Trilogy Appoints New Head of Asset Management


Trilogy Appoints New Head of Asset Management

Trilogy Real Estate LLP, the value-add investment and development business founded by Robert Wolstenholme, has announced Laurence Jones as its new Head of Asset Management.

Jones joins from Picton where he was Senior Asset Manager. He was previously an Assistant Fund Manager at CBRE Global Investors, and a Central London Retail Agent at Dalgleish /CBRE. 

Robert Wolstenholme said: “We are delighted that Laurence Jones has joined Trilogy.  He brings significant depth to our asset management team as we continue to pursue our mixed-use, hands-on real estate strategies in the most dynamic cities and neighbourhoods of the UK."

The appointment further bolsters the 10-strong team which is currently on site with schemes in East London and Manchester, and is actively seeking new opportunities to reposition tired or overlooked assets to create contemporary workplaces and mixed-use destinations.

The news comes as Republic at London’s East India Dock, with investors LaSalle Investment Management, prepares to launch its first phase. The scheme has already attracted tenants such as Deliveroo and creative co-working space Trampery.

Great Northern Warehouse in central Manchester, backed by Peterson Group of Hong Kong, is set to submit for planning in Autumn 2017.

We are very happy to welcome Laurence Jones to the Trilogy team as our new Head of Asset Management.

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UK's first office campus wellness director appointed for East London's Republic


UK's first office campus wellness director appointed for East London's Republic

Full time nutritional therapist and coach to help workers from Deliveroo, BJP and London Borough of Tower Hamlets improve wellbeing.


Republic, the next-gen mixed-use campus in London’s Docklands developed by Trilogy Real Estate, has announced the appointment of a Wellness Director, first of its kind in the UK. Qualified nutritional therapist, trainer and education expert Nikkola Daniel will be based at the estate, and together with her team will provide one-on-one personal training sessions with occupants, group classes and courses such as yoga, HIIT training classes as well as advisory services to new and existing tenants who wish to increase the health, wellbeing and productivity of their staff.  

The appointment will see Nikkola work right across the entire 600,000 sq ft affordable workplace campus, which counts Deliveroo, Trampery and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets among its tenants.

The developer behind Republic, Trilogy Real Estate’s Robert Wolstenholme, said:

“Wellness is here to stay, and while there’s a certain amount of activity that can be designed in, eventually it’s about creating the right culture, collective mindset and personal motivation. We are creating a community for people whose values, interests and mindset are outside of the mainstream and will be at the leading edge of innovation. This goes beyond the buildings and the spaces they occupy but should more importantly be providing experiences that will enrich the time they spend at work. It's about people, ideas, hard work, fun and of course wellbeing. Nikkola’s appointment means we hope to be at the forefront of wellness in the UK, and to be able to offer our tenants at Republic and their employees an incredible knowledge and health resource. We’re delighted to welcome Nikkola to the team and look forward to seeing the benefits right across Republic.”

Nikkola Daniel said:

“Creative environments allow people to enjoy work, finding the balance that’s right for them, and that makes them more productive. In my twenty years in the industry I’ve found employee wellbeing is a benefit to businesses both large and small. What is very often missing though is turning the concept of wellbeing into action.  I’m looking forward to engaging directly with Republic’s tenants and occupants to embed wellness into the ethos and aesthetics of the physical, cultural, social and emotional working environment, creating balance and establishing a programme that’s accessible, effective and engaging, that gets people moving and mindful.”

The programme kicks off with a week’s free taster wellness activities on the estate on 7 August, focusing on common issues around desk-related work.

‘BE WELL’ REPUBLIC will see:

-          Posture focused yoga, body realignment sessions

-          Lunch and post-work outdoor body conditioning and core sculpting HIIT classes

-          Mindful movement Tai Chi to calm the mind and improve memory and focus

-          Personal training sessions

-          Nutritional therapy smoothie workshops

-          Meditation and mindfulness sessions including guided loving kindness and sound baths

The ongoing programme will include an onsite healthy snack service, holistic clinic, staff wellness days and weekends, a series of talks from wellness experts, a nutritional programme and consultation with existing and new tenants. Nikkola and her team will be based at Trampery at Republic, and will work right across the estate.

republic.ldnMeet our new wellness team @republic.ldn #HIITTraining #Yoga #Meditation #running #healthyplacetowork

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Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern


Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern

Public exhibition held at Great Northern Warehouse to showcase plans drawn up by Manchester-based architects SimpsonHaugh and landscape specialists Planit-IE to create a new urban quarter that reflects Manchester’s status as a truly global city

Plans for the transformation of the Great Northern Warehouse and Square have gone on show in Manchester today at a public exhibition organised by the partnership that owns the site, Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson Group. The Exhibition will give the public the opportunity to view the plans and comment ahead of a planning application later in the year.

