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Natwest Promotional Press Release

On Friday 17th January, Natwest Bank Plc organised a publicity event to promote lending against commercial projects. Anne Marie, Commercial Lending Manager of Natwest met with John Adam Ball, Director of J A Ball and Julian Levy of Launch Padz Ltd, to showcase our flagship project at Newarke Street.

30th January 2014

In the heart of Leicester city centre, the Crown & Elfred Thomas buildings have been our biggest most complex projects to date. The build has been split into three phases, the first of which has been completed. We are currently working on the remaining two phases, the refurbishment to the ‘Old School’ and a new build which will utilise high performance building technology with Fusion lightweight frame construction and brings together the structural efficiency of Light Gauge Steel with Neopor insulation.

“Launch Padz Ltd would like to thank J A Ball their main contractor on both their current Purpose Built Student Accomodation developments on Newarke Street and Brookland Road totalling 528 studios and ensuite cluster beds. These developments have been delivered to an excellent standard within budget on time to the specification expected by a Natwest approved contractor. Launch Padz Ltd is proud to have worked with J A Ball Ltd, a local well established contractor company employing direct labour and local tradesmen.”

Natwest is currently the UK’s biggest lender to businesses, with their support the development is thriving and on schedule to finish late summer 2014.

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Our vast experience ranges from prestigious large residential projects to mixed residency housing developments. Projects including detached, semi detached and terraced houses right through to apartment blocks and building conversion projects. Our housing experience is unrivalled.

Commercial Developments

With a specialist commercial team focused upon multiple occupancy projects. Our reputation for fast turnaround, using the latest technologies and building materials has resulted in JA Ball Limited being recognised as one of the regions most efficient turn key contractors.

Refurbishment Buildings

Whether converting old factories into state of the art student accommodation or refurbishing a public house in record time - our team includes every trade from project management to painters and decorators, which means you avoid unnecessary delays.