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website archive for 2007

Want to sell some land?

It’s great once you get there but it’s a long journey and often a rocky road. Wear your seatbelt, warns Nick Woolley. Increasing demand from property developers and house builders means that farmers considering selling land to release capital generally have...
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December 5th, 2007

Selling land for development

Selling land for development is a high stakes game.  Don’t come to the table ill-prepared says Nick Woolley of Woolley & Co
  • Understand your different agendas – they will affect negotiations 
You’ll want as much money as you can make as quickly...
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November 9th, 2007

Wanted: more eco-architects

Nick Woolley, founder of Woolley & Co, former chief land agent of the Prudential and an expert on sustainable building, has highlighted criteria for choosing an eco-architect. Mr Woolly surveyed 100 architects using 17 rules and chose two. He concludes:...
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October 18th, 2007

Drastic Action

 For a local authority, the prospect of ‘climate-proofing’ its existing building stock, as well as creating new more eco-friendly developments is a daunting prospect.  Yet, the longer we delay, the worse it will become, argues Nick Woolley. Local authorities are under...
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September 5th, 2007

Minibike Madness

James Sims Williams, Director of Freckenham-based Woolley, has completed a gruelling two day, 54 mile walk ' the distance of two marathons'  accompanying his brother Giles on his quest to complete the London to Brighton charity bike ride on one of the smallest bikes...
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July 3rd, 2007

Go Green For Profit

Nicholas Woolley considers the financial implications of going green Having been introduced as the man from the Pru and the rural fund asset manager for Zurich Assurance I want to consider with all of you the financial implications of going green, from a...
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April 27th, 2007

Construction industry ‘is run by dinosaurs’

Sarah Chambers meets up with a man who believes you can help the environment while still getting the best value out of your land and assets. Nicholas Woolley manages assets for companies, institutions and landowners from his historic home near Bury...
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April 7th, 2007

Combating Climate Change

Those involved in landownership have a particular responsibility to lead the way. Those of you who have read the Stern Report may have found yourselves wondering where on earth we should start in tackling the monumental issues it raises. But we...
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April 5th, 2007

The secret to achieving sustainability in rural areas…. …is on our doorstep

Those of you who read the Stern Report earlier this year may have found yourselves wondering where on earth to start in tackling the monumental climate change issues it raises. But I believe that those of us working in, or...
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March 5th, 2007

The Future is GREEN!

I’m sure that those of you who have read the Stern Report will find yourselves wondering what you as an individual can do that will – on the one hand – ‘help the planet’ and at the same time improve...
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February 20th, 2007
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