Resume of a few of our investments undertaken since 1965.
The following investments are designed to give a broad insight into our activity.​

 

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United States

300, Apartments - The Cavendish, Arlington Washington DC USA.                         ​180, Apartments - The Lancaster, Arlington Washington DC USA.

 

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PRS:

525 Houses, The Grand Junction Estate, Edgware Road, Sussex Place, Norfolk Place,

Hyde Park, London W2 1 Km From Marble Arch

749 Houses Flats - Northern Trust & Bank Of Scotland Portfolio,

Richmond, Crawley, Ilford, Sale, Croydon, Purley, Oxford, Norwich, Leeds

220 Flats San Remo Towers, Boscombe Bournemouth

203 Houses & Flats Watkins Jones Portfolio, North Wales

126 Flats Liverpool L5/L11 Comprising 11 Modern Blocks In Storrington Ave., Stanley Road, Lemon Street.

73 Houses/Flats Sunchair Portfolio Beverley And Hull Yorkshire

45 Flats De Montfort Court & Malvern Court Stoneygate Leicester

57 Flats Southbourne & Desborough House Amersham Hill High Wycombe

64 Flats Sandringham Court Burnham Bucks

123 House & Flats Ex R.M.Smith Builders Ltd Portfolio Taunton Minehead

40 Flats West End Court West End Lane Stoke Poges Golf Course Bucks

60 Flats Woodhurst & Woodhurst South Boulters Lock Maidenhead

31 Flats & House Suffolk House Suffolk Place Cheltenham

80 Houses Butt Kelson Holdings Portfolio Weston Super Mare Somerset

55 Houses The Peckwise Residential Portfolio, Kingston Upon Hull

58 Houses Nationwide Bs At Home Portfolio (Beds, Bucks, Herts)

112 Houses - Nationwide Bs Bes Portfolio (Leics, Notts, Lincs, Yorks)

68 Flats Coton Manor Berwick Road Shrewsbury

72 Flats St Johns Court Coten End Warwick

130 Flats Belle Vue Court Norton Middlesbrough Teeside

60 Flats Carmel Gardens Norton Middlesbrough Teeside

50 Flats Brookfield Low Lane Acklam Middlesbrough Teeside

60 Flats Harwal Road Redcar Teesdide

123 Houses / Flats Abbey National Portfolio Yorks, Cambs, Lincs, Midlands

116 Houses And Flats Metfield & Sunchair Portfolio Beverley Spalding Ramsey

40 Flats Ex-Church Warden Assisted Housing Southmead, Bristol

159 Houses & Shops Griffith Estates Ltd Wolverhampton Newport Salop

54 Flats Sycamore Close, Stoke On Trent

42 Flats Dunraven House, Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London W1

66 Flats 10 Houses Rosemary Gardens, Mortlake, Surrey

60 Flats Tarranbrae Willesden Lane Brondesbury Park London Nw6

54 Shops & Flats Morecombe Heysham Hestbank Lancs & Millom Cumbria

70 Flats And Maisonettes North Orbital Road, Denham, Bucks

30 Flats, 1 - 59 Derby Road Fulwood Preston  Lancs

25 Flats, Brooklands 314 Aigburth Road Liverpool

33 Flats, 10 - 38 Troy  Close Headington Oxford

90 Flats, 1 - 91 Tuscany Gardens Tushmore Lane Crawley Sussex

28 Flats, Wyndhams Court 1-5 Mayday Road Croydon Surrey  

27 Flats, Welford House 23 Lansdowne Road Purley Surrey  

24 Flats, Aspen House 10 Forest Road Richmond Surrey  

26 Houses, Tweed Premier Portfolio London, Beds., Bucks., Cumbria, Devon, W.Sussex  

170 Flats / 25 Houses, Azalea Gardens Daffodil Gardens Ilford Essex  

60 Flats, Sycamore Gardens, Station Road, Middleport, Stoke, Staffs  

25 Flats, Island Green  Erdon Wrexham   

6 Houses, Bank Street Ponciau Wrexham  

