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The Verve mix of specialist market knowledge, creative input and proactive estate management is applied to successfully reposition property into higher value markets.

Verve Properties Ltd
2-3 Woodstock Street
London W1C 2AB

T 020 7408 0016
F 020 7408 0019

Verve develop brownfield sites and regenerate existing buildings.

Verve are committed to environmentally and socially aware commercial space and housing.

Verve have a passion for developing unusual buildings with industrial heritage and know that the key to successful places is in the quality of design, effective estate management and the mix of inhabitants.

Ashley Nicholson is responsible for some of the more innovative developments. A pioneer in such diverse markets as industrial break-ups, new media studios, courtyard offices, residential lofts, live/work and mixed-use communities.

Tim Pain has a proven track record in adding significant value to tired investments through the application of creative management, refurbishment and branding. He is experienced in creating strong partnerships between owner and occupier, ensuring continuous and positive cashflow.

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Verve brings together two proven CVs in property development and investment.

Between them Ashley and Tim have developed over 10 million sq ft in over 100 schemes in a combines track record spanning 3 decades.

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PAINTWORKS, Phase 1, Bristol

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PAINTWORKS, Phase 1, Bristol

Paintworks is a 12 acre regeneration project on the site of a former Victorian paint factory.

In Phase 1, 65,000sq.ft. (6,039sq.m.) of the existing buildings were converted to provide a variety of studio/ offices, live/work and residential spaces centred around cobbled streets, courtyards & café bar and an event/ exhibition venue.

Phase 1 was completed in 2006. Although no extensive formal marketing campaign was carried out the profile of the development quickly grew. The spaces all let or sold by word of mouth.

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PAINTWORKS, Phase 1, Bristol

The aim was to create an entirely new, vibrant, mixed-use district out of a previously derelict industrial complex.

Drawing heavily on the intimate street patterns of historic town centres, and aimed at creative-minded people & companies, Paintworks seeks to build an interactive community, to provide a focal point and catalyst for the regeneration of the surrounding area.

Paintworks was included in the Enterprise Zone which launched in 2012.

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PAINTWORKS Phase 2, Bristol

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PAINTWORKS Phase 2, Bristol

Phase 2 comprises 75,000sq.ft. (6,968sq.m.) of 1920s - 1950s factories and an Art Deco former administration building. 58,000 sq.ft is let to BBC Studios and Post Production as TV studios, part of which is sub-let to Endemol who film 'Deal or no Deal' on the site. The balance has been converted and was released in autumn 2008.

The Art Deco building has been restored into 9 individual studio/offices and a landmark office building. An additional floor provides 8 apartments.

The balance of the space is made up of studio/office buildings and an iconic American diner.

It's not a scheme, it's a place.
Paintworks is a bit of town, not a development. It's a place where people want to work and a place they want to live. Not all that complicated really but not many places fit the bill.

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PAINTWORKS Phase 3, Bristol

Phase 3 consists mainly of 1960s and 1970s warehouses.

Consent has been granted for a comprehensive mixed-use new build project. Considerable effort has gone into ensuring the scheme retains the intimate streets, arcades and courtyards of Phases 1 and 2.

The proposal would complete the regeneration of the site. Pedestrian and cycle linkages are used to open up underutilised public spaces and integrate the surrounding streets.

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PAINTWORKS Phase 3, Bristol

Current proposals include 85,000sq.ft. of offices from start-up space upwards, 220 residential and live/work units and bar/café. Phase 3 in total has consent for an additional 250,000sq.ft.

Work is due to commence in Summer 2013 and is the first development in the newly created Bristol Enterprise Zone.

For more information visit www.paintworksbristol.co.uk.

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PAINTWORKS Phases 1 and 2 Residential

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THE COURT HOUSES London W3

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THE COURT HOUSES London W3

Built to a high standard at the turn of the century, these former courthouses provide 7 dramatic double and triple volume spaces. Rather than pre-suppose how the spaces are best converted, they are to be left internally in shell finish, allowing purchasers free range to explore their design fantasies.

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THE COURT HOUSES London W3

The external envelope and external areas though will be refurbished and completed, including new roof, windows and roof terraces.

Each house has its own gated parking space.