The plans have been drawn up by a team of consultants that includes masterplanner Will Alsop’s aLL Design, architect SimpsonHaugh, Altrincham-based landscape specialists Planit-IE and interior architect Johnson Naylor.

Since acquiring the Great Northern in 2013, Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson Group have developing proposals to bring back to life what is a strategically important and historically significant site.

Robert Wolstenholme of Trilogy Real Estate said:

“The Great Northern should represent the best of the North. It offers one of the most significant regeneration opportunities in Manchester city centre. Our vision is to create a new urban quarter that reflects Manchester’s standing as a truly global city, celebrating our built heritage and fulfilling the site’s potential as a destination for the culture, business and everyday life of Manchester.”

At the heart of the proposal, Great Northern Square has been reimagined to create a public space the city can be proud of. This new urban oasis has been designed to boost local biodiversity, provide a place for families to play and for local residents and workers to relax. The existing amphitheatre will be covered over, with a lawn placed on top and broad-leaved trees planted to make the square more attractive and easier to navigate for those passing through.

Across the site, public space will be increased by 27%, from 6,162 sq m to 7847 sq m. The designers have placed pedestrian access at the top of their priorities, proposing new high quality, legible and accessible pedestrian routes across the site, lined with front doors, shops and cafes to provide an active, welcoming environment.

Dean Street, a new pedestrian street, will run parallel to Deansgate, providing retail units ideally suited for independent retailers, cafés restaurants and bars.

Public realm in the site’s own “highline” on top of the former railway lines will be activated by relocating the entrance to the existing cinema alongside proposed gym and restaurant entrances.

Built by Great Northern Railway between 1896 -1899, the Grade II* listed Great Northern Warehouse is visually striking evidence of Manchester’s industrial past. The original glazed brick lettering along the upper level of all four elevations of the warehouse is a local landmark that can be seen across the city.

Trilogy and Peterson sees the current use of the Great Northern Warehouse as a car park as completely at odds with the quality and heritage value of the building. The designs propose to revive the Great Northern Warehouse by converting the upper two storeys to high quality residential accommodation, stripping away modern accretions like the parking ramps to reveal its historic character and conserve its heritage. Up to 100 warehouse-style apartments will be provided in the first phase.

Nick Owen, Partner at SimpsonHaugh said:

“The emerging design proposals are shaped by the key principles of respecting and celebrating the site’s heritage assets and transforming the existing public realm. By stripping back the obtrusive modern additions and sensitively repairing and enhancing the original fabric, we aim to reveal this great building for the public to enjoy.”

A planning submission for this first phase of the redevelopment of Great Northern, is expected to be submitted in September 2017. Further phases of the £300m transformation are currently in the early staged of consultation, with plans to deliver the project over the next ten years.


Trilogy Appoints New Director and Forms Partnership


Trilogy Appoints New Director and Forms Partnership

Trilogy, the investment and development business founded by Robert Wolstenholme, has appointed Mike Pashley as chief financial officer.

Pashley is a chartered accountant and was European finance director for 17 years with AREA Property Partners, which was acquired by ARES in 2013.

The move sees Trilogy Property Limited become Trilogy Real Estate LLP, a partnership with a 12-strong team offering such services as asset management, place making, deal analysis and finance.

Wolstenholme and Pashley will lead Trilogy’s drive to acquire new opportunities to reposition tired assets to create contemporary workplaces and mixed-use schemes. The company is seeking to deploy up to £300m of equity on assets of between £20m and £50m.

It will focus on the London fringe and prime regional cities, adding to its existing portfolio in these locations. Current Trilogy schemes include Republic at London’s East India Dock with investors LaSalle Investment Management; and Great Northern Warehouse in central Manchester, backed by Peterson Group of Hong Kong.

Trilogy’s collaborators include designer Tom Hingston of Hingston Studio, whose clients have included Dior, Alexander McQueen, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones; and Andrew Hale, a brand strategist and BAFTA-winning musician. Trilogy has also worked with Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr on the development of a new theatre near Tower Bridge for the London Theatre Company.

Robert Wolstenholme said: “Mike brings extensive experience in private equity real estate, to complement Trilogy’s strength in unlocking value from unloved assets through creative repositioning. We are now actively seeking built assets or joint-ventures, where transformational mixed-use schemes can respond to fast-moving trends in work, retail and leisure.”