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Strictly Dancing At The Parliamentary Review

Our directors Jim Lee and Grahame Kelly attended the highly anticipated Parliamentary Review Gala at Mansion House in London. It was a very interesting evening attended by dignitaries, notable figures from the world of entertainment and industry leaders. The impressive speakers included broadcaster and journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer and former cabinet Minister and dancer Ed Balls, who took time out to show Grahame some of his slick Strictly Come Dancing moves!

The event marked the publication of this year’s Parliamentary Review which we were proudly selected to be part of and involved us submitting a 1000-word article on the challenges within our industry and sharing best practice as a template for reform. The Review will now be sent out to over half a million individuals, including MPs, Peers at the House of Lords, Chief Executives, Vice Presidents, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology and Procurement Officers. Over the last few years, George Osborne, Theresa May, David Cameron and Philip Hammond have all written exclusively for the Review, along with many of the nation’s most established business leaders and talented entrepreneurs.

Jim Lee said:

“We felt very honoured and privileged to represent our industry sector in this year’s Parliamentary Review. It provided us with a national platform as industry thought leaders to discuss the challenges we all face and how key policy makers can help implement the changes required.”

Grahame Kelly added:

“I met a number of interesting people from across the country and it was good to hear everyone’s perspective on life in the UK today, with Parliament and Brexit dominating discussions as you might expect.

“It was a fabulous evening at Mansion House and the surprise offer to enter “Strictly” as a wildcard couple really wasn’t expected.”

Gulfstream Appoints UK Firms For New £38m Airport Facility

Tate Consulting has been appointed by the world’s leading business jet manufacturer to design mechanical, electrical and plumbing services for a new purpose-built, £38m maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at TAG Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.

The new Gulfstream MRO is projected to be approximately 16,720 to 20,440 square meters, to include office space, customer areas, shop space and a hangar that can accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft. Significant ramp space will also be included, along with a car parking area.

After a competitive selection process with Gulfstream USA we were selected to provide Electrical, Mechanical, Sprinklers, BREEAM and BIM services. Other partners on the project include main contractors Volker Fitzpatric, GeblerTooth architects, Hydrock engineers and CBRE and KAM as project consultants.

Work has already started and is expected to be completed by July 2020 in time for the Farnborough International Airshow, a trade exhibition of civilian and military aircraft.

Ray Cavanagh, Director at Tate Consulting, said: “This is a very prestigious project to be part of and is an invaluable addition to our aviation industry portfolio, having previously worked on L3 aviation centre at Gatwick.

“The new facility provides an incredibly hi-spec building, with eye catching features, such as curved roof and cantilevered glazed office.”

Adding: “The collaboration of all the different partners and teams and mutual respect and ethos to get the job done to the highest possible standards is the best I have ever experienced and one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve worked on.”

TAG Farnborough is Europe’s leading business aviation airport as London has the highest volume of Gulfstream traffic in Europe. With its headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, USA, Gulfstream are the world leader in

Bisnow BTR Conference London

We had a great time at Bisnow London where our MD Jeff Bearcroft took to the stage to host the panel of speakers talking about how to build ‘a killer BTR team’ along with Tracy Peacock, Director of BTR Native, Jennifer Smith Managing Director of Greystar, Jeremy Fletcher, COO of Tipi and Matt Halfpenny, MD of Property Recruitment.

Sir David Higgins, who was knighted in 2011 for his services to regeneration kicked off the day’s proceedings, which included various tours in and around Wembley Park. Also demonstrating the incredible £600m regeneration work being done by Sisk Contractors for developers Quintain, including the Arena, Hilton Hotel, 7000 new homes and 7-acre park.

Topics covered new trends in development, fit-out, delivery and design, property optimisation, lessons learned from data and tech to make better BTR decisions and much more.

Lunch was at Boxpark Wembley, with a great selection from 20 delicious street food stalls and also a really cool space to bring the community together. During lunch there were a series of Ted-style talks from Roger Wade, CEO of Boxpark, Charles Armstrong, Founder of Trampery creative workspace and housing and mark Kellet, Group CEO, Velocity1.

Jeff Bearcroft said: “This was our first year exhibiting at Bisnow London and we found it to be really beneficial in meeting new industry contacts as well as it being a very informative about the current state and future of the BTR market.

“What’s been really interesting for me is in seeing the scale and speed of development that is taking place in the BTR sector and how the relentless focus on great customer service is leading the way in making it a success.”

Read more about what Jeff had to say to Bisnow about the future of BTR and sustainability;

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Harrogate Property and Construction Lunch

Tate Group sponsored the Harrogate Property and Construction Lunch with guest speakers from Harrogate Borough Council Planning Department – which made for a very interesting afternoon!

We had a great turn out with 85 industry leaders, including estate agents, architects, legal firms and service providers, at the event held at the Majestic Hotel on May 14th.

Following lunch, Trevor Watson, Director of Economy & Culture and Linda Marfitt Executive Officer of Housing Delivery and Strategic Sites provided insight in to their ‘step change’ for the delivery of 13,377 new homes, approximately 637 each year, up until 2035.

Our guest speaker Bruce Allan, Partner and Head of Commercial Valuations in the North at Carter Jonas Estate Agents, shared the current position of the retail and commercial market and how these are affected by planning.

