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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 was invited to bid to dispose of the redundant King Edward VII School in Melton Mowbray on behalf of Leicestershire County Council.

The site extended in total to approximately 5.66 hectares (13.98 acres) and consisted of a full range of school buildings including a former reception for the original school and two former hunting lodges. These buildings, whilst not listed, were considered suitable for retention as buildings of Local Historic Interest.

Carter Jonas worked closely with Leicestershire Council to ensure that an outline planning permission was granted for residential purposes for a development of up to 120 dwellings.

A full and open marketing campaign took place including a detailed information pack setting out the planning, technical and legal information and it was agreed to market the site by way of an informal tender.

A number of bids were received in excess of the asking price of £2,500,000 and following the informal tender, an interview process and liaising closely with Leicestershire County Council’s in-house legal department, the sale was completed to Jelson Homes in January 2017.

Carter Jonas has been instructed to dispose of three additional sites on behalf of Leicestershire County Council.