CALA GROUP Ltd - Liaisons
CALA Homes purchased Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells, in April 2002.
When CALA's name popped up in Tunbridge Wells, little was known to us about CALA Homes intentions regarding Telephone House. Our MP Archie Norman wrote to the Director of Cala Homes South and residents hoped CALA's bosses would not find us presumptuous in pointing out the many flaws of Crest's plans and the fact that Councillors, neighbours and residents (almost everyone, except a few officers of TWBC) find this development unacceptable.
Time has passed on and now we know more about CALA Group, CALA Properties and its Executives. We know more about their financial links and their connections. We know about opposition to their various developments.
In January 2003 CALA Homes still intend to implement a planning application which they bought from Crest Nicholson Residential and which is known to themselves as "rotten apple". Telephone House Neighbours are curious to find out to whom CALA Homes wish to sell flats, the plans which everyone agrees, are defect.
Is anyone else opposing CALA Homes developments?
- 31.03.2002 - The Annual Report - The Scottish Mortgage and Trust Plc informs on :
Management buyout, supported by the Bank of Scotland and led by 10 senior staff, wins a contested bid for the Company, valuing it at £ 93 million and takes it private.
- 6 February 2002
Work has begun on the £ 50 million Lancefield Quay riverside apartment project in the heart of Glasgow. In their first joint venture, Miller Homes Ltd and CALA Homes Ltd will create 261 riverside apartments in the hub of the city’s regeneration area.
- March 2002
£ 20 million Joint Venture of CALA Homes Ltd with Morrison Homes Ltd, Edinburgh, to convert City Hospital, Edinburgh. Backed by development finance from the Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh.
- May 2002
CALA's internet site reveals that the Bank of Scotland secured CALA Group with an injection of £ 50 million :
- 19 November 2002
CALA Properties has completed a £ 30 million pre-funding deal with the German fund Internationales Immobilien-Institut GmbH (iii-Fonds), Munich, Germany, for a major office development in Glasgow city centre. Stewart Mackay, is Managing Director of CALA Properties.
Internationales Immobilien-Institut GmbH, more commonly known as "iii-Fonds", was established in 1958 and is a subsidiary of HypoVereinsbank AG.
Principle shareholder: Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG, Munich, Germany -
Shareholders: Viktoria Lebensversicherung AG, Düsseldorf, Germany
New build apartments released OFF PLAN - What does it mean?
CALA may try to sell before they build - examples: Chislehurst, Kemnal Park, Kemnal Road, BR7, or Bourne Meadow, Chertsey.
Would you buy a property that hadn't been built?
- 18 January 2003 - Catherine Moye explains in
John Allan, Operating Company Managing Director, joined Livingston Development Corporation Estates Department where he trained as a chartered surveyor before joining CALA Homes (Lothian) as a Land Buyer in 1987. He joined CALA Homes (South) as Land Director in 1995 and has operated as Regional Director (South Thames) for the last 15 months. John Allan succeeded Robert Millar as Managing Director of CALA Homes (South) in October 2001.
- November 2001 - People and appointments: John Allan, the new managing director of CALA Homes South
The easylivinghome is a partnership between CALA Homes, Stiell Networks, Polaris Telemetry, Cisco and Linn Products Ltd.
As Scotland's first e-home, it aims to show just how far Internet technology is a part of our everyday lives, breathing new possibilities into household appliances and proving the vision that the Internet is 'changing the way we work, live, play and learn'.
|Is CALA Homes really going ahead with THAT scheme?|
|Whom are we dealing with? - The developers of Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells|
The Telephone House Neighbours Association, Tunbridge Wells
The aims are to heighten peoples' awareness and concern for the high density development on Telephone House site, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1.