Aldourie Castle Estate
The Aldourie Castle Estate is a 487 acre estate on the shore of Loch Ness, approximately six miles to the west of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. The Aldourie Castle Estate was purchased in 2002 by Rural Concepts Group. After an extensive refurbishment project over eight years, Aldourie Castle won UK Restoration of the Year in 2011 and is now available for exclusive use hire. There are also a number of cottages in the grounds available as holiday lettings. Rural Concepts Group has secured planning permission for the Estate to extend its offering, which will progress over the coming years. It was recently sold and operates within the same format.
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New City, Libya
Rural Concepts Group has been working on investment and development projects within Libya over the last decade and is currently planning a 248 hectare site located on the Mediterranean coast of Libya, approximately 70km east of Tripoli. The intention is to develop a world class resort and destination to include hotels, marinas, resort housing, and the infrastructure to support such a development. The group is also developing a range of other assets which encompass oil and gas interests, education and insurance. One major asset for the group is a series of housing projects within Libya which are currently being developed. The group’s early entry into Libya during the volatile times meant that many opportunities have arisen and we will be continuing to play on these. We have a range of packages available for investors ranging from early bird opportunities to more conservative yielding opportunities.
Broughton Hall Estate
The home of Rural Concepts Group, Broughton Hall Estate is a leading dynamic rural estate in Yorkshire and the UK, home to a thriving business and social community. This unique site has benefited from the Group’s expertise and, now in its 25th year, generally operates at 100% occupancy. Broughton Life is encapsulated in the various elements to the Estate such as the hospitality business, holiday cottages, public house, land-based events, Land Rover Experience Centre, historic house, business park, Cherry Tree Nursery and residential properties, as well as the massive expanse of parkland and agricultural land. Our rural Yorkshire business park is home to more than 50 companies occupying various redeveloped estate properties on the 3000 acre Estate as well as an award winning pavilion, Utopia, developed by Sir Michael Hopkins, and Walled Garden by Dan Pearson.
Marske Holiday Apartments
The project is an exciting and rare heritage development opportunity to convert a Grade II Listed Building into twelve holiday apartments, situated in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales – a highly regarded tourist destination. The local area is known as Marske and the building is the old Stable Courtyard and Estate Yard which once belonged to the nearby Marske Hall country historic house.
Holiday apartments will be available for the public late 2016.
Cherry Grove is 13 acres of stunning natural woodland in the Lake District, UK. Rural Concepts Group are continuing the development of 50 holiday cottages which will create a peaceful and tranquil sanctuary for holidaymakers who appreciate the splendour of nature but who also expect the highest quality modern home comforts.
In keeping with all of Rural Concepts’ projects, the environment, nature and history of the site are all sympathetically managed.
The world renowned Lake District attracts over 12 million visitors per year, who are catered for by hundreds of local attractions and amenities. For those who also like the sea, the shores of Morecambe Bay are just down the road.
Holiday homes will be available for the public from late-2016 and high demand for this rare development is anticipated.
Land Rover Experience Centre
Rural Concepts Group was instrumental in the development of a new Land Rover Experience Centre. The brief was to create a site which would allow Jaguar Land Rover to demonstrate every aspect of their fleet of vehicles to give customers increased confidence in all driving conditions, whilst ensuring that environmental concerns were fully addressed. The Centre that has been created is a model of countryside diversity and a real flagship centre for Jaguar Land Rover. Environmental awareness is assured by refurbishment of redundant farm buildings which are heated using biomass.
Rural Concepts Group is developing a state-of-the-art Bioscience Centre at Skinner Ground. Building on the success of the existing development, known medical companies were seeking more space and updated facilities. Rural Concepts Group have facilitated the creation of a new development, fitted with advanced equipment and the most progressive technologies available.
Avalon Wellbeing Centre
Currently in progress, Rural Concepts Group is managing the development of an innovative new Wellbeing Centre called Avalon. The centre will comprise an 18m indoor swimming pool, spa pool, sauna and steam room, in addition to contemporary and stylish facilities for treatments and classes.
