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Malvern Summer Garden Party – venue for receipt of 2021 Civic Society Award

This entry was posted on Monday, September 6th, 2021 at 11:34 am

Michael Hodges Director of Broadway Heritage hosted a Garden Party in Ranelagh Road in Malvern on 28th August for residents of the restored and converted St Leonard’s House and new development Gospel Place. The Garden Party – including tent, bunting, and Abbot & Green refreshments – took place on Saturday on the lawn in front of […]

‘Midsummer Malvern 2021’ comes to Gospel Place development

This entry was posted on Monday, July 5th, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Broadway Heritage, developer of the new homes at Gospel Place in Malvern, took an active part in the town’s 11th annual cultural celebration ‘Midsummer Malvern’, staged by the Malvern Civic Society.  The week-long celebration took place in the last week of June and comprised a huge range of events by the town’s organisations and societies, […]

Gospel Place, Malvern nominated for Prestigious 2021 Civic Award

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at 9:37 am

We are delighted to announce that the Broadway Heritage development ‘Gospel Place’ in Malvern has been nominated for a prestigious local award in recognition of its good design. The Civic Award is awarded annually by Malvern Civic Society in recognition of good quality building design in the area. The 8-strong Civic Award committee assesses nominations […]

Gospel Place, Malvern – 21st-century homes grace Malvern townscape.

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 3:03 pm

In the 5 months since the opening of the Show Home of our latest development Gospel Place in Malvern, Worcestershire last October, only 2 of the 14 units remain. A unique new build development in Ranelagh Road in Malvern, the site flanks a historic convent building where Christian mission was actively worked out for over […]

Roger Morgan’s Malvern Memories

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 12:47 pm

A trip down a Malvern memory lane for Roger Morgan Some fascinating insight into the fact that Malvern’s former Convent of the Holy Name was slipping gently into decline in the late 1960’s has been provided by retired council officer Roger Morgan. He was responding to our appeal for memories of the convent which was […]

Joan Evan’s Malvern Memories

This entry was posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at 10:29 am

Joan takes a trip down a Malvern memory lane. Malvern resident Joan Evans, now in her 89th year is, literally, well placed to respond to our appeal for memories of the town’s former Convent of the Holy Name and successor Salvation Ministries Gospel Centre. For she came to live in Merick Road, close to the […]

Malvern convent and Gospel Centre memory lane appeal

This entry was posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 10:10 am

Do you have personal memories of The Convent of the Holy Name in Ranelagh Road, which closed back in 1989, or of the former Day of Salvation Ministries Gospel Centre which succeeded it. Maybe you or a member of your family were employed there or perhaps were helped in some way by the nuns or […]

Westcliff triumphs against adversity to win an award

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Weston Civic Society recognize the development with one of their coveted Civic Society Awards. Only days after Michael Hodges, the boss of buildings regeneration specialist Broadway Heritage, bought Westcliff, a crescent of five stately vacant Grade 2 listed Victorian villas overlooking Birnbeck Pier, the deepest recession in living memory began…. His vision was to restore all […]

Green Space vs New Homes: is there another way?

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 8:36 am

44 new Bath homes created in a decade of brownfield achievement by Broadway Heritage. Without the loss of a single blade of grass, 44 new homes have been created by restoration specialist Broadway Heritage in Bath over the past 10 years. Three poorly trading hotels, a former print shop, a former tool-hire shop, empty council […]

Whitechapel Farmhouse – the final touches

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Somerset farmhouse project nears completion The roof has been taken off and put back on again. New drains are being laid and the external walls are being repaired and decorated. A tired farmhouse has been brought back to life.      

Building a new Bath

This entry was posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:14 am

Completely un-prompted a passer-by commented, as I was standing outside St George’s House in Bath earlier this week, how much he admired the skills that had gone into our scheme. Of course he was referring to the masonry, the carpentry and the materials. I admire them too. What was not on show but is equally […]

Steel Frame Construction

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 8:15 am

“Steeling” a march on the market…………. I am no stranger to steel frame construction in the commercial sector. It is the hallmark of a fast precisely engineered building. Despite all the arguments against which have deterred us from choosing this option in the residential sector before – mainly the cost – we chose this form […]

Moravian Place completion

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Today sees the completion of the last sale. Seven months after completion of construction works we celebrate success and move on the another project in Bath. What did we learn at Moravian Place? That construction on a restricted and steeply sloping site is an unpredictable challenge. That agents and purchasers find it difficult to think […]

£500,000 home loans backed by taxpayer

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 10:55 am

The Daily Telegraph headline “£500,000 home loans to be backed by the taxpayer” brought some cheer to an otherwise grey morning this Monday 17th March 2012. Apparently David Cameron is keen to bring life back to the middle bracket of the homes market. The NewBuy Guarantee scheme proposes to guarantee part of a homebuyer’s mortgage […]

Commitment – the key to success

This entry was posted on Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 11:56 am

So, the ten-year Tropicana saga continues and the latest developer to try and make a go of it bites the dust. This was not the only headline-grabbing property story in Weston-super-Mare this week. Apparently Urban Splash’s architects are still limbering up – three years after having won an architectural competition for the redevelopment of Birnbeck […]

The human aspect of property restoration

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

There are 2 aspects to property restoration which are particularly satisfying. The first, of course, is the process of restoration itself – changing an un-loved old building into one of high quality once more. The second aspect is human. Of the visitors to Westcliff who have expressed interest (and delight!) in our restoration project we […]