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Relaunch at St Pauls
Relaunch at St Pauls 26 August, 2015
Next month will see the relaunch of one of Ethical Property’s latest management projects in Bristol, St Paul’s Learning Centre. The centre which is situated in the St Pauls region of Bristol is a community hub that has been at the centre of the regeneration of the St Pauls area. The official relaunch will take place on Saturday 5th September and we hope that as many of the local community can come to see what we are doing and to be part of this new start for the centre! 
Open House London
Open House London 25 August, 2015
Next month The Foundry will be opening it's doors to all for the London Open House 2015. It's a great chance to visit RIBA awarded London building of the year 2015 and even meet with the architects who designed it. This is the first Ethical Property centre to be involved in the Open House Weekend and we hope that visitors will enjoy their chance to see the former shoe-polish factory that has been redeveloped into a hub for social justice organisations. For more information, please click here.
Hastings House, Cardiff
Hastings House, Cardiff 20 August, 2015
Today Ethical Property announces the acquisition of Hastings House, Central Cardiff. The first acquisition in Wales by the company, Hastings House is a 1980s purpose built office building located in Cardiff’s main business district and within easy walking distance to the City Centre. It has excellent access to local transport and national high speed rail as well as to road and air links. 
 
Bath Chronicle Awards
Bath Chronicle Awards6 August, 2015
Today it has been announced that Ethical Property have been shortlisted for an award in Bath. At this years fifth annual Bath Chronicle Business awards Ethical Property are nominated for the Contribution to the Community award. The Bath Chronicle Business Awards celebrate business success across the city and surrounding areas. The ceremony takes place on 24th September at the marquee, Bath Racecourse. We wish the best of luck to all nominee's and look forward to the event!
Microsoft prize
Microsoft prize 5 August, 2015
Philanthropic computer giants Microsoft are offering a very exciting opportunity to all not-for-profits in Britain, a competition on social media with a huge £500,000.00 prize to the organisation with most votes, you can find out more here.Currently there are nine nominated oragnisations in with a chance of winning the money with one space left for the not-for-profit with the most votes to join them.  
The Who Cares? Trust
The Who Cares? Trust30 July, 2015
In April users of the website "My Favourite Voucher Codes", tenants at Green Park Station South Vaults voted for "The Who Cares? Trust" to receive 20% of the company's profits. This month"My Favourite Voucher Codes" donated £5,000.00 that will go to "The Who Cares? Trust" who work with Children in care and care leavers. 
The Bath Magazine
The Bath Magazine13 July, 2015
This month our very own Green Park Station Market featured in The Bath Magazine. The article focuses on the support the market offers to local traders and retailers, and the benefits for shoppers. Rebecca Leach, Marketing and Venue Manager at Green Park Station said "We are very lucky because there is a great sense of community here with lots of local contributors, who invest both time and money into transforming the venue into a thriving and exciting space on a regular basis". 
National RIBA Winners
National RIBA Winners18 June, 2015
Today RIBA announced the winners of their National Awards including The Foundry which won the London regional award. All the regional Winners are now shortlisted  for the 2015 RIBA National Award. You can see all the winners here.
Ethex Gathering 2015
Ethex Gathering 2015 15 June, 2015
Last week Ethical Property attended the Ethex UK annual gathering in Bristol, meeting with many positive investors and businesses throughout the day. The event was a great opportunity for investors, large and small, to learn more about best practice and to discuss issues that are affecting the fast-growing area of positive investment.
RIBA Guardian coverage
RIBA Guardian coverage29 May, 2015
Since being named the RIBA ‘London Building of the Year' last week, The Foundry has been benefiting from extra press exposure, appearing in numerous magazines and online articles.Today, in The Guardian's Art and Design section, another such article from Oliver Wainwright features quotes from Ethical Property Managing Director Susan Ralphs. The article is available on the Guardian website here.  
St Pauls Learning Centre
St Pauls Learning Centre 8 May, 2015
The future looks bright for a St Paul’s Learning and Family Centre - Ethical Property Company have now taken on the day-to-day management of St Paul’s Learning and Family Centre, a centre previously managed by Bristol City Council. 
The Foundry wins award
The Foundry wins award19 May, 2015
The Foundry, in Vauxhall, London, has been named the RIBA ‘London Building of the Year’ ahead of strong competition from a number of high profile projects. A partnership of organisations including the Ethical Property Company, The Barrow Cadbury Trust, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, LankellyChase Foundation and Trust for London developed the vision and funded the project which opened its doors in September 2014.
200 years of Bathing in Bath
200 years of Bathing in Bath13 May, 2015
Our market square at Green Park Station, Bath, is an extremely versatile space and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Most recently university students and supporters of the Cleveland Pool Project took part in a fashion show with a difference! 
The Foundry opening
The Foundry opening27 April, 2015
In April, on behalf of The Foundry Board, Ethical Property welcomed over 100 partners, tenants, local residents and supporters to the official opening of The Foundry, the groundbreaking social justice and human rights centre in Vauxhall to celebrate the successes of the project so far.
BREEAM Excellent Rating
BREEAM Excellent Rating8 April, 2015
We aim to ensure that all of our buildings are managed to the highest sustainable and environmental standard, so it is with great pride that we announce that at the end of last month our newest and largest building, The Foundry, was rated as Excellent by BREEAM
The Foundry launch
The Foundry launch2 April, 2015
This month we will be celebrating the opening and first six months of operation of The Foundry. The Foundry, a new social justice and human rights centre built in partnership with The Barrow Cadbury Trust, Ethical Property Company, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, LankellyChase Foundation and Trust for London, opened in Vauxhall, South London in September.
Deezeen magazine review
Deezeen magazine review17 March, 2015
The most recent review of our latest centre in London, The Foundry, is now available to read online from established architecture magazine Dezeen. The article focuses on the brilliant design and feature points of the building and includes some fantastic photos of the centre and site/floor plans. Click here to see the article in full.
New Board member
New Board member18 March, 2015
The Ethical Property Company today announced the appointment of Tim Farazmand as a Non-executive Director, following approval at the Annual General Meeting.
 
