Ambassador Group Residential Development

Joint venture to develop two residential sites in Renfrew and Clackmannan, Scotland. 

2017

Sites acquired

£21m

Gross development value

129

Family homes over two developments

Interior of a modern home

Ambassador Group, PA4 / FK10

 

Joint venture with Scottish Housebuilder, Ambassador Group, to fund two residential developments providing a total of 129 family homes. Both sites are in prime commuter locations with significant new-build housing demand. The Clackmannan development is situated in a commuter town to the east of Stirling, within easy walking distance of local shops and services and with excellent road transport links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.

The development at Renfrew benefits from excellent commuter links to Glasgow and easy access to Glasgow Airport and Braehead shopping centre. The gross development value of the completed developments is £24 million.

  • Site acquired in 2017.
  • Development Management and Construction Agreement entered into with Ambassador Residential Limited.
  • 35 homes pre-sold to Places for People, a leading UK Housing Association, under a forward funding agreement.
  • GDV of £24 million.
  • Funding requirement £5 million on peak cash flow basis.
     
    • £2 million equity investment, including Ambassador commitment.
    • £3 million senior debt facility.

  • Site 1 at Clackmannan, comprising 77 homes for private sale, fully sold by March 2021.
  • Site 2 at Renfrew, comprising 52 homes for private sale, fully sold by September 2019.
  • Return on Equity: 1.84x MoM.

“We were delighted to work with Ambassador Group on these high quality residential development projects. This is an opportune time to invest in the residential sector as house price growth has been and is expected to remain strong in the right locations, especially in areas of Scotland where there is an acute housing shortage.”

Colin Anderson, Partner at Maven Capital Partners