7 Houses, Oakleigh Penycae Wrexham  

9 Flats, Tabernacle Chapel Brymbo  

11 Flats, Memorial Building Ruthin  

7 Flats, Bod Difyr Old Colwyn  

6 Flats, Old Youth Club Conwy  

11 Flats, Ebenezer Chapel York Place Bangor  

7 Flats, Brynteg Chapel Bangor   

26 Flats, Tabernacle Chapel  Bangor  

9 Flats, 1 - 9 High Street Bangor  

11 Flats, Plas Meuryn Bangor  

6 Flats, Llangefni  

21 Flats, St Deiniols Church Criccieth  

15 Flats, Golden Lion Dolgellau  

33 Flats, Dumbarton House Court Swansea   

36 Flats, Winthrop, Linnett, Langton House, Winthrop Road Bury St Edmunds  

20 Flats, Burton Hall, Hall Drive, Burton Lazars Melton Mowbray Leics  

10 Flats, Grange Flats Brand Hill  Woodhouse Eaves  Loughborough  Leics 

20 Flats Queens House 297 Beverley Road Kingston Upon Hull   
7 Shops & 7 Maisonettes Oakfield Court & 29-35 Queens Road
30 Flats Westover Court, Downley, High Wycombe, Bucks    
24 Flats Heron House Willow Walk Bridgwater Somerset 
10 Houses Mayfair Court 50 54 Lambert Street Kingson Upon Hull 
30 Flats, Thorgam Court Harrison Street Grimsby  
20 Flats, Friary Court & Park Road Kingston Upon Hull   
25 Flats, Riding Mews Beverley Yorks  
32 Houses & Flats, Mawley Court, Lower Inhedge, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire 
23 Houses, Sandringham Close/Wesley Road Whaplode Peterborough 
12 Houses, Flowers Close Ramsey Huntingdon 
12 Flats, Plimsoll Way Victoria Dock Kingston Upon Hull 
12 Flats, Whiting Court Cliff Road Hessle, Hull  
13 Houses 8 Flats Wesley Court & The Mews Coltman Street Kingston Upon Hull 
12 Flats Louis Court Louis Street Kingston Upon Hull 
18 Flats Villa Melita Adamthwaite Drive Blythe Bridge 
20 Flats, Queens House 297 Beverley Road, Kingston Upon Hull
10 Houses, Mayfair Court 50-54 Lambert Street Kingston Upon Hull 

7 Shops & 7 Maisonettes Oakfield Court & 29-35 Queens Road, Weybridge, Surrey  

Parade 8 Shops & Upper Parts, Conway Drive/Monkmoor Road Mount Pleasant Shrewsbury     
Parade 14 Shops/Upper Parts, Bagley Drive/Hordley Road/Marton Drive Wellington, Shropshire   
Parade 8 Shops And Upper Parts, Mount Pleasant Road Shrewsbury     
Parade 8 Shops 8 Flats, 69 To 83 High Street Waltham Grimsby 
Parade 11 Shops And Maisonettes, 21 Rycroft Avenue Deeping St James Peterborough    
Parade 8 Shops,  Allerton Drive, Nether Poppleton, York  
Parade 8 Shops & 36 Flats, Jellicoe & Beatty House Compass Road Kingston Upon Hull    

 

​MOD:

Strike Command Hq Raf Bawtry, South Yorks

​Airfield, Married Quarters & 240,000 Sq Ft Tech Site Raf Hemswell, Lincs

​266 Houses Tricomm Portfolio Let To Mod Bristol And Bath

​300 Married Quarters Raf Bicester, Oxon

​172 Married Quarters 185 Acre Site, 4 Hangars Raf West Raynham Norfolk

​210 Married Quarters And 235 Acre Tech Site Usaf Sculthorpe, Norfolk

​157 Married Quarters Raf Watton, Norfolk

​70 Married Quarters Raf Driffield, Yorks

​80 Married Quarters Raf Colerne, Chippenham, Wilts

​30 Married Quarters Rnas Yeovilton, Somerset (Hermes Place)

​20 Married Quarters Rnas Yeovilton, Somerset (Lyster Close)

​110 Married Quarters Rn Chatham, Kent (Walderslade Mq’s)

​​20 Married Quarters Army Quarters, Barlow, Yorks

​55 Married Quarters Raf Halton, Bucks

​80 Married Quarters Rnas Eglinton, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

