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Call for time capsule ideas for The Old Fire Station

Call for time capsule ideas for The Old Fire Station

A local property company is calling for ideas from York school children for a time capsule to be buried under The Old Fire Station development on Clifford Street.

Helmsley Group, which is based at Monks Cross, is currently developing the site to create luxury apartments and homes, which will go on sale this November.

Director Max Reeves says: “Every ten years or so we bury a time capsule in one of our schemes, so that people in the future will know what was happening and what was important at a certain date and time in York. We’re inviting entries from local school children in the form of posters and ideas for what they’d like York to be remembered for today.”

“We’ll draw the winner on 9th November 2018, so we can add it to 2018’s time capsule at The Old Fire Station.” 

To enter, please draw or paint your idea and share a picture of it on Twitter and/or LinkedIn by using #firestationcomp and @helmsleygroup, or you can post to Candice Robertshaw, Colenso House, Monks Cross Drive, York YO32 9GZ or email on candice-robertshaw@helmsley.co.uk

COLENSO TAKES ON NEW FACILITIES COORDINATOR

COLENSO TAKES ON NEW FACILITIES COORDINATOR

Property Consultancy firm Colenso has appointed Lucy Middleton as Facilities Coordinator.
Lucy will be assisting Colenso’s property management team on its sister company, Helmsley Group’s, portfolio.
Charles Harrison from Colenso says: “Lucy’s appointment this Summer signifies a busy time for growth at Colenso.
We’re looking forward to her success within the business.”
£7.5M Travelodge nears completion at Monks Cross, York

£7.5M Travelodge nears completion at Monks Cross, York

Work on a multimillion pound Travelodge hotel at Monks Cross is close to the finish line, providing new employment and accommodation for York.
Helmsley Group actively identified Travelodge as an occupier for the site, obtained planning permission and secured development funding with a pre-sale of the completed investment.
The 80 bedroom hotel, scheduled to open in December 2018, will give visitors extra business and leisure accommodation, in what is being seen as a positive move for Monks Cross. with investment from a national
brand.
Max Reeves, Director at Helmsley Group, comments: “Investment from a national brand like Travelodge into Monks Cross is excellent news for the area. This development will create new employment opportunities
and facilities for local people, as well as for visitors to the city.”
“The hotel, alongside the major refurbishment of offices at nearby Arabesque House by Helmsley Group, is another positive boost for the area, cementing Monks Cross as an outstanding office location.”
For more information please contact Max Reeves on maxreeves@helmsley.co.uk | 01904 682800
HELMSLEY BUYS ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ HARROGATE APARTMENTS

HELMSLEY BUYS ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ HARROGATE APARTMENTS

Helmsley Group, on behalf of a syndicate of its clients, has acquired The Osborne, a development of apartments on Harrogate’s South Park Road to renovate and sell individually.
Harrogate is one corner of Yorkshire’s ‘golden triangle’, with York, Leeds and Wetherby being included.
Max Reeves, Director at Helmsley Group says: “We’ve bought The Osborne apartment scheme to update the current properties and sell them individually next year.” He adds: “Harrogate is well known as being one of the North’s most desirable places to live and these apartments are close to both The Stray and the town centre. They also have off road parking and we foresee strong interest when they’re launched to the market.”
For further enquiries please contact Max on maxreeves@helmsley.co.uk | 01904 682800
LUXURY HOMES TAKE SHAPE AT CONNAUGHT COURT, YORK

LUXURY HOMES TAKE SHAPE AT CONNAUGHT COURT, YORK

Building work is progressing at York’s Connaught Court, a luxury development of 14 family homes in Fulford.
Phase one of the work is scheduled to finish in early 2019. A total of 14 four, five and six-bedroom houses will be built at the scheme off St Oswald’s Road, with some stunning aspects over the Ings and the River Ouse.
Max Reeves, Director at Helmsley Group, said: “This is a rare opportunity for York buyers looking for a high specification, new build home. They’re within easy walking distance of the city centre, with little else
to match their build quality and finish.”
“The development is expected to generate strong interest when it launches to the market.”
For further enquiries please contact Max on
01904 682800
Helmsley and Colenso staff complete 3 peaks challenge for children’s charity

Helmsley and Colenso staff complete 3 peaks challenge for children’s charity

Staff from Helmsley Group scaled the Yorkshire three peaks in under 10 hours to raise money for a charity that funds research for a rare form of child epilepsy.
Staff, friends and family set off on the challenge in August.
The 20 hopefuls aimed to raise over £5,000 for Dravet Syndrome UK, which funds medical research and raises awareness to help families of children with this rare and devastating form of epilepsy. The team covered 24 miles and 5200ft of ascents and is still looking for further donations to help them reach their target.
Ed Harrowsmith from Helmsley Group and godparent of a child diagnosed with the disease, says: “Both my friends and my godson are extremely positive and inspire me and everyone in their lives, despite this life changing diagnosis.”
“We did the challenge to raise awareness of the disease and also to help support the charity in funding much needed research and would be grateful for any donations that can help us reach our target.” Charles Harrison from Colenso adds: “It was a massive challenge and I think I underestimated it; it certainly pushed us to our limits. Any help readers can give this incredible cause is appreciated.”
For more information and to donate please go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helmsley-group

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