Eddisons team raises over £4,000 for children’s charity with Three Peaks challenge

Eddisons team raises over £4,000 for children’s charity with Three Peaks challenge

 

A ten-strong team from property consultancy Eddisons has raised £4,000 for the Children with Cancer UK charity after completing the 24.5-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks in less than 12 hours.

Taking on the summits of three of the Yorkshire Dales’ highest hills, Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, with a gruelling 5,200 ft of climbing, the intrepid team of building surveyors at Eddisons had trained in preparation for the walk.

“Only one of us had ever done the Three Peaks before and even though we are all in reasonably good shape we knew it wouldn’t be a good idea to tackle such a daunting challenge without doing some groundwork,” said Ian Harrington who heads the Building and Project Consultancy department.

“We climbed Whernside together as our training expedition but tackling all three peaks was still a strenuous hike and by the time we got to the last summit of Ingleborough we were pretty tired and had a few blisters between us.

“We are incredibly proud though to have raised £4,000 for Children with Cancer UK, which does such amazing work to fund research, and help families affected by childhood cancer. That has made it all worth it. We are still totting up the total we have raised and it’s not too late for people to add a donation. ”

To donate go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eddisons-yorkshirethreepeaks

 

Written by: Ian Harrington on Friday 25/05/2018

 

New Instruction for Eddisons Liverpool Agency Team

New Instruction for Eddisons Liverpool Agency Team

Eddisons have been instructed to market a 70-apartment scheme in Liverpool following the collapse of Pinnacle Residential Liverpool.

Less than a month after the firm collapsed, administrators instructed the Eddisons Liverpool Agency team to put one of the failed developer’s projects on the market.

The upper floors of Victoria House on James Street were set to be converted into more than 70 apartments. The developer had already sold a number of the apartments off-plan, with studios priced from £66,250; one-bed flats priced from £84,610; and two-bedroom flats priced from £161,400. Around 40 of these were sold to investors, at a combined cost of £2.2m.

Victoria House is a landmark city centre property in the heart of Liverpool, so a high level of enquiries from investors and other potential buyers is anticipated.

The Eddisons Agency team operates across the UK, with offices in Liverpool, Manchester, Bradford, Leeds and London. The experienced team has a strong track record in acquiring, selling and letting a wide variety of commercial property including office blocks, industrial buildings and student accommodation.

 

Written by: Robert Diggle on Wednesday 09/05/2018

 

 

Academies across UK benefit as Eddisons secures £15m funding

Academies across UK benefit as Eddisons secures £15m funding

The building and project consultancy team at Eddisons has secured almost £15m in capital funding for schools across the UK to improve buildings and other school facilities through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) programme.

CIF is an annual bidding round for academy trusts and sixth form colleges under which schools can apply for funding to improve buildings and other facilities.

Eddisons’ building and projects consultancy (BPC) has tripled the number of applications it has been commissioned to submit for school funding over the last 12 months, and has also been appointed to manage the delivery of all the successful bids.

Ian Harrington, National Head of Eddisons’ BPC team, said: “The education sector is really important to us and it’s also an area of business growth as we continue to build our base of in-house expertise.

“We know how difficult it can be for academies to access funding, especially against a backdrop of ongoing budget cuts, so it’s particularly rewarding when we work with schools and colleges to help them achieve improvements that can be transformational. We’ve seen the positive effect it can have on the whole atmosphere of a school.”

He added: “Last summer we completely redesigned a teaching block for an academy in County Durham, fitting new windows and curtain walling while incorporating the school colours. It was a real upgrade and the school was extremely pleased with the results.”

Eddisons is also working with schools to secure funding through the £100m Healthy Pupil Capital Fund, which accesses the soft drinks industry levy or ‘sugar tax’ to fund initiatives aimed at improving school students’ health. Successful bids range from new trim trails to dining rooms, playgrounds and sports pitches.

It’s particularly rewarding when we work with schools and colleges to help them achieve improvements that can be transformational

 

Written by: Ian Harrington on Wednesday 04/04/2018

 

 

Linwoods Dairy Auction Attracts International Attention

Linwoods Dairy Auction Attracts International Attention

An auction that will see the processing machinery and equipment of the Linwoods Dairy in Armagh going under the hammer later this month is attracting international attention.

Enquiries have been received from as far away as Africa and India ahead of the auction, which is to take place on Tuesday 27th November.

The dairy on Monaghan Road closed in June following the decision of the company to exit the milk business and concentrate future investment on its highly successful range of health food products that is now being sold in more than 25 countries around the world.

Paul Cooper of industrial auctioneers Eddisons CJM said: “We’re not surprised by the interest. This dairy was purpose-built in 2004 by APV, which is the name that you always like to see attached to this sort of processing kit. It was further upgraded as recently as 2010.”