Lebdah City, Libya
Currently one of the largest development projects in Libya, Rural Concepts Group has been working on New City for the past decade. It is a 248 hectare site located on the Mediterranean coast of Libya, approximately 70km east of Tripoli, with three miles of coast line to develop near Leptis Magna. The objective is to create a world-class resort and destination, including hotels, marinas, resort and other housing, along with the infrastructure to support the development. The build programme is anticipated to have a life span of fifteen years. The dual carriageway into the city has already been built and the city will continue to evolve throughout this time. The Group’s early entry into and belief in Libya even during the volatile times has meant that many opportunities have arisen and it will be continuing to maximise on these. We have a variety of packages available for investors, ranging from early bird opportunities to more conservatively yielding opportunities.
International Youth City
Rural Concepts Group has a dynamic and positive vision for the future of young people. The development of the International Youth City in the Middle East will embody this vision.
International Youth City is a visionary real-estate project that will be a showcase for youth development potential. Operating on an international level, the project will focus on developing young people from the Middle East and all over the world, building their capacity to tackle the social cultural and economic challenges of today.
International Youth City is an holistic vision for developing complementary elements to create a new concept for business, education, leisure and tourism that both responds to the needs of today’s youth and gives them perspective on the wider world.
International Youth City is a holistic vision for developing a complementary group of elements that
Conceptual master plan
The use of the hexagon shape, a beautifully formed geometrical pattern, will allow us to create interconnected areas which are flexible in size. We will adapt the shape to the geometry of the site, forming a centre and radiating out to multiple growth centres to serve the different land use zones of the site thereby creating a unique motif which will come to symbolise The International Youth City.
The basic building block for our proposed scheme is a hexagon 66m in diameter. Our proposition is to reserve the central block for the conference and convention hall. The six blocks attached to it will be used to promote integrated cultural experience and scientific research and development. The outer block will be used for the community residents; student accommodation; hotels; youth hostel and offices. The remaining area is to be dedicated to recreation and sporting activities.
The art of city planning and the creation of beautiful places is enshrined in Islamic heritage.
The Three Key Elements of the Development
International Youth City will be a smart city, using the latest cutting edge technology. The city will comprise three key elements which are distinct in terms of their objectives but are complementary in their long term compatibility. These three elements are Business & Education, Cultured Leisure and Community Residential.
The city master plan will mirror these elements.
- Al Ezdhar Park is the Emerging Technology Business Park and Research & Development Centre.
- Innovation Plaza is the central part of the development which includes the visitor attraction centre, the hotels, the retail centre, arena and commercial aspect.
- International Youth City Community Residence provides the villas, apartments, townhouses and student accommodation to make International Youth City a vibrant, living community.
Youth Village, Dubai
Rural Concepts Group are currently negotiating a joint venture with a major Emirates Corporate Group, to build the first Youth Village. The Youth Village will provide tailored, high quality and value for money accommodation for Students and Keyworkers.
Rural Concepts Group have a significant investment in this US listed company. The flagship project of Omagine Inc. is The Omagine Project, a multi-billion dollar real-estate and tourism development set on 250 acres of beautiful coastland in Muscat, Oman.
The Omagine Project will be an integration of cultural, heritage, educational, entertainment and residential components, including a high culture theme park containing seven pearl-shaped buildings; associated exhibition buildings; a boardwalk; an open air amphitheatre and stage; open space green areas; a canal and an enclosed harbour and marina area; associated retail shops and restaurants; entertainment venues; boat slips, and docking facilities; a five-star resort hotel; a four-star resort hotel and possibly a three or four-star hotel; commercial office buildings; shopping and retail establishments integrated with the hotels, and approximately two thousand residences to be developed for sale.
Rural Concepts Group is involved in a range of innovative projects based in the UK and internationally, currently with a key focus on the MENA region. We will partner with investors to facilitate and develop landmark mixed-use destination projects in these key locations, using our expertise and knowledge to achieve best project outcome for all investors and project stakeholders. We welcome the opportunity to discuss our current projects and investment prospects.
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