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PBSA Development

Edinburgh


A facility to fund the development of 155 PBSA studios.Click to read more >

The project comprises the development of 155 high-quality PBSA studios in an excellent location in Edinburgh, along with extensive communal facilities for the residents.

The GDV of the proposed development once completed is forecast to be in excess of £30m and will complete in time for the 2025/2026 academic year.

This is Beaufort's third transaction with this highly-experienced PBSA developer.

ESG: The scheme will be 100% car-free, and will also feature air-source heat pumps and solar panels for energy generation, with the completed project aiming for EPC 'B' or better.

PBSA Development

Southampton


A facility to fund the development of 139 PBSA studios.Click to read more >

The project comprises the development of 139 high-quality PBSA studio rooms in this excellent city centre location in Southampton.

Located a stone's throw from Solent University, and a few metres from the main shopping precinct of the city, this scheme will boast extensive resident amenities, and roof terraces, offering views across the Solent.

The GDV of the proposed development once completed is forecast to be in excess of £30m and will complete in time for the 2026/2027 academic year.

This is Beaufort's second transaction with this highly-experienced PBSA developer.

ESG: The scheme will be 100% car-free, and will also feature air-source heat pumps and solar panels for energy generation, with the completed project aiming for EPC 'B' or better.

Self Storage Portfolio

Nationwide


A facility to fund the development of 4 self-storage facilities.Click to read more >

The project comprises the development of 4 new self-storage facilities in London, the South West and East of England.

The developer is highly-experienced in the development and operation of self-storage, and is backed by a major PE investor.

The GDV of the proposed development once completed is forecast to be approximately £50m.

ESG: Each site will present local full and part time employment opportunities, with management offering training courses and, due to the rapid expansion, career progression opportunities for staff. Each site will benefit from multiple energy-efficient strategies, such as low-energy lighting, PV panels and excellent insulation.

Light Industrial Project

Lincolnshire


A facility to fund the acquisition, refurbishment and asset management of a light industrial estateClick to read more >

The project comprises the acquisition and substantial renovation of a light industrial estate in Lincolnshire.

The developer, a repeat client of Beaufort, is highly-experienced in the light industrial sector, and has successfully refurbished and managed similar assets previously.

Works to the estate will include new trade counter units, PV Panels to be installed on all units, reducing the operating costs of the units, enabling higher rents and tighter yields, landscaping of the yard and surrounding area and improved signage.

ESG: The refurbishment works will enhance the EPC rating of all the units, making them more attractive to prospective tenants and investors.

PBSA Development

Birmingham


A facility to fund the development of 814 PBSA units.Click to read more >

The project comprises the development of 814 high-quality PBSA units in central Birmingham, set over 33 storeys.

This is Beaufort's second transaciton with the developer; a highly-experienced developer of high-quality, institutional-grade PBSA accommodation across the UK.

The completed project will boast substantial resident amenities, such as residents' loungues, study areas, gym, private dining room, cinema room and several private roof terraces.

ESG: The scheme will feature highly efficient individual heating and hot water systems to each unit, mechanical ventilation, PV panels and the use of sustainable materials where possible.

Retirement Development

Surrey


A facility to fund the development of 62 retirement living apartments.Click to read more >

The project comprises the development of 62 high-quality retirement living apartments for the under served elderly community, complemented by 17,000 square feet of amenity space for the residents.

The GDV of the proposed development once completed is forecast to be approximately £50m.

ESG: The scheme will generate 12-15 full-time jobs upon the full occupation. The development will also feature air-source heat pumps and solar panels for energy generation, with the completed project aiming for EPC 'B' or better.

Aparthotel Development

Edinburgh


A facility to fund the development of a 64-suite aparthotel.Click to read more >

The project comprises the restoration and conversion of a listed office building into 64 high-quality aparthotel suites, being developed by a well-established Edinburgh-based development company.

On-site amenities will encompass a communal lounge area, 24-hour concierge, gym, and weekly cleaning services.

The completed development will have a forecast GDV in excess of £30m.

ESG: The project involves the restoration of the listed building and the adjacent office building, rather than a demolition and rebuild, thus reducing the carbon impact of the development. Furthermore, the developer has removed single use plastics from 45% of their portfolio, removed 90% of harmful cleaning chemicals by investing in the latest cleaning technologies, and has removed short-life printed collateral from all of their guest suites, minimizing their impact on landfills.

Residential Development

London


A facility to fund the development of 12 residential apartments and office space.Click to read more >

The project comprises the refurbishment of the existing building, with additional floorspace added to the roof of the building. The development consists of 12 high-quality residential apartments and c.5,000 square feet of new office space in Covent Garden, central London.

