Acting as employer’s agent on behalf of Crest Nicholson, national property and construction consultancy Wakemans is well underway with the latest development at Bristol’s creative hub, Paintworks.

The firm’s Bristol office is advising on phase three of Paintworks, which is currently under construction.

Situated at the eastern edge of the site, the latest scheme is set to offer 4976 sq m of commercial floor space, including 16 commercial units, 11 live-work units and 210 homes – a mix of one and two bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom houses.

Tony Hooper, divisional director at Wakemans, said: “Paintworks is purpose-designed to create a sense of community and continues to prove very popular.  This latest phase of commercial and residential space, which is targeting BREEAM Very Good and Level 3 Code for Sustainable Homes, will cement the development’s status as a desirable place to live and work.”

The £40million regeneration of a 2.47 hectare brownfield site in central Bristol is purpose-designed to create a sense of community. Located off Bath Road on the south bank of the River Avon, the project is just half a mile from Temple Meads railway station and within a mile of the shops and restaurants at Cabot Circus.

Wakemans reports that the commercial units have been built, with the remaining properties due for completion in November.

Dimerco Express Group has announced strong and sustained growth with 2017 sales revenues up by 9.7% over the previous year and increased business in China & Hong Kong and Europe, where figures were up by 17.2% and 19% respectively.

The results of the company’s continued success were shared at Dimerco Express Group’s Annual Management Meeting on 23rd February, where the company also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of Dimerco Express Philippines, Inc. in Manilla.

Opening the meeting, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Edward Lin noted the historical milestones achieved by Dimerco and highlighted the company’s achievements. “Dimerco Express Philippines, Inc. was established in 1978, and as Dimerco positioning the company as ‘Your China & ASEAN Logistics Specialist’, today our regional network includes 36 owned offices, spanning 9 countries in Southeast Asia,” he said.

Changes announced in 2017, relocating key staff, have driven new opportunities in buoyant regions, including China & Hong Kong as well as Europe, which are reflected in the company’s strong growth figures.

In addition to presenting the company’s considerable achievements, Founder and Chairman of Dimerco, Mr. Paul Chien, outlined strategic plans for digital technology development and confirmed Dimerco’s commitment to integrate the latest cloud networking technology with mobile smart logistics to continue to provide customers with the leading-edge, cost-efficient and seamless service they have come to expect from Dimerco.

Spelling out how Dimerco intends to meet and overcome new challenges ahead in 2018, Mr. Lin emphasized the company’s strong track record in IT capability and the importance of its core competency.

“We are rightly proud of our achievements to date,” he said. “Following our values of professionalism, teamwork and flexibility, we will continue to focus on growth and look forward to another prosperous year ahead.”

Photo Caption: Dimerco Express Group held its Annual Management Meeting on February 22-24, 2018 in Manila, Philippines.

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Intrepid journalists braved the ‘Beast from the East’ on 28 February to join leading British manufacturer Mereway at the launch of the new Signature collection.

The event was held in an 18th century Grade I-listed mansion house, Patshull Hall, in Staffordshire, that is being renovated into a family home.

Guests were welcomed with a glass of fizz and canapes and warmed by three huge roaring log fires in the entrance hall, the dining room and the kitchen, during their stay.

Mereway sales and marketing director Graham Jones made a presentation outlining the rationale behind the design development of the new Signature collection and introduced the live case study, the kitchen installed in Patshall Hall for owners Liam and Becki Wordley.

Graham said, “We were delighted that so many journalists braved the weather to join us at Patshull Hall, a unique home that provided a stunning backdrop for our launch.”

The event was supported by KitchenAid, a brand well loved by passionate cooks and the stunning collection of appliances included in the kitchen were demonstrated by Lisa Marley and her husband Nathan. Guests were treated to a display of delicious dishes and even given the opportunity to get hands on and decorate their own cupcakes.

The beautiful kitchen at Patshull Hall features a Light Grey door and cabinet, complemented by splashes of Tyrolean Blue on the island and inside the open shelves.  The Banaba White composite worktop is complemented by a dramatic piece of Blue Agate quartz, one of the most expensive marbles available, inset into one of the islands.

The two large islands provide two cooking stations to cater for everything from family meals to parties and formal entertaining. One has a flexible induction hob and the other a Teppanyaki plate and a Sous Vide cooker, both with downdraft extraction.
A bank of large KitchenAid appliances provides two fridge freezers, a wine cabinet, steam and pyrolytic ovens, combination microwave and warming drawer.

The granite sink is a BLANCO SILGRANIT ®, renowned for its scratch, stain and heat-resistant qualities and this is teamed with a state of art hot tap, the Inventum Hotspot from Dutch hot tap manufacturer, Inventum.  Interiors specialist Orac Décor supplied to order the celling cornices to preserve the traditional features in the room and combined with the modern lighting from Sensio.


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See our film about the Patshull Hall kitchen here
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Enquiries: Downing Dunmore PR- Tel:01384 878777 Email:
For more details on products used in the Patshull Hall kitchen:

Kitchen Aid
Tel: 020 7935 2575

Marble Building Products
Tel. 01759 373352

Blanco UK Limited
Tel: 01923 635200

Inventum Technologies B.V.
Tel: +44 (0) 7711 204 272

Orac décor
T UK: +44 (0) 1403 240 102

Sensio UK Ltd
Tel: 01977 522 020

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