The Cucina Colore collection from Mereway Kitchens offers everything you want for a contemporary kitchen and more, with the addition of a new larder unit and touches of concrete for an urban edge.

This white gloss handleless Lastra kitchen is at home in a modern townhouse or a trendy penthouse with its clean lines, colour accents and concrete worktops.

The new double larder units are available with swing out or hinged doors with flexible drawer and shelving options, enabling the easy storage of small appliance or foodstuffs as required.

The Cucina Colore collection has been further enhanced with a new drawer box upgrade, a sleek anthracite box with matching base panel, flexible cutlery inserts and a pan drawer option.

According to Graham Jones, sales & marketing director of Mereway Kitchens, “Cucina Colore offers a striking ultra-contemporary on-trend look with strong colours and daringly contrasting textures. The new additions deliver a perfectly practical as well as visually beautiful kitchen that creates harmonious, laid-back living spaces.”


Pictured: Lastra White Gloss kitchen from Mereway Kitchens’ Cucina Colore collection.
Prices start from around £10,000 – £25,000 for a complete kitchen. Call 0800 028 4466 or visit to find a stockist or order a brochure.

Speakers from the worlds of media, marketing, technology and creativity will present at a communications seminar for marketers in the Midlands on 26 October.

The ‘Now that’s what I call Creativity’ – Robots or Humans? event follows an extremely successful first Midlands creativity conference last November. It will be presented by Chartered Institute of Marketing, (CIM) the world’s leading professional marketing body and is the second event hosted jointly by CIM Midlands and the national CIM Creative Communications Group.

The final line-up of speakers includes Kristina Dimitrova, Researcher & Writer, Contagious; Ringo Moss, Digital Strategist, McCann Birmingham; Ruepal Aujla UM media agency, Andy McNab, VP at Rocketfuel and Michael Byrne, Head of Marketing, npower Business Solutions.

“We are delighted to be bringing a second creative conference to Birmingham,” says Nick Oppenheimer CIM Ambassador for creative, digital and technology.

“For creative, communication and marketing professionals exploring the potential of technology, it is increasingly a challenge to ‘put humans first’. With accelerating and profound technological change, from programmatic media to artificial intelligence, predictive modelling to virtual worlds, robots and telepresence to mobile and gamification, the many possibilities and platforms that technology offers are an exercise in creativity.

“Our line-up includes the very best practitioners in this field who will share their knowledge, offer insights and make predictions on the future.”

The day begins at 08.00 for an 08.30 start and concludes at 12 noon.

The event takes place on Thursday 26 October in Birmingham City centre.  Ticket price is £65 for members and students, £85 for non-members.

Visit the website for more information and to book your place.


Picture caption: Ringo Moss, Digital Strategist, McCann Birmingham

National property and construction consultancy Wakemans has completed work on phase two of the Walsall Waterfront development, which will introduce four new restaurants to the multi-million pound mixed leisure complex.

Acting as project manager, employer’s agent, quantity surveyor and principal designer on behalf of developer Kier Property, Wakemans confirms that the shell buildings have been handed over and are being fitted out by the new tenants.

Cream’s and Subway will be among the new restaurants to occupy the site and they are expected to open in October.

Wakemans Director Seinde Balogun said: “Kier Property has successfully regenerated a
17-acre site that enhances Walsall town centre by providing a host of quality leisure facilities, which will not only benefit the local community but will also help to attract visitors and promote inward business investment.”

With a contract value of £1.5million, phase two of the Walsall Waterfront development comprises four units – one block of three units comprising 571.2 sq. m. of space and a further separate unit of 325.2 sq. m.

Wakemans also took a lead role in the phase one of the redevelopment project, a £6.5million mixed leisure scheme that has provided a multi-screen cinema, retail units, restaurants and bars.

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