Location: Broadpath, Devon.
North of Uffculme village in Mid Devon.
Size: 1.2 hectares
The 1.2 hectare site is located north of Uffculme village in Mid Devon. It is approximately 1.5 kilometres (1 mile) east of Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, just to the south of the A38. It is situated 25 kilometres (16 miles) north of Exeter, 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) south of Taunton and 10 kilometres (6 miles) east of Tiverton.
A new entrance access is to be constructed from the site to Clay Lane, which is to be widened in connection with the development. This will provide improved access to the A38 to the north which connects to Junction 27 of the M5 motorway, 1.5 kilometres (1.0 mile) to the west.
Permission was granted by Devon County Council on 13th August 2021 for Construction of an asphalt plant and associated development including importation and recycling of reclaimed asphalt product (RAP) for use in the plant.
The entire site has been let to Aggregate Industries who will be constructing the asphalt plant themselves with an operational date of Spring 2024.
Artisan Quarter Maidstone
Location: Tonbridge Road, Maidstone.
Adjacent to Maidstone West Railway Station.
Size: 1.8 acres
Planning permission for the redevelopment of retail outlets and a builder’s merchant yard on Tonbridge Road in Maidstone.
The former site has a history of commercial and light industrial use over 75 years. Brilliantly located, practically adjacent to Maidstone West Railway Station and access to the town centre. Not only is Maidstone popular with commuters but also has a range of entertaining leisure facilities including shopping at Fremlin Walk, Mote Park and nearby Leeds Castle.
Phase 1 has been completed and comprises 11 houses, which have all been occupied by private rental tenants. The next phase planned for 2022 is the construction of 24 apartments for private rental, with the last phase of 23 units planned for construction in 2023.
As part of our continued wider community support, we offer all NHS staff a discounted rent on this development.
Location: north of Pier Road (A289) within the northern area of the Medway Towns at the former naval dockyard, with views of St Mary’s Island.
Size: 8.2 acres.
Context: Estate formerly part of the Chatham Naval Base.
Planning permission for the residential dwellings on former brownfield site.
Residential development of 74 (2 bed) apartments. 126 (3 & 4 bed) townhouses.
Built by Persimmons.
Planning permission was attained for residential and retail development on the 8.2-acre site formerly part of the Chatham Naval Base. The development required partial demolition and redevelopment building up to 74 apartments and 126 (3 to 4-bedroom) town houses.
North of Pier Road, the development is situated at the heart of Medway which has rich maritime history dating back over 400 years. Brilliantly located overlooking the quayside and in close distance to nearby Medway towns with extensive leisure activities such as retail, cinema, tourist attractions as well as local amenities.
Kings Hill is strategically located between Sevenoaks and Maidstone on the A228 and is 3 miles south of Junction 4 of the M20, providing a direct link to the M26 and M25, and from there to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports. This three mile link between the M20 and Kings Hill Business Park is dual carriageway and therefore access to the motorway network is easy.
The Channel Tunnel is some 38 miles to the east on the M20. West Malling station is within a mile and there is a regular train service to London Victoria and Blackfriars stations from West Malling with an average journey time of around 55 minutes. Bus services link surrounding villages and towns and a shuttle provides a service between Kings Hill and the station.
Sited on a former RAF airfield, Kings Hill has become one of the most desirable and prestigious office locations in the South East. It provides quality buildings in a landscaped environment with excellent transport links.
The Business Park lies within a fully masterplanned landscaped environment of 800 acres and together with the offices and homes also includes various sporting facilities with an 18-hole championship golf course and a David Lloyd tennis and leisure complex.
23 Kings Hill Avenue was built in 2008 and is a purpose built office building arranged over ground and two upper floors.
The property is of steel frame construction with brick elevations incorporating double glazed windows beneath a flat roof with roof plant room.
The building has a prestigious reception area with a 10-person Kone lift serving all floors. The offices are arranged in open plan rectangular configuration with excellent natural daylight predominantly from front and rear elevations, and the office specification includes suspended ceiling with recessed fluorescent lighting. The building is fully air conditioned and office areas have raised floors.
Kitchen facilities, as well as male, female and disabled WC’s are located on all three floors. Externally, the property benefits from a landscaped and block paved car parking area for 88 cars giving an excellent car parking ratio of 1:169 sq.ft.
The entire property is let to watchfinder.co.uk as their UK Headquarters. Watchfinder are the largest seller of second hand watches in the UK and are owned by Richemont, one of the largest luxury goods companies in the world.