The GDV of the proposed development once completed is forecast to be approximately £30m.

ESG: The completed development will boast air-to-water heat pumps to provide low-cost and low-carbon heating and hot water to the apartments, as well as new green roofs and dedicated cycle storage.

Care Home Development

Yorkshire


Mezzanine facility to support the development of a 70-bed care home and six close-care bungalows in Yorkshire. Click to read more >

The new development is located on the edge of the village of Adel, just a short drive from Leeds. The ‘new generation’ care home features fully furnished private bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms, a selection of stylish communal lounges and elegant dining rooms, a hair dresser and nail bar as well as extensive landscaped gardens.

The developer is highly regarded within the sector as one of the country’s best care home operators, with a focus on personcentred care and the provision of specialist dementia care, as well as nursing and residential care.

Retirement Development

Greater London


Two Stretched Senior facilities to fund two separate retirement living projects for the same borrower. Click to read more >

The first facility was utilised to refinance the development lender on a recently completed 53-unit scheme in Greater London. The second facility will fund the construction works of a 52-unit project in Surrey which will be completed in 2024.

Once completed the two schemes will have a combined value in excess of £80m and provide much needed high-spec retirement accommodation to the local communities.

The borrower is an experienced developer and a market leader within the retirement living sector.

ESG: The design of the buildings includes green walls and together with a net increase in the quantity of trees on both sites will support local wildlife. Energy saving features have been incorporated into the build and both sites have provision for electric car charging. Additionally, 24 full time jobs will be created once both sites are fully operational.

Residential Development

Edinburgh


Stretch Senior facility to fund the development of 8 houses and 87 apartments in central Edinburgh. Click to read more >

The development involves the complete refurbishment of 7 existing buildings and is being undertaking by a well-established Edinburgh based developer.

ESG: The development will provide much needed new housing to the local Edinburgh market and return a disused building into a high-quality residential community.

Residential Development

Surrey


Senior Facility to fund the development of 25 apartments in Surrey. Click to read more >

The scheme will be delivered across 2 blocks with all units benefiting from outdoor space in the form of private garden, terrace or balcony plus generous communal grounds and gated car parking.

This is Beaufort’s third transaction with this very-experienced award-winning developer.

ESG: All units are expected to receive the highest EPC rating. EV charging points will be provided to each of the 25 parking spaces.

Residential Development

Surrey


A facility to support the development of 78 high-quality apartments and one commercial office unit in Surrey. Click to read more >

The development is situated close to local transport links, shops, amenities and local parks. The development will be arranged across three blocks of four-storey buildings.

The borrower has several decades of experience in this location.

ESG: The development will boast high levels of insulation, air tightness, 100% low energy lighting, car club parking space, EV charging points, cycle parking as well as a forecast carbon reduction for the residential element of the scheme which exceeds the level required by local policy.

PBSA Development

Nottingham


A facility to support the development of 426 PBSA beds in Nottingham. Click to read more >

The development is excellently located close to Nottingham city centre, as well as Nottingham Trent University. The development will feature best-in-class accommodation and communal areas for the residents.

The developer is highly-experienced in delivery high-quality PBSA projects, and the project is due for delivery in time for the 2023/2024 academic year.

ESG: The design of the dwellings will maximise the amount of natural daylight available, which in conjunction with installing 100% low energy lighting and the use of room occupancy sensors to the bathroom and communal spaces will reduce the amount of energy consumed through artificial lighting.

Residential Development

Leeds


A facility to support the development of 263 apartments and houses in Kirkstall, Leeds. Click to read more >

The development will transform a former brownfield site in this sought-after part of the city, which enjoys excellent transport links to the city centre. The site is located close to the attractions of Kirkstall Abbey and Headingley Cricket Ground.

This is Beaufort's fifth deal with this highly-experienced developer.

ESG: PV panels on all apartment blocks and residential roofs, energy-efficient appliances, 1:1 cycle storage, EPC 'A' rating for all residential units, bat & bird boxes and extensive landscaping throughout the site.

Residential Development

Surrey


A facility to support the development of 30 high-quality family houses and apartments in Send, Surrey. Click to read more >

The development is set in a picturesque location, surrounded by both woodland and parkland on all sides. The popular commuter towns of Woking and Guildford are only 4.5 miles and 6 miles away respectively, making Send a popular location for families seeking a quiet area of residence, without sacrificing proximity to lively town centres.

This is Beaufort's third transaction with this highly-experienced developer.

ESG: 20% of the site's energy use will be from renewable energy sources, energy efficient appliances, PV panels, electric car charging points, 12 affordable houses.