“The result is a really neat, well-laid out modern facility although, good as it is, the two production lines mean that it does not have the scale to rival the gigantic super-dairies that are now being built to compete in the cut-throat business that liquid milk has become.”

The auction extends to 100 lots, ranging from the 90,000 litre raw milk tanks that were used at the start of the process, through to the shrink-wrapping machinery that was used to protect cases of bottled milk at the end.

The most high value lots are the two highly automated processing lines that both have the flexibility to fill pint, litre or two litre bottles.

Mr. Cooper added: “Apart from the interest from India and Africa, we have also been fielding enquiries from several European countries as well as businesses nearer to home.

“Whilst a number of them are in the milk business, most of this this equipment would be equally useful to people looking to bottle juices, water or other drinks.”

A viewing session for interested companies and their agents is to take place at the Monaghan Road site on Thursday 22nd November.

 

Eddisons creates leading industrial auction and valuation team with CJM acquisition

Eddisons creates leading industrial auction and valuation team with CJM acquisition

Eddisons has announced the strengthening of its industrial auction and valuation team with the acquisition of auctioneer CJM Asset Management.

Based in Scunthorpe, CJM was established in 2000 following a management buyout by directors Charles Moses and Paul Cooper, though the firm traces its roots back to 1889. The firm employs 11 staff and disposes of plant and machinery assets, on site and via its innovative auction centre, for a range of national and international firms as well as local authorities and private clients.

CJM will be combined with the existing Eddisons machinery and business asset disposal team, operating as Eddisons CJM, creating one of the largest specialist asset auctioneers nationally.

Anthony Spencer, Partner at Eddisons, said: “I am very pleased to welcome the CJM team into Eddisons. The acquisition will enhance our machinery and business asset disposal expertise, complementing our existing operations. This is our third Eddisons acquisition since we joined the Group as we continue to seek opportunities for further growth, both organically and by strategic acquisition.”

Malcolm Good, National Head of Industrial Auctions for Eddisons, said: “Having known Charles and Paul for many years I am delighted they have joined Eddisons. Collectively our sales attract global interest and by combining the expertise of Eddisons and CJM, we reinforce our national capacity as well as expanding our capability to sell complex and high value assets internationally.”

Charles Moses, managing director of CJM, commented: “With increased demand from both domestic and overseas clients, we have been looking for a partner that would allow us to continue to develop and grow our industrial auction and valuation business. Eddisons is a perfect fit for us and we are all very excited about working with our new colleagues in the Eddisons CJM Team.”

“I am very pleased to welcome the CJM team into Eddisons. The acquisition will enhance our machinery and business asset disposal expertise, complementing our existing operations.”

 

Written by: Richard Roe on Monday 05/02/2018

 

 

Eddisons boosts Liverpool presence with specialist building surveyor hire

Eddisons boosts Liverpool presence with specialist building surveyor hire

Three months after the launch of our new Liverpool office, Eddisons has further boosted its presence in the city with the appointment of building surveyor Michael Griffiths as part of a strategic drive to grow the business across Merseyside.

Mr Griffiths joins the Liverpool office as associate director from niche Liverpool building surveying and project management practice Collus Consult. He spent the previous ten years with Edward Symmons in the city.

Eddisons national head of buildings and projects, Ian Harrington, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Michael on board. He brings with him over 25 years’ technical experience and his skills complement those of our existing team.

“One of the main growth drivers has been our success in sourcing funding for schools and academies, and Michael will be tasked with servicing this demand across the North West education sector.”

He added: “Michael will also coordinate with colleagues across Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and London so that we can continue to deliver national?scale building projects on a regional basis.” Michael joins colleagues Steven Grindley, David Baker and Robert Diggle, who came on board at Eddisons in September, joining the firm from LSH. The team are all based in Liverpool city centre at our 1 Old Hall Street offices.

Steven Grindley, director in the Liverpool office, said: “Eddisons continues to invest in Liverpool and Michael’s appointment further strengthens our regional strategy for Merseyside and the North West.

“This latest hire enables us to provide an even greater breadth of services to clients in the area, offering unrivalled knowledge across a broad spectrum of commercial, residential and specialist sectors.”

“One of the main growth drivers has been our success in sourcing funding for schools and academies, and Michael will be tasked with servicing this demand across the North West education sector.”

 

Written by: Ian Harrington on Thursday 11/01/2018

 

Valuation team provides advice to enable £9m loan secured against historic Manchester building

Valuation team provides advice to enable £9m loan secured against historic Manchester building

 

The Valuation team at Eddisons is celebrating another successful instruction on behalf of Amicus Plc. after we advised on a £9m property loan that was agreed by the specialist lender – secured against the Former Freemasons city centre Lodge adjacent to Spinningfields.

