68-80 Perne Road Cambridge
Table top with Loft style Interior Building Decoration
Cambridge (Perne Road)
Planning & Development
@ Mathew Forster
Mathew Forster
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Matthew has acted for a wide number of Landowner Clients including:

  • Royal Estate Sandringham
  • Crown Point Estate
  • Cecil Family Trust
  • Greene King Plc
  • North Hertfordshire College
  • Cemex
  • May Gurney
  • Pigeon
  • Advice, marketing, disposal and additional tranche disposal of 1,500 unit Residential Development in Grantham.

Project team principle for disposal of the NHC Centre of the Arts, Hitchin, securing a Development Partner and assembling a professional team to progress an application, sale and disposal of a principal asset within the College’s portfolio 

Mathew has over 29 years' experience in the property industry and has been directly involved Residential Development in East Anglia since 1998. He specialises in Land Disposals and Acquisition; Strategic Land, Promotion and Option Agreements. He has acted for a wide range of private and public sector land owners companies including Greene King, Royal Estate Sandringham; Grant Thornton, Pigeon, Crown Point Estate, Cemex (formerly RMC), The Diocese of Norfolk & Norwich and North Hertfordshire College as well as private land owners across the region.

He is Head of Residential Development at the Cambridge Office.

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Carter Jonas were instructed to act on behalf of Cambridge (Perne Road) Limited to dispose of a site in central Cambridge for residential development. The site comprised a number of back gardens, the demolition of one house for access and the development of 8 houses and 6 apartments.

It was agreed with the owners, that the most appropriate disposal strategy was to sell the SPV Company as a going concern, this had major tax benefits to the owners and the site was its only asset.

In this instance, the owners were keen to “place” the site as opposed to carrying out a full marketing campaign and it was agreed to offer the site to six companies, all of whom are well known to Carter Jonas as being active within the specific Cambridge market and deal with the sale by way of an informal tender.

A conditional sale of the company was agreed to Hemingford Estates subject to the grant of planning permission for eight houses and six apartments and vacant possession. Carter Jonas not only assisted on the company disposal, but provided new homes and planning advice to both the owners and the purchasers.