BVP Charity of the year 2017: Marie Curie West Midlands Hospice

We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting and fundraising for the Marie Curie West Midlands Hospice based in Solihull. Throughout 2017 we are hoping to raise £7321 to help ‘pay for a day’ of care at the hospice – but we need your help!!

There are many ways to get involved, through the Great Daffodil Appeal, our events which we will be hosting throughout the year, hosting your own events or by just donating money towards our target!

In the meantime, help us to start working towards our target by donating to our just giving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BlytheValleyPark

Click read more to see how you can get involved.

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Gymshark bites into Blythe Valley Park

One of the UK’s fastest-growing gym-wear brands has chosen IM Properties’ (IMP) Blythe Valley Park (BVP) as the home for its new global headquarters.

Gymshark was only founded by fitness fanatic Ben Francis five years ago with the help of some school friends, but was propelled from start-up status to global brand by an intense social media strategy – and products loved by workout enthusiasts and professional athletes alike.

With customers in over 170 countries and FY17 predicted annual sale of £42 mill, it’s the current holder of the Fast Track 100 award for Britain’s fastest-growing private enterprise.

Now Gymshark has outgrown its existing premises in Redditch and signed a 10-year lease for a 42,408 sq ft two-storey office on BVP, which is one of the largest lettings on the M42 Corridor in the past five years.

The letting is testament to the strength of BVP, which in the past six months has attracted two 15,000 sq ft prelets from Prologis and Rybrook Holdings and seen PKF Cooper Parry and Abbott Global both relocate to the park from outside of the borough.
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Residential Ecology Works

Ecology works have now started on the phase two residential development land at Blythe Valley Park behind Virgin Gym. Due to the nature of the ecology works, can we please ask that country park users stick to using the formal or public footpaths when accessing the phase two land.

Foodie Friday is back!

Foodie Friday is back on Friday 22nd September from 12 – 2pm and we are celebrating the first day of Autumn! Join us on the lawn outside Virgin Active for delicious street food, live music and the chance to win fantastic prizes with our ‘Conquer the Conker’ competition! As always there will be undercover seating – so whatever the weather you can enjoy!

23rd August – discounted Body Shop sale at One Central Boulevard

On Wednesday 23rd August One Central Boulevard are hosting a hugely discounted Body Shop sale – with an amazing 20% – 70% off items!

Pop along to One Central Boulevard between 10.30am – 2.30pm and pick up some bargains for you or your loved ones! A percentage of the sale will be going towards our Marie Curie West Midlands fundraising target 🙂

Planning permission granted for new Connexion scheme

Planning permission has now been granted for the new 209,000 sq ft scheme ‘Connexion’ at Blythe Valley Park. IM Properties are investing £26m in the campus of speculatively built high quality industrial & logistics units on Plot B of the site.

The brand new campus of five units ranging from 30,000 sq ft to 56,500 sq ft, will be ready for occupation by Q3, 2018. Find out more at www.blythevalleypark.co.uk/connexion/

Zeniths Marie Curie Volunteering Day

A huge thanks to Zenith for taking part in a volunteering gardening day at Marie Curie west midlands hospice as part of our sponsorship this year. We have had fantastic feedback from the CSR team at Zenith who said:

‘The staff involved found it a very rewarding day and really enjoyed the opportunity to help.  The 2 gentleman that looked after us throughout the day were very informative and seemed to really enjoy the gardens and the work that they do at Marie Curie – we were in good hands for the day.

The gardens are really beautiful and there is obviously a lot of care and attention that goes into maintaining them to such a high standard by the team of volunteers.  It was great to see how much is done at such little cost – such as planting plants from seed to either sell  or use within the garden as well as the vegetable patches and the compost heaps used to recycle all the waste that the garden produces.

Some of the volunteers talked to people staying at the hospice who had their doors open to enjoy the gardens and the work being done definitely felt appreciated.  It clearly makes their stay a more pleasant an experience when they have a nice view and some peace and quiet to enjoy.’

If you or your colleagues are interested in volunteering at the hospice, get in touch with lyndsey.thomas@improperties.co.uk

 

 

One Central Boulevard Book Sale!

On Tuesday 1st August from 10.30am – 2.30pm we have The Book People coming to One Central Boulevard. Pop along and pick up some holiday reads, children’s bedtime favourites or just something new! 5% of the sales will also go towards our Marie Curie fundraising target – so there is no excuse to miss out. Credit cards, debit cards and cash are accepted – see you there!

Ice cream Thursday – Cancellation

Sadly, due to vendor cancellation, we will not be carrying out Ice Cream Thursdays during August at Blythe Valley Park. Please keep your eyes peeled for other events and offers that we have coming up over the coming months. Sorry for any disappointment caused

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Win a brand new fit bit and support Marie Curie!

