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Record number of lets for Manchester Apartments

Record number of lets for Manchester Apartments

02 September 2019 – In August we celebrated a record number of lets with our sister company Manchester Apartments, achieving our best rates on record for both lets per day and lets per month.


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Manchester Airport announces new direct route to Shanghai

Manchester Airport announces new direct route to Shanghai

Juneyao Air and Manchester International Airport have recently announced that they will operate three flights a week between Manchester and Shanghai. Set to launch in March 2020, the new route will provide a massive economic boost for both Manchester and the rest of the North of England.

Home to 24 million people and the world’s busiest container port, Shanghai is China’s largest city. Furthermore, Shanghai is considered one of the most vital commercial and financial hubs in Asia, establishing great investment ties to both Shanghai and the North of England.

Henri Murison, Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, said of the route: “Forging closer links between China and the Northern Powerhouse is crucial to increasing the contribution the North makes to the UK economy and reinforces the role of Manchester Airport as the global, long-haul getaway to the North – a Heathrow for the North bringing investment, growth and skilled jobs to the region.”

Estimates show that 180,000 people within Manchester’s catchment area already travel to Shanghai, with the new route set to boost these numbers even further. The new route is a step towards making the North one of the most internationally competitive regions, unlocking hundreds of millions of pounds worth of investment, tourism and trade.

Manchester Airports announces new direct route to Shanghai

The announcement comes three years after Hainan Airlines’ route launch in 2016. The direct route between Beijing and Manchester has been widely praised, with Northern England reporting a 38% increase in Chinese visitors in relation to the route opening.

The new route will provide a great global boost for Manchester’s universities too. Manchester’s student population is already the largest in Europe, with a high percentage of these students coming from all over the world. Outside of London, Manchester has the highest graduate retention rate in the UK. According to research from the Manchester Brain Drain, 51% of students from Manchester’s universities remain in the city after graduation. With a growing number of international students choosing to study in Manchester, the city’s economy has seen a big boost in the last decade. Manchester is celebrated for its globally diverse workforce and this new route will aid further growth as well as solidify Manchester as a prime international destination to do business.

With this ever-growing student population and increasing graduate retention rate, the rental demand in Manchester continues to grow year on year. Fortunately for Manchester’s future tenants, Beech Holdings are in the process of developing several new apartment buildings for both students and professionals alike. To find out more, or to enquire about investing in one of our projects, get in touch today.

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Beech Holdings launch partnership with Simply Abu Dhabi

Beech Holdings launch partnership with Simply Abu Dhabi

Beech Holdings have officially appointed Simply Abu Dhabi as their official distribution partner in the United Arab Emirates, by welcoming the publication’s CEO, Arnie Hira into their headquarters earlier this week. Simply Abu Dhabi, is the world’s largest privately owned luxury lifestyle channel for Abu Dhabi.

Simply Abu Dhabi is a traditional lifestyle communication platform that reaches 7,800 Ultra High Net Worth Individuals via print, in a coffee table book format, four times per year. This is now further complimented by their ability to communicate both news and luxury content to their digital patronage which consists of 700,000+ UHNW, HNW and Aspirational individuals in the Middle East and around the world.

Established 9 years ago, Simply Abu Dhabi, offers a unique opportunity to their network and audience to access Beech Holdings’ exclusive high yield property investments in Manchester City centre, an area which has been benefiting from a growing rental market superior to the rest of the UK and strong capital appreciation, whilst attracting world class businesses such as Amazon, Spotify and Booking.com. The rental sector isn’t the only growing area of Manchester, HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the Abu Dhabi ruling family has spent more than £1.3bn directly investing into Manchester City Football Club.

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The Simply Abu Dhabi partnership marks a second successful project with an established Middle East based business, having recently worked with AIMS Holdings, one of the biggest investment funds in Saudi Arabia. Stephen Beech, Owner of Beech Holdings and UK property investor commented: ‘We look forward to cementing our business relationship with the Middle East through working closely with Arnie and Simply Abu Dhabi.

Substantiated by a qualitative and well-placed print medium, Simply Abu Dhabi pride themselves on authentic ultra-high net worth, high net worth and aspirational engagement, so Beech Holdings will receive the best possible exposure and furthermore ascertain real value with this partnership. Arnie is incredibly respected in the industry with a proven track record and a well established network of high net worth contacts globally’

Elliot Vure, Associate Director at Beech Holdings added: ‘Having worked and lived in the Middle East myself, I certainly know how valuable it is to build long lasting relationships over there and cannot wait to see the wealth of opportunity our partnership will be bringing both ways’.

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UK property investment seminar

UK property investment seminar

Beech Holdings will be holding its very first property investment seminar in partnership with Egyptian property consultancy Deyar, in Cairo, Egypt.

The Event will be an introduction to property investment in the UK, aiming to help investors learn how to invest wisely and secure maximum returns on investment.

The key speakers at the seminar will be Beech Holdings owner and award-winning UK property Investor Stephen Beech, as well as UK market expert Elliot Vure and Deyar owner Ammar Nouth.

