Below is a selection of case studies from across the Bedfordia Property portfolio.
Elms Parc Drive-Through Scheme, Bedford
A former car showroom and petrol filling station site comprising 1.25 acres and situated on a main route into Bedford.
We responded to strong occupier demand from the food retail sector to achieve a planning permission for two drive-through restaurant units and a take-away restaurant unit. The scheme was pre-let and comprises: a two storey Mc Donalds drive through unit, Starbucks drive through unit and Dominos take away unit.
The scheme is currently under construction, due to complete in January 2019.
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Woodlands Park Development, Bedford
Bedfordia Developments undertook a long term promotion of land (in the ownership of Bedfordia and a joint party) for a strategic urban extension in north Bedford.
Bedfordia successfully achieved planning permission for 550 dwellings, namely a wide range of house types and affordable housing.
Along with their consultant team, Bedfordia worked to maximise the end value of the scheme by discharging all pre-commencement conditions. The scheme was subsequently sold to Persimmon.
A charitable trust related to Bedfordia developed a 60 bed care home and 22 assisted living apartments.
The permission also included an extensive Country Park and sports facilities for public use.
Highfield Court, Oakley
Surplus land adjacent to a former plant depot and newly built A6 Bypass in Bedfordshire. Bedfordia and their consultant team successfully achieved planning to develop a three-unit office scheme, completed in 2009. Additional site utilisation included an area of land let for a telecoms mast.
As part of the original development opportunity the scheme was pre-let to a defence technology business.
Subsequently the original tenant was looking to restructure and relocate their operations and we negotiated terms to release them from their tenancy and re-let to a growing local design company, EMC Design, who were constrained by their existing premises. Having further grown in their new home, EMC have now expanded into all three units at Highfield Court.
Highfield Court is held as an ongoing investment.