Summer is here, so now is the time to track your steps and get out to enjoy your surroundings. Starting from Monday 17th July, you could be in with the chance of winning a fitbit! We have linked up with our brand new tenant Abbott to offer 5 lucky people the chance to win….and all you have to do is donate £5 to our Marie Curie just giving page to be in with a chance! Keep your eyes peeled for more information over the coming weeks and be ready to enter.

Treat yourself Tuesdays with Heaven V Spa!

Throughout August, every Tuesday you can receive upto 20% off selected treatments at the lovely Heaven V Spa at Virgin Active Blythe Valley Park. So why not make a booking and make the beginning of your working week a little bit more special. Click read more to see T’s and C’s

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Upcoming footpath closure July 2017

As part of the ongoing construction works on plots F2 & F3 (next to Oracle) there will be a temporary footpath closure from week commencing 3rd July 2017 for approximately 1 week and we hope to reopen it during week commencing 10th July 2017. Click read more to view more details.
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Michelin fundraiser with Zenith – get involved!

On Tuesday 27th June, Zenith will be hosting a fundraiser in partnership with Michelin as part of their fill up with air campaign and support Brake Road Safety Charity.

It will cost you only 50p to have your vehicles tyre pressures checked – and filled up if they need it! They will be on site at One Central Boulevard – please email Rani.Ram@zenith.co.uk if you would like to book a slot in for your vehicle….places will go fast!!
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Wellness At Work – Healthy Eating Week 2017

From 12th – 16th June 2017 is  The British Nutrition Foundations Healthy Eating Week. Here at Blythe Valley we want to help our tenant community achieve a positive work life balance – and eating plays a big part in that! We have provided some top tips for healthy eating, including its benefits and how it might help you in the workplace….AND each topic has a related recipe, from brain food to healthy snacks! Download our pdf on the ‘Relax,Play,Active’ page of the website!

New tenant Abbott join the Blythe Valley Park Community

We are excited to announce that leading global medical healthcare and research company, Abbott will be joining our tenant community at Blythe Valley Park. The firm will be based in 10,000 sq ft offices in Elder

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Sign up for Blythe Valley Parks old school sports day!

On Thursday 6th July from 4 – 6pm we will be hosting our very own old school sports day at Blythe Valley Park on Plot B! Enter a team of 10 to join in on all your favourites races….egg and spoon, bean bag, skipping, three legged and much more! There will be street food, deck chairs and music so your colleagues can come along and support you – and its all for a great cause! To sign up, all we ask is that you donate £20 to Marie Curie on our just giving page – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BlytheValleyPark 
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PKF Cooper Parry property tax event 2017

PKF Cooper Parry are running a tax property event on 27 June at thier Park View office at Blythe Valley Park and they are extending the invitiation to this event to other businesses on the park!

Click read more to see more on what the event will consist of and email events@pkfcooperparry.com if you are interested in going along
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Relax, unwind & raise money!

There’s a chance to WIN a 25 minute facial or massage at the Heaven V Spa at Virgin Active health club – and support Marie Curie at the same time!

To enter, simply visit our just giving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BlytheValleyPark and donate £2.50 with your name and contact email address (yes, that’s all!) and you could be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize. Click read more to view T’s & C’s
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Investing £26m in new ‘Connexion’ scheme at Blythe Valley Park

IM Properties (IMP) has underlined its belief in the region’s M42 corridor economy, investing £26m in 209,000 sq ft of speculatively built high quality industrial & logistics space at its Blythe Valley Park scheme (BVP).

The Coleshill-based developer, who recently announced it was investing in the first spec-built offices on the M42 corridor for a decade, is now launching Connexion, a brand new campus of five high specification units ranging from 30,000 sq ft to 56,500 sq ft, ready for occupation by Q3, 2018.
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Wellness At Work – Mental Health Awareness Week

The Mental Health Foundation has hosted Mental Health Awareness Week in the second week of May since 2000. In previous years, the week has focused on how mindfulness, anxiety, sleep deprivation and relationships can impact our mental health. In 2017, the theme will be ‘surviving to thriving’. This year at Blythe Valley Park, we will be looking at how we can help our tenants step away from work and find time to relax within their working day through a range of fun and free workshops on site. Click read more to find out what they will be and how you can sign up to attend!
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Heaven V Spa at Virgin Active Gym

Nestled within the Virgin Active Health Club at Blythe Valley Park is the wonderful Heaven V Spa. The spa offers a range of products and fabulous treatments for members and non members to receive. Why not step away from work and visit heaven V for a full blown pamper, or an express treat during your lunch. There are a range of treatments lasting less than half an hour, from a relaxing indian head massage, manicure & pedicure or express make up appointment – there is something to suit everyone! Check out the price and time list attached.

Opening times at Heaven V are:
Monday-Thursday – 9am-9pm
Friday – 9am-8pm
Saturday – 9am-6pm
Sunday – 10am-4pm

Heaven V Blythe Valley Park treatment list
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