Beech Holdings has recently confirmed that the property investment seminar will be held exclusively on Friday 6 December 2019 at 3pm and 6pm, as well as Saturday 7 December 2019 at 1pm and 5pm and will take place at the renowned Four Seasons Hotel – situated next to the river Nile.

Previously featured on the BBC, Property entrepreneur Stephen Beech is keen to share his extensive knowledge of the UK property market and hope he will help investors make sense of the ever- evolving property sector in the UK: ‘I am very keen to be leading such an exclusive event and hope my 20 years’ experience will help investors maximise their yields’.

Limited free tickets are available and more information about the event can be found here. 

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Manchester Apartments and UA92 collaborate

Manchester Apartments and UA92 collaborate

Manchester based lettings agency Manchester Apartments has announced that it is an accommodation provider of University Academy 92 (UA92)

Manchester Apartments, and their parent company Beech Holdings have announced a collaboration with University Academy 92 (UA92), a higher education institution located in Old Trafford. UA92 is co-funded by Lancaster University and offers a broader scope of degrees than traditional universities.

As a partner, Manchester Apartments provide accommodation for UA92 students, working alongside the Trafford Regeneration scheme. Trafford’s regeneration scheme is focused on boosting retail, leisure, education and housing whilst tapping into the area’s two legendary sporting arenas. A huge part of the regeneration project is driven by University Academy 92 (UA92).

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Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt are the driving force behind UA92. The objective is for UA92 to bring innovative skills to the communities of Trafford and Stretford and the other boroughs of Greater Manchester. The degrees obtained will be awarded by Lancaster University, consistently ranked in the top ten university rankings, and currently Sunday Times’ ‘University of the Year’. Degrees studied at UA92 include media, business, sport and psychology academic undergraduate programmes.

UA92 offers a refreshing take on the ‘normal’ student life. Focusing hard on its degree opportunities with the backing of Lancaster University, UA92 gives students and future employers the opportunity to hire graduates with relevant work experience, benefiting both the academic and business worlds.

UA92 is set to be a huge asset to the local area, their main campus, previously home to Kellogg’s, will cater for up to 6,500 students, a number of these students have recently moved into Manchester Apartments’ Westpoint development.

A key driver for the Trafford Regeneration Scheme

First launching in late 2018, Westpoint is one of Manchester Apartments’ most popular developments and was created as part of the Trafford Regeneration Scheme. Manchester Apartments have worked closely with Trafford Council over the past 12 months, offering UA92 accommodation at Westpoint, helping drive the University forward.

Westpoint’s facilities enable students at UA92 to make the most of their time at university. With an on-site gym, shared social space for revision and socialising, regular events and close proximity to UA92, it’s the perfect place for students to make their most of their living experience whilst at university.

Manchester Apartments and Beech Holdings have been working closely with Trafford Council on both the Westpoint development and potential upcoming projects.

Future developments for Manchester’s newest neighbourhood

Situated just 20 metres away from UA92 is Warwick Road, home to the latest development from Manchester’s leading residential developer, Beech Holdings. Warwick Road is scheduled for completion in summer 2020. The development will consist of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. The apartments will be highly suitable for students, graduates and young professionals. The use of modern, low-carbon technologies means that the Warwick Road development will be one of the city’s most energy efficient developments.

Jonathan Griffiths, Director of Property & Building Management at Beech Holdings, commented: “‘Working with UA92 and Trafford council has been a fantastic opportunity to put something back into the Trafford area. Our high quality apartments offer a great living space for new students, offering social space for students to interact, hold events and communicate with their peers.

We look forward to more business relations with the university and we are excited to see this new university concept and developing area come to life!”

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Manchester celebrates Michelin star award

Manchester celebrates Michelin star award

The Man(a) of the moment is Simon Martin, owner of iconic restaurant Mana in Ancoats. It’s because of Simon Martin that Manchester has been awarded its first Michelin star in 40 years, bringing an end to the era of a Michelin starless Manchester.

The prestigious accolade was earned by former Noma chef Simon Martin, whose restaurant Mana only opened its doors in October 2018. A year after opening and a whirlwind of success has seen Mana as the first restaurant in 4 decades to win the award.

Mana is a reservation-only restaurant serving a menu of 14 to 20 plates in quick succession. The menu promises to use the very best seasonal ingredients, with the ever-changing menu a reflection of the cyclical landscape.

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Mana has finally put Manchester on the international food map, inevitably attracting swarms of tourists to visit restaurant in the future. Hopefully this Michelin star will be the first of many for Manchester, finally giving Manchester eateries the recognition they deserve.

Ancoats: another rising star

Mana is situated in Ancoats, an area that has seen rapid development in recent years. Ancoats is an area rich in industrial heritage as it was once home to the textile mills that cemented Manchester’s reputation as a cottonopolis.

The textile mills are now gone but their intriguing post-industrial architecture remains intact, making way for new homes, independent eateries, theatres, bars and green spaces. It’s easy to see why this is one of the most thriving and desirable neighbourhoods in Manchester, and why Mana has chosen Ancoats as its home.

