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Individual
Property
Solutions

For years, we have been successfully developing property throughout the UK. Every project is different with unique constraints and goals driving the right solutions. Our basic philosophy of minimising risk and maximising reward remains our strength. Our reputation is based on our in-house ability to deliver on time and within budget.

Meet
the
Team

NIGEL DESMOND

Managing Director,
Bride Hall Developments Ltd

Nigel started his career in residential and commercial agency before moving to AMEC construction where he was responsible for identifying and acquiring development sites across the South East.

In 1990 Nigel joined Bride Hall Developments becoming Managing Director in 2000 and a main board director of Bride Hall Group.

Nigel concentrates on delivering commercial developments across the UK most recently the £100m office development at Fletton Quays, Peterborough.

BILL FLATAU

Director

Bill graduated from Reading University in 1989 and joined the Investment Department at Edward Erdman, where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and as a member of the RICS.

He was recruited into the Investment Department at Harvey Spack Field in 1994, specialising in the Out of Town Retail sector. Bill became an Equity Partner there in 1999 and was Managing Partner from 2008 until his move to Bride Hall Developments in 2020.

During his agency career Bill was involved in over £4bn of Investment and Development Funding transactions. Clients included Legal & General, British Land, London Metric plc, Tritax, Aberdeen Standard, M&G and Castlemore Securities.

Most recently, Bill has been at the centre of negotiations for the site assembly, letting and funding of both Phases of Bride Hall’s Fletton Quays development in Peterborough and will continue to focus on the procurement and delivery of our development pipeline.

Vernon Phillips

Construction and Project Managememt

Vernon joined Bride Hall Group in 1989 and has been responsible for managing the delivery of most of the group’s developments during this time.

Involved throughout the development process from site appraisal and through all project stages to handover and end of defects we believe our ‘hands on’ approach results in smooth and dispute free projects with successful outcomes for all stakeholders and Vernon manages our projects in this way.

Whilst used to working within commercial constraints Vernon is also able to make sure that projects are delivered to satisfy fund and tenant requirements and fully understands their concerns and priorities.

Vernon’s experience encompasses various types of projects including various offices, retail parks, industrial buildings, hotels, student accommodation on constrained and difficult sites.

Significant recent projects include:

  • Plot 5, Fletton Quays, Peterborough – new 90,000sf GIA offices for Peterborough City Council funded by L&G including a significant refurbishment of a grade II listed Victorian engine shed and a 418 space multi storey car park.
  • Ercol, Princes Risborough - project management of a new award winning 160,000sf factory and offices for Ercol Furniture.
  • Premier Inn, Farnborough - an 80 bedroom hotel and restaurant retained as an investment.
  • Pepper Street, Chester - redevelopment and refurbishment of several properties including a grade II listed chapel in to four new pre-let restaurants.

Vernon is a charted quantity surveyor and is the Group’s representative in the BCO and attends many of the technical tours and research seminars.

ANDREW BENEY

Finance and Accounting

Andrew brings 16 years of accounting and commercial property expertise to our Finance function…

He is responsible for direct communication of financial information and reporting to senior management and funding partners for all commercial schemes from the pre-planning stage through to practical completion.

Andrew also handles all Companies House and HM R&C compliance alongside overseeing the insurance & IT functions for the business.

Sophie Barrington-Groves

PA to Nigel Desmond,
Managing Director

We manage the development process from site acquisition to completion

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