Kings Square (Historic Project)
A joint venture between Salford City Council and Sigma Inpartnership with funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland
Through the Higher Broughton Partnership, the first completed show home on the Kings Square development was officially opened on the 5th June 2013 by the Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart.
After the ceremony, Mayor Stewart was given by a tour of the 4 bedroom show home, which is the first of 80 high specification new homes currently being built by the Higher Broughton Partnership in the area formerly known as Top Streets.
Higher Broughton Partnership is a joint venture between Salford City Council and Sigma Inpartnership with funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland. Kings Square, which is being developed by Countryside Properties, will provide a range of three, four and six bedroom homes over a six acre development site, 23 of which will be funded and managed by a locally represented housing association.
Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, said: “This is a top deal for Salford, for local people, and for the Partnership.
“The Partnership has been responsive to the specific needs of the local community, consulted widely and tailored to houses to their needs.
“It was an honour to open the show home, the new houses are bright and modern with plenty of space for children to play in, and I am looking forward to seeing the first residents move into these homes fit for kings by the end of the month.
“There is huge demand for quality housing in Higher Broughton and, through the Partnership, we are delivering what local people want.
“But this is just the first step in a journey for Higher Broughton that will see plenty of new homes and facilities for the area.””
Graeme Hogg, Chief Operating Officer, said: “The opening of the first show home at Kings Square is a major milestone for the Partnership. Kings Square will provide excellent, high-quality housing for the people of Salford and as the first home is now built, it won’t be long until the community begins to develop.”
“The development is part of the Partnership’s wider regeneration strategy to create a wide range of family homes and community facilities throughout Higher Broughton.”
Ian Simpson, Land Director for Countryside Properties, said: “Countryside Properties is delighted with the completion of the first show home, which marks a significant step in the development of much needed new homes to this area. We have seen a great deal of interest in the homes from the community in Higher Broughton already and we are very optimistic about the future of the scheme.”
The Kings Square development completed in late 2014.
Chief Operating Officer
Graeme has worked in the property and property finance sector since graduating in 1988. He has worked on major commercial and residential development projects and has 7 years of international experience in the development and fund management arenas, latterly being country Director for Nomura Bank's investment partner in Moscow. Graeme was co-founder of Inpartnership with Duncan Sutherland in late 2000 and was instrumental in the creation of 3 nationally recognised regeneration partnerships up to 2007. Graeme fronted the shareholder negotiations and investment with West Coast Capital in 2007 and the sale of Inpartnership to Sigma in 2011. Graeme was appointed onto the main Sigma Board as Partnership Director in June 2012.
Graeme has an Honours degree in Civil Engineering and a post graduate Diploma in Property Investment.