In fact, Ancoats is so well-loved, it was recently listed as the 13th coolest neighbourhood in the world by Time Out.

Invest in Ancoats

Alongside Mana, Ancoats is also home to our prestigious new development, Ancoats Gardens. Arriving Q1 2021, Ancoats Gardens is a high-quality residential apartment building, aimed at professionals seeking a stylish, convenient and social living experience in the heart of Manchester city centre.

Combining high-quality finishes and cutting-edge low-carbon technologies, our developments are in extraordinary demand from tenants, investors and occupiers. The use of sustainable, low-carbon technologies means that Ancoats Gardens will be one of Manchester’s most energy-efficient developments, which offers a benefit to investors and occupiers of an enhanced rental yield and future-proof investment.

If you’re interested in Ancoats Gardens and want to find out more, get in touch with our team today.

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Manchester’s economy is growing fastest in the UK

Manchester’s economy is growing fastest in the UK

According to the 2019 annual State of the City Report, Manchester’s economy is growing at a faster rate than the rest of the UK.

Manchester’s international reputation, as a desirable destination to live, visit and carry out business, is continuing to thrive according to Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese.

The State of the City Report offers in-depth comparative analysis of how Manchester is performing, in its determination to be in the top performing world class city by 2025. The report also presents Manchester’s vision for the next decade, highlighting improvements to be made in the upcoming years.

Manchester economy is growing at a faster rate than the rest of the UK

Manchester’s cultural offering, career opportunities, new housing developments and investment in infrastructure mark Manchester as a desirable city that people want to live, work and play in – and our growing population pays tribute to this.

The report is organised into five themes: a connected, liveable and low carbon, thriving and sustainable, high-skilled, progressive and equitable city.

A connected city 

Great transport links, both nationally and internationally, are essential to the success of Manchester. The State of the City report highlights the importance of efficient transport, digital infrastructure and international connections.

Manchester already benefits from solid transport links, but future investment needs to be made in cycling, mass transportation routes and walking, according to the report.

Manchester transport links

A liveable and low carbon city 

Back in 2009, Manchester City Council pledged to reduce its own CO2 emissions by 42% by 2020, a target they surpassed in 2018/19 when they achieved over 48%. However, the whole of Manchester needs to get to this level as the city has promised to become a zero-carbon city by 2038.

Creating high-quality housing in safe, clean neighbourhoods near cultural, leisure and sporting facilities – helping to ensure that Manchester is a great place to live.

Manchester has committed to building 32,000 new housing developments by 2025, with at least 20% being affordable to the people of Manchester. Improving recycling rates across Manchester is also a major concern. Household recycling currently shows rates are reaching 40% across Manchester.

A thriving and sustainable city

Over the last two decades, Greater Manchester’s population growth has soared, particularly in central Manchester and the surrounding areas. A growing population brings with it rental demand, and increased demand on the education system.

Alongside this, graduate retention is higher than ever, with 51% of students choosing to remain in Manchester after graduation. The latest forecasts suggest that Manchester’s population will exceed 635,000 by 2025, 100,000 of which will be living in the central Manchester area.

Manchester has seen major investment in the past decade, especially in infrastructure across central Manchester and Salford. New developments such as NOMA, Spinningfields and New Bailey have spurred job creation and attracted businesses’ global headquarters to Manchester. Manchester is recognised for its thriving digital sector and certainly has the potential to be a world leader in technology.

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A high-skilled city 

Due to an increase in graduate retention, a growing number of Greater Manchester’s residents are now qualified to degree level or above. Reducing welfare support through upskilling residents remains high priority in Manchester, encouraging residents into jobs in order to share Manchester’s economic success.

School pupils are continuing to achieve higher than average results at Key Stages 1 and 2, resulting in a higher percentage of young people having the relevant skills needed to work.  Whilst Key Stage 4 results are slightly lower than the national average, more students are attaining grade 5 and above in English.

Connecting schools with Manchester businesses is a top priority for the council, ensuring that each young person in the city has a relevant work placement.

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A progressive and equitable city 

During the last ten years, Manchester has made improvements in decreasing the disparities between different areas in the city. However, the report states that areas of deprivation still exist and more needs to be done to deal with it. Encouraging people to use their skills and unlock their potential through work and education is the main way out of poverty.

Homelessness remains a major concern in Manchester and the city council is working closely with organisations to help solve the issue. Manchester’s Homelessness Strategy, which focuses on decreasing homelessness and helping those at risk, sets out aims and aspirations shared by the council and partners who are working to reduce homelessness in Manchester.

Manchester has seen great progress in several health outcomes, including deceased numbers of alcohol-related hospital admissions, suicides and increases in life-expectancy.

Why Manchester is a great city for buy to let investors

Manchester is continuing to thrive with investments in infrastructure, a growing population and increased culture offerings.

The city’s property market continues to thrive, with rental demand higher than ever. Fortunately for the residents of Manchester and future tenants, we’re in the process of constructing several new apartment buildings. One of our developments is in close proximity of UA92, a brand-new university that is set to attract 6,000 students to the area.

