Our business model

Over the last ten years we have established a highly professional and scalable business model to become the market leader in taking large-scale blocks of raw land and transforming them into high quality, sustainable communities within which a wide range of housebuilders wish to acquire and build out serviced land parcels and people want to live. 

Our key resources

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Land

Large-scale unbroken blocks of land within 100 miles of London from land owners who share our focus on legacy quality are the essential foundation of our Master Developer model with smaller scale sites targeted by our commercial and Catesby businesses.

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Employees

Our team of experts are based centrally and across our projects providing strength throughout all elements of acquisition, funding, planning, development, project management and estate management.

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Funding

Our strategic sites are underpinned by equity investment and long-dated acceleration funding provided by Homes England. Shorter-term development finance or forward funding is sourced for commercial projects with Catesby funded by equity.

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Partners

Large-scale sites require long-term trusted partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders. Reputation and trust are hard earned and where present mean that projects progress quicker and with fewer challenges.

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Leadership

We are passionate about what we do and not prepared to accept the status quo if there is a better, more efficient, more inclusive and more sustainable way of doing things. We are proud to be judged by both the quality of our projects and the support we earn throughout their delivery.

Our Strategic Sites portfolio

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Returns

We are focused on delivering shareholder and stakeholder returns across a range of financial and non-financial metrics. 

£101.7m

contracted minimum receipts at 2019

665

plot completions during 2019

£42.4m

cash generated from plot completions during 2019

3.9p

dividends for 2019

154 ha

land remediated to 2019

136,608

trees planted to 2019

28,340m

cycle lanes delivered to 2019

underpinned by

Our values
Quality

we deliver places, environments and outcomes of which we are proud.

Integrity

we are unafraid to do things differently.

Passion

we keep our promises and do the right things.

Partnership

we love what we do and always strive to do it ever better.

Innovation

we build strong, lasting relationships based on trust and shared values.

 
Our sustainability capitals