Developland is an astute property development and investment company with a reputation for creating high quality residential and commercial schemes that make a positive impact on the surrounding area and the lives of local residents.
The company’s core strength is its ability to identify emerging regeneration areas and create homes and commercial spaces that meet the needs of the local community.
To date Developland has concentrated its London property investment and development activities in the emerging areas of Croydon, Hackney and the East End corridor. It focuses on developing homes of multiple occupation, adopting an ‘all-inclusive’ approach with bills and council tax included in the rent, as well as residential and commercial schemes, which are designed to appeal to young professionals, students and business start-ups.
Developland’s directors have worked in the property industry for many years and have a strong reputation for innovation, integrity and success. The company retains and manages a large proportion of the properties it develops and, due to its solid financial base and experienced dynamic leadership, it continues to grow from strength to strength.Meet the team
Having been in operation for almost 20 years, iBuild forms the in-house construction team contributing to the timely, high-quality and cost-efficient delivery of many of Developland’s new developments.Find out more
Successful urban regeneration is about creating quality residential and commercial environments that enhance the local community and the lives of the people within it, a principle that is firmly at the heart of everything Developland does.
Each scheme is carefully considered for its wider communal and environmental impact, as well as ensuring that it is ‘fit for purpose’ and designed to appeal to the individual needs of its specific target market.Developments
Developland’s directors spotted the potential of Hackney and the East End corridor long before these areas became sought-after property investment hotspots. In the now uber trendy area of Dalston, the company’s principles are evident in the sensitive restoration of Stamford Works.
Here, a creative community of 23 fashion, design, music and media companies has been successfully established, with The Pond, an independent microbrewery, bar and restaurant, and Dalston Studios, a thriving music recording company, at the heart of the scheme. Developland offers flexible one, three and five year leases to its tenants, many of whom are small creative start-ups.
This concept of transforming old industrial buildings into trendy workspaces, designed to appeal to entrepreneurs, is one that Developland hopes to replicate at its latest scheme in Wallis Road, Hackney Wick.
The company is also focusing a great deal of attention on Croydon, in the belief that the area has major growth potential. This is evidenced by Westfield’s intention to open a £1.4billion shopping centre in the area by 2020, the fact that the HMRC is relocating 2,500 staff to Croydon, and the opening of the foodie heaven, Boxpark. Many new developments are also being constructed in the area, including Ruskin Square with over 600 new homes, New South Quarter with 923 new homes, and Penhurst Square.
Michael Gerrard, Sales & Acquisition Director, Developland