If you’re interested in investing in the future of Manchester, get in touch today.

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Inside Manchester’s latest property development

Inside Manchester’s latest property development

Situated in Manchester’s most in demand neighbourhood, Ancoats Gardens is the latest development in Beech Holdings’ portfolio, set for completion in Q1 2021. Ancoats Gardens is a buy to let investment opportunity in Manchester.

Discover Ancoats

Ancoats is the city-centre neighbourhood that’s become increasingly popular over the past few years. Formally known as the world’s first industrial suburb, with its thriving 18th century cotton mills, Ancoats has always had a reputation for being a trendy and a forward-thinking area. Since the close of the cotton mills and the industry moving on, Ancoats has recently become an area to benefit from rapid gentrification. The picturesque streets and heritage buildings that adorn Ancoats are perhaps the reason why it was recently regarded as one of the New York Times’ top 20 places to live in the UK. The regeneration that Ancoats has seen has also helped Manchester to beat the once obvious choice London, to being awarded the most liveable city in the UK. With awards like this going to Manchester, it’s no surprise that Manchester is becoming a haven for young-professionals working and living in the city, thanks to The University of Manchester being ranked number 1 for graduate employment, creating rental demand that has never been higher.

Development features

Beech Holdings are thrilled to bring 155 high-spec 1-3-bedroom apartments to Manchester’s thriving city centre. Complete with a private gym, roof gardens and plenty of shared social spaces, Ancoats Gardens is designed with luxury living and practicality in mind for young professionals to make the most of their living experience.

Ancoats Gardens has been designed to make the most of every square metre. Each apartment offers a unique space for tenants to call home. Combining elegant colour schemes, luxury materials and high-spec features which complement the stripped-back, industrial aesthetic of the building. Each apartment boasts a maximum ceiling height of 2.7m, almost half a metre taller than those found in traditional city centre apartments. This extra space aims to provide tenants with a generous luxury living area, with an emphasised feeling of space.

Ancoats Gardens has been designed with energy-efficiency in mind; using cutting-edge features, as well as sustainable underfloor heating and technology to ensure minimal environmental impact. As well as this, maintenance and running costs are significantly lower.

Prices, yields and a buy to let investment opportunity in Manchester

With prices starting at £229,000 with a projected return of 7%, Ancoats Gardens could be the perfect buy to let investment opportunity in Manchester that you have been waiting for. Let and managed by our expert team at Manchester Apartments, who have just experienced a record number of lets for August 2019, we know the importance of your asset and we work tirelessly to ensure you receive the best return on your investment.

To register your interest, or to find out more information contact our dedicated sales team by emailing invest@beechholdings.co.uk or call us directly on 0161 694 4992.

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Manchester University #1 for Graduate Employment

Manchester University #1 for Graduate Employment

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide have named The University of Manchester the University of the Year for Graduate Employment.

The guide, which was published on Sunday 22nd September, ranks every UK university based on a variety of categories, as well as achieving the graduate employment award, Manchester University’s overall ranking has increased from 18th place to 15th.

The award from the Good University Guide is supported by QS’ employability rankings, which lists more than 1,000 universities worldwide. The University of Manchester was listed in the top ten UK universities for overall graduate employability, partnerships with employers, alumni outcomes and employer reputations.

The University of Manchester’s Stellify programme received particular praise in the report. The programme was designed to help graduates prepare for the world of work and “hit the ground running with employers regionally, nationally and internationally.”

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, stated that “Manchester students leave degrees from a world-class institution having benefited from a curriculum that is tailored to both academic excellence and providing students with the skills that make them immediately useful in the workplace.”

The achievement is a huge testament to the great effort that The University of Manchester’s staff put into helping their students succeed beyond the realms of getting a degree, helping them thrive beyond graduation.

Manchester’s graduate retention

Manchester’s graduate employment

Outside of London, Manchester has the highest graduate retention rate in the UK. According to research from the Manchester Brain Drain, 51% of students from Manchester’s universities remain in the city after graduation. In addition to this, 57% of students from Manchester who left the city for their studies, returned to Manchester after graduation.

The high percentage of graduates deciding to live in Manchester after finishing their studies is attributed to how much has been to boost the city’s economy in the last decade.

Manchester student population

Large student population = high rental demand

With the largest student population in Europe and a high graduate retention rate, the rental demand in Manchester continues to grow year on year. With so many young people in Manchester, the property market continues to thrive, with rental demand through the roof.

Fortunately for the future tenants of Manchester, we’re in the process of developing several new apartment buildings for both students and professionals alike. One of these buildings is situated in close proximity of UA92, a brand-new university that is set to attract over 6,000 students to the area.

If you’re interested in investing in a development in Manchester, get in touch today.

The pound jumps as no-deal Brexit worries fade

The pound jumps as no-deal Brexit worries fade

  • Sterling gains ground, possibly for the short term
  • Pound jumps to highest level since July
  • The possibility of positive Brexit Negotiations
  • Notable shift from EU on Brexit view

Yesterday, the pound rallied to its highest level since July 2019. The rise came after a report that Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President, hopes a Brexit deal could be reached by October 31st.

