London Falling

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Increasingly, statistics reveal that growth is expanding outside London. The focus — be it for housing, jobs, resources, or investment — has moved to buzzing regional cities where business is booming on the back of lower costs and a higher quality of living.  The London housing market is struggling. Nationwide reports that London house prices have fallen for the first time in 8 years, and, at a record drop of 0.6% in September this year, London is the weakest performing region in the UK for the first time since 2005.   Outside London and across the UK, however — despite Brexit and concerns about the economy — prices are still rising, albeit at a slower pace than in recent years. And yet, while London’s house prices may have dropped, they remain unapproachable compared to the cities beyond. To date, house prices charting the most significant increases in England and Wales

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Construction Update | One Islington (Oct 2017)

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On behalf of the developer, we bring you updates as at Oct 2017 from the construction site of One Islington in Liverpool, UK. Kindly click on the image below to read, flip through and enlarge the document. One Islington…Flashback Living in the Knowledge Quarter One Islington Plaza is the latest student development directly adjacent to Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter,  in the heart of Liverpool’s student district. One Islington Plaza will consist of 317 studio and ensuite clusters, with great facilities for student living such as communal lounges, entertainment and services. All ensuites have access to communal kitchens with appliances, including dishwashers, while all studios come with fully-fitted kitchens. The project is situated in an incredible location, within walking distance to major universities in Liverpool. Ensuites are priced from  £62,995 whilst studios are priced from £74,995. Investment Highlights Prime Location 8% rental returns assured 3 years NO stamp duty NO CGT NO income tax

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Demand for Purpose Built Student Accommodation to Rise

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Savills reported a 17%  increase in student accommodation investment in the UK this year, and expects investments in the sector  to reach £5.3bn by the end of the year, surpassing the £4.5bn spent in 2016. Meanwhile, Knight Frank’s UK Student Housing Rental Update reports that headline rental growth for the sector increased by 2.55% for the 2017/18 academic year. Demand for Purpose-built Student Accommodation (PBSA) or UK Student Property is expected to rise as students continue to flock to the UK to study. Unlike residential property, this sector is seen to be a rock-solid investment in the face of global and domestic challenges.  Savills reported a 17%  increase in student accommodation investment in the UK this year, and expects investments in the sector  to reach £5.3bn by the end of the year, surpassing the £4.5bn spent in 2016. Meanwhile, Knight Frank’s UK Student Housing Rental Update reports that headline rental growth for the sector

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Construction Update | Phoenix Place

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On behalf of the developer, we present updates as at Sept 2017 from the construction site of Phoenix Place in Liverpool, UK. Kindly click on the image below to scroll through and read the update. About Phoenix Place  Phoenix Place offers the ultimate in contemporary purpose built student accommodation in Liverpool. Sited on Iliad Street, these studio and en-suite apartments are within walking distance of all of main university establishments and Liverpool City Centre, built as part of ongoing regional development in the area. The amenities within the immediate vicinityof Phoenix Place offer everything students need to make the most of student life. These include a fully equipped sports centre, gymnasium and swimming pool, the historic Greatie market and a large Sainsbury’s supermarket (due to open in 2017). And whilst there’s plenty to do and see nearby, for those who wish to travel further afield, there is also easy access

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Completion Update | London Spring Place (Opto House) Block B

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On behalf of the developer, we present visual updates from the site of London Spring Place (Opto House) Block B in Luton, UK. Block B has already achieved practical completion, and buyers solicitors have been notified by the developer and received completion notices. The buyers’ solicitors are responsible for contacting clients to confirm completion and make necessary arrangements for the completion process. Many of our clients have confirmed that the solicitor has been in touch to facilitate completion. If your solicitor has not gotten in touch with you, we advise that you to contact them.  Kindly click on the image below to scroll through images of the completed Block B.   Attached below are supporting documents for the completion of Block B.   London Spring Place Highlights  London Spring Place is a brand new, purpose-built student accommodation development comprising fully-managed en-suite rooms and self-contained studio suites across three blocks. En-suites are

