Firmly established in the housing and construction industry in their own rights, East Anglia based construction supplier, Mick George Ltd, and house builder, Campbell Buchanan, are about to embark on an exciting new venture with the launch of Markham & George Property Limited.
The brand new, separate trading company further signals both businesses’ intent to continue their progressive growth within their respective industries.
Already widely known for its quality homes, Campbell Buchanan has been utilising many of the excellent preparatory groundwork services supplied by Mick George Ltd for a number of years in developing high quality schemes throughout the Eastern region. It is this strong and successful relationship between the two local organisations that has been the driving force behind the collaboration, with both parties able to contribute different, yet critical, skillsets to ensure the venture is a success.
Both Campbell Buchanan and the newly created trading brand, Mick George Homes, will sit within Markham & George Property Limited. Although both will focus attention on creating unique developments in high quality locations, this venture will bring together the aspirational homes that Campbell Buchanan is renowned for, alongside the Mick George lifestyle homes.
It may be early days, but there are already clear objectives and work has begun on a number of new sites to build bespoke design, traditional houses that will contain a mixture of homes from both brands in well located towns and villages. Markham & George have ambitious plans to sell in excess of 100 units in the first 12 months, with the first completions expected early March 2018.
The locations of these developments have been carefully selected due to the buoyant housing market and expanding population that exists within the region. Representatives of Markham & George are confident that the locations will prove popular, owing largely to the innovative business culture that is present and the strong employment market, which continues to attract more people to relocate to the areas.
Toby Markham, Chief Executive of Campbell Buchanan said: ‘’We are delighted that we have brought together two companies with such deeply embedded cultures of quality, responsibility and integrity, after years of trading successfully together delivering developments throughout our region. The combined forces will allow us to pursue solid organic growth in the housing sector throughout our trading territories, as always, focusing upon the regeneration and development of previously used land.
“The unique and market leading expertise that Mick George Ltd has in demolition, remediation and ground works will provide a greater surety of cost which will allow us to focus even more aggressively on brown field sites; sites that although provide challenges, also provide opportunities for high quality schemes within mature and well located positions.”
Michael George, Contracts Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Having worked closely alongside Campbell Buchanan for many years, not only have we built a strong relationship, but we’ve become particularly well versed in the requirements needed to suitably deliver high-standard homes.’’
George continued: ‘’Throughout our business, we possess a wealth of experience in many aspects associated with property building, from Earthworks, Civil Engineering, and Trade disciplines to mention just a few. For that reason, a collaboration between ourselves and Campbell Buchanan seemed the logical route for both parties to take, especially with us entering what is technically a new market for us.‘’