Planning Transaction

Kensington


Facility to support the acquisition and planning costs of a planning transaction in Kensington, central London. Click to read more >

Working with a highly-experienced and regarded real estate investment manager, the borrower will shortly submit an application to transform the site, a former educational building, into a small number of mews-style houses.

The houses, once complete, have a forecast GDV in excess of £50m.

Residential Development

Midlothian


Facility to support the development of 124 one to five bedroom houses in South Queensferry, Midlothian, close to Edinburgh. Click to read more >

The developer is an experienced Scottish developer and the site benefits from impressive views over the Firth of Forth.

The project has a forecast GDV in excess of £40m.

ESG: 26% affordable homes, EPC 'B' rating on all residential units, electric car charging stations, extensive and sympathetic landscaping throughout.

Residential Development

Essex


Facility to support the development of 128 residential units centred around a picturesque lakeside location in Chelmsford, Essex. Click to read more >

The developmnent, comprising both houses and apartments, is being undertaken by a very experienced developer and repeat borrower of Beaufort.

The forecast GDV of the whole project is projected to be £140m.

Residential Development

Warwickshire


Mezzanine facility to fund the development of a £30m scheme in Warwickshire. Click to read more >

The project, in the village of Pickford Green near Coventry, will deliver 115 family houses, comprising 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms within a rural setting with substantial green space.

The Birmingham-based developer currently has eight projects being delivered in locations across Coventry, Worcester and Cotswolds with a combined forecast GDV of c.£80m.

Residential Development

Berkshire


Mezzanine facility to fund the building of 40 high-quality family homes in Binfield, Berkshire. Click to read more >

The development will be undertaken by Burrington Estates, a well-established property developer based in the South West and this is the second transaction that Beaufort has closed with Burrington Estates in 2021.

The development is set across two sites and features a mix of detached and semi-detached three and four-bedroom homes, each with large private gardens. The development will also feature affordable homes, as well as landscaped communal gardens.

The first houses were completed by Q2 2022.

Residential Development

Berkshire


Mezzanine facility to fund the building of 93 high-quality family homes in Binfield, Berkshire. Click to read more >

The development will be undertaken by Burrington Estates, a well-established property developer based in the South West.

The development is set across two sites and features a mix of detached and semi-detached three and four-bedroom homes, each with large private gardens. The development will also feature affordable homes, as well as landscaped communal gardens.

The first houses were completed by Q1 2022.

Residential Development

Surrey


Mezzanine facility to support the development of 48 high-quality family homes with a very experienced and award-winning home counties developer. Click to read more >

The site is located adjacent to woodland and provides easy access to the town centre, the train station as well as local schools and amenities. The development provides a mix of semi-detached and detached homes, set within landscaped communal gardens.

The first homes were completed in Q1 2022

Residential Development

Berkshire


Mezzanine facility to support the development of twenty 3 and 4 bedroom houses in Berkshire with a high-quality and very experienced developer. Click to read more >

Based in a semi-rural setting and with plenty of space within and surrounding the development, each unit will be built to a high specification, and will boast a private garden, as well as extensive communal landscaped space.

The development will also achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions of 48.84% and energy consumption by 28.83% thanks to the construction methods used, as well as the use of photovoltaic panels on a number of the units

Light Industrial Development

Peterborough


Mezzanine and equity investment for the acquisition and refurbishment of 11 light industrial units in Peterborough. Click to read more >

The site benefits from a prominent local location, and is well connected to main roads and local transport links.

The developer undertook a rolling programme of refurbishment, together with regearing existing leases, to create a high-quality product for the local market.

Residential Development

Edinburgh


Investment to support the acquisition and development of 120 high-quality and sustainable residential units in Edinburgh. Click to read more >

The site is located in the west of the city, situated close to a host of local amenities, and provides excellent transport links into the city, as well as Edinburgh airport.

Beaufort is delighted to be supporting this highly-experienced developer, with a proven track record of award-winning projects in Edinburgh, as well as the rest of the UK.

PBSA Development

Surrey


Mezzanine investment for the development of 166 high-quality purpose-built PBSA units in Egham, Surrey. Click to read more >

The site is located less than five minutes' walk from the main campus of Royal Holloway, part of the University of London and features a gym, residents' lounge, cycle storage, landscaped gardens and quiet study areas. The scheme was successfully delivered for the 2021/2022 academic year.

The project was delivered by Danehurst Developments, a specialist developer of purpose-built PBSA. Danehurst has delivered three previous high quality PBSA projects in Egham and a scheme in Kingston upon Thames. All previous student developments have proved extremely popular and have been fully let during every year of operation.

