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Construction Update – One Wolstenholme Square (Nov 2017)

On behalf of the developer, we bring you updates as at end Nov 2017 from the construction site of One Wolstenholme Square in Liverpool, UK. Kindly click on the image below to access and flip through the update.

FLASHBACK: One Wolstenholme Square

The Epicentre of History & Culture

Imagine being at the centre of a quaint and cultural city bustling with life and steeped in history…Welcome to One Wolstenholme Square, the latest £40 million development in the most desirable postcode in Liverpool.

Located five minutes away from the city’s attractions and top university campuses, One Wolstenholme Square comprises a selection of studio and one-bedroom residential apartments with a panoramic view of the Liverpool skyline and the remarkable World Heritage Waterfront.

Liverpool is one largest economies in the UK, and home to half a million people, some of the UK’s top universities, football clubs (Liverpool FC & Everton FC), a staggering student population of over 53,000 and, of course, The Beatles!

CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Construction Update – The Residence (Nov 2017)

On behalf of the developer, we bring you updates as at Nov 2017 from the construction site of The Residence in Manchester, UK. Kindly click on the viewer below to see and flip through the update.

FLASHBACK: The Residence

The Residence is only a few minutes’ walk from Manchester City Centre. It sits at the doorstep of Spinningfields (The Canary Wharf of the North), Manchester’s main shopping and commercial district and Deansgate, the financial district of the city. The Residence occupies a prominent position within the stunning new £400 million Greengate Masterplan Project and, upon completion, will be one of the tallest residential buildings in the city, making it highly desirable for tenants. The regeneration of Greengate is expected to unlock £400 million of investment over the next 15 years.

CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Construction Update – Falkner Place (Nov 2017)

On behalf of the developer, we provide you with the latest updates as of Nov 2017 from the Falkner Place construction site in Liverpool. Kindly click on the image below to access the update.

Flashback: Falkner Place

Introducing Falkner Place, a new Georgian-inspired residential property investment located in the affluent Georgian Quarter of Liverpool. This impressive project will see 109 residential apartments built, ranging from studios, 1-bed, 1-bed duplex and 2-bed duplex units.  Falkner Place at the Georgian Quarter is just a short walk from Liverpool’s city centre and its main attractions, hospitals and universities. Residents will be well-positioned to capitalise on the continued regeneration of Liverpool’s city centre and its surrounding area.

CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Construction Update – Opto House Block C (Nov 2017)

On behalf of the developer, we provide you with the latest updates as at end Nov 2017 from the construction site of Opto House Block C in Luton.  Kindly click on the image below to access the update.

FLASHBACK: London Spring Place

Opto House (London Spring Place) is a brand new, purpose-built student accommodation development comprising fully-managed en-suite rooms and self-contained studio suites across three blocks. En-suites are arranged in clusters of 6 with access to a communal living area and kitchen. Self-contained studio suites will contain en-suite bathrooms and a fully functional kitchenette. Beautifully furnished with a wide range of amenities and facilities, Opto House (London Spring Place) is one of the most ideal student accommodations in the region. It is located within walking distance to the University of Bedfordshire, the shopping mall, and the train station with easy and convenient access to central London in 22 minutes!

Investment Highlights

  • 8% NET p.a. assured for 5 years
  • No bad debt as parental guarantor in place
  • 24,000 students but less than 5,000 available purpose-built beds
  • 250-year leasehold
  • 3% interest paid on deposited funds
  • Established Developer with exemplary track record
  • Completed

Specifications

  • En-suite and studio suites
  • 24 hour CCTV security and controlled building access
  • Communal courtyard
  • Fully equipped state-of-the-art gym
  • Cinema room
  • Onsite management team & manned reception
  • Lounge area with LCD TVs
  • Study and meeting rooms
  • Visitor parking
  • Games room with pool table & gaming stations
  • Onsite laundry
  • Outdoor leisure and sports facilities to include beach volleyball, basketball, table tennis &
    an outdoor cinema

CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Construction Update – Q Studios (Nov 2017)

On behalf of the developer, we bring to you the latest updates from the Q Studios construction site in Stoke-on-Trent, as of November 2017. Please click the image below to flip through and enlarge the update.