Tim Farazmand is a Managing Director of LDC, a leading UK regional mid-market private equity house and since April 2014, has also served as Chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA). 
Ethical Property AGM
Ethical Property AGM16 March, 2015
The 2015 Ethical Property Annual General Meeting was held at our newest centre, The Foundry, on 11th March.  At the meeting, our senior management team updated shareholders on the company’s performance over the past year (to September 2014), and our plans for the future; Managing Director, Susan Ralphs explained our intention to double the company’s size over the next five years.
RIBA London award
RIBA London award 9 March, 2015
We are very proud to announce that our latest building in London, The Foundry, has been shortlisted for the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) London Award 2015. RIBA Regional and National Awards, and the RIBA Stirling Prize are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects. 
The Foundry space
The Foundry space 6 March, 2015
Next month see's the official opening of our latest and largest new building, The Foundry.The centre is a remarkable new building located in Vauxhall, central London. This vibrant new ‘social justice centre’ is the result of a unique partnership between a number of trusts and foundations and offers state of the art meeting spaces and facilities for conferences, events, seminars and exhibitions, as well as office space for 25 tenant organisations working in the social justice and human rights fields.
African Initiatives appeal
African Initiatives appeal25 February, 2015
This Sunday our tenant African Initiatives’ launch their latest charity appeal. Mariella Frostrup, well known presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Open Book and beloved agony aunt for Observer Magazine, will be voicing the appeal on the weekly BBC charity appeal.
Healthy Living Fair
Healthy Living Fair20 February, 2015
This Sunday Brighton Open Market is hosting Healthy Living Fair - A range of healthy living professionals will be invited to participate and engage with Brighton residents with products and services plus there will also be a programme of speakers and workshops throughout the day where visitors can learn new ideas and skills that will contribute to healthy living. 
The Foundry - 90% occupied
The Foundry - 90% occupied18 February, 2015
With the arrival of Feed the Minds and Network for Africa in the last week, The Foundry is now 90% occupied!

Tenants at the centre now include Right to Play, Media Legal Defence Initiative, Shannon Trust and many more.  

For more information on tenants at The Foundry, please click here.
Placemaking Award
Placemaking Award 17 February, 2015
Last week Brighton Open Market received a nomination for a Placemaking Award in the field of mixed use development. The award will be given to the best mixed-use project that most clearly demonstrates a potential or actual positive impact, on the physical or environmental quality of a place or the economic or social well-being of community. 
2013/14 Annual Report
2013/14 Annual Report13 February, 2015
The Ethical Property Company has now reported its full year results for the 2013/2014 financial year.

Highlights for the year included the opening of The Foundry and Brighton Open Market, an increase in Net Asset Value and Operating Profit and strong occupancy levels of 96.6%.
The Foundry artwork
The Foundry artwork13 February, 2015
Tenants and visitors to The Foundry this week will notice something different as the newly commissioned public artwork pieces were put into place. Thanks to designs by Richard Wolfströme, tenant and visitors will now find a series of narrative artworks around the centre, based upon quotes by great thinkers and human rights activitists, past and present.
We Love Brighton
We Love Brighton12 February, 2015
Another recommendation for Brighton Open Market has come out this week, this time from We Love Brighton. Click here to find out what else they recommend as their top tips for free things to do in Brighton.
Trip Advisor
Trip Advisor28 January, 2015
Brighton Open Market is proving to be a huge hit on the review website Trip Advisor. It currently ranks as #1 shopping and fashion attraction in Brighton and Hove.

Click here to read the Brighton Open Market entry on the site and reviews left by visitors.
St Paul's Community Centre
St Paul's Community Centre 28 January, 2015
Ethical Property are currently in discussions with Bristol City Council in regards to taking on the day-to-day management of St Paul's Community Centre. We are very excited at the prospect of taking on another project in the St Pauls region of Bristol. 
Company performance
Company performance 20 January, 2015
The company’s performance during the 2013/14 financial year has now been audited and shows a significant increase in operating profit, high levels of tenant and staff satisfaction and a further drop in energy usage across the portfolio. 

More detailed analysis will be available in the Annual Report and supplement which will be distributed in February.
 
Brighton Open Market film
Brighton Open Market film13 January, 2015
Brighton Open Market is the perfect place to buy from local producers in Brighton with many ethical products available from over 50 traders. Now, thanks to Ed Hamilton from digital agency Sustainable Content, this has now been captured in a great short film.
Abandoned railways article
Abandoned railways article13 January, 2015
What happened to England's forgotten railway stations? Well, the BBC has been investigating and discovered our very own Green Park Station Market! Read about the history of Green Park Station and other stations that now longer serve as transport links but are very much still alive and kicking. Click here to see the article in full. 
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