Mixed-Use Development

Hertfordshire


Mezzanine investment to support the first phase of a development of 1,725 new homes, commercial space and school in Hertfordshire. Click to read more >

The entire site, situated adjacent to Cheshunt station, and which includes the former Tesco HQ, will deliver 1,725 new homes, including a minimum of 185 affordable homes, along with approximately 200,000 sqft of commercial space and a two-form entry primary school. The projected GDV of the completed project is forecast to be in excess of £600m.

The development is being undertaken by a leading brownfield developer, housebuilder and partnership housing company with a focus on the south and southeast of England. It currently has a land bank of nearly 8,000 plots with a GDV in excess of £2bn.

Residential Development

Essex


Mezzanine development facility to a long-established Essex based housebuilder to support the development of a £70m residential scheme in Chelmsford. Click to read more >

The project will deliver 128 family houses and apartments on land which previously formed part of Channels Lake Golf Club. A number of the units will benefit from lakeside frontage and private jetties.

Chelmsford’s population consists of a large number of London commuters attracted by the 35-minute journey time by train to London Liverpool Street. Chelmsford benefits from good-quality leisure and retail including the new Bond Street development where John Lewis is the anchor tenant.

Residential Development

York


Mezzanine facility to support the development of 77 high-quality residential units plus retail space in York. Click to read more >

The property is located in the centre of the York, moments from the city’s main attractions and features a concierge service as well as a convenience store, gym and F&B offerings in the retail space. The development was delivered in Spring 2021.

The development was undertaken by prominent local developer, Newby. Established in 2008, Newby specialises in developing mixed-use and residential schemes with an identified project pipeline in excess of £100m worth of GDV.

PBSA Development

Coventry


Mezzanine investment to support the development of 201 purpose-built PBSA units in Coventry. Click to read more >

Amenities include a gym, cinema room, bicycle storage centred around a striking rotunda structure. The development was completed in time for the start of the 2020 academic year with a forecast GDV in excess of £20m. The site is well-located in an established residential area and it has access to the full range of services and facilities and is situated within easy reach of the nearby Warwick University campus.

This is the second transaction that Beaufort has completed with multiple award-winning development and construction company, Torsion Group. This project was undertaken by Torsion in joint venture with DR2H, a Coventry-based firm specialising in the delivery of serviced residential and mixed-use developments.

PBSA Development

Glasgow


Equity investment to support the acquisition, planning and development of a 321-bed PBSA development in the centre of Glasgow. Click to read more >

The site is located in the central business district of Glasgow, and the project will transform a former office building into a brand new PBSA scheme, offering extensive amenity space and communal roof terraces.

Once complete, the GDV of the development is forecast to be in excess of £60m.

Residential Development

North West London


Investment to support the development of 130 high-quality private and affordable homes in Wembley, North West London. Click to read more >

The development features a striking design and will play a significant part in contributing towards the regeneration and enhancement of the local area. The site is located on the doorstep of major transport links and local amenities, and will provide an iconic residential development for the local area.

PBSA Development

Sheffield


Mezzanine investment to support the development of 220 student cluster beds and studios in the heart of Sheffield. Click to read more >

The development has a host of amenities on its doorstep and caters to students of both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

Construction was completed on time to welcome the first students for the start of the 2019/2020 academic year.

Facility Size: £3,500,000 mezzanine facility

Residential Development

Hampstead, North London


Mezzanine investment to support the development of a multi-unit residential development in Hampstead, North London. Click to read more >

The development is located within a short walk of Hampstead Heath and the amenities of Hampstead village. Comprising over 19,500 sqft of internal area, the units will be finished to a very high standard with landscaped gardens.

The project was completed in Q2 2022.

Facility Size: £3,500,000 mezzanine facility

PBSA Development

Glasgow


Mezzanine investment to support the development of a 301-bed purpose-build PBSA scheme in Glasgow. Click to read more >

Completed in summer 2019, the 301-student bed development was built close to and in conjunction with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, one of the top five performing arts institutions in the world. The RCS was founded in 1845 and counts King Charles III as its patron and Cameron Mackintosh as president of the University. The project provides students with a wealth of amenities including; five bespoke sound-proofed music practice rooms, a dance studio, a gym, cinema room, study halls, two roof terraces and a sky lounge.

With a high specification and market-leading amenities, the development appeals to students from a number of the many higher education institutions in Glasgow.

Boasting a mixture of shared flats, studio and cluster accommodation, the range of price points ensures an appeal to a wide mix of students.

