On Monday 12th March 2018, Ardent held a Graduate Assessment Day at the Metal Box Factory in Southwark. The day was attended by 15 graduates from predominantly Geography and geology degree backgrounds. The graduates interviewed were of a high standard and Ardent have since offered jobs to two graduates who will be joining the London team in April.
Ardent had a very enjoyable evening at the Compulsory Purchase Association’s Annual Dinner on Thursday 8 February at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London.
The Guest Speaker was Declan Curry, Business Journalist, speaker and conference chair.
The event was attended by the Directors of the London, Cheshire, Leeds and Birmingham offices including members of their teams.
Ardent is delighted to announce the opening of a new office on Thursday 1 February in Birmingham. The office is located at the prominent location of No. 2 Snow Hill, Birmingham B4 6GA next to Snow Hill train station and a short walk from Birmingham New Street station.
The Ardent team located at the Birmingham office will be supporting our work on HS2 Phase 2 as well as expanding our client base in the Midlands. This is exciting news for Ardent as we continue to grow across the UK.
To continue with Ardent’s charitable work this year, we have decided to start a “Reverse Advent” collection box in the offices for local foodbanks and those less fortunate this festive season. As we all know this time of year can be tight on many families across the country, so every day in December we will be adding food and toiletries (non-perishables: UHT milk, orange juice, tinned meat & tomatoes, toothbrushes etc) until 23rd December. Search The Trussell Trust for more information and details of your local Foodbank.
The Warrington team held a bake sale in the Orangery at the White House in aid of the Macmillan Cancer charity. Yummy items were brought in for sale including homemade fairy cakes, bakewell tarts, brownies, cornflake cakes and colourful muffins!
Thanks to all…we have raised over £80!
The TfL (Transport for London) Silvertown Project Team is celebrating the close of the DCO Examination in Public, which concluded in April 2017. Ardent acted as the land and property Expert Witness and as Case Managers in negotiating and settling agreements to mitigate the concerns of the major landowners. Ardent is now advising the Project Team in relation to the implementation of the DCO and is supporting the procurement of the PFI contractor that will ultimately design, build and maintain this exciting new crossing in east London. Construction of the £700m scheme is currently programmed to commence in 2019 and be open to the public in 2023.