“The retail market is polarised and we continue to experience significant change. Undoubtedly some properties are being affected by decreasing rents, empty rates liability and tenants’ ‘preying’ on landlord’s holding cost vulnerability. This will inevitably lead to a change and consolidation in certain locations; this may lead to alternative use opportunities for residential or other businesses.”

Shane Tate, Managing Director of Tate Group said: “It was a really well attended event and great to see so many companies here with a vested interest in the future of Harrogate from a residential and commercial perspective.

“It was very interesting to hear about Harrogate’s forward-looking strategic plan to tackle the alligator jaws situation, a term used to describe the gap between residential planning consents and getting developments starting on site.

“My bigger concerns are, what is Harrogate doing to bring forward sites that support economic growth in the town, particularly in the town centre where something needs to be done to support the ailing retail and highly populated hospitality sectors.

“We need to increase the dwell time and one way to do that would be to put some high quality commercial and residential development in town so that people can live and work in the town centre.”

Greg Smallwood, Land and Development Consultant for Linley and Simpson, said: “It’s been an extremely informative event and nice to hear what the council have to say. However, we live in an over-populated island with an archaic planning system!”

Attendees included, William Birch & Sons Ltd, Planning Potential, Rider Levett Bucknall, Triton Construction Ltd, QUATTRO PROPERTY GROUP Indigo Planning, AECOM Ltd, Align Property Partners, V&A, Homes Ltd, CEG, WSP, LCF Law, Coles Solicitors Ltd, SYSTRA, 186 Property Solutions, Faithful+Gould, Coda Planning Limited, SMR Architects Ltd, CPC Project Services, Linley & Simpson, GHM Partnership, nj-ARCHITECTS, Absolute Commercial Interiors, I D Planning, Harrogate Steel, BWB Consulting Limited, Sir Robert McAlpine, Geoffrey Robinson Limited, Arlington Contract Furniture, Farrell & Clark LLP, Lindum Group, Turner & Townsend, VINCI CONSTRUCTION UK, WYG, Berwins, Dragonfly Consulting, V&A Property Group Ltd, Engie Regeneration Ltd, Darnton B3 Limited and Align Property Partners.

Thanks to everyone for coming from Tate Group, Tate Estates, Tate Consulting and Harris CM Ltd

Harrogate Property and Construction Event

We’ve partnered with The Met Club and sponsoring this year’s Harrogate Property and Construction Lunch on May 14 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. Speakers from Harrogate Borough Council are; Kathryn Daly, Head of Place Shaping and Economic Growth and Trevor Watson, Director of Economy & Culture. For more information and to book tickets go to; www.themetclub.co.uk

“The Parliamentary Review is delighted to be working with Tate Consulting”

We’re really proud and honoured to have been selected as one of just 10-15 national industry representatives to be part of this year’s Parliamentary Review that demonstrates how organisations have become leaders in their field and aims to raise industry standards.

As part of the Review we have to submit a 1000-word article on the challenges within our industry, sharing best practice as a template for reform. Later in the year, the Review will be sent out to over half a million individuals, including MPs, Peers at the House of Lords, Chief Executives, Vice Presidents, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology and Procurement Officers. Over the last few years, George Osborne, Theresa May, David Cameron and Philip Hammond have all written exclusively for the Review, along with many of the nation’s most established business leaders and talented entrepreneurs.

Our MD, Jeff Bearcroft, said:

“We feel very honoured and privileged to represent our industry sector in this year’s Parliamentary Review. It also gives us a platform as industry thought leaders to discuss the challenges we all face and how key policy makers can help implement the changes required.”

A spokesperson for the Parliamentary Review said:

“The Parliamentary Review is delighted to be working with Tate Consulting on this year’s upcoming publication. Tate Consulting work with many major players across Britain, their contribution will be a highlight for industry leaders and policymakers alike.”

The Review will be published in September and we’ll also be attending the prestigious Gala, hosted by co-chairmen Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, where we’ll get to meet senior politicians from Westminster, leading executives from a range of industries, notable figures from the world of sport and entertainment. And in the past has included Tony Blair, Sir Nick Clegg, George Osborne and England Rugby Coach Eddie Jones.

Read more in Building Design and Construction Magazine

Royal Wharf Luxury Leisure Centre Up and Running

Work on the multi-million-pound Royal Wharf development in East London’s Docklands continues at pace with the luxury clubhouse ready to open.

Tate Consulting have been working on the development after being appointed by joint-venture development partners, Ballymore Group and Oxley Holdings, to provide a full mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design service, working closely with architects Whittam Cox, structural engineers OCSC and Ballymore to coordinate the design.

The completion of the new state-of-the-art 20,000ft clubhouse includes a 25-metre swimming pool and infinity pool, hydrotherapy spa, steam room, sauna and high-tech gym. The launch of the clubhouse is planned to coincide with a new online residents’ portal which will allow them to book their choice in over 50 classes per week, including Bootcamp, High-Intensity Interval Training, Yoga and swimming lessons.

The Royal Wharf development is located at the heart of London’s Royal Docks £3.5bn regeneration in the Silvertown district. Work on one of the country’s largest residential and commercial projects has been underway since March 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2020. The development will provide a total of 3,385 residential units and 10,000m2 of retail and commercial space, creating a brand-new neighbourhood in the heart of London’s thriving commercial area. Residents will have a stunning river front view over the Thames as well as the convenience of a new high street with retail shops, bars and restaurants. The development also features plenty of open green space with landscaped gardens, parks and squares, making Royal Wharf a truly new and exciting place to live and work.