Facility Size: £5,500,000 mezzanine facility

Residential Development

Bristol


Mezzanine investment to City & Country, the UK's leading developer of heritage properties. Click to read more >

The facility supports two of City & Country's prestige developments in Bristol; The General and Factory No.1.

The General is a multiple-award winning development of 205 residential units and four commercial units at the former general hospital in the centre of Bristol. Originally opened in 1858, the hospital finally closed its doors in 2012.

City & Country has set about a painstaking renovation and conversion of the property, setting new record prices for the local market with the first two phases of the development. The property also boasts a Michelin starred restaurant on the ground floor.

Factory No.1 is a former tobacco factory located on the main thoroughfare of Bedminster, a stone's throw from the centre of Bristol. The development will consist of a range of 288 one, two and three bedroom apartments across converted and new-build elements.

Facility Size: £7,750,000 mezzanine facility

Residential Development

Edinburgh


Mezzanine and equity investment into an exciting residential development project in Edinburgh being delivered by a multiple-award winning developer. Click to read more >

The site, located in the highly sought-after Canonmills area, has full consent for 180 residential units across four blocks, with landscaped gardens and common amenities, with an anticipated GDV of over £50m.

The developer has an enviable track record and is involved in several flagship schemes around the UK. Beaufort is delighted to be supporting a developer of such high calibre.

Facility Size: £3,800,000 mezzanine facility and £2,500,000 equity investment

Hotel & Apart-Hotel Development

Glasgow


Equity investment for a brand-new 300 bed hotel and 150 bed apart-hotel in the centre of Glasgow. Click to read more >

The site was previously occupied by two derelict listed properties. The development will retain the original facade, while providing much-needed hotel and conference space to the centre of Glasgow. Both properties are a stone's throw from the world-class shopping of Buchanan Street as well as the central station.

The completed hotel and apart-hotel was purchased at completion by a major European institutional investor. Beaufort is delighted to be supporting the regeneration of this city centre site.

Extra-Care Development

London


Mezzanine and equity investment for the acquisition, planning and delivery of a new extra-care scheme in London. Click to read more >

This development will transform a derelict site into a first-class scheme for people looking to downsize and ensure their current and future care needs are met, but retain their independence.

In addition to excellent amenities, such as a library, bistro, bar, spa and swimming pool, the development will feature landscaped gardens which will be open to the public.

This development will go some way to catering for the huge demand for specialist extra-care schemes in London.

Facility Size: £14,500,000 mezzanine facility and £4,000,000 equity investment across two phases

Mixed-Use Development

Soho, London


Facility to support a mixed use development including a 110 bedroom hotel, 11 retail units, 12 apartments and 4 affordable apartments. Click to read more >

This property, in an enviable location in the heart of Soho, has been transformed by this exciting mixed-use development.

The completed development comprises a mixed use development including a 110 bedroom ‘Hub by Premier Inn’ hotel, a Co-Op foodstore and a further 10 retail units, 12 apartments and 4 affordable apartments with a GDV of c.£100m.

This development is a landmark development, forming the centrepiece of the regeneration of this part of Soho.

Facility Size: £12,500,000 working capital facility.

Supported Living Accommodation

UK Wide


Working capital facility to fund the expansion of the foremost developer of supported living properties across the UK. Click to read more >

The facility was structured with maximum flexibility, to allow the borrower to draw down the facility against pre-agreed criteria, to minimise the time spent on documentation, and to ensure that properties are acquired, refurbished, let and sold as quickly as possible.

This provided much-needed first-class supported living housing to local authorities, easing the care burden on the NHS and local authority resources.

Facility Size: £10,000,000 working capital facility.

Acquisition & Planning

Romford, Essex


The developer has acquired a 7 acre site in Romford and received planning for more than 600 residential units plus commercial space across several blocks. Click to read more >

The Beaufort facility allowed the developer to acquire the site and fund planning costs to transform this site into a sought-after location, minutes from the town centre. Planning was received in summer 2018.

Romford currently benefits from excellent transport locations into central London, and will form part of the CrossRail route from 2021.

Facility Size: £7,000,000 mezzanine facility.

Residential Development

South Kensington, London


The borrower, a developer with considerable track record, acquired two adjacent buildings in this sought-after location in South Kensington. Click to read more >

Close to the amenities of Gloucester Road, the project involved the transformation of the buildings from hostels into 12 desirable self-contained apartments, restoring a previously unloved building in an imposing corner location back to its former period glory.

The communal areas of the property also feature artwork done by a local art college and commissioned by the borrower.

Facility Size: £5,000,000 mezzanine facility.