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Blankets For Bolivia

Blankets For Bolivia Supported By The Opal Foundation

The Opal Foundation is supporting Blankets For Bolivia, a student led project at the University of Sheffield branch of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). 

 

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Opal Students Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Residents at Opal’s student halls were treated to Valentines celebrations the Opal team on February 14th.

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Opal Zipwire Daredevils Raise Over £1,800

In November 2011, a team of Opal daredevils took part in a Zipwire challenge and raised £1800 in aid of Cash for Kids.
 

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Great Newton Hall Wins Customer Service Award


Great Newton Hall Liverpool has won the ‘Best Customer Service Award’ at the inaugural Liverpool Student Union Landlords Awards.

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Opal Foundation & AMREF Charity Dinner

On 6th October 2011, at the Opal Foundation Charity Dinner, a cheque for £40,000 was presented to AMREF by Stuart Wall.

The dinner itself was a resounding success and raised over £20,000.

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The Place Hotel's 10th Birthday

The Place Hotel celebrated its 10th birthday on 20th September, with champagne and cupcakes for all guests on the day.

Since opening in 2001, The Place has evolved over the years, with new reception, bar area, function room, conference suite, gym, Victorian garden and of course, Opal and Ocon’s offices being developed within the building.

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London To Paris Bike Ride

London to Paris Cycle Ride Raises £17,000 (and rising)

Well done to Rob Greaves from Opal Head Office and his companion cyclists, who are covered over 500 kilometres from London to Paris in just 4 days, all in aid of the Opal Foundation.

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Three Peaks Challenge raises over £4,000 for the Opal Foundation


Congratulations and well done to our intrepid 3 Peaks Challenge team, who overcame heat, snow and exhaustion to climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland & Wales within 24hrs.

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New Opal Summer Website Goes Live

Opal Summer Website Launches

www.opalsummer.com is the new website which has been launched to promote Summer lettings in halls.

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Outstanding Behaviour Awards At The Place Hotel

The Place Hotel proudly hosted the Outstanding Behaviour Awards (OSBAs) on Saturday 12th March, a high profile event to celebrate good behaviour and community work of residents of the Hulme and Moss Side areas of Manchester.

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Premium Apartments at Wilmslow Park

Since Wilmslow Park opened in 2002 as a flagship development in Manchester, the student accommodation market has evolved and the investment in the new Premium Apartments is part of Opal’s ongoing commitment to continuous product development.

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Opal Foundation Fundraising Exceeds £15,000

A big thank you to all our fundraisers, who have helped raise £15,000 to help provide clean water and sanitation for the residents of Kechene Slum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Your fundraising will help provide clean water and sanitation to the residents.

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The Place Hotel Garden Completed

A Victorian garden complete with water feature and seating has opened in The Place Hotel, in an area previously used for storage and access to Ocon Construction’s office. The garden gives stunning impact as hotel guests (and Opal and Ocon visitors) enter the building from the main Ducie Street entrance.

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Opal Foundation Raffle Raises Over £3,000

A raffle in aid of the Opal Foundation raised over £3,000 to provide clean water and sanitation in the Kechene Slum project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Raffle tickets were sold by Opal Group staff to residents, guests, suppliers, friends and family during October 2010, with a cuddly Opal Foundation bear at each site to promote the raffle.

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Ocon enters new strategic phase with new MD

Ocon Construction has appointed Andrew Barker as Ocon's new managing director.

Andy takes on the role from outgoing MD, Clive Williamson, who has helped the company grow to a £80 million turnover business over the past three years and become one of the UK’s...

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Opal 1 Dundee, complete and fully let

The doors have opened to allow the first students to take up residence at the keenly awaited Opal 1 Dundee student accommodation scheme and not only is the development fully-let for 2010-11 but developer and owner, Opal Property Group, even has a substantial waiting list!

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Opal 1 Dundee topping out cermony

Ancient tradition helped to mark the topping out ceremony at Opal 1 Dundee, Opal's first development in Scotland, is due to welcome their first students in September 2010.

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Opal Africa Abseil

Together we raised £40,000, rising daily, which will make a real difference to people in South Omo, by providing them with safe water from a deep water borehole.

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Best Private Halls 2009

Opal Property Group has been announced as the winner of the National Student Housing Survey (NSHS) Best Private Halls 2009.

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