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Plas Mawr has magnificent plaster ceilings and wall decoration, structural timber screens and fitted woodwork including wainscot, benching, doors and floorboards. A master conveyancing firm may be better set to give their time and mastery to guaranteeing that the exchange advances easily, proficiently and as fast as would be prudent. When the building was taken into care extensive decay and many structural failures had taken place. Building Design Partnership was appointed by Cadw as architect and design team leader to carry out an intensive programme of investigation and repair over a four year period.

The key objective of the conservation strategy, jointly evolved by the client and design team, was that the repairs should secure the long-term future of the building. All works were accompanied by intensive architectural, archaeological, photographic and video recording. The four year £2 million project was completed in the spring of 1997, and the refurbished building reopened to the public in May 1997. Jones Lang LaSalle, on behalf of Bass Pensions Limited, has sold Tudor Arcade in Dorchester to Capital and Regional Properties plc. The shopping centre was sold for £5.35m at a net initial yield of 9.1%. The building is a modern, fully let shopping centre, consisting of 17 retail units, anchored by a 2,600 sq m (28,000 sq ft) Waitrose supermarket.

Other tenants in the shopping centre include Mothercare, C& J Clark, Milletts and Lunn Poly. There are also 170 car parking spaces. 75% of the income from the tenants of the shopping centre can be attributable to multiple covenants, 88% of which are against terms in excess of 10 years. The rent from the tenants amounts to £542,715 pa.

Nelson Bakewell's auctioneer, James Cannon, has been elected Chairman of the Central London Branch ISVA, the professional Society for Valuers and Auctioneers. The Central London Branch comprises 854 members of ISVA's total membership of 7,500. While the proposed merger with the RICS is grabbing most attention at present, it is vital that we don't neglect the ongoing requirements of the membership.

The Central London Branch is strongly committed to providing both an excellent CPD lecture programme and a series of enjoyable and informative social events. James Cannon joined ISVA in 1995 and subsequently won the society's National Auction Competition when he successfully "auctioned" Manchester United football ground in competition with 20 other auctioneers. He has been an ISVA Committee Member since 1996.

He comments: "ISVA's strength is its varied membership and the way in which it responds to the different needs and interests of its members. This is vividly demonstrated in my own field where auctioneers from different disciplines are fully represented whether they are active in the chattels, plant and machinery, fine art or property markets. I hope that during my time as Chairman I am able to contribute to a worthwhile and enjoyable year for all of the Central London Branch membership.