Juncker stated that he’s doing “everything” to prevent a no-deal Brexit before the impending deadline. Juncker’s remarks came after Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar agreed to meet Boris Johnson in New York next week to agree a deal on the Irish backstop.

Positive Brexit negotiations

Negotiations have been stagnant for months as the October deadline looms over the U.K. However, with decisive talk of a Brexit deal being achieved and positive sentiments from both Varadkar and Juncker, the future is looking a lot brighter.

The pound rose by 0.7% to £1.25702 against the dollar, the highest it’s been since the 15th of July. The below charts, from the BBC, demonstrate Sterling’s growth against the Euro, the US Dollar and the Japanese Yen.

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An opportunity for overseas investors 

If a Brexit deal is achieved by the 31st, it’s likely that the pound will recover its losses. Whilst Brexit uncertainty has affected some markets in the UK, it certainly hasn’t dampened the Manchester property market which has been continuing to blossom throughout Brexit negotiations.

If you are looking to invest in a property in Manchester, the UK’s buy-to-let hotspot, get in touch today and we will introduce you to our latest developments.

Designing developments that work with the planet

Designing developments that work with the planet

16 September 2019 – Sustainability, the environment and single-use plastics have become a focal point of social and political discussion in recent years. […]

Hong Kong make surprise £32bn bid on LSE

Hong Kong make surprise £32bn bid on LSE

11 September 2019 – The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is making moves to take over the London Stock Exchange Group with a surprising bid of £32bn. […]

UA92 and the Trafford Regeneration Scheme

UA92 and the Trafford Regeneration Scheme

10 September 2019 – First launching in late 2018, Westpoint is one of our most popular developments. Westpoint was created as part of the Trafford Regeneration Scheme. […]

Manchester is the most liveable city in the UK

Manchester is the most liveable city in the UK

09 September 2019 – According to this year’s Economist Intelligence Unit Annual Global Liveability report index, Manchester is the most liveable city in the UK. […]

Why it’s the best time to invest in Manchester

Why it’s the best time to invest in Manchester

06 September 2019 – As you know, the property market in some areas of the UK has stalled. However, Manchester investment is continuing to grow in the current climate.

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Best UK cities for buy to let investments

Best UK cities for buy to let investments

08 August 2019 – With extortionately high property prices, expensive rents and a stagnant market, London is no longer the buy to let investment haven it once was.

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Why a weak pound is huge opportunity for investors

Why a weak pound is huge opportunity for investors

31 JULY  2019 – Yesterday, amid threats of a no-deal Brexit looming, the British pound sank again, reaching its lowest level in 28-months against the US dollar. […]

Buying the future, not selling the past

Buying the future, not selling the past

29 JULY  2019 – As with any investment, it is not guaranteed how property prices will act in the future and a number of factors can influence this, from the current economy to the location. […]

Growth, employment and the property market

Growth, employment and the property market

25 JULY  2019 – In terms of economic growth and employment, Manchester is experiencing one of the biggest transformations in its history, according to industry experts.

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Boris, Brexit and the UK property market

Boris, Brexit and the UK property market

24 JULY  2019 – Boris Johnson’s commitment to leaving the European Union as soon as possible provides the greater certainty that businesses and property investors needed. […]

Beech sells investment portfolio worth £39m

Beech sells investment portfolio worth £39m

20 JUNE 2019 – Knight Frank sells residential investment portfolio in Manchester for £39m

Knight Frank’s Residential Investment team has sold a portfolio of four assets in Manchester city centre. […]

Ancoats Gardens to boast 155 high-spec apartments

Ancoats Gardens to boast 155 high-spec apartments

02 MAY 2019 – With an expected completion date of Q1 2021, Ancoats Gardens will feature deluxe 1-3 bedroom apartments for professionals seeking a community living experience.

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Manchester Apartments launch Westpoint promo

Manchester Apartments launch Westpoint promo

08 FEBRUARY 2019 – Manchester Apartments, the property and lettings division of Beech Holdings, recently launched a new video to promote the lifestyle aspects of living at Westpoint.

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Beech collaborates in new office space

Beech collaborates in new office space

17 SEPTEMBER 2018 – Beech Design & Build — an umbrella company of Beech Holdings — has occupied 5,300 sq ft of space at Bridgewater House for nearly six months.

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Beech expands Deansgate South plans

Beech expands Deansgate South plans

8 AUGUST 2018 – Beech Holdings is set to begin works on Deansgate South in the second quarter of 2019, following an exciting change to the planning scheme.

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Beech to begin construction in New Cross

Beech to begin construction in New Cross

17 JULY 2018 – Create Construction is set to start work next month on a mixed 15, nine, and seven-storey PRS project in Manchester’s New Cross for Beech Holdings.

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Beech submits plans for Deansgate aparthotel

Beech submits plans for Deansgate aparthotel

28 JUNE 2018 – Beech Holdings has submitted a fresh planning application for a seven-storey aparthotel, which will be located off Deansgate in Manchester.  

