When I founded Bride Hall Group in 1983, I was conscious that the Property Industry lacked developers whose prime focus was on occupiers’ needs. It was with that philosophy I set about the task of assembling a small, highly qualified, motivated team of user-friendly individuals whose collective skills would provide the ability to consistently produce top quality, long term investments.
Over nearly four decades we have worked through every phase of the economic cycle and developed approaching 6 million square feet of quality retail, office and commercial space.
Successful partnerships have been enjoyed with over 200 landowners, government bodies and public and private organisations. Over 70 leading institutions have backed Bride Hall Group’s development schemes over the years.
We continue to remain active in the investment sector where, over the years, Bride Hall Group has acquired, asset managed and sold retail, office, leisure and industrial assets across the UK.
Bride Hall Group’s present portfolio has been successfully assembled, refreshed and asset managed over many years with low leverage coupled with a strong focus on long-term fundamentals and intrinsic development upside. Given the Group’s solid foundations, we were well-positioned to add to the portfolio during the most recent downturn of 2009.
In 2014 I decided to ease back and the future operating and ownership of two of the Group’s Companies Bride Hall Real Estate Partners and Bride Hall Developments were respectively passed on to my two sons Nick and Nigel. These Companies operate completely autonomously but we continue to work together as and when opportunities occur. Today the Group is primarily focussed on the management of its investment portfolio and opportunistic development situations. In 2019 we supported Bride Hall Developments in the development of 110,000 sq ft of Offices in Peterborough let to the Government and forward purchased by Legal and General.
The Group continues to focus on bringing forward our portfolio of sites held for development and actively managing our income-generating assets.
I remain proud of Bride Hall Group’s longevity, track record and advancement. I look forward to this continuing for many years.
Chairman and Chief Executive