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.”


Xmas Social

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: www.imperialphotobooth.co.uk

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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.