Net assets per share increased by 24%, pre-tax profits were up by 90% and the dividend is proposed to be increased by 25%. Nic Rumsey, a director of Carisbrooke, said, At Buckingway, we are committed to landscaping and our landscape architects, Allen Pyke, are ensuring that the picturesque environment is kept at a high quality.
There is a growing importance attached to the quality of working environments and research has confirmed that, as a result. Tim Crawley, art director at Fairhaven of Anglesey Abbey Ltd, says, The unveiling of the work has given a uniqueness to Buckingway and adds further dimensions to the buildings.
Buckingway Business Park is offering 2,787 sq m (30,000 sq ft) of B1 office/R&D buildings and is well served by local facilities. On the A14, close to the site, there is a Travel Lodge and Little Chef, a petrol filling station and an 88-bed hotel has recently been completed on the opposite side of the A14 junction.
The architect for the project is PRC Fewster of Surbiton, Surrey, and the letting agents are FPD Savills and Januarys. Smaralind, Icelands second shopping centre, has just opened (on 10.10.01) on the outskirts of Reykjavik attracting more than 45 thousand people, a quarter of Reykjaviks population on the first day.
BDP was commissioned to design the shopping and leisure development by Smaralind ehf, a company set up by a group of local Icelandic entrepreneurs. The centre has an area of 300,000 sq ft and is designed on two levels to suit the 10m natural slope of the site. The west of the mall is anchored on two levels by a Debenhams store, a conventional shopping centre strategy.