Babbacombe House, Bromley
This 1980's office block was acquired from Receivers. The office extended to 630m2 over three floors with 11 parking spaces. At purchase a PCN for 9 residential units was secured. Our allocation of the space indicated a further 2 flats could be provided and therefore a further PCN was given for 11 flats. A high specification fit-out produced 4 x 1 bedroom flats and 7 x 2 bedroom flats, each with a car parking space. The property is well located, being very close to Bromley South railway station and close to the restaurants and retail amenities of the town centre. Following successful sales to owner occupiers and investors, the Freehold Ground Rent was sold.
Lewisham Hill, Lewisham
Part derelict Victorian villa on the edge of Blackheath, acquired from a Housing Association. Planning consent secured to reduce density to 8 flats, improving layout. The original structure was in very good condition and refurbishment involved a high specification to provide 7 x 1 bedroom flats and 1 x 2 bedroom duplex and two parking spaces. Flats were sold to a range of owner occupiers and investors, and finally the Freehold Ground Rent was sold. This property is superbly located, benefiting from the major communication hub of Lewisham, offering easy access to Canary Wharf and London Bridge, and yet being on the edge of the Heath.
Farmer Estate, Surbiton
The Group acquired a 60 unit portfolio from Executors. It was subject to a range of tenancies, including Regulated, Assured, Assured Shorthold and Council. The Estate was actively managed, broken up and sold.
Albion Villas, Lewisham
Former derelict Victorian houses acquired as part of a portfolio. The houses had previously been sub-divided. Planning consent was secured to increase the number of flats behind the original façade to maintain the aesthetics of the street scene but provide a modern, purpose built conversion.
Bridge Lock Mews, Bath
This site was acquired as a car repair workshop fronting the Kennet and Avon Canal and just minutes walk from Bath Spa railway station. Possession was obtained, a development team (including the award winning architect Hetreed Ross) assembled, to secure planning consent at this World Heritage site. This development of four contemporary houses, Bridge Lock Mews, was constructed by Ken Biggs Contractors Ltd of Bristol to create waterside living in the heart of Georgian Bath.
Building Control Awards 2011
Bridge Lock Mews won the Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Building Control Awards 2011 for Design Quality sponsored by Bath Stone Group. Awards are presented in two categories – Building Quality and Design Quality – for domestic extensions, new (housing), new build (commercial/public) and works to historic/listed buildings. Sold to owner occupiers and a buy to let investor.
Farmland, Dorset & Kent
The Group has owned and managed farms and estates subject to Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies, which are traded and or developed to release potential for residential or commercial use. The Group views these as reversionary opportunities.
High Street, Guildford
Acquired as a grade 2 listed multi-let property. The Group secured possession and planning consents to extend and develop this property which was subsequently let on an FRI lease to Champneys Henlow Limited, as one of their six city spas located throughout the UK.
Queensberry Mews, Kensington
An original mews house acquired in a prime location in SW7; a quiet cobbled mews just minutes from South Kensington tube station, the Lycee and the Museums. At acquisition the property was multi let and in a poor state of repair. Working with award winning architects, Robert Baxter Associates, and renowned interior designers, an innovative scheme to almost entirely demolish the existing house and rebuild it incorporating a full size basement won planning consent. The property is fit for the 21st century and now for sale, extends to 1736 sq ft and has two ensuite bedrooms on the lower ground floor both of which benefit from natural light, a third bedroom and large garage on the ground floor and a fantastic kitchen entertaining space on the first floor.
Northern Design Awards 2016: entered and shortlisted for the Northern Design Awards; contemporary design and interior design.
High Street, Carshalton
The three storey property originally comprised a parade of shops on ground floor with two floors of apartments above. In addition to driving rental growth and improving the tenant mix of the shop units, the asset management strategy of converting the apartments into flats was implemented prior to the investment being sold in 2015.
Castle Street, Guildford
The three storey office property in the heart of Guildford’s Conservation Area was converted to residential use under Permitted Development. The resulting development created six residential units including a one bedroomed flat in the former basement storage area. All units have been let on AST’s and the Group is currently seeking planning permission for the creation of a one bedroomed penthouse.