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Manchester Apartments launches new website

Manchester Apartments launches new website

25 JUNE 2018 – Manchester Apartments, the property and lettings division of Beech Holdings, launched a new website earlier this month to better showcase their range of city centre apartments. 

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Beech expands into Bridgewater House

Beech expands into Bridgewater House

6 APRIL 2018 – Beech Design & Build – an umbrella company of Beech Holdings – has occupied an additional 5,300 sq ft of space at Bridgewater House.

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Beech submits plans for Warwick House

Beech submits plans for Warwick House

6 APRIL 2018 – Beech Holdings has submitted plans to transform an office building in Old Trafford into high-spec apartments for rent to young professionals and students.

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Beech gains ‘Best Place to Work’ accreditation

Beech gains ‘Best Place to Work’ accreditation

23 FEBRUARY 2018 – Beech was recently accredited as a ‘Best Place to Work’ by Best Companies, who measure workplace engagement and help businesses build a happier workforce.

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Beech makes new changes for green living

Beech makes new changes for green living

12 FEBRUARY 2018 – Beech has further expanded on its low-carbon efforts, with the introduction of several new eco developments and a bike scheme for its maintenance teams.

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Beech Holdings partners with Forever Manchester

Beech Holdings partners with Forever Manchester

9 NOVEMBER 2017 – Many of the 132 Beech Holdings staff marked the start of the partnership by raising funds for the charity’s Caketober initiative.

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Patagonia heads to King Street

Patagonia heads to King Street

9 NOVEMBER 2017 – The US clothing brand, which specialises in technical wear for climbers and hikers, is to open its first standalone UK store in Manchester.

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Stephen selected for Faces of a Vibrant Economy

Stephen selected for Faces of a Vibrant Economy

7 NOVEMBER 2017 – Grant Thornton, one of the world’s largest professional services networks of independent accounting, has selected Stephen as one of its 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy.

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Beech to submit plans for New Cross residential

Beech to submit plans for New Cross residential

24 OCTOBER 2017 – Beech Design & Build is set to put in an application for a 155-home mixed-use scheme in the New Cross area of Manchester in the coming weeks.

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High profile appointments at Beech Design & Build

High profile appointments at Beech Design & Build

24 OCTOBER 2017 – Two senior figures at IQ Accommodation have joined Beech Design & Build, with Dave Thomas joining as construction director and Hollie Buckle joining as senior
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Beech Design & Build creates 50 new vacancies

Beech Design & Build creates 50 new vacancies

3 JULY 2017 – Beech Holdings has created 50 new vacancies in their design and build team, raising the company’s end-of-year headcount to 160 across the firm’s portfolio of businesses.

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Stephen on Manchester and Generation Rent

Stephen on Manchester and Generation Rent

22 JUNE 2017 – Stephen Beech discusses how his company is accommodating ‘Generation Rent’ and how Manchester holds significant power within the Northern Powerhouse.

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Beech commended at Business Masters Awards

Beech commended at Business Masters Awards

10 APRIL 2017 – It was during the North West Business Masters 2017 on Thursday 6 April that Beech Holdings were highly commended in the SME category.

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Stephen Beech shortlisted for Young Director Award

Stephen Beech shortlisted for Young Director Award

05 APRIL 2017 – The founder of Beech Holdings was shortlisted for the category amongst other prestigious directors at the annual Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards 2017.

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Beech: Bespoke and Urban Developer of the Year 2017

Beech: Bespoke and Urban Developer of the Year 2017

26 JANUARY 2017 – Beech Holdings was awarded ‘Bespoke and Urban Developer of the Year’ during the prestigious Insider North West Residential Property Awards ceremony.

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Beech buys 11 St James’ Square for conversion

Beech buys 11 St James’ Square for conversion

24 JANUARY 2017 – Beech Holdings has acquired a block at St James Square, off John Dalton Street – a new area for residential conversion. The address is just outside an exclusion zone.

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Beech brushes off Brexit fears to create 20 jobs

Beech brushes off Brexit fears to create 20 jobs

17 JANUARY 2017 – Beech Holdings has created 20 jobs, despite the uncertainty that Brexit has brought to the economy, with headcount set to rise to 120 across the firm’s portfolio of businesses.

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Property column: Stephen Beech

Property column: Stephen Beech

15 DECEMBER 2016 – Owner and founder of property developer Beech Holdings on the appointment of Manchester City Council’s new chief executive, Joanne Roney.

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Beech expands portfolio with Castlefield project

Beech expands portfolio with Castlefield project

16 NOVEMBER 2016 – Beech Holdings has bought a prominent plot on the corner of Manchester’s Deansgate and Chester Road, with planning permission for 53 apartments.

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Beech Holdings wins at MEN Business of the Year

Beech Holdings wins at MEN Business of the Year

11 NOVEMBER 2016 – Beech Holdings edged out Housing Units and Crawford Healthcare to win the MEN Business of the Year 2016 award in the £10-25m category.

