Strategic Land & Development

Northern Trust has a land bank of over 5,000 acres, and is actively looking for further residential and commercial land opportunities to purchase, promote or develop throughout the UK. 

The company's strategic land bank / agricultural portfolio is held within Metacre Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Trust. 

Northern Trust has a dedicated team of development, construction and planning professionals who can structure acquisitions or site promotions to suit individual circumstances. These include unconditional or conditional site purchases, joint ventures / promotions, company acquisitions or design and build projects. 

The company has an impressive track record of achieving planning consent on site and has been successfully promoting its own, and third party landowner's sites. In the last 24 months the team has achieved planning for c 4,500 residential units and our current projects covering more than 50 sites incorporate a mixture of uses including the potential of bringing forward a further 6,000 new homes. 

Extensive expertise in:

  • Site identification
  • Land assembly
  • Brownfield remediation
  • Delivering large scale mixed use regeneration projects
  • Promoting both greenfield and brownfield sites through the planning process
  • Designing innovative solutions for problem sites

Northern Trust also has a wholly owned house building subsidiary, Lanley Homes, which provides high quality low volume housing schemes across the north west of England. The philosophy is to provide the superior quality of a bespoke home at the same price as a volume built house. 

Lanley Homes is able to draw on the skills and expertise of the wider group whenever required and it prides itself on the quality of its developments as well as the after care provided once a purchaser has moved into their new home. 

Northern Trust has also undertaken a number of medium sizes housing developments on a partnership / joint venture basis with other local house builders. 

In addition, Northern Trust has developed over 3 million sq ft of commercial space in over 50 locations with a further 500,000 sq ft currently under construction or due to commence on site within the next year. The company also benefits from a supplementary land bank for longer term development, and design and build opportunities for a variety of uses are available for potential occupiers to discuss. 

Northern Trust's land and development team have requirements for:

  • Strategic brownfield or greenfield sites from 3 acres to 100 acres plus, for purchase or promotion for residential or mixed use schemes
  • Sites suitable for industrial development of up to 10 acres
  • The residential housing team, Lanley Homes, is actively looking for sites suitable for the development of between 3 and 25 houses across Lancashire
  • Lanley Homes will also look at medium sized housing developments for over 25 houses on a partnership / joint venture basis

Northern Trust's land and development team has the expertise, flexibility and resources to consider site purchases on an unconditional or conditional basis for both residential and commercial development. If you are thinking of maximising the value of your land either on a sale or promotional basis, then please contact a member of our team to discuss. 

Land Promoters and Developers Federation
Bescot Friar Park, West Midlands

Bescot Friar Park, West Midlands

SOLD - Land off Friar Park, Bescot, Sandwell Part of the Midlands Land Portfolio

Land off Teal Close, Stoke Bardolph - Residential

Land off Teal Close, Stoke Bardolph - Residential

SOLD - Land at Teal Close, Stoke Bardolph, Nottingham

Bulcote Steading

Bulcote Steading

Land at Bulcote Steading, Bulcote

Hayden Green, Cheltenham

Hayden Green, Cheltenham

Land to the west of Cheltenham adjacent to Henley Road and accessed off Old Gloucester Road.