The Caddick Group has launched a new strategic land arm offering site assembly, negotiation, and promotion as well as planning services.
Focusing on the English regions, Caddick Land will offer ‘turnkey land solutions’ to both residential and commercial developers. Unlike other strategic land companies, which typically only secure planning consent and then sell on a site, Caddick Land can help put the necessary infrastructure in place in order to make sites more viable.
Spearheaded by Chris Procter, Caddick Land will sit as a separate division within the Caddick Group, allowing it to draw from the Group’s wider in-house multi-disciplinary expertise spanning civil engineering, construction and development.
Procter will be joined by David Baker as land manager, who has several years’ experience working directly with landowners appraising sites for financial and planning viability, and Ian Laight, who joins from Caddick Developments who has a strong track-record in residential development through the delivery of over 20,000 homes during his career.
Chris Procter, director at Caddick Land, said, “While lots of other land companies simply come in get planning permission and sell a site, we are prepared to take a longer term view and create a turnkey land solution for commercial and residential developers by providing the necessary infrastructure to make a scheme work and maximise landowner returns.
“The creation of a strategic land division will also enable the wider Caddick Group to take a full lifecycle approach to development, from site identification through to planning and construction.”
Myles Hartley, director at Caddick Group, said, “We’re delighted to welcome Chris and David to the Caddick team, the addition of the Caddick Land business represents a natural progression for the group that will continue to strengthen Caddick’s position within development and construction industry.”