Amicus’ Manchester office approved the facility for the Manchester Hall scheme, which enables the redevelopment and refurbishment of a grade II listed former Masonic Hall in the city centre.

Amicus provided the funding in order to enable the completion of the ongoing works by developer/borrower Vision Investments. Ultimately the iconic Grade II listed building in the heart of Manchester city centre will be restored to its former glory and will comprise of restaurants, conference and events facilities, boutique bedrooms and roof terrace bars – complete with 360-degree views of the Manchester skyline.

The property is located in the heart of Manchester city centre and received a gold medal certification from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for its design in 1930.

Phil Deakin, Valuation Director at Eddisons, said: “Eddisons were delighted to be able to advise our clients on another high profile and complex property loan”.

Other notable instructions Eddisons have advised Amicus on since appointed to their panel in June include Winckley House and Guild House in central Preston which are to be redeveloped to provide 122 apartments.

“Eddisons were delighted to be able to advise our clients on another high profile and complex property loan”.

 

Written by: Philip Deakin on Monday 27/11/2017

 

 

Over £210k realised in sheet metal asset auction

Over £210k realised in sheet metal asset auction

The Administrators of a metal fabrication business were delighted after the machinery and business assets team at Eddisons delivered another successful auction, realising over £210,000.

The assets of BMJ (Manufacturing) Limited in Slough were auctioned on behalf of the Administrators, after the firm ceased to trade last month.

Lots included in the auction were an Amada Lasmac laser cutter, Amada press brake, Guillotine, forklift truck, specialist tooling and associated fabrication equipment

Interest in the auction came from far and wide including registrations from Russia, USA, Greece, Poland and across Europe.

The laser cutter realised over £60k, the press brake over £40k and the guillotine over £26k, following a number of late bids, pushing the total amount realised at in excess of £210k.

Malcolm Good, National Head of Asset Auctions for Eddisons, said: “I’m delighted with the sale as we had some strong interest from across the globe and the level of registered bidders, together with the realisations, was much higher than expected.

“Interestingly, most of the larger items ended-up with end-users within the UK which shows that despite the weaker pound at the minute we still achieved a fair market price.

To view other current assets for sale please click here, or to hear first about any upcoming asset auctions please visit this page to register.

“I’m delighted with the sale as we had some strong interest from across the globe and the level of registered bidders, together with the realisations, was much higher than expected.”

Over £210k realised in sheet metal asset auction

Over £210k realised in sheet metal asset auction

The Administrators of a metal fabrication business were delighted after the machinery and business assets team at Eddisons delivered another successful auction, realising over £210,000.

The assets of BMJ (Manufacturing) Limited in Slough were auctioned on behalf of the Administrators, after the firm ceased to trade last month.

Lots included in the auction were an Amada Lasmac laser cutter, Amada press brake, Guillotine, forklift truck, specialist tooling and associated fabrication equipment

Interest in the auction came from far and wide including registrations from Russia, USA, Greece, Poland and across Europe.

The laser cutter realised over £60k, the press brake over £40k and the guillotine over £26k, following a number of late bids, pushing the total amount realised at in excess of £210k.

Malcolm Good, National Head of Asset Auctions for Eddisons, said: “I’m delighted with the sale as we had some strong interest from across the globe and the level of registered bidders, together with the realisations, was much higher than expected.

“Interestingly, most of the larger items ended-up with end-users within the UK which shows that despite the weaker pound at the minute we still achieved a fair market price.

To view other current assets for sale please click here, or to hear first about any upcoming asset auctions please visit this page to register.

“I’m delighted with the sale as we had some strong interest from across the globe and the level of registered bidders, together with the realisations, was much higher than expected.”

 

Written by: Malcolm Good on Friday 17/11/2017

 

 

Exclusive “La Ferrari” car number plate realises substantial six-figure sum

Exclusive “La Ferrari” car number plate realises substantial six-figure sum

Eddisons asset auction team celebrated the successful sale of an exclusive car registration plate that is linked to the treasured La Ferrari supercar.

The number plate “LF 1” was sold by private treaty on behalf of fixed charge receivers.

After initially receiving offers from as little as £50 multiple offers over £100,000 were received and the plate was eventually bought by a North West businessman.

Malcolm Good, National Head of Asset Auctions at Eddisons, said: “This was an exciting sale of the registration plate that attracted a number of offers from far and wide”.

“We even had a client with the initials LF placing a significant bid, however it was a local business man in the end who secured the plate and his initials did not feature LF.”

The sale completes a series of other number plates linked to supercars recently sold, including “THE 918S”, which is linked to the Porsche 918 Spyder and “THE 488S” linked to the Ferrari 488 Spyder.

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Image Source: Ferrari LaFerrari at the Beverly Wilshire (Axion23)

“This was an exciting sale of the registration plate that attracted a number of offers from far and wide”