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Old July 27th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #81
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Think good old george wimpey has scammed another building project !

Just look at the starting price !

http://www.pioneerreach.gb.com/sales.php

can't see any chance of the proposed tower developement at this site...but would prefer someone else, to build a 30 + tower there.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #82
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Studios and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
Studio apartment £125,000
1 bedroom £157,000
2 bedrooms £211,000
3 bedrooms £321,500
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Old July 27th, 2006, 11:56 PM   #83
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A shame as this is one sweet development! I thought this was a good bet for the next biggie to start construction
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Old July 28th, 2006, 12:15 AM   #84
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Haha, surely that's the highest of any development in Leeds? Yet it is in one of the most unspectacular locations. They're asking £450 a square foot on the studios!!! For comparisons sake the average price per sqaure foot for a flat at Lumiere is going to be arond £350 a sq ft.

They're realy doing a number on those London Investors. The clever bastards.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 12:29 AM   #85
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Haha, surely that's the highest of any development in Leeds? Yet it is in one of the most unspectacular locations. They're asking £450 a square foot on the studios!!! For comparisons sake the average price per sqaure foot for a flat at Lumiere is going to be arond £350 a sq ft.

They're realy doing a number on those London Investors. The clever bastards.
If they do pull it off, what will happen to the asking price at Lumiere! and the rest of Leeds for that matter good thing or bad ? anyone ?... I have my thoughts, yikes!
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Old July 28th, 2006, 12:31 AM   #86
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But will they get away with palming off 800 of these pads at such an outrageous price? I'd love to see this go up as per plans!
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Old July 28th, 2006, 06:13 PM   #87
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I hope they haven't done a number on us. I don't know whether they are offering guaranteed rental and furniture packs on these prices but thats what i paid for my 1 bed which will be rented until 2010. I know i have paid for this aswell but as some have said, this should be a long term view on return on investment
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Old July 29th, 2006, 11:34 AM   #88
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I can't see the developemtent possibly proceeding with the main element missing, it has gone through all the design competition, all the design work and a huge amount of marketing with it as a whole scheme design. It just wouldn't work with the main element missing, also the planning permission could be void as it was approved with the tower in one application. If the tower wasn't viable, I would think the whole scheme would have to be cancelled.

Also, the negative appraisal of the area is not shared by others. HBG are very optomistic about the market for their site across the road at Monkbridge Forge, they are proceeding with a full application for their first phase soon, and are in talks over the residential element which includes towers at 25, 18 storeys and others, which will really boost the area. In addition, the 'next door but one' Whitehall office building has just been approved, and is expected on site soon, and of course the City Island phase 2 is well on the way.

Also, if they are acheiving the high prices being asked (particularly with London investers) there will be good motivation to proceed with the rest of the sheme.

I wouldn't anticipate any major changes until we hear something officially.
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Old August 13th, 2006, 06:22 PM   #89
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Look guys, whichever way you look at it if ya bought an apartment u r stuck with it like everyone else - no point in worrying about it - city living (in my opinion) is going to be big but you just have to bide your time. Deepster if the marketing apartments are a reflection of the quality that will be put into these things then I think we have made a good (long term), investment with the rental guarantee. If u do get time to visit Leeds give me a call and I'll show you round the area.


Keep your chins uo everyone - gonna be cool place to be in years to come !
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Old August 19th, 2006, 07:01 PM   #90
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Well Greenbank features very strongly in the September edition of P&D ... the full scheme. Wimpey City are still paying out good money to advertise the scheme, and the feature suggests confidence in the scheme.

No new news but this strongly suggests that the scheme is still in full flow !
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Old August 19th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #91
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Have they even begun demolition of the site?? if i am correct they are well underway with the demolition of the site across whitehall road, why are they hanging about with this one? i had a really good feeling about this scheme last year.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 09:33 PM   #92
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There's still a big advert for it on Kirkstall Road. Isn't that a positive sign it's not been shelved. There's no point building the low-rises if theres no tower.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 11:19 PM   #93
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They still need to submit a new application for the providence tower though, becuase the design has changed slightly and gone up from 31 to around 34 floors. That will give us some idea of when construction is likely to begin.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 01:20 PM   #94
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Advertising is clearly still in full flow. There is no start on site yet, but the advert in the September P&D says completions from 2008, so there is plenty of time yet before they have to start anything on site.
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Noticed a large colour advert on the front of the Yorkshire Post property supplement, advertising the whole scheme, tower and all.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 08:51 PM   #96
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Have they even begun demolition of the site?? if i am correct they are well underway with the demolition of the site across whitehall road, why are they hanging about with this one? i had a really good feeling about this scheme last year.
A lack of action on site isn't going to be a sign of trouble ahead. George Wimpey are one of the biggest housebuilders in the UK (2005 profits ~£350m). Although this is one of their separate city centre residential building schemes, they are far too huge to pull the plug on such a scheme, even if sales might not have been as robust as they might have wanted.

Am sure we'll see action on site within the next couple of months - if completion is set for late 2008, then they need to get cracking, demolition and groundwork will certainly take another 6 months or so. Keep the faith team!
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Old September 4th, 2006, 08:02 PM   #97
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I am quite disappointed every time I get the train past this site that they still havent even started demolition. Spring and Summer have all but gone, so what now, Winter start, Spring 2007?
Was tempted the other day to go in the marketing suite and ask again but alas I ran out of time.
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Old September 5th, 2006, 03:06 PM   #98
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Just out of interest,this development's postal area should actually be covered by leeds12,however i'm told there not keen to take this on,and in-fact offered it to leeds11,city leeds1 are also not falling over themselves to take this project on.
it has to be said the omens for this development are not good,suppose it's a bit like climbing a mountain,it'd be easy to walk down again, but we're halfway up now so we might as well carry on!
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Old September 5th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #99
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In the end its gonna have to be something! Unless it becomes so special it has its own postcode teehee.
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Old September 5th, 2006, 06:20 PM   #100
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I am quite disappointed every time I get the train past this site that they still havent even started demolition. Spring and Summer have all but gone, so what now, Winter start, Spring 2007?
Was tempted the other day to go in the marketing suite and ask again but alas I ran out of time.
Hia im new hear. i went to the marketing suit and they said that it would probably start this winter, but they were not sure.
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