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Asset Management, Investment
The property occupies a prominent position on Mill Street, immediately adjacent to the A38M Aston Expressway which is the main arterial route into Birmingham city centre from the M6 and Spaghetti Junction.
Woodbourne Group secured this on the open market, demonstrating their ability to conclude deals within a timely manner.
15,000 sq ft
A multi-let industrial estate located 14 miles east of Birmingham City Centre with significant reversionary potential.
Since aquisiton in 2018 Woodbourne Group have increased ERV by 116%.
30,000 sq ft
Development, Investment, Planning
350,000 sq ft
Redevelopment of a postal distribution centre to create a mixed-use destination centre within the original structure of the multi-storey industrial building.
Morag whilst working for TCN Europe, played a crucial role in repositioning this industrial building to create both a multi-functional urban mall and office complex inside the original structure. Floor areas were carved out to create a full-height atrium for the mall. An outdoor, travel and sport themed retail mall was crafted around this atrium, incorporating both a diving tank and a climbing wall. An office complex was developed adjacent to, but separate from, the retail space, effectively creating two centres.
540,000 sq ft
Intensive asset repositioning of a city centre premises with great transport links to create a multi-use destination.
Working with Composition Capital Partners, Morag Beers lead Composition's investment in an external value-add fund which included the Skypark project. Her role involved monitoring, the analysis and directing of investment on behalf of institutional clients. The investment achieved its aim of establishing this fringe of town centre building as an institutional grade investment.
100,000 sq ft
Strengthen McDonald’s presence in North West and North Wales.
Morag Beers had full responsibility for the delivery of 25 restaurants across this region. This included but was not limited to site identification, feasibility, securing planning permission, construction management and operational oversight. All the drive-thru restaurants created by Morag are still trading successfully today.
43,000 sq ft
Redevelopment of a derelict Victorian warehouse facility to provide accommodation for creative businesses seeking vibrant and non-traditional workspaces.
Morag Beers managed the investment feasibility for TCN UK's European team which specialised in reinvigorating economically redundant buildings across Europe. Piano House was just one such project where Morag was responsible for viability ahead of purchase, managing consultants to deliver and risk mitigation through the project life cycle.
Leisure / Hospitality, Retail
21,000 sq ft
Asset Management, Development, Investment, Planning
A distressed purchase of a long-leasehold interest of a two storey, 21,000 sq ft gym on a site area of 1.70 acres. Nearby to the east were a range of roadside related facilities including a McDonald's, a pub, a hotel and a car dealership. The site itself benefited from significant traffic flows, as well as a significant prominence and visibility, making it suitable for roadside development.
The long-leasehold interest was acquired unconditionally without borrowing, and completed within 5 working days from exchange of contracts. Skilful acquisition was then required for the sublease and freehold interest, allowing development without any legal impediment. This demanded a deep understanding of practical needs and concerns of a site fraught with risk.
An active asset management strategy was attributed, the site refinanced to increase equity IRR, whilst a detailed design and urban analysis on the proposed redevelopment options were undertaken. The site has since generated a significant range of interest for a number of end users including car dealership, petrol filling station, discount food, hotel, pub, fast food and drive-thru. Most recently, an agreement has been signed with Lidl UK GmbH to develop a retail store on a 25-year lease.
90,000 sq ft
A derelict 90,000 sq ft industrial estate of brick construction located 6 miles to the northwest of Birmingham City Centre. The estate was in close proximity to the M6 motorway network and adjacent to the Black Lake tram stop which is directly connected to the heralded HS2 high speed railway; a railway that offers door-to-door connections to the heart of London and key surrounding areas.
The whole estate was acquired in two tranches from different owners without the benefit of bank funding. An asset management strategy was attributed, and the units were let following a refurbishment.
A detailed design and urban analysis to ascertain different redevelopment options was undertaken; a planning application was subsequently submitted and approved for a high-quality sustainable housing scheme comprising of 70 homes.
This brand new waterside residential quarter is currently being built and supports the Secured By Design (SBD) scheme; adopting crime prevention measures in development design in a bid to help prevent crime.
10,000 sq ft
An office block located in Edgbaston, close to Broad Street on the fringe of Birmingham City Centre.
The building was acquired off-market from Royal Bank of Scotland without the benefit of bank funding. An asset management strategy was deployed and after a comprehensive Grade A refurbishment the space was let to Atradius Credit Insurance N.V; reflecting the Group's ability to produce institutional grade stock.
A part-derelict community centre earmarked for residential development in the Local Planning Authority's strategic development framework.
Woodbourne Group obtained planning consent and developed a residential estate consisting of 37 homes; 20 three bedroom houses and 17 one and two bedroom apartments.
40,000 sq ft
A part-derelict under-performing terrace of 6 industrial units and a three-storey brick-built office building.
The opportunity was secured off-market from one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford unconditionally and without bank funding. The adjoining property was acquired simultaneously, and an effective asset management strategy was attributed which saw passing rent increase by 42.19%.
Leisure / Hospitality, Residential
A derelict public house located in the idyllic market town of Wotton-under-Edge, lying on the Cotswold Way National Trail and overlooking the Severn Vale.
Woodbourne Group obtained planning permission for a collection of 2 and 3 bedroom homes and entered into a forward-funding agreement with Two Rivers Housing. This is testament to Woodbourne's ability to execute complex funding structures to exacting standards required from respective partners.
Leisure / Hospitality
65,000 sq ft
Design and construction of a new 12 court, 2,000 seat international standard basketball arena.
The site was located within a conservation area, on the bank of the River Severn and adjacent to the Worcester-South Wales main railway line. Ian Lynch provided full development project management services from concept design to completion for the University of Worcester. This included negotiating the agreements with Network Rail, the Environment Agency, the Local Planning Authority, the management of the professional team and construction contract.
54,000 sq ft
Design and construction of a new primary school and commercial building.
The dense urban site comprised a five-storey terraced primary school, a five-storey commercial offer and a new public thoroughfare. Ian Lynch provided development project management services from concept design to contract award for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This included, but was not limited to, coordinating the planning, rights to light, TfL approval, party wall processes, negotiation and agreement of the construction contract.
The project won the 2018 RIBA National Award and 2018 RIBA London Award.