Property Development

Property development is at the core of what we do and we have strong and experienced team active across most sectors. We create and enhance social and commercial value by carefully considering the right opportunities to pursue and delivering best in class developments of the highest institutional quality. Our projects range in nature, from enhancements to our existing investment properties where we see development potential, through to the acquisition of sites and delivery of new developments with experienced joint venture partners who share our vision and value.

 

We typically acquire land with Howard Group cash and can therefore analyse and transact on acquisitions diligently and expediently.

Our ideal Gross Development Value for solus projects is £5-20m.

For larger schemes (£20m+) we work closely with like-minded joint-venture or funding partners.

Our Geographical Focus

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.

Property Development Projects

Mount Pleasant Halls

Award winning student accommodation development with joint venture partner Osborne, to purchase and re-develop a tired 1970’s office block into state-of-the-art student accommodation for St Edmunds College, University of Cambridge.

Unity Campus

A new 260,000 sq ft (24,155 sq m), high-specification business park designed to complement and support the South Cambridge life science and technology cluster; bringing the benefits of an innovative business community to Sawston.

Haverhill Retail Park

Howard Group identified the opportunity to develop a retail park on the Ehringshausen Way site in Haverhill, which created c 150 jobs and regenerated a former factory site near Haverhill town centre. Development commenced in September 2016.

Social Value

As responsible property developers and Investors we understand that 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 acknowledge our responsibility 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.

Key People in Property Development

Will Banks
Director – Development

Will’s focus is equally on our development activity and pipeline, working as a key member of the team to develop high-quality and innovative...

Werner Baumker
Group Director – Property

Werner joined the Group in October 2018 as Group Director with overall responsibility to the Board for the Group’s property activities...

Colin Brown
Director – Development

Colin’s focus is on our core development activity and project pipeline, working alongside colleagues to deliver commercially successful...

William Jewson
Director – Development

William’s emphasis is on securing new development business and partnerships, in both existing and new markets and sectors...

Our Perspectives

Changing Spaces

We explore how occupiers are taking a more efficient approach to procuring space with informality, amenity and collaboration top of the agenda.

Shaking up the industry

Howard Capital has invested in exciting new proptech tool, edozo, as part of a focussed capital programme in this sector.

Contact Us

Howard Group
93 Regent Street
Cambridge
CB2 1AW
01223 312 910

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