Maidstone Barracks Buckland Hill
Location: Buckland Hill, Maidstone.
Size: 1.4 acres
Units: 64 flats: Two blocks of flats: A and B.
Block A: Private dwellings of 36 units.
Block B: Affordable & Shared Ownership of 28 units. (44%)
Brownfield development of former car park.
Redevelopment of existing car park site and adjoining vacant land to development flats, vehicular access, pedestrian footway/car parking.
Planning permission was obtained for residential development comprising of 64 apartments in the urban area of Maidstone adjacent to Maidstone Barracks Train Station. Located at Buckland Rise, the former 1.4-acre site was predominantly used as a car park that was poorly utilised for more than 10 years.
The development consists of two blocks of apartments. The first block is 5 storeys high providing 36 apartments. The second block is 4-storeys high providing a total of 28 apartments including (12 units) shared ownership and (16 units) affordable rent. Perfectly situated with The High-Level Path providing direct access to Maidstone East Railway Station and Maidstone town centre.
Development is completed for MHS Homes, built by A B Canham & Son.
Infinity Creative Media
Infinity Creative Media is a business in which we first invested in 2015. Infinity creates, develops, produces and owns high quality media content. To date, The Classic Car Show, The Wine Show, The Arts Show, The Football Show and the Best FIFA Football Awards have been seen on a variety of platforms globally including Sky, ITV, Channel 5 and Hulu. A variety of exciting projects are currently in various stages of the creation and development process and in a world where streaming/video on demand services are disrupting the media environment, the owners of the IP such as Infinity retain substantial optionality to prosper in the “new” world.
Jiminny is a high growth Software as a Service (SaaS) business that we invested in during 2018. Jiminny offers a one-stop solution for dynamic sales teams that provides integration into CRM systems and incorporates a variety of functionality to provide coaching to improve the performance of sales teams and enhance sales team productivity. Customer feedback has been very positive to date with referrals a key source of new business wins. We believe that there is a significant target addressable market both in terms of the existing service and future additions to the suite of services on offer.
Previously home to a busy, working quarry, Medway Gate has been transformed into a key housing development in the region with 460 new homes, commercial space, community facilities, a large public open space and an ecology park. The site is located at the entrance to the Medway Towns close to Junction 2 of the M2. The site is directly accessed off the Roman Way roundabout on the A228.
Persimmon Homes were appointed as the preferred development partner with the Hyde Group acquiring all the affordable housing. The entire scheme was completed in 2012.
Ocean Harvest Technology is a business in which we first invested in 2015. The company uses natural ingredients to enhance animal nutrition with a range of OceanFeed branded seaweed products targeted at Swine, Bovine, Poultry and Equine amongst others. With independent studies by both academics and customers supporting the ROI case for using OceanFeed products, the company also stands to be a key beneficiary of the global pushback against antibiotic growth promoters. We believe that there is substantial global potential for the product range and with increasing efforts to evidence the benefits we expect the business to have a bright future.
Pelican View is in an established and popular location adjacent to the B2097 Rochester Road, Rochester in the borough of Tonbridge & Malling. The property is located approximately 1.5 miles north of the M2 motorway (junction 3). There is good access via the A229 to M20 (junction 6) and Maidstone. In turn there is good access to the national motorway network and the Kent channel ports and Eurotunnel.
The Business Park is situated adjacent to the Rochester Airport Industrial Estate and Medway Council’s proposed Innovation Centre.
Planning Permission was granted in March 2018 for 45,750 sq ft of B1/B2/B8/Trade Counter uses plus Open Storage and we commenced the speculative development in June 2018.
The site was previously used as a construction compound for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
The Phase 1 site extends to 1.7 acres and comprises 2 standalone buildings which have been subdivided into Trade Counter Units. The units comprise a clear span portal frame with 7m to underside of eaves and a power-floated concrete floor that is capable of taking the load for a mezzanine floor.
Phase 1 comprises 5 Trade Counter units with the following floor area:
Unit A1: 3,875 sqft – Let to Vineyard Farms
Unit A2: 3,875 sqft – Let to Vineyard Farms
Unit A3: 3,875 sqft – Let to Vineyard Farms
Unit B1: 6,467 sqft – Let to ScrewFix
Unit B2: 2,748 sqft – Let to Phase Electrical
Phase 2 extends to 1.4 acres and has planning permission for up to 2,000 sqm of B1/B2/B8 or hardstanding open storage.