Flashback: Q Studios

Fulfilling Students’ Needs

Q Studios is situated in the Hartshill area, with its wide variety of shops and services. It is Stoke-on-Trent’s brand new 300-apartment purpose built student property set within a beautifully landscaped courtyard,  ideally situated between two established universities. It also sits opposite an upcoming student village development and directly adjacent to the brand new £282 million University Quarter.

With only 7% access to purpose built student en-suites citywide, demand is assured for these highly sought-after studio apartments. Indeed, only 21% of the city’s growing student population currently have access to any form of Purpose Built Student Accommodation – including university halls.

Each studio is completely self-contained, with an open plan living space that includes both study and social areas, as well as a double bed and fully-equipped kitchen. The en-suite bathroom contains a cubicle shower, wash basin and toilet. Priced from £69,950.

Investment Highlights

  • 10% nett fixed yields
  • Assured 10 years
  • 10 years structural warranty
  • ZERO stamp duty
  • 10 mins walk to University of Staffordshire & University Quarter
  • 8 mins walk to Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station
  • Critical undersupply of student rooms (including university halls)


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Care Homes Investment – A Stand Out Asset Class

Part 2 of the Care Homes Article Series. Read Part 1: The Ageing Population in UK here.

The UK care homes market faces an imminent crisis due to a national shortage, creating increasing opportunities for investors and generating a truly global appetite for the sector. The sector has been named the stand out asset class of the year by Knight Frank.

Statistics show that old age is closely linked to debilitating illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, causing an increase in the need for care homes and assisted living. The UK has a growing ageing population, with new  research by the ONS revealing that 1 in 4 people will be aged 65 years old in less than 30 years.

Of this population, there are approximately  850,000 people with dementia. With better diagnosis and rising life expectancy rates, numbers could exceed 1 million by 2025 and reach 2 million by 2051, when 1 in 3 people over 65 years will have the disease. Today, dementia is the leading cause of death in England and Wales, replacing heart disease.

What is now a grave concern is the inadequate supply of proper care homes and facilities to cater to the increasing number of aged citizens, particularly those afflicted with dementia.

National Crisis: Critical Shortage of Care Homes

Currently, only about 416,000 people live in care homes (Laing and Buisson Survey 2016) in the UK. This constitutes only a meagre 4% of the population aged 65 years and over, and 16% of those aged 85 and above.

Clearly, the UK care homes sector is facing a national crisis — an issue that Knight Frank’s UK Healthcare Development Opportunities 2017 report attributes to a nett loss in homes and beds. This is a trend that is likely to continue for awhile. 

A survey of UK local authorities by the Family and Childcare Trust confirms this:  4 in 5 UK local authorities have insufficient care for older people, particularly those with dementia. And only ⅓ of councils had enough nursing homes with specialist dementia support.

Research by charity outfit, Independent Age revealed that overall, a quarter of homes were rated as either inadequate or requiring improvement in January this year with the worst region being the Northwest (this includes Stockport, Salford and Manchester). Which is why there is an increasing need for properly built, fully-functional care homes that cater to the varied needs of the aged and infirm. 

Research by charity outfit, Independent Age revealed that overall, a quarter of homes were rated as either inadequate or requiring improvement in January this year with the worst region being the Northwest (this includes Stockport, Salford and Manchester). Which is why there is an increasing need for properly built, fully-functional care homes. Image credit: http://bit.ly/2ouQfOj

The Economist published an article revealing fundamental and systemic flaws, explaining that the care home market has not responded to demand, and, even when built, are often not located in the right places.

‘It is hard to get an old-people’s home built. Local authorities are not always willing to grant planning permission, especially when a plot could be used more lucratively, such as for shops,’ the article states.

The fact is, dedicated care is very costly. And, understandably, social care provided by councils is quite tightly rationed, as local authorities can only provide help to those with very high needs. Currently, only those with low means — under £23,250 in savings and, in some cases, the value of a home — get help towards their costs. The rest have to pay all their care costs, which could exceed £100,000. 

Julian Evans, Knight Frank’s Head of Healthcare said that the UK care homes market faces an imminent crisis due to a national shortage of beds. However, this crisis and acute undersupply of care homes has created opportunities for investors, and will continue to drive investor appetite in the coming years.

