Land Requirements

Land Requirements

We are looking for development sites which have the potential for comprehensive redevelopment for mixed use residential or student housing, which are:
  • In London and high value home counties
  • Without planning consent
  • Close to public transport
  • Sold on an unconditional basis
Target boroughs: Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Ealing, Hounslow, Lewisham, Merton, Kingston, Richmond, Hammersmith & Fulham, Tower Hamlets, Camden and Hackney.

Preferred purchase price of £1m – £5m but larger and smaller deals will be considered on their merits.

We are able to move quickly to buy sites on an unconditional basis with:

  • Legal problems
  • Contamination
  • Planning Refusals
  • Existing Tenancies
  • Technical Issues
We are happy to pay agents’ fees for genuine and effective off market introductions. Please contact us at the contact details below:

Ben Leek
Managing Director
Phone: +44 (0)20 7348 6693

Goldcrest USPs

  • 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
Our competitive edge has been honed by our experience in bidding for sites at auction where a huge level of preparation takes place between catalogue release and auction date. We draw this experience into every site we make an offer on so that we are able to prepare our bid and contract it in only two weeks.

We undertake such a high level of due diligence that we will only bid on sites for which we are confident successfully obtaining planning permission.

We apply the same governing principles to all tenders, so the price offered is the price paid! We do this – every time – guaranteed.

Due to the fact that we buy many sites in auction, a number of the sites in our portfolio come without an agency relationship.

We need effective and proactive agents to work with us in the sale of our auction portfolio and the introduction of off-market sites.