Appointed Contractor: Gallagher Group Limited
Phase 1 Construction cost: £2.1m
Phase 1 Practical Completion: April 2019
Phase 2 Anticipated Start Date: July 2022
Phase 2 Anticipated PC Date: January 2023
Phase 3 Construction cost: £2m
Phase 3 Practical Completion: January 2022
Phase 3 extends to 1.7 acres and comprises a transport hub which has been let to Wren Kitchens.
The site is located on Medway City Estate, Rochester which is in the heart of Medway Towns, the largest urban conurbation in the South East, outside London and at the centre of the Thames Gateway Regeneration area.
The site is occupied by Viridor, a waste management facility. The site benefits from a wide-ranging planning permission for the operation of this Waste Park which includes waste recycling, waste storage, waste treatment, waste processing of 670,000 tonnes per annum, waste transfer, thermal treatment, and gasification. Operating 24/7, 365 days per year, this not only provides the ability to recover vital resources including energy from waste this also helps achieve higher recovery targets.
The site benefits from a direct link to the Medway Towns northern bypass giving easy efficient access to the area it services and vital onward connection to the out of county network. The site also has frontage to the River Medway with the potential creation of wharf, with the potential of river transport in the future not only for the dispatch but receipt of materials.
The property is located in Camberwell within the London Borough of Southwark, to the south of Central London bounded to the north by the River Thames. Camberwell is situated at the junction of the A215 and A202; nearby London suburbs include Lambeth, Stockwell, Brixton and Peckham approximately 2.5 miles south of Central London.
The A202 provides direct access into London’s West End within 3 miles; to the east it connects with the A2, Old Kent Road. The nearest railway station is Denmark Hill which provides direct access into Central London’s Victoria and London Bridge stations. The nearest Underground Station is Oval (1.4 miles) which provides access onto the Northern Line.
Planning consent was granted in February 2018 permitting: “the construction of an extension to the existing building located at 66 Wells Way to be used for B2/B8 and Sui Generis (Waste Transfer) Uses in connection with the existing use of the retained building.”
The property comprises a single storey detached industrial building originally constructed in the early 1970s providing a gross internal floor area of 11,600 sq ft. The structure is part concrete framed and part steel portal frame with brick elevations.
The entire property is let to PHS who also signed a pre-letting agreement to lease the extension property (8.600 sq ft) when built, to increase their occupation to 20,200 sq ft.
The extension property is a steel portal frame with a clear eaves height of 5.5m. As part of the construction works, the roof on the existing building is being replaced and all the elevations are being re-clad to match up with the cladding on the extension property.
Construction Commenced: June 2018
Appointed Contractor: Thomas Sinden Limited
Construction cost: £1.3m
Practical Completion: February 2019
Location: Power Station Road, Halfway.
Size: 9.7 acres.
Units: 142 dwellings. 131 units of (3 and 4 bedroom) houses, plus 11 units within a single apartment block.
Redevelopment of former HBC Engineering site.
Aspire to achieve high standards of sustainability in with local and national guidelines. Increasing the environmental qualities of the existing site. (development of site will accord with the code for sustainable homes in contributing to energy conservation).
Local services in walking and cycling distance, very close to bus route. Encouraging non-car related means.
Planning permission was obtained for the redevelopment of the former HBC engineering brownfield site, into a scheme comprising of 142 dwellings in the coastal community of Minster on Sea. This includes 131 units of (3 to 4-bedroom) houses and 11 affordable units within a 3-storey apartment block.
The development is located on Power Station Road covering 9.7 acres nearby Kent’s stunning coastline and countryside of Minster. It was also important for the site to be sustainable in this area with respect to local services and leisure activities in walking or cycling distance. Surrounding the development is Halfway Houses Primary School, equestrian stables and Sheerness Golf Course.
Development was built out by Persimmon Homes and completed in 2020.
Saxon Shore Business Park
Saxon Park is a development of industrial/warehouse units which may be suitable for trade counter (subject to consent). Measuring 2,496 – 15,799 ft² the development is part of the established business park, Eurolink, which has over 2 million sq/ft of accommodation.
The units occupy a prominent position directly fronting Castle Road at the roundabout junction with Stadium Way close to the Northern Relief Road.
There is good access to Sittingbourne Town Centre and a link to the A249 dual carriageway thereafter connecting with Junction 5 M2 (6 miles), Junction 7 M20 (12 miles) and Maidstone.
Eaves height is approximately 6m and first floor storage areas have been installed. Each unit has a disabled WC facility and all the usual mains services. There is allocated car parking with each unit. Construction is of steel portal frame with modern cladding and double-glazed windows/doors.