The company was incorporated and commenced trading in 1982 to capitalise on the opportunities offered by the London market and was originally conceived as a house building company, acquiring land with planning permission. However, it became apparent that better balance could be achieved between quality design and commerciality if land was acquired without planning permission. We are now a London based property developer specialising in land acquisition, development and sales. The business is focused on London and the M25 region. The housing market in this region remains driven by the demands of the London market and the area of our greatest knowledge. Our expert and detailed understanding of planning, construction and market issues helps us make the very best use of every land development opportunity. Our in-house architects practice creates a dynamic partnership between commercial acumen and design to unlock the hidden value in land. We can transform any brownfield site Together with experience of resolving planning, technical and legal problems, Goldcrest has the flexibility to react quickly to movements in the market and local planning regimes. Once planning permission has been granted we work with some of the highest quality developers in London to deliver the end development. The Goldcrest team has purchased over 150 sites, all but one without planning permissions already in place, and were all ‘brownfield land’. Goldcrest typically targets sites where perceived problems exist – such as planning, conveyance, contamination, technical challenges, railway tunnels, squatters – all of which present the opportunity to be uniquely creative with the overall approach to design and development.
- Huge appetite for managing risk – be it planning, technical, contamination, legal or all four
- We have our own in-house architects practice
- Undertake all due diligence pre-offer
- Exchange contracts expeditiously
- Stand by every offer
- In-depth internal resources
- Architect’s practice
- Technical team
- Finance team
- Acquisition and Development team
I can confirm that Ben Leek is well known to me and has been a client of mine/Allsop for many years. Ben has bought and sold through Allsop and has an excellent track record of performance. All the transactions have varied in size and complexity but the outcome has always been a quick and smooth.