Investec lends £25m for redevelopment of hotel into 89 residential units

Investec Structured Property Finance (Investec) has provided James Taylor Homes, a residential developer, with a £25m term loan to fund the redevelopment of the former Antionette Hotel in Kingston-upon-Thames into 89 residential units.

The 33-month loan, agreed at up to 53 per cent Loan to Cost, will enable the developer to complete its second largest development to date, in a well located and proven market.

In addition to its latest deal, Investec and James Taylor have been involved in numerous property development transactions together over the last decade, including the Argo business Centre in Kilburn and 64 Lincoln’s Inn Field.

On this latest project, Investec also supported the client through a challenging planning process to increase the number of units by 12 per cent. Once completed, the residential units will benefit from great local infrastructure and amenities, as well as good journey times into central London on two separate railway lines.

Commenting, Investec Structured Property Finance co-head Will Scoular said: “We have been working with James Taylor Homes for a number of years so it’s great to be supporting them on their latest development project. Our expert team’s understanding of the quirks and pitfalls of developing brownfield sites enabled us to provide additional support throughout the process to help tackle some complex property issues.

“This deal reflects our continued commitment to residential development finance and a desire to further grow our book in the sector, as well as reaffirming our appetite to back exemplary developers in strong locations.”

James Taylor Homes chief executive Emil Sohrab added: “We are pleased to be working with Investec again to secure acquisition and development financing for this exciting project to redevelop a former hotel in Kingston. The proposed scheme will offer a broad range of high-quality unit types and price points, which we hope will serve the local community well.

“We have continued to partner with Investec across their various segments during the last decade and their guidance and expertise has been invaluable to assisting with our growth in that period. They understand our business and the market in which we operate, which is why we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

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