5 The Boulevard
14,500 sqft office in Crawley town centre with prior approval for change of use to residential.
Obtain planning permission for enhanced façade, develop and sell within 18 months.
Planning permission achieved. Development programme delayed by contractor falling into administration. Cost and time delays minimised by stepping in as developer-contractor. Project delivered behind schedule but profit on cost exceeded.
Profit on cost: 42%
Purchase: November 2013
Time in planning process: 2 months
Last sale: February 2016