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Beech Holdings partners with RECLAIM

Beech Holdings partners with RECLAIM

7 NOVEMBER 2016 – A partnership has launched between Manchester low-carbon property developer Beech Holdings and award winning social action and youth leadership programme RECLAIM. […]

Beech wins Property Entrepreneur of the year

Beech wins Property Entrepreneur of the year

4 NOVEMBER 2016 – Stephen Beech said his company will continue to buy historic Manchester buildings, after landing a significant win at the EN North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. […]

Beech transforms factory into Residential scheme

Beech transforms factory into Residential scheme

18 OCTOBER 2016 – An old shipping warehouse in Manchester is set to be transformed into carbon-neutral homes after lying untouched for close to 70 years.
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Beech Construction refurbishes 6 student halls

Beech Construction refurbishes 6 student halls

7 OCTOBER 2016 – Beech Construction, which is part of Beech Holdings, has completely refurbished the interior of six student halls of residence buildings in just eight weeks.
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Beech Holdings Launch Corporate Video

Beech Holdings Launch Corporate Video

7 OCTOBER 2016 – The owner and founder of the biggest developer within Manchester’s city centre ring road has set his sights on becoming the best and most sizeable in the Northern Powerhouse.
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Beech Holdings shortlisted for Business of the Year

Beech Holdings shortlisted for Business of the Year

6 OCTOBER 2016 – Companies involved in sectors from retailing, property and technology to manufacturing and innovation will battle it out in the 2016 M.E.N. Business of the Year awards.
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Beech Holdings founder sets sights to the future

Beech Holdings founder sets sights to the future

4 OCTOBER 2016 – Stephen Beech has urged his staff of 90 people to push themselves to buy, build, let then manage more significant city centre buildings.
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Insider reveals 42 under 42 stars for 2016

Insider reveals 42 under 42 stars for 2016

3 OCTOBER 2016 – A property developer, a filmmaker and a digital marketer are among the names to have made it into Insider‘s prestigious 42 Under 42 list.
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Expert Opinion- Stephen Beech

Expert Opinion- Stephen Beech

22 SEPTEMBER 2016 – Young people are crucial to our region’s economy; in fact, they are the lifeblood of it.

At Beech Holdings we take the hiring of apprentices very seriously. […]

Beech Holdings announce new group of apprentices

Beech Holdings announce new group of apprentices

22 SEPTEMBER 2016 – Manchester-based property developer Beech Holdings will take on six more apprentices this year as it continues with its ambitious growth plans.

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Manchester’s Residential Quality Guidance

Manchester’s Residential Quality Guidance

2 SEPTEMBER 2016 – Manchester’s restoration man Stephen Beech has spoken to Manchester Evening News about Manchester’s residential quality guidance. […]

Look inside the 19th century warehouse

Look inside the 19th century warehouse

10 AUGUST 2016 – Look inside the 19th century warehouse which you could live in – as developer, Stephen Beech seeks permission to restore warehouse from industrial revolution’s golden age. […]

BBC’s Sam Walker interviews Stephen Beech

BBC’s Sam Walker interviews Stephen Beech

27 JULY 2016 – Stephen Beech took to the airwaves today and revealed to BBC’s Sam Walker his plans to create a huge mural for music legend and original Mr Manchester, Tony Wilson.  […]

Plans revealed for carbon neutral apartments

Plans revealed for carbon neutral apartments

27 JULY 2016 – Beech Holdings has submitted the plans to convert Mindel House and neighbouring 11 Bloom Street – both Victorian brick built former warehouses which have lain empty for years. […]

Dragon heaps praise on property developer

Dragon heaps praise on property developer

20 JULY 2016 – Manchester-based Beech Holdings won an advertising package with the Manchester Evening News as well as one-to-one mentoring sessions with Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden.  […]

Sir Howard Bernstein joins Beech Holdings

Sir Howard Bernstein joins Beech Holdings

8 JULY 2016 – Manchester council chief, Sir Howard Bernstein, attended the launch to mark Beech’s £1m move and gave a speech at the opening of Beech Holding’s new headquarters. […]

Beech buys ‘derelict’ council building for £3.5m

Beech buys ‘derelict’ council building for £3.5m

1 JULY 2016 – Boss of Beech Holdings, Stephen Beech hopes to convert the 24,000 sq ft Salisbury House, located just off Princess Street into around 90 high-spec carbon neutral apartments.  […]

ITV News interviews Stephen Beech

ITV News interviews Stephen Beech

24 JUNE 2016 – Following on from the devastating results of the EU referendum, Stephen Beech has told ITV News about the massive impact this has had on him and his staff.  […]

Beech completes latest PDR project

Beech completes latest PDR project

24 JUNE 2016 – Beech Holdings has completed converting vacant office space above Pret A Manger on Cross Street into 27 apartments, fully let off plan, under a permitted development rights scheme. […]

Beech urges ‘remain’ vote in EU referendum

Beech urges ‘remain’ vote in EU referendum

22 JUNE 2016 – Manchester’s prominent property figure Stephen Beech of Beech Holdings told The Business Desk, Britain risks years of uncertainty and vulnerability if voters decide to leave the EU. […]