Two new contemporary duplex apartments, with outside space and parking, will complete the development.

For more information visit www.courthousesW3.com.

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LOUD&WESTERN Fulham

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LOUD&WESTERN Fulham

Conversion of the Edwardian former Loud and Western factory. Originally built as a laundry it is to be converted into 4 large houses, each left in shell finish. Varying in size from around 2,000 sq ft to over 7,000 sq ft. The spaces have ceiling heights of over 3 m or are double volume. All will have outside areas and roof terraces. Externally they will be refurbished but internally left in their raw state for buyers to design the space exactly as they wish with total flexibility.

For more information visit www.loudandwestern.com

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SUNLIGHT MEWS Fulham

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SUNLIGHT MEWS Fulham

Reconstruction of pre war former laundry buildings into 5 contemporary homes hidden away in a secure gated mews. Each will be large, most over 2,000 sq ft with double volume space, high ceiling heights, excellent natural light and private outside space.

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LANDHURST Hartfield, East Sussex

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LANDHURST Hartfield, East Sussex

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LANDHURST Hartfield, East Sussex

The Landhurst Estate was formerly the country home of the Rank family. Set in 33 acres, the buildings total over 50,000 sq ft. The property is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the outskirts of Hartfield, famous for its association with AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories.

In addition to the original Manor with estate buildings and the Oast House, planning permission has been granted for the conversion of two recently built traditional Barns into substantial family homes. There are a further two land plots, each with consent for a five-bedroom new-build house.

For more information visit www.landhursthartfield.com

Some of the properties have been left for purchasers to complete the works to their individual design and taste.

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GRAYLANDS ESTATE Horsham, West Sussex

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GRAYLANDS ESTATE Horsham, West Sussex

Graylands was originally a country estate built for the owner of a diamond mine. Subsequently it was the HQ of Redland who added a wide variety of offices, laboratories, warehouses and residential accommodation.

Set in approaching 40 acres, Graylands is being regenerated into a vibrant community for small and medium-sized businesses. In addition Graylands offers a small number of residential spaces which help to provide natural surveillance.

Much emphasis is placed on the parkland setting with communal facilities including a barbecue, putting green, croquet lawn and cycle trails are available to occupiers.

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GRAYLANDS ESTATE Horsham, West Sussex

The site had been neglected for 10 years whilst a decision on the extension to the town settlement was awaited. However some tenants did remain and refurbishment work has had to take place around them.

In total there is approximately 70,000sq.ft. equally split between offices and industrial/warehousing with a number of houses and flats.

For more information visit www.graylandsestate.co.uk.

The strategy is to restore the existing buildings, build the income and establish Graylands as a business-led mixed use alternative to anodyne town centre business offerings.

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CRANE MEWS Twickenham

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CRANE MEWS Twickenham

Buildings and associated warehouses totalling 17,000sq.ft. (1,579sq.m.) converted into a collection of studio/offices for sale/rent. The majority have patios/balconies onto the River Crane.

Aimed at small local businesses who can buy their own small self-contained character building rather than occupy a suite in a soulless larger building.

For more information visit www.cranemews.com.

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THE QUAD Fulham, London SW6

Conversion of a former Victorian paper bag factory. 27 office units arranged around a central courtyard. Bought in December 2009 as a part-let investment with many vacant units.

Whilst historically well maintained, the property had become dated internally and tired externally. Verve has introduced some vitality and freshness to the common areas as well as continuing a rolling programme of internal works.

For more information visit www.thequadfulham.com.

By upgrading both the common parts and the offices themselves to modern contemporary standards aimed at small local businesses, occupation has increased whilst maintaining the existing income.

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THE PRINTWORKS Kew Gardens, London W4

The Printworks is the commercial element of a mixed-use development. The 16,750sq.ft (1,556sq.m.) of offices are arranged in seven rebuilt Victorian industrial buildings surrounding a cobbled mews in Kew Village, west London. Floor areas range from 565 to 1,315sq.ft. The residential element of the scheme consists of 14 apartments developed by Laing Homes.

The programme of regeneration emphasised the original industrial aesthetic of this ex-printworks whilst at the same time creating office space equipped for the 21st century.