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Construction Update | The Residence, Manchester

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On behalf of the developer we bring you updates as at Aug 2017 from the construction site of The Residence in Manchester, UK. In the previous update, the developer had informed that there has been some initial delay in the construction of The Residence due to sequencing issues with an adjacent construction site. Click here to access the report: http://www.csiprop.com/construction-update-the-residence-manchester/ However, piling work is due to commence and the substructure is targeted to be ready by April 2018. Flashback: About The Residence The Residence is only a few minutes’ walk from Manchester City Centre. It sits at the doorstep of Spinningfields (The Canary wharf of the North), Manchester’s main shopping and commercial district and Deansgate, the financial district of the city. The Residence occupies a prominent position within the stunning new £400 million Greengate Masterplan Project and, upon completion, will be one of the tallest residential buildings in the city, making it

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Construction Update | Q Studios

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On behalf of the developer, we present you with updates as at Aug 2017 from the construction site of Q Studios in Stoke-on-Trent, UK. Kindly click on the image below to scroll through and read the update. Q Studios, Briefly Q Studios is situated in the Hartshill area, with its wide variety of shops and services. It is Stoke-on-Trent’s brand new 300-apartment purpose built student property set within a beautifully landscaped courtyard,  ideally situated between two established universities. It also sits opposite an upcoming student village development and directly adjacent to the brand new £282 million University Quarter. Each studio is completely self-contained, with an open plan living space that includes both study and social areas, as well as a double bed and fully-equipped kitchen. The en-suite bathroom contains a cubicle shower, wash basin and toilet. Priced from £69,950. — CSI Properties (Cornerstone International) proudly promotes international investment property with high yields

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Construction Update | Lygon Place, Melbourne

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On behalf of the developer, we present updates from the construction site of Lygon Place in Melbourne, Australia. Kindly click on the image below to enlarge & read through the update. Lygon Place, Briefly Lygon Place, located in Brunswick East, brings authentic urban living to one of Melbourne’s most established, inner city precincts. Tree lined streets, leafy parks and gardens meet an abundant retail and café scene in a small yet diverse, tightly held location, 4.2km from the heart of the CBD. Central to the city’s most popular destinations and surrounded by Melbourne’s key employment hubs, transport links and leading universities, Lygon Street is placed for proximity. Open green spaces, a rich cultural heritage and colourful urban landscapes embody the essence of modern Melbourne while an energetic and youthful community of artisans and creative entrepreneurs set a progressive pace for an enviable lifestyle. — CSI Properties (Cornerstone International) proudly promotes international

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Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter is World-Class Innovation District

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Liverpool is on the cusp of becoming a world-class destination for science, innovation, education, technology and the creative and performing arts. The city’s £2bn vision to establish Liverpool’s 450-acre Knowledge Quarter as one of the world’s leading innovation districts, will further reinforce its status as one of the best student cities in the world. The Knowledge Quarter is one of five mayoral development zones in Liverpool. It spans a huge area mostly to the east of the city centre behind Lime Street Station, encompassing the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Sensor City, and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Within the Knowledge Quarter are two major development sites: the £1bn Paddington Village and Knowledge Quarter Gateway. Another key development is the Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) railway station, connected to the city’s underground network. Paddington Village

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Five New Investors for Liverpool City Region

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The city of Liverpool recently received a wave of new investors. These investors, comprising Danish energy firm DONG Energy, transport giants Alstom Transport and Stagecoach, Liverpool-based museum British Music Experience and training provider South West Regional Assessment Centre, are investing in the area as partners of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Under this partnership, all five organisations will now be able to contribute to growing the city region’s economy through the LEP alongside like-minded businesses and organisations LEPs are voluntary partnerships between local authorities and the private sector set up in 2011 by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to lead economic growth, job creation and maximise return of investment within the local area. The Liverpool City Region, centred in Liverpool, also covers the local authority districts of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral, and has a population of between 1.5 million and 2.3 million.

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