Spire View - March Situated in one of the best residential areas in March, this executive development will provide generous family homes on the edge of the March developed envelope. Planning is now well underway and we hope to start work in late summer.
Essex Medical Park - Great Baddow
This prime development is evolving further. The first phase has been completed and Baddow Hospital has opened there offering an elite and sophistaced acute healthcare focussed on day care procedures. The facility is built to the highest standards and is exemplary in many respects. The main theatre is a point of partiular interest and was described by one of the leading local surgeons as "certainly the best laproscopic theatre in the region and probably in the country" - it's nice to receive a pat on the back sometimes! The second phase is now being constructed to provide a new cancer centre for Spire which should open in the Autumn.
Spire View, Job's Lane - March A refined development of 20 generous family homes is now in the final stages of planning and will be available in the New Year through Kavangh Hayes.
A Good Idea? How would you fancy a form of heating that was absolutely free, cheap to install and had an operational zero carbon cost? Too good to be true? Then how about the "Solarventi"? This simple device screws to any external wall facing south east through south to south west. It contains a photovoltaic solar panel which powers a small fan to draw air though the panel and blow it into the house giving free warmth. The device can be operated either by a simple on/off switch or a thermostatic control. Naturally the device will only work in sunlight, but any heat it puts into your home, is heat energy that you do not have to buy from your electricity or gas supplier. Now, our question is this, would such a gadget make your buy one of our homes in preference to a home without it or are we wasting our time in considering fitting it to new homes for sale? Please tell us what you think here!
In the Press - Riverdown development on the front cover of "Building Products" - The front cover of the February 2008 edition of Building Products magazine (see top left image on the right of this page) showed the rear elevation of our spilt level river side homes on our Riverdown development in March and as can be seen by this magazine front cover and the subsequent leading article on page 3, this project is often used to demonstrate how a fully glazed Juliette balcony can be both visually unobstrousive and simultaneously strong enough to provide safe protection from falling by using properly engineered structural glass. Riverdown development in "Housebuilder & Developer"-We were pleased to see an article in this erstwhile publication which again featured our fashionable riverside homes. Page 17 of the March 2008 issue has a full page description with photographs (see top right image on the top to the right of this page) of our balconied development over looking the tranquil "old course" of the River Nene. Construction Director in "Construction News" and "Refrigeration and Air Conditioning"-In his capacity as Ambassador for the Chartered Institute of Building, Marcel Cooper our Construction Director was asked to attend roundtable talks to discuss the introduction and future development of the new Energy Performance Certificates (see third, fourth and fifth image from the top to the right of this page) required for both domestic housing and commercial buildings. Mulberry Lea highlighted in "Construction Manager" Case Study-The May issue of Construction Manager magazine features three page article dedicated to the Altherma air sourced heat pumps.This informative article (see bottom right image to the right of this page) is intended to form part of professional builders' CPD and our site, Mulberry Lea is identified as the case study for this system. Riverdown development in "Balcony News Magazine"- Edition III of this magazine features a full page article on page 27 about the glass Juliet balconies used on our Riverdown development.