The objective was to provide contemporary workspace in an alternative suburban location for the type of image-conscious company more commonly associated with central London locations such as Clerkenwell, South Bank or Soho.

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VAUXHALL STREET Vauxhall, London SE11

Former mint building of 34,000sq.ft. (3,159sq.m.) immediately opposite the gas holders at the Oval cricket ground. Let to a variety of industrial office and storage tenants as well as artists. Consented for conversion into a collection of attractive studio/offices.

The newly created stair tower and deck access offers maximum flexibility in unit sizes as well as assisting a rolling programme of refurbishment as leases fall in.

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POOPART'S YARD Third Cross, Twickenham

Former Victorian jam factory. Part vacant, part let to a freight packaging company specialising in the antiques industry.

The buildings, which total 45,000sq.ft. (4,181sq.m.) have consent to be converted into studio/offices centred around a series of cobbled roads. The vacant land has planning consent for residential redevelopment.

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1892 Sans Walk, Clerkenwell

A development of eleven work spaces totalling approx 10,000sq.ft. (929sq.m.) converted from a former prison, over which a listed Victorian school was built. The mixed-use spaces form part of a 70,000sq.ft. (6,503sq.m.) residential/commercial conversion close to Clerkenwell Green, for which Verve were involved in masterplanning and JV role with a housebuilder.

The listed school was built in 1892 on the remains of older structures so that the lower ground level incorporates the fabric of older buildings including the 18th Century prison.

The programme of regeneration has introduced natural light, contemporary design and materials while retaining the distinctive character of the spaces in a very complicated set of physical circumstances and listed building consents.

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BIG RED OFFICE Princess Street, Manchester

In the heart of the Canal Street area, better known locally as The Village. The Big Red Office is a listed Victorian former textile warehouse of 44,000sq.ft. (4,090sq.m.), currently used as offices and two nightclubs in the basement.

During refurbishment by previous owners most of the building's historic industrial features were covered up. Verve embarked on a rolling programme of works to expose and restore the innate character of the building while at the same time introducing a contemporary aesthetic more in keeping with the area and its inhabitants. Flexible and inclusive leases were developed to appeal to growing companies.

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KENNINGTON ROAD Kennington, London SE11

Conversion of a former pressure meter factory totalling just under 1 acre (0.4 ha). Half was sold off for a mixeduse development in 2005. The balance was let to Cactus TV as studios for several programmes including Richard & Judy and Saturday Breakfast.

Planning consent for a mixed scheme of residential, live/work and commercial uses totalling 30,000sq.ft. was obtained.

The site was marketed on both an existing use and redevelopment basis on the expiry of the Cactus lease. An art gallery subsequently bought and will continue to use the existing buildings.

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THE MARKET BUILDING High Street, Brentford

Verve has transformed the previously vacant former Inland Revenue offices into bright, inexpensive space for multi-occupancy 25,000sq.ft. (2,325sq.m.).

An unsightly service yard has been covered over with a new courtyard deck now used as a meeting and eating space for tenants, the remaining tired accommodation will be refurbished on a rolling programme of works as spaces become vacant.

Planning has been obtained for four new-build penthouse flats on the roof.

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INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH

Alconbury, Cambridgeshire
129,000sq.ft. of sheds on a 9.5 acre site adjacent to the A1(M) producing an income of £225,000. Verve purchased the site in October 1999 and sold for redevelopment in July 2000 after the adjacent site was bought by an agricultural business for development into a distribution depot.

Wyvern Way, Ashford
A 60,000 partially let 1980's industrial estate purchased in October 2012. It comprised 7 units in need of a cosmetic make over providing an initial 10% yield. A comprehensive external upgrade was implemented, the vacant units were let and the majority sold within 24 months at a significant margin.

Witham, Essex
A partially let nursery unit industrial estate comprising 24,000sq.ft. in 11 units acquired in Oct 2010 for £50psf. The estate was in need of a cosmetic updating and a comprehensive redecoration programme was implemented. Subsequently units have been let (£6.00psf) or sold (£82.50psf) with some still available.

Verve Properties Ltd
2-3 Woodstock Street
London W1C 2AB

T 020 7408 0016
F 020 7408 0019

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