Expert opinion : Stephen Beech

Expert opinion : Stephen Beech

10 JUNE 2016 – Boss of Beech Holdings, shares his thoughts on Manchester’s historic buildings. Beech Holdings specialise in the renovation of old, unloved and disused buildings. […]

Beech Holdings releases investment products

Beech Holdings releases investment products

26 MAY 2016 – Manchester restoration and development company Beech Holdings has released two new investment products for people to invest in restoring the city’s iconic buildings. […]

Investors get chance to back developments

Investors get chance to back developments

18 MAY 2016 – Beech Holdings, which owns £40m worth of residential housing stock in Manchester, has launched two investment products for people to invest in restoring the city’s iconic buildings. […]

There’s still plenty of life in city’s old buildings

There’s still plenty of life in city’s old buildings

5 MAY 2016 – Beech Holdings is reclaiming Manchester’s old buildings an bringing them back to life. The firm has just moved from Portland Street to its new home at 60 Oxford Street. […]

Property Developer Beech thinks outside the box

Property Developer Beech thinks outside the box

5 MAY 2016 –  Finding talented candidates with the right skills remains a challenge for businesses across the country. It can pay to take a different approach, as Stephen Beech has found out. […]

‘Restoration Man’ pledges to use British steel

‘Restoration Man’ pledges to use British steel

 28 APRIL 2016 – Stephen Beech said now is the time to support the British economy as the steel crisis continues. The owner of £40m worth of residential housing pledges to use British steel. […]

Beech wins 2016 local business award

Beech wins 2016 local business award

1 APRIL 2016 – LBA is the local press industry’s initiative to find and accelerate the best local businesses. Property developer Beech Holdings has been crowned the overall winner 2016. […]

Meet the man who brings buildings back to life

Meet the man who brings buildings back to life

20 MARCH 2016 – Restoration man Stephen Beech owner of Beech Holdings,started out by selling Vimto lollies to kids in the Davyhulme Junior School playground at the age of 7. […]

Beech Holdings shortlisted for award

Beech Holdings shortlisted for award

16 MARCH 2016 – Beech Holdings is one of eleven promising young companies from across the UK to make the list. It has been shortlisted as a regional finalist for Local Business Accelerators. […]

Office block to be turned into apartments

Office block to be turned into apartments

5 OCTOBER 2015 – It comes after 25-27 Cross Street was sold to Beech Properties, beathing a new lease of life into the building. An office block above a Pret A Manger will be turned into homes. […]

Property Developer drives ahead with eco-builds

Property Developer drives ahead with eco-builds

22 JULY 2015 – Stephen Beech is capitalising on the growing demand for energy efficient properties in Manchester’s rental market with the launch of his latest city centre development. […]

Beech hires banking Director from RBS

Beech hires banking Director from RBS

21 JULY 2015 – Stephen Beech has hired Former director of corporate banking for RBS, David Potter, has joined Manchester-based property developer Beech Holdings as finance relationship manager.  […]

Landlord Stephen Beech thinks big and green

Landlord Stephen Beech thinks big and green

15 SEPTEMBER 2013 – Plans have been unveiled for a £3m green development of over 40 apartments in Manchester city centre, including 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 4,500 sqft of commercial space. 
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Stephen Beech joins big red bus

Stephen Beech joins big red bus

8 SEPTEMBER 2013 – Green landlord Stephen Beech of Beech Properties opened up one of his super energy efficient properties on 8th September 2013 to mark Community Energy Fortnight. […]

Student landlord invests in first city block

Student landlord invests in first city block

24 JULY 2013 – Stephen Beech, owner of Beech Properties is spending £3m developing his first of many eco-friendly apartment blocks on Princess Street in Manchester City Centre. 
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Beech plans office to resi on Cross Street

Beech plans office to resi on Cross Street

18 JUNE 2015 – Beech Properties has acquired the upper office floors of 25-27 Cross Street in Manchester.Property developer Beech will convert the 4 floors into 27 apartments for private rental.  […]

Hat trick of awards for Beech

Hat trick of awards for Beech

10 NOVEMBER 2012 – Beech was recognised at the Global Energy Institute Awards, the Landlord & Letting Awards and celebrated with the best of British business at the Chamber Awards.
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Beech celebrates win as UK’s green pioneer

Beech celebrates win as UK’s green pioneer

29 AUGUST 2011  Stephen Beech celebrated at the British Renewable Energy Awards by winning The Pioneer Award. His victory was at the 6th annual British Renewable Awards.
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Beech scoops a national award

Beech scoops a national award

22 JUNE 2011– Green landlord Beech Properties has won national accolade for its innovation in eco-friendly properties and was named a winner of the pioneer award. […]

Nectar business awards 2011

Nectar business awards 2011

1 JUNE 2011 – Manchester-based Stephen Beech has been shortlisted in the Entrepreneur of the Year category in the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2011, a nationwide competition. […]

The Environment and Energy Awards

The Environment and Energy Awards

25 MAY 2011 – Stephen Beech, owner of Beech Properties triumphs at National Environment Awards. The property achieved 100% carbon neutral status and has an ‘A’ EPC rating. […]

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