The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


CKD Galbraith offer charming farmhouse and land in North Ayrshire

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is marketing a charming farmhouse with 9 acres of land occupying a picturesque rural position with attractive garden grounds in the Garnock Valley, North Ayrshire.


The original building dates back to 1752. Little Barkip Farm is a beautifully appointed farmhouse which has been extensively refurbished by the current owners. The property is located on the east bank of the River Garnock, situated within the hamlet of Little Den, which once had a population of 995, 100 years ago. The farmhouse is situated close to the towns of Beith and Dalry. The weaving of silk for the manufacturers of both Glasgow and Paisley was the principal occupation of Dalry (3 miles away), signifying the “king’s valley” in Gaelic, which formed part of the royal demesnes.


Little Barkip Farmhouse is built on two storeys with dormer windows. It has been greatly improved and extended over the last 3 years and has comfortable and spacious accommodation. The house has an attractive living room and dining room together with a lovely breakfasting kitchen. There are four bedrooms, library, bathroom, shower room and utility room. The farmhouse stands in delightful gardens which include lawns, mature shrubs and herbaceous borders and natural stone walls.


There is stabling and a workshop/garage and grazing land of some 8.5 acres ideal for horses or other livestock.

Offers Over £375,000 are being sought for Little Barkip Farm.

For further information: Contact Bob Cherry 01292 268181.

More stunning photos of Little Barkip on Flickr: CLICK HERE

About CKD Galbraith

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs over 160 people in offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso and Peebles.

The partnership provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors throughout Scotland. The company’s rural arm specialises in farm sales and purchases, the management and sale of large estates and woodland, valuations and building surveying work.

The company enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson, as well as providing a range of services to the farming community through an association with United Auctions, Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists.

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office:

CKD Galbraith
7 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA
Ayrshire, Scotland

Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS
Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300
E-mail: bob.cherry@ckdgalbraith.co.uk
Web: www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

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GlaxoSmithKline Enterprise Development Fund
helps create jobs in Ayrshire


THE GlaxoSmithKline Enterprise Development Fund has been created to support sustainable job-creating initiatives in Ayrshire. With the second round of applications assessed by the Fund Panel, another £48,730 has been awarded across the region.

The successful awards range from sales roles to offshore technicians, recycling to nursery nurse amongst others.

In only two sittings of the Panel, this brings the total awarded to £78,000.


Martin Cheyne, Chair of the Funding Panel (pictured above) said: “Once again we are pleased to be in a position to aid in the creation of another 18 new jobs in the area. We are well on target to helping create 70 new jobs over the 2 years that the fund will run.”

With funding of £400,000 provided by GSK, the Enterprise Development Fund is administered by the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). It supports applications from individuals wishing to start businesses, businesses wishing to expand, and private and voluntary sector organisations that are operating or plan to operate, in Irvine and the surrounding Ayrshire area.

If you can demonstrate that you'll be creating new, sustainable, quality full or part-time jobs to help regenerate the local community then you may be eligible to apply to the fund for a grant to assist you in your project.

For more information on how to apply visit www.ayrshire-chamber.org/edf.asp

Or call 01292 678666 for an application pack.

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Monday, 15 March 2010


CKD Galbraith offer delightful privately
situated family home in Alloway


A RARE opportunity has arisen to purchase a delightful privately situated home occupying a substantial plot within Alloway Village in South Ayrshire.


Quietly located at the end of a popular residential road, adjacent to the former grounds of Cambusdoon Cricket Ground, Kilkee is a charming traditional detached house originally built about 60 years ago. Having been occupied by the same family for a number of years it is one of the few remaining houses of its type in the area.


The house benefits from a wonderful situation within a large plot with a southerly aspect and views towards the Carrick Hills. The principal rooms overlook the delightful gardens which surround the property and afford great privacy.


Kilkee has considerable character and charm. Within this much loved family home the accommodation comprises 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Although the house requires a degree of modernisation there is considerable potential for extension or complete re-development of an outstanding site subject to gaining the necessary planning permissions.


The village of Alloway is known for its historic connections with Robert Burns, and it is also renowned as one of the prettiest and most desirable suburbs of the town of Ayr. With its leafy public parks and its close proximity to the beach it is a very popular area for families. There are excellent rail and road connections to Glasgow and the local town of Ayr provides all local amenities and good public and private schooling.


