Monthly Archives: March 2014

Altin Homes secures No. 1 Hilltop, Hale

High end property developer, Altin Homes, has purchased one of Hale’s most prestigious plots – Number 1 on Hilltop in Hale.

Located off Hale Road, Hilltop is renowned as one of the area’s most desirable addresses.

The developer, well known in the area for their multi-million pound homes, sold a one-off, 10,500 square foot property on Hilltop in 2011 and is hoping to build a similarly spectacular property, befitting this most desirable of addresses.

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Commenting on the purchase, Mohammad Khoy of Altin Homes said, “Hilltop is without doubt one of Hale’s most desirable roads. Having developed a luxury home here recently we were delighted to have the opportunity to do it again.

“The plot at number 1 is a great size and provides the perfect backdrop for one of our large-scale properties. We are currently considering design options for the new property prior to entering into discussions with the local planners.

“Clearly this will be a significant home and it is our intention to create a modern, luxury home which will further enhance this already amazing address.”

Phillip Diggle of Gascoigne Halman in Hale, who secured the sale, said, “Addresses don’t come much better than No. 1 Hilltop. There is currently a large bungalow on the site, built in the 1970’s.

“The evolution of the plot, which I know Altin Homes will deliver, will enhance the plot, bringing it up to the standard of the neighbouring properties.”


Gascoigne Halman run up a terrific total for East Cheshire Hospice

As the crowds gathered for the infamous ‘Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon’, 13 intrepid team members from Gascoigne Halman limbered up to join in the fun and raised an impressive £2,500 for their nominated 2014 charity, East Cheshire Hospice.

Everyone involved was delighted to complete the gruelling 13 mile countryside run in very respectable times. Supporters from across Cheshire and beyond were there to cheer runners on, as well as East Cheshire Hospice mascot, Sunny.

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Commenting on their fundraising efforts, John Halman of Gascoigne Halman said, “The Wilmslow Marathon is such an iconic local event and it posed the ideal opportunity to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice. I am really proud of the runners and their exceptional stamina. They are really pulled together, completing the marathon in superb times and raising a fantastic amount of money for such a worthy local cause.”

This is the first in a number of challenges Gascoigne Halman are getting involved in during 2014. The team have chosen to raise money for three local hospices, including East Cheshire Hospice, which offers care to people with life-limiting illnesses.

Gascoigne Halman lends a helping hand to hospices

Gascoigne Halman has selected East Cheshire, St Ann’s and St Rocco’s Hospices as their adopted charities of the year for 2014.

Eager employees have already started getting their teeth into fundraising activities by raising money for St Ann’s Hospice, thanks to an exceptionally brave team member, Chris Dodd from our Didsbury office, who recently swam with great white sharks in South Africa!

Those employees who’re more comfortable on Terra Firma will be taking part in the Wilmslow Half Marathon in March and a five a side football match with St Ann’s Hospice is planned for May.

Over the summer staff will also be taking part in an ‘It’s a Knockout’ style challenge, a ‘Bakeathon’ and a family sponsored walk, which will see the child who raises the most sponsorship win a prize of a family ticket to Chester Zoo.

Commenting on the year of fundraising, John Halman, Managing Director of Gascoigne Halman, said, “We’re delighted to be supporting these local hospices, they do such great work and truly deserve a helping hand. We hope to be able to raise a great amount for them all this year.”

Gascoigne Halman has supported a number of charities over the years including Children in Need, The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, The David Lewis Centre and The Christie. Over the recent years, the estate agency has raised in excess of £50,000 for local charitable causes.

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Chris Dodd recovering after the dive


Successful seminar proves Buy to Let market is here to stay


A recent seminar hosted by Gascoigne Halman has proved that the Buy to Let market is stronger than ever, with the 120 available places at the Landlord & Investor Seminar being snapped up in just one week.

The idea behind the event was to arm potential and existing landlords with sound advice about approaching the lettings market and getting the most out of being a landlord. Supported by a panel of local experts from Baker Tilly, Nationwide and Chafes Solicitors, the event which was held at the De Vere Village Hotel in Cheadle, attracted interested individuals from across South Manchester and Cheshire.

Director of the Gascoigne Halman Lettings division, Philip Chadwick, commented, “I’m delighted that so many people were able to make it to our first seminar. There were extremely positive comments across the board and many of the attendees relished the opportunity to gain some inside knowledge about the Buy to Let market from our panels of experts. 

“With many people still unable to get on to the property ladder, rental demand is very much on the increase and as demand from tenants continues, this has opened up the Buy to Let market to a much more diverse range of investors.”

Gascoigne Halman we will be holding their next Landlord & Investor Seminar at the Cottons Hotel in Knutsford on Thursday 22nd May. For further information or to book your place please contact Christine McDougall on 01625 460 344 or email:

Gascoigne Halman raise a pretty penny for charity


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Andrew Buckley (centre) proudly presents a cheque for £524.33 to the Starlight Unit’s Pauline Cope

After choosing The Starlight Children’s Unit as its 2013 charity of the year, the team at Gascoigne Halman in Sale managed to raise a fantastic total of £524.33 for the charity. The team proudly presented the cheque to Starlight Outpatients Manager, Pauline Cope, at their office last week.

The Starlight Children’s Unit at Whythenshawe Hospital, which is part of the University Hospital South Manchester (UHSM), provides children from the South Manchester area with outpatient, day case and inpatient care, delivered by specialist paediatric staff in a comforting, family-centred environment. The unit also provides a ‘parent’ room, which allows parents to stay with their child 24 hours a day.

Gascoigne Halman’s year of fundraising saw the team raffle off a stunning handmade mock-Victorian doll’s house, which was kindly donated by a local family whose child was looked after at the unit, and turn bakers for the day in order to produce a delicious selection of cakes and biscuits for a charity cake sale.

Manager of Gascoigne Halman in Sale, Andrew Buckley, commented, “We were keen to support a charity which directly benefited our local community. We were delighted to be able to raise money for such a good cause and had enormous fun in the process.”

Pauline Cope was keen to meet Andrew and the team and to thank them in person. She commented, “I was delighted that Gascoigne Halman choose to support the Starlight Children’s Unit throughout 2013.

“The team were extremely enthusiastic to get involved in local fundraising and I know they all had a great time. The money raised will go towards a number of interactive and soft play areas for both new babies and older children, in particular those with special needs. With Gascoigne Halman’s support we will be able to put a smile on so many faces. The new play areas will help to take the children’s minds off their experiences and enable them to relax with their families.”

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