Cambridge Road, SW11 (all sold)

Flat 28a was acquired as an investment in August 2002.  Although the Cambridge Road building was in poor condition it had great development potential, so in 2008 a joint venture was agreed with Alchemi Group and Hillgrove Properties (who each also owned a flat in the block) to substantially redevelop the site.

The first step was to purchase the freehold from Wandsworth Council, which was achieved in January 2010. Planning permission to construct 2 mansard flats was applied for and granted in October 2011, with building work commencing shortly afterwards.

The exterior and communal areas of the building were also refurbished: replacing windows, repairing brickwork, installing a bin house, re-plastering walls, laying new flooring, replacing electrics and landscaping the garden; part of which was sold to help fund the communal project.

Work completed in late Spring 2012, and all flats were sold within weeks.