Sport of Kings
Over 80 keen golfers from businesses at Kings Hill took a break from work to take part in a tournament at the Kings Hill Golf Club and raise money for the Royal British Legion.
Organised by developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd this was the seventh Kings Hill Business Challenge and players competed for a silver cup and commemorative Royal British Legion medals.
Players teed off to a shotgun start and the winning team was from investment brokers Elson Associates, which was presented with a silver cup, medals and a bottle of champagne for each team member.
Nearest the pin was Chris Broughton of Contacta Ltd and the longest drive was achieved by Cae Davis who was playing for the Korec team. Each won a golfing pack of hat, balls and towel.
There was a charity raffle in aid of the Royal British Legion - whose village for ex-service men is close to Kings Hill - with golf equipment and champagne donated by a number of the participating businesses. £500 was raised on the day and Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd has matched the sum and will be sending £1000 to the Royal British Legion.
Caroline Binns, associate director, marketing and leasing, Liberty Property Trust UK, said "This annual occasion provides an opportunity for Kings Hill businesses to meet their neighbours and for us to thank them for their business.
"We have had a successful year with around 80,000 sq ft of property transactions completed on the business park in the past 12 months. A proportion of this was businesses moving from one premises to another and so it was a good opportunity to provide an update on current vacant space.
"Our flexibility means that we can accommodate businesses as their needs change, as demonstrated by building brand new offices for Cabot when it outgrew its existing space here."
The 6,600 yard par 72 Kings Hill Golf Club is set in 200 acres of undulating terrain featuring large areas of protected heath and mature woodland. The light and airy colonial style clubhouse is a focal point of Kings Hill for both the business and the residential communities.
For more information on Kings Hill visit www.kings-hill.com
(L-R) Brian Geeves, Dave Bremer, Caroline Binns, associate director, marketing and leasing, Liberty Property Trust UK, Mike Elson and James Wallis
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Notes to Editors:
Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd (formerly Rouse Kent Ltd) is a subsidiary of US-based Liberty Property Trust, a Real Estate Investment Trust, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY), headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is a leader in commercial real estate, serving customers in the United States and United Kingdom, through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty Property Trust owns and manages more than 700 properties totalling 74 million sq ft, accommodating 2,100 occupiers.
Liberty Property Trust UK and Kent County Council have formed a collaborative public/private sector "partnership" having entered into a Development Agreement to create an exemplar mixed-use community. Kings Hill is the County's flagship development for attracting inward investment and promoting regional economic growth and delivers in all areas of existing and evolving Government policy priorities.
Liberty Property Trust UK is developing Kings Hill as a rapidly growing new community combining commercial, residential, educational, retail, community and sports and leisure uses within 800 acres of highly landscaped low density park land. The US inspired concept aims to promote quality of life and provide a unique environment in which people can live, work, play and study. In addition to providing accommodation for SME's, Kings Hill also attracts significant international tenants such as Barclays, Jupiter, Rail Europe, Cabot Financial, Man Group, Genzyme Diagnostics and Kimberly-Clark.
Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd is also developing iCO Didsbury Point business park in Manchester - www.ico-office.com, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus adjacent Addenbrooke's Hospital - www.cambridgebiomedicalcampus.com and Blythe Valley Park in the West Midlands - www.blythevalleypark.com..