After completing a successful land buying and lead consultant role with our Project Management company, Britain and Europe Estates, involving a 29 acre, £35m rail depot for Bombardier Transportation, the Britain and Europe Group was created to spread a wider net over the construction industry and combine land sourcing and development with the established project management arm. In 2009, Britain and Europe Contracting Limited was established to fill a void of flexible, customer focused contractors, where the clients expectations and demands are key.
The Britain and Europe Group have used their wealth of experience to diversify into various sectors of the industry, including residential development, student accommodation and industrial sites.
Plot 9C, Pride Park
BAE joined forces with a local developer to create Derby Estates Limited and develop a new £10m headquarters for AEA Technology plc. This 90,000 sq ft office development was the largest single pre-let in Derby for 20 years and was designed to the highest specification using materials and techniques that helped re-define development in the area. One of our main ambitions was to create a building which included the latest technology in environmental consideration and the finished product has become a model for environmental services design. The building boasts accreditations including Derby's 'Building of the Year' 2002. In 2007, all four floors were sub-let to Rolls Royce plc.
Nottingham Road, Spondon
In 2001, 4.5 acres of industrial land was acquired in a suburb just outside Derby city centre. Planning permission was secured for 105 residential units, and the £12m development was then sold to house builder, Barratt Homes.
Plot 9D, Pride Park, Derby
This 6 acre site was another project by Derby Estates Limited. The site was located in Derby’s premier business park, Pride Park, which has attracted other businesses such as Egg, David Lloyd Fitness, AEA Technology, Derby County Football Club and many more top business names. The desire for commerce to re-locate to this site stems from its superior location and excellent communication links. After achieving planning for 150,000 sq ft of offices and creating a £20m investment, Derby Esates received several expressions of interest in the development and consequently agreed a disposal which was completed in January 2005.
Access 34, Lancaster
A 10.5 acre site, conveniently located on the main link road between Lancaster city centre and J34 of the M6. The industrial site contained a large number of redundant buildings including a 30m high process plant, all of which were demolished. The land was remediated before being sold in a multi million pound deal in February 2005 to a local end user who required additional space to re-locate their business.
York Street, Derby
Completed early in 2007, this unique new development of 7 apartments is located in Derby's conservation area, just off Friar Gate. These 1 and 2 bedroom apartments incorporate a thoughtful and well designed layout, complimented by first class internal featues, whilst the building itself has been carefully considered and is sympathetic to the surrounding area.
Stuart Street, Derby
Derby City Living was created to manage the residential sector of the group. In 2003, Derby City Living purchased a 0.8 acre site located on the banks of the River Derwent. Planning was achieved for 76 apartments and created a development value of £14m. The site was sold as an entire investment in 2004. Derby City Living is now building 7 apartments on York Street, Derby.