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St. Modwen Properties plc (LSESMP) is a British-based property investment and development business specialising in the regeneration and remediation of brownfield land and urban environments. It is headquartered in Birmingham and has a network of four regional offices across the UK. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History

The business was founded by Sir Stanley Clarke CBE and his brother-in-law Jim Leavesley in 1966 as a property development business called Clarke St. Modwen.[2] In 1986 the management reversed the business into Redman Heenan International plc, a listed former engineering concern that had become a shell company.[2] At that time, in 1986, the name was changed to St. Modwen Properties plc.[2] In the 1980s the company developed the Stoke-on-Trent Garden Festival site.[2]

In January 2004 the company acquired a 230-acre site at Longbridge from Phoenix Venture Holdings.[3] The land at the Longbridge site was obtained by St Modwen Properties at a fraction of the actual value after the company paid a £100,000 property commission to a firm run by an associate of the Phoenix Four.[4]

In January 2013 the company entered into a development agreement for the New Covent Garden Market site in London[5] and in March 2013 the company entered into a development agreement for the first phase of Swansea University's Bay Campus.[6]

In June 2016 the company entered into development agreements for the Spray Street Quarter in Woolwich, a regeneration project in joint venture with Notting Hill Housing to create a mixed-use development;Sir Stanley Clarke CBE and his brother-in-law Jim Leavesley in 1966 as a property development business called Clarke St. Modwen.[2] In 1986 the management reversed the business into Redman Heenan International plc, a listed former engineering concern that had become a shell company.[2] At that time, in 1986, the name was changed to St. Modwen Properties plc.[2] In the 1980s the company developed the Stoke-on-Trent Garden Festival site.[2]

In January 2004 the company acquired a 230-acre site at Longbridge from Phoenix Venture Holdings.[3] The land at the Longbridge site was obtained by St Modwen Properties at a fraction of the actual value after the company paid a £100,000 property commission to a firm run by an associate of the Phoenix Four.[4]

In January 2013 the company entered into a development agreement for the New Covent Garden Market site in London[5] and in March 2013 the company entered into a development agreement for the first phase of Swansea University's Bay Campus.[6]

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In January 2004 the company acquired a 230-acre site at Longbridge from Phoenix Venture Holdings.[3] The land at the Longbridge site was obtained by St Modwen Properties at a fraction of the actual value after the company paid a £100,000 property commission to a firm run by an associate of the Phoenix Four.[4]

In January 2013 the company entered into a development agreement for the New Covent Garden Market site in London[5] and in March 2013 the company entered into a development agreement for the first phase of Swansea University's Bay Campus.[6]

In June 2016 the company entered into development agreements for the Spray Street Quarter in Woolwich, a regeneration project in joint venture with Notting Hill Housing to create a mixed-use development;[7] Chippenham Gateway in Wiltshire, a 79-acre site to be developed into a 1 million sq ft industrial park;[8] and Stanton Cross, Wellingborough, a project involving 1 million sq ft of industrial accommodation.[9]

In July 2016 the company established a private rented sector (PRS) business unit.[10]

The company has three business units:[11]

The company owned a property portfolio valued at £1.0 billion at 30 November 2019.[1] <

The company owned a property portfolio valued at £1.0 billion at 30 November 2019.[1]

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