Living through lockdown: a CEO’s perspective

Gary Morton, CEO of The Morton Group, gives us the lowdown on keeping positive through these difficult and uncertain times. Recent events have undoubtedly taken their toll on all of us in different ways of the past few weeks and there is no doubt that the implications of coronavirus will be long lasting. For businesses, including those of us who work in the construction sector, the uncertainty, closures, restrictions and [...]

Green light for Luxury new homes on Former Sanderson Hospital site in Gosforth

Lok Developments, part of Newcastle based Morton Group, is set to develop 37 new homes on the Former Sanderson Hospital site in Gosforth, after Newcastle City Council voted to approve the plans at its Planning Committee meeting on 31 January 2020. The residential scheme, named Sycamore Square, will create 23 new houses and 14 apartments centred around a large green central space, near Gosforth High Street. There will be [...]

Morton Group kicks off 2020 with generous donation to The People’s Kitchen

Morton Group marked the start of the new decade by delivering a generous donation to a local homelessness charity. Approximately £1,000 worth of food, toiletries, clothes and supplies were gathered by Morton Group and delivered to The People’s Kitchen in Newcastle, with kind donations gathered from staff, partners and suppliers, including J T Dove, Hunter Johnstone, Lord Tool Hire and Speedyhire. The People’s Kitchen has been supporting homeless and disadvantaged [...]

RICS Matrics Christmas Ball

Morton Group were named the headline sponsor of the RICS Matrics Christmas Ball 2019, held in aid of the Bradley Lowery Foundation. This year the annual ball was hosted at BALTIC, Gateshead, on Friday 29 November. The evening was attended by over 150 property professionals from across the North East. Speaking about the event, Gary Morton, Group CEO, said: “We are really proud to support the young surveyors of [...]

Watson Burton supports multi-million pound site acquisition

The investment is in a disused tower block in Gosforth, formerly used by the DVLA. The large residential development will see the creation of 54 high end units and there are plans for further units and parking. The firm delivered a range of legal services to Lok Developments to support the corporate investment and property deal. Marc Allison, partner at Watson Burton, said: “We are delighted to have worked [...]

Lambert Smith Hampton acquires Eagle Star House in Newcastle on behalf of Lok Developments in £3m deal

Lambert Smith Hampton advised on the acquisition of the eight-storey, 31,563 sq ft, 1970s-built office building Union Property Services has sold the Regent Centre’s Eagle Star House to Lok Developments, the Newcastle upon Tyne-based developer, in an off market £3m deal. The 1970s, eight storey, building was sold with the benefit of vacant possession with the exception of an existing telecoms lease. Totalling 31,563 sq. ft. the floor areas [...]

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