Taking a common-sense approach to property development

Helping people, businesses, and communities grow

Solution
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Adding value
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Four decades of honest and ethical land deals and property development

Successful land deals, property development and placemaking comes down to optimising design, then negotiating and winning the very best planning permission possible. But the situation today is a far cry from the 80s when it was relatively easy. We know because we’ve been there throughout and have seen how the landscape has changed. Millbank Group was founded on an ambition to lead the way in honest and transparent land deals and property development that add significant value for everyone involved – especially our communities.

And, we do it all with a focus on Building with Nature, increasing biodiversity and working towards Net Zero.

39+

years of experience

150+

planning permissions won

6251