×

EASTENGLAND PROPERTY NEWS

Wednesday May 29 2019

An illuminating memento of Monarch Airlines




An illuminating memento of Monarch Airlines

With work starting to extensively modernise and refurbish Monarch Airlines’ former headquarters at Luton Airport, ex-pilots of the collapsed airline have sought an illuminating memento.

Captains Andy Lancefield and Andy Baldwin have been presented with the Monarch logos that graced the front of the building on Percival Way, having contacted the building’s new owner - regional developer Hampton Brook - enquiring as to the future of the illuminating signs.

Ian Jackson, Development Director of Hampton Brook, said: “Having received this surprise request we were happy to oblige and gave instructions to our contractor Warwick Burt to ensure the signs were carefully removed from the building.”

Receiving the Monarch crowns, Captain Andy Lancefield said: “Both myself and Andy worked for Monarch as pilots for over 20 years until its unfortunate demise and thought it would be fitting to preserve a piece of its history.  At the time of asking, I hadn’t mentioned to my wife that I could be the future recipient of the sign but thought it would be easier to ask for forgiveness than permission!!!”

“I have a few ideas on where the sign will go but ultimately it is nice to be able to preserve a little bit of the ‘Old Spotty M’ as we were known.”

Hampton Brook is pushing ahead with its significant investment of over £3 million into refurbishing the 36,000 sq ft headquarters building that was constructed for the former airline in the 1990s.  As part of the works, it has revealed the cabin trainer that was routinely used by pilots and cabin crew for evacuation training, as well as door training and passenger announcements, would be removed.

Captain Andy Lancefield, added: “Seeing the cabin trainer emerge from the side of the building brought back memories of smoke filled cabin searches and emergency exit training with the inflatable slide; subsequently banned after a couple of broken limbs - thankfully not mine.”

Once building works have been completed, the property - now named Infinity House - will deliver Grade A accommodation in suites from 11,500 sq ft.  The quality of the refurbished accommodation will deliver excellent energy efficient features, together with a substantial car parking allocation of over 200 vehicles and electric car charging points. 

Luton Airport has announced plans to invest over £1.5 billion at the airport, the fifth largest and fastest growing airport in the UK, by increasing flight destinations and passenger numbers from 18 million to 36-38 million per year.  In addition, construction has now commenced on DART (Direct Air Rail Transit) making the connection from Luton Airport Parkway Station to the terminal in around five minutes when completed in 2021.

It is hoped that a high calibre occupier will be keen to take advantage of both the sustainable features the building has to offer and the wider transport improvements taking place at the Airport.  Strong interest in the building has already been shown to date and further information on the leasehold opportunities are available through the appointed letting agent Kirkby Diamond - Telephone: 01582 738866.

Further information on opportunities within the Hampton Brook portfolio can be viewed at www.hamptonbrook.com



"Having received this surprise request we were happy to oblige and gave instructions to our contractor Warwick Burt to ensure the signs were carefully removed from the building."
Ian Jackson








DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.







Entirely Property Jobs


Legal Administrator

Ipswich


A leading company specialising in financial services, are looking for a Legal Administrator to join their team.




Residential Property Manager

Hemel Hempstead


Residential Property Manager, Salary £24k, Based; Hemel Hempstead A National Property Management Company based in Hemel Hempstead are looking for a Residential Property Manager to be responsible for the day-to-day management of a portfolio of developments based within the UK.




Senior Property Manager

Southend-on-Sea


Pier Management Ltd, a leading agent acting on behalf of one of the largest investors in Freeholds across the UK, has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Property Manager to join the team based in Southend on Sea.




Sales Executive - Property Investment

Billericay


Previous property sales is not essential for this market leading wealth company - we will help you develop your career and encourage you to excel to the top! Working with a growing and dynamic sales team in Billericay, Essex, you will be responsible for developing your portfolio of customers from existing and warm (registered) leads.




Property Auction Consultant

Norwich


Property Auction Consultant Norwich £18,000 Basic Salary - £30,000 on target earnings (Uncapped Commission) - Career Progression Willian H Brown are part of The Connells Group, one of the largest and most successful estate agency and property services providers in the UK.




Assistant Property Administrator

Ipswich


The Role At Curtis Banks, we believe that a business can only be as successful as the people who work for it.




RECOMMENDED FOR YOU ON ENTIRELY EAST ENGLAND






































Top Product Marketing Tips for 2020


Marketing is always changing, and the most successful methods to heighten brand awareness and get a good return on investment is something which industry professionals constantly need to monitor and react to in order to keep their promotional efforts relevant



















Discover the latest Industry News & Opinions on Entirely














We build powerful Financial Models for critical business decision makers.