of improvements to areas of the George Street building, including stairwells, roofs, car parks and balconies.

Walton&Allen are very excited to have been commissioned to take on this project and we’re all looking forward to providing updates as the project progresses.

Our boys come to the rescue

Here at Walton & Allen we pride ourselves on looking after people. We look after our staff. We look after the landlords and tenants of the blocks we manage. We look after the homebuyers and sellers who we are working with. We look after the investors who are adding one of our properties to their portfolio. And we look after Dizzy, our office dog and boss of the company!

So when one of our maintenance teams had the chance to look after some stray cats that had been abandoned, they leapt into action. The guys found the mum and four kittens in the car park at the Crusader House development we manage in the centre of Nottingham.

They had been dumped by their ‘owner’ in a rusty pet carrier with no blanket or water and in the full heat and glare of the sun. They were very underweight and were all covered in fleas. Thankfully, the lovely people at Bramcote Animal Rescue took them all in, gave them flea and worm treatments and gave them some big hearty bowls of cat food!

Now, they’ve put photos of the whole family on Facebook and are spreading the word in the hope of finding foster homes, or even better, permanent homes for all these lovely cats.

Find out more and see the pictures.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t take any – Dizzy put her paw down at having cats in the office!

Walton & Allen unveiling historic Victoria Villas development

Last year, Nottingham-based property management company Walton & Allen completed the purchase of a historic row of 15 English Heritage listed Victorian mews properties from Nottingham City Council. Now, this is a prestigious redevelopment of luxury family homes within walking distance of Nottingham city centre. The name: Victoria Villas.

The extensive redevelopment work is now complete and Walton & Allen have announced that the showhome will be unveiled to the public at 11am on Wednesday 2nd April 2014. The development will officially be opened by Councillor Graham Chapman, Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council.

Councillor Chapman has a particular interest in developments of this kind as he is also the Portfolio Holder for Resources and Neighbourhood Regeneration. He adds that, “I am delighted to open Victoria Villas which have been returned to the purpose for which they were originally built. We were pleased to sell these mews properties for this purpose as we are keen to increase the availability of family homes near the city centre. It’s also good to see these fine old buildings restored to their former glory.”

Historic properties

Dating back to around 1845, the spacious five-storey homes were among the first to be built in the area following the Enclosure Act. The properties, numbers 110 to 138, have most recently been used as business premises, but will soon be welcoming back families once again.

The homes have all been sympathetically restored to their former glory by Walton & Allen and will be open for viewings after the showhome opening event. All of the properties now offer the very best in modern family living, with large, open interior spaces and high spec fixtures and fittings. Walton & Allen have respected the character of the properties and have retained attractive period features including high ceilings and generous room sizes.

In fact, the properties have already proved very attractive with three being sold already and contracts being exchanged on a further two in the next couple of weeks. In addition, Walton & Allen say that several other reservations are anticipated now that the showhome is complete.

Walton & Allen are delighted that the development is now complete and will soon have an official opening. Mark Batty, director of Walton & Allen said, “As a Nottingham-based property company, we were delighted to acquire this historic and important terrace. It was an exciting and rare opportunity to restore these period buildings and create unique and modern family homes. We are looking forward to opening the showhome in the presence of Councillor Chapman enormously.”

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Walton & Allen building modern family homes in Bulwell

Walton & Allen have just announced plans to build a new development of modern townhouses on the outskirts of Bulwell. All of these new homes will have plenty of shopping and leisure facilities nearby and are within minutes of beautiful countryside and parkland.

Situated on the corner of Seller’s Wood Drive and Crabtree Road, the new development known as Nelson Close, has been designed to meet the needs of young couples and families.

All of the properties will have roomy interiors and a high standard of fixtures and fittings. The accommodation in each home will comprise a large open reception room with dining area, a spacious kitchen, two or three good sized bedrooms and a generous family bathroom.

The centre of Bulwell with all of its amenities is only a short walk away. And surrounding Nelson Close in almost every direction are wide open spaces of greenery and beautiful country walks only minutes away.

A complete Furniture Pack with almost everything you need for your new home is available as an optional extra, and Walton & Allen can even help arrange the mortgage and take care of the conveyancing and legal paperwork.

Prices start from just £129,950 and each home can be reserved with just a £500 deposit – fully refundable until construction begins. All of the homes are part of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme which is designed to help hardworking people buy their own home. For example, with a Help to Buy equity loan the Government lends up to 20% of the cost of a new-build home.

The team at Walton & Allen are pleased to unveil this new development. As managing director Rob Walton points out, “Here at Walton & Allen, we’re keen to help people get on the property ladder. Now that the market is picking up and starting to move again, and the government is helping financially, we want to do our bit to help young couples and families have a place of their own.”