Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Mather Jamie celebrates 30th anniversary with £200m land deals

Loughborough-based commercial and development specialists, Mather Jamie, is celebrating its 30th company anniversary, attributing its longevity of success to the strength of its relationships with clients, partners and staff.

It is optimistic heading into 2021, having secured the mandate to act as the commercial property agent for over 150 retail, office and warehouse units in major UK wide business parks and advising on the sale of over £200million of land for commercial development.

The company was also instrumental in building a bridge over the M1 at junction 21, which unlocked the potential to build 4,200 new homes at New Lubbesthorpe, a residential development for Leicester and Leicestershire.

The firm originated from the merger of the only Loughborough commercial agents, Armstrong Mather and agricultural and development surveyors, Jamie & Partners in February 1991.

Following a recent restructure the firm is now run by a management team that includes Managing Director Robert Cole and fellow board directors Andrew Bamber, Alex Reid, Gary Owens, Amy Biddell and Gary Kirk.

Based on Weldon Road in Loughborough, the company employs a team of 30 specialists.

Mather Jamie has four specialist divisions focused on development land planning and agency, selling and letting commercial and agricultural property and land, and country estate management which also involves the letting of residential properties within the portfolio and renewables advice for large scale solar projects.

Commenting on the anniversary, Managing Director Robert Cole said: “We are understandably very proud to have reached this milestone in our company history, particularly given the challenges of the last 12 months.

“We remain fortunate to have built the level of financial stability and market confidence required to navigate through two recessions as well as periods of economic upturn, and with a strong pipeline of development projects at various stages of completion.

“We remain highly optimistic about Mather Jamie’s future demonstrated by are significant and continual recruitment drive for bright young talent to complement our existing professional team.”

Mather Jamie continue to act on the marketing and disposal of major residential development sites across the Midlands. During 2020 the team were responsible for over £100m of land sales, including 151 plots at Keyworth, Nottingham to Redrow Homes plc and 400 plots at Ripley, Derbyshire to Bellway Homes plc.

Mather Jamie are the retained agent at Hugglescote Grange, a 2,000 unit sustainable urban extension located to the south east of Coalville. The team delivered two land sales during 2020 to housebuilders Redrow Homes plc and Bellway Homes plc, which together offer the potential to deliver 400 new family homes. Further fully serviced residential plots will be offered to the housebuilder market in 2021.

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