Opportunities to purchase a property like Kilkee are rare in Alloway.

Offers Over £495,000 are being sought.

For further information: Contact Bob Cherry 01292 268181.

About CKD Galbraith

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs over 160 people in offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso and Peebles.

The partnership provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors throughout Scotland. The company’s rural arm specialises in farm sales and purchases, the management and sale of large estates and woodland, valuations and building surveying work.

The company enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson, as well as providing a range of services to the farming community through an association with United Auctions, Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists.

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office:

CKD Galbraith
7 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA
Ayrshire, Scotland

Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS
Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300
E-mail: bob.cherry@ckdgalbraith.co.uk
Web: www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

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Construction of new £70 million Ayr Campus boosting local economy

THE construction of University of the West of Scotland’s new £70 million Ayr Campus is resulting in a major boost for the local economy, with over 25% of the project’s workforce living in Ayrshire.


[Pictured: Artist’s impression of how University of the West of Scotland’s new £70 million Ayr Campus will look on completion. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD FULL-SIZE VERSION.]

The construction of the University’s 18,000m2 campus next to the River Ayr is being undertaken by Bovis Lend Lease UK.

Bovis Lend Lease has over 150 people currently working on the project, with around 40 of the workforce living in Ayrshire. When the project reaches its peak in the autumn it is expected that 450 people will be on site, and it is anticipated that this will also result in a rise in the number of those living in Ayrshire working on the project.

This development also sees Bovis Lend Lease utilising a number of local suppliers providing Ayrshire’s economy with a further boost. This includes Dundonald based Hallyards Quarry and Hillhouse Quarry which are supplying all stone and concrete for the external works and the new roads.

The Campus is being developed in partnership with the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC), who will join UWS on the site. Shared facilities will include teaching and learning spaces, gym, refectory, library, music and drama studios and computing labs.

The new Campus is part of the University’s £250million development programme, and replaces its existing campus on the edge of the estate. It will create an innovative learning environment for over 4000 students.

Professor Seamus McDaid, Principal and Vice Chancellor of University of the West of Scotland, said: “We are delighted that construction of our new Ayr campus is providing a boost to the local economy. Once completed, this development will not only continue to result in huge benefits to Ayrshire, but also to the West of Scotland as a whole.

“This unique campus facility will enable us to expand our course provision, and develop an international dimension to our operations in Ayr with a campus that will attract students from across the globe.”

Norman Smith, Bovis Lend Lease project manager, said: “We are committed to using local labour and materials wherever possible, and contribute towards a sustainable local economy in every location we build in. We expect to see an increase in the number of local and regional people working on site as the project progresses, and we will continue to take advantage of materials sourced locally and from the wider region.”

University of the West of Scotland, Scotland’s biggest modern university, caters for almost 20,000 students and 2,000 staff with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley. The University’s new campus is scheduled for opening in September 2011.

The new campus, which has been developed in consultation with the Natural Garden Society, Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, will provide Ayrshire with one of the UK’s most modern, environmentally friendly and sustainable Higher Education learning environments.

The new building is designed to the highest environmental rating – BREEAM Excellent (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) – adopting sustainable strategies within the design and operation of the new building. BREEAM is aimed at encouraging sustainable development and high environmental standards in the performance and use of buildings through a standard performance assessment method. The BREEAM score allows the measurement of environmental impact of a development throughout both its construction and use.

Bovis Lend Lease is one of the UK’s leading construction and project management companies and has a strong track record of delivering landmark projects. The company offers a growing range of sector skills from the mainstream commercial and retail markets to leisure, pharmaceuticals, airports and public private partnerships. Bovis Lend Lease UK has recently been involved in a number of flagship projects including Central Manchester University Hospitals, the Broadgate Tower and the Ministry of Defence’s Single Living Accommodation Modernisation programme (SLAM). In Scotland, Bovis Lend Lease has successfully delivered projects including the BBC’s Scottish headquarters at Pacific Quay, Glasgow; Silverburn, Scotland’s largest purpose built shopping centre, and 12 schools within South Lanarkshire Council’s Primary Schools Modernisation Programme. Bovis Lend Lease has established a number of joint venture partnerships to plan, project-manage and deliver regeneration schemes around the world and we are committed to being a sustainable organisation, both in what we do and what we build. More information on Bovis Lend Lease’s projects and programmes can be found at www.bovislendlease.com

www.uws.ac.uk

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