“The disparity of care bed supply and demand presents increasing opportunities for investors, and, combined with the fall in the sterling, has generated a truly global appetite for the sector.

“The care home sector is likely to be the stand out asset class of 2017, particularly for those investors wishing to diversify their asset portfolios in the current uncertain economic climate,” he explained.

Stand-Out Commercial Property Class

Just like residential property and student property in the UK, the law of economics applies to UK care homes investment — with low supply and high demand, as well as the average cost of ₤574 per week at a care home facility, returns are pretty impressive. 

Some projects offer up to 8% nett yield (after all expenses) for up to 25 years, as well as an exit clause. For many investors, the exit clause is part of the investment attraction.

Some of the care homes investment projects in our portfolio offers an exit/guaranteed buyback at years 10, 15, 20 and 25.

“Indeed, retirement living has fundamentals for growth, and makes a great investment opportunity. With the ageing population thrown in to the equation, care homes investment could be the next student investment,” said CSI Prop spokesperson Virata Thaivasigamony.

For information on care homes investment, contact us at 016-228 8691 or 016-228 9150.

By Vivienne Pal

CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Construction Update – Lygon 8 (Nov 2017)

On behalf of the developer, we bring to you the following updates from the construction site of Lygon 8 in Melbourne, as of November 2017. Click the image below to flip through and enlarge the update.

Flashback: 8 Lygon

8 Lygon is perfectly positioned only 3.5 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, at the heart of culture in Carlton & Brunswick and in close vicinity to a vast range of cafe and dining hubs.

Designed by award-winning architect, CHT Architects, this iconic 9-storey building marries cafe culture and retail at its base with chic urban living above. The building features a number of amenities including the stunning secure lobby, a lush garden courtyard, your own community vegetable garden, and a rooftop entertaining space with uninterrupted views of the city.

The chic contemporary interiors by CHT Architects reflect Melbourne’s international style. Each apartment has been designed to fill the spaces with warm filtered light, enhanced by the surrounding views of the city and tree-lined rooftops.

Every apartment has top of the range appliances, fixtures and fittings, with cleverly crafted detailing and joinery throughout.


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Construction Update – One Islington Plaza (Nov 2017)

On behalf of the developer, we bring you updates as of November 2017, from the construction site of One Islington Plaza in Liverpool, UK. Kindly click on the viewer below to read, flip through and enlarge the document.

Flashback: One Islington Plaza

Living in the Knowledge Quarter

One Islington Plaza is the latest student development directly adjacent to Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter,  in the heart of Liverpool’s student district. One Islington Plaza will consist of 317 studio and ensuite clusters, with great facilities for student living such as communal lounges, entertainment and services. All ensuites have access to communal kitchens with appliances, including dishwashers, while all studios come with fully-fitted kitchens. The project is situated in an incredible location, within walking distance to major universities in Liverpool.

Investment Highlights

  • Prime Location
  • 8% rental returns assured 3 years
  • NO stamp duty
  • Fully-managed
  • Fully-furnished

Project Highlights

  • On-site concierge & front desk
  • Communal lounge with flat screens, video games, pool tables, ping pong & fuzzball
  • Cinema, media room & study areas
  • Laundry services
  • Bicycle storage
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • On-site Crosby Coffee shop & retail unit
  • TVs & high-speed broadband in all rooms
  • Hotel style access control systems & monitored CCTV system


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Construction Update – Lygon Place (Nov 2017)

On behalf of the developer, we bring to you the following updates from the construction site of Lygon Place, Melbourne, as of November 2017. Kindly click on the viewer below to see and flip through the update.

Lygon Place, Briefly

Lygon Place, located in Brunswick East, brings authentic urban living to one of Melbourne’s most established, inner city precincts. Tree lined streets, leafy parks and gardens meet an abundant retail and café scene in a small yet diverse, tightly held location, 4.2km from the heart of the CBD.

Central to the city’s most popular destinations and surrounded by Melbourne’s key employment hubs, transport links and leading universities, Lygon Street is placed for proximity. Open green spaces, a rich cultural heritage and colourful urban landscapes embody the essence of modern Melbourne while an energetic and youthful community of artisans and creative entrepreneurs set a progressive pace for an enviable lifestyle.

CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260