66 Married Quarters & 12 Acres Raf Ballykelly, Northern Ireland

60 Married Quarters Raf Brize Norton, Oxon

30 Married Quarters Rnas Portland, Southwell, Dorset

30 Married Quarters Rnas Portland, Easton, Dorset

70 Married Quarters Raf Manby, Lincs

66 Married Quarters Raf Booker, Bucks

42 Married Quarters Raf Brawdy, Dyfed (St Davids Estate Haverfordwest)

70 Married Quarters, Airfield, 260,000 Sq Ft Tech Site Raf North Cotes, Lincs

42 Married Quarters Raf Shotley Gate (Hms Ganges) Suffolk

90 Married Quarters Perham Down, Army, Tidworth Garrison, Wilts

93 Married Quarters Raf Finningley, Doncaster

50 Married Quarters Raf Linton On Ouse, Yorks

30 Married Quarters Raf Cranwell, Lincs

150 Married Quarters Raf Upwood, Cambs

133 Married Quarters Raf Middleton St George (Teeside Airport)

127 Married Quarters Raf Faldingworth, Lincs

92 Married Quarters Rn Rosyth, Edinburgh, Scotland

144 Married Quarters Usn Edzell, Brechin, Scotland

110 Married Quarters Raf Scampton, Lincs

22 Married Quarters Raf Hemswell, Lincs

Public Sector:

101, Staff Houses Ukaea Harwell, Didcot, Oxon

24, Medical Staff Houses Nhs Trust, Sutton On Hull

Public House:  

Royal Exchange' Free Public House Star Street/St Michaels Street Hyde Park Estate London W2

United States Investments:  

 

The group, opened an office In 1980, established in Arlington, Virginia, USA 

 

Following our rapid expansion throughout the decade, a decision was made to invest in the eastern seaboard states of the USA.  As a result of that decision, the Group sold First State Leasing, together with all the industrial assets, secondary shopping parades and residential properties of pre war construction, which generated a sizeable cash surplus.  With the weak state of the US dollar at the time we converted these funds from sterling into dollars. which were deposited with Riggs National Bank of Washington.

 

In 1980, we opened offices at 1200, Arlington Ridge Road, Arlington, Virginia across Shirley Highway to the Pentagon.  

 

With the opening of the US office we engaged the services of both: Healey and Baker's, New York office and Coldwell Banker's Washington office who provided  counselling for many of our acquisitions in both Maryland and Virginia.  Within 6 months of our establishment in the US and together with our partner: Peter Prowting's Estate and General Investments plc we acquired the mid rise rental building, Robert Towers, containing 300 apartments being close to Washington National airport.  This was purchased from: Abe Pollen, the owner of the Washington Redskins and following extensive upgrading and refurbishment ,was renamed: The Cavandish, after Cavandish Square, London and converted to a Condominium.  

 

We soon hit the headlines and established a presence in the DC area.  At the opening day of the show apartments, we raised up three, 15 meter aluminium flagpoles, the Union Jack, Stars and Stripes and the First State House Flag.  However a member of staff overlooked etiquette by flying all three flags at the same height - the host nation should have been the highest.  When the military staff from the Pentagon looked out of their windows at the flags in front of the Cavendish, multiple complaints were received.  The following day this headline appeared in the Washington Post -  "'THE BRITS ARE COMING" and as a result the sales office were inundated with prospective buyers selling way above expectation.  Shortly afterwards with the support of Riggs National Bank of Washington and National Bank of Detroit, we acquired a high rise rental block of 180 apartments, at: 1830, Columbia Pike, Arlington, adjacent to the Navy Annex.  We decided to name this block, "The Lancaster".

 

Whilst, we continued acquiring many thousands of properties, with our UK partners: A - Z  

 

The oldest were Phoenician Securities Ltd and Macedonian Securities Ltd that pioneered a large number of residential break up schemes in London, following the introduction of the 1966 Rent Act.

 

These included:  Investments

 

The Grand Junction Estate, acquired from Amalgamated Investment and Properties plc and comprised the entire freehold estate of all properties located behind, Sussex Gardens and Praed Street bounded by Norfolk Place and Edgware Road in Paddington.  Other unbroken blocks owned by the group. included 'Tarranbrae' Willesden Lane, West End Court, West End Lane, West Hampstead, Dunraven House, Dunraven Street, Mayfair and North Orbital Road, Denham.