Lindsey Fallon

The Social Christmas Lunch – Tickets now on sale!

Tickets now on sale!

It’s time for our 7th Annual Social Christmas Lunch! A chance to network with other property professionals in a relaxed and fun environment whilst raising money for charity.

Tickets are only £50 and include a drink on arrival, a three course festive lunch, raffle/auction and entertainment. Tables of 10 can be purchased for the discounted price of £450.

Later in the day we will move into the Refuge Bar to party the night away to the live resident DJ’s!

This year’s chosen charity is the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity.

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The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity is an independent charity which was launched in April 2019.

Focussed on raising money for the issues people care about in Greater Manchester, this independent charity will initially look at helping to reduce homelessness. One of the projects it will support is Bed Every Night, set up to help deliver the Mayor’s ambition to end the need for rough sleeping in our city region.

Every individual on the streets has a different story including relationship breakdown, mental health issues, substance misuse, childhood trauma, domestic abuse, offending, human trafficking, poverty and migration. The profile of rough sleepers in Greater Manchester is changing, with more women and younger people now sleeping on our streets and rough sleepers remain targets for abuse and are a target for criminal activity.

Chair of the Trustees Board, Tim Heatley of Capital&Centric will be joining us at the Christmas Lunch to tell us more about the scheme and how the money we raise will make a difference.

This event is always a sell out so buy your tickets ASAP.

All the sponsors look forward to a great afternoon with you.

The Social Christmas Lunch

Tickets now on sale!

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It’s time for our 6th Annual Social Christmas Lunch! A chance to network with other property professionals in a relaxed and fun environment whilst raising money for charity.

As our event went so well at The Principal Hotel last year, we’ve decided to go back!

Tickets are only £50 and include a drink on arrival, three course festive lunch, raffle/auction and entertainment. Tables of 10 can be purchased for the discounted price of £450.

Later in the day we will move into the Refuge Bar to party the night away to the live resident Dj’s!

This year’s chosen charity is Millie’s Trust.

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Following the loss of 9 nine month old Millie Thompson, who died tragically in a choking incident at nursery on the 23rd October 2012, Millie’s Trust was established in honour of her, with an aim to raise awareness and ensure first aid training is readily available to everyone.

“We want everyone to be able to learn the skills that not only may help you to save your child’s life but also your friend’s, parent’s or partner’s. We want everyone to leave our courses knowing that they can trust in the training they have received that they could help in an emergency situation.”

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Millie’s Trust aim to make First Aid training readily available for minimal costs and in as many places as possible. They provide FREE* First Aid awareness courses if you are pregnant, have a child under the age of 12 months or are struggling to find the funds to attend. We also provide a 12-hour Paediatric course for nurseries to ensure more nursery staff become trained.

Dan and Joanne also fought hard to have the law changed so that by September 2016, all newly qualified staff with a childcare qualification must be trained in vital, lifesaving paediatric first aid. A change that will add approximately 15,000 additional trained early year’s professionals to nurseries and pre-schools each year.

Nurseries with 100 per cent trained staff will be able to display a new kite mark scheme, known as ‘Millie’s Mark’ which will help reassure parents that their child is safe and being cared for by knowledgeable staff.

Last year’s event was a great success and a sell out so make sure you purchase your ticket ASAP so you don’t miss out!

All the sponsors look forward to a great afternoon with you.

Innov8 Development Solutions, Davis Blank Furniss, Bell Munro, BSD, PP O’Connor

Cheshire renovations

Exclusive property renovation well under way in Cheshire for one of our private clients.


Beach Coppy

Moxy, Southampton

Works progressing up to the transfer deck on the 209 bed Moxy Hotel in Southampton.


Moxy Southampton

Demolition at Primus Newcastle

Demo works are progressing well at the new 211 unit Primus scheme in Newcastle.


Primus Newcastle

Progress at Dray King

Great progress on the Dray King site in Hindley Green. The steel frame is flying up for the extension and the studwork is being erected inside the existing building with a start made on the 1st fix M&E. Expected completion March/April 2019.


Dray King

Fortis Quay, Salford

The tower crane on Fortis Quay has joined the Salford skyline – foundations for the Northill Apartments are complete, and the slipform is progressing well on its journey up 27 stories.


Fortis Quay

Primus Nottingham

Metsec construction up to 4th floor of our 7 storey, 222 bed student accommodation. September 19 intake will soon be upon us.



The Social

Another great night was had by all who attended our Quarterly Social Networking event at Revs De Cuba! Sponsored by Innov8, BSD, DBF, Bell Munro and our new sponsor PP O’Connor.


The Social

B2B Dinner

We had a lovely evening with our clients at San Carlo, doing a bit of Business to Business Networking – bringing clients together.


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Laceworks, Nottingham

Works are progressing well on our Laceworks site in Nottingham – 221 unit student accommodation scheme – Cruden Construction are contractors on the site. IDS are PM/QS/EA/PD on the scheme.




We are remembering the 22 fallen angels today at the Soapworks, 1 year after the Manchester bomb.

This is Manchester, we do things differently here!

  1. Saffie Rose Roussos, 8
  2. Martyn Hett, 29
  3. Georgina Callander, 18
  4. Olivia Campbell, 15
  5. Elaine McIver, 43
  6. John Atkinson, 26
  7. Kelly Brewster, 32
  8. Alison Lowe, 44
  9. Lisa Lees, 43
  10. Marcin Kils, 42
  11. Angelika Kils, 39
  12. Nell Jones, 14
  13. Jane Tweedle-Taylor, 50
  14. Michelle Kiss, 45
  15. Sorrell Leczkowski, 14
  16. Chloe Rutherford, 17
  17. Liam Curry, 19
  18. Eilidh MacLeod, 14
  19. Wendy Fawell, 50
  20. Courtney Boyle, 19
  21. Philip Tron, 32
  22. Megan Hurley, 15IMG_3666


Tickets now on sale for the Social Summer BBQ – Don’t miss out!

Don’t miss out on the property and construction summer event of the year… the Social Summer BBQ on Friday 13th July at the Kingstreet Townhouse from 1pm.


Follow this link to purchase your ticket before they sell out:


This years event is in aid of The Steve Burne Rooms #steveburnerooms


Here’s what we are on site with at the moment!






1,442 UNITS




180,000 SQ FT


37,000 SQ FT

New Instruction from Fortis Developments

IDS are delighted to have been instructed by Fortis Developments as Employers Agent on 3 of their major residential schemes in Salford Quays, Adelphi Wharf Phase 2/3, Fortis Quay and Bridgewater Wharf. WE are also instructed as Principal Designer on 2 of the sites.





Adam Turner joins the Innov8 team

Due to an increased workload from a wide range of new and existing clients, Innov8DS are delighted to welcome Adam Turner to the team as Quantity Surveyor.


Adam Turner

Moxy Hotel, Heathrow

The timber hoardings are now down and we are pushing hard for the spring opening of the new 400+ bed Moxy Hotel at Heathrow.

Moxy Hotel, Heathrow

Social Christmas Lunch

The Social, an invitation-only networking group for those in the property & construction sectors, has raised £6,530 at their Christmas lunch for Stepping Stones Creative.


Established in 2013, Stepping Stones is a voluntary arts organisation, set up to work with vulnerable children, young people and adults with special needs. Stepping Stones enthusiastically collaborate with professional poets, visual artists, performers, movement artists and musicians, using the processes of art to create, to engage, and to raise the voice of all participants.


The fundraiser, which was held at The Principal Hotel in Manchester, was attended by almost 200 business people including representatives from sponsors Innov8 Development Solutions, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, Davis Blank Furniss, Bell Munro Consulting and BSD Consulting Engineers. Entertainment was provided by The Morgan Sindall band.


The event was well documented thanks to support from Mike Black Photography and Imperial Photobooth.


The money was raised through tickets sales, a raffle and a silent auction. Artwork created by users of the Stepping Stones Creative service was also auctioned off to contribute towards the fantastic grand total.


Lindsey Fallon of Innov8DS commented; “This is the fifth year we’ve hosted our annual Christmas lunch and each year the event just gets bigger and better! It’s amazing to see the property community come out in force to raise funds for good causes and I’m so pleased we managed to raise over £6000, it’ll make a huge difference to a small charity.”


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Imperial Photobooth at The Social Christmas Lunch

We are very excited to have Imperial Photo Booth at our The Social Christmas Lunch this year!

They supply photo booths all around the North West and Manchester. With an unlimited number of photos available we expect there to be a queue all day long!

To find out more about them visit their website:

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EKM Office up for a Prolific North Inspired Spaces Award

Our clients scheme at Taylor House, Preston has been shortlisted for a Prolific North Inspired Spaces Award. IDS were Employers Agent and Quantity Surveyor on the scheme.