We are property development and investment specialists. We have a property investment portfolio of £150m+, made up of 24 properties, 1million sq ft of occupied space and with 88 tenants and counting. In line with our proactive property strategy, some of our developments will be retained within our investment portfolio and some sold upon completion. We have a strong geographical focus on Cambridge, London and Oxford (including the arcs between these locations).
We have a portfolio of high-quality, well-located investment properties in and around Cambridge and London and our aim is to extend our working area towards Oxford over the next five years. We have a diverse portfolio comprising, flexible office space, multi-let industrial units, student accommodation and private rented sector, retail warehousing and residential.
Breathing new life into the communities within which our developments sit is at the heart of what we do. Our experienced development team develop and refurbish properties for our investment arm; in addition we also acquire and develop land to sell and work closely with landowners, charities and other institutions to create places that thrive.
We are constantly looking for ways in which we can enhance the value of our property investments through proactive asset management. In doing so we are very conscious of the impact our decisions in these areas have; namely the wider social and environmental impact of any changes, in addition to the financial.
Our experienced Property Services Team, supported by a team of specialist partners, contractors, agents and suppliers, are focused on putting our customers’ needs first. We build long term relationships with our customers, which in turn gives us a better, more comprehensive understanding of their business and accommodation requirements.
We are focussed on investment and development activity within the east of England, with particular interest in Cambridge, London and Oxford and the corridors linking them (M1, A1, M11). We are also able to work more widely to support existing occupier relationships and their property needs.
The built environment has a fundamental role to play in the quality of life of those who come into contact and interact with it. We understand, as property developers and investors, that we have an obligation to always strive to create places and spaces which enhance the lives of those who live and work in and around them; creating a positive lasting impact on the local economy and the wider community.
A fundamental problem of our time and one in which we are determined to lead the way to drive change within the property industry. For us, this takes the form of committing to using renewable resources wherever possible across our developments and making sure that the places we develop re-use natural resources. For example, when creating The Works at Unity Campus in Sawston we drew on the industrial heritage of the two-storey warehouse which formally stood on the site; re-using the existing pre-cast concrete frame of the original building to create flexible and modern office and tech R&D accommodation. In addition, our recently completed Mount Pleasant Halls student accommodation scheme received a BREEAM Excellent rating. We want to make a positive contribution and constantly look for ways in which we can offset for others and redress some of nature’s imbalances.
Being a responsible investor, caring about legacy and being a steward for the longer term is central to everything we do. In this video, Colin Brown, Director – Development explains how we are putting environmental and economic sustainability and positive social impact at the heat of our future development plans for our Elizabeth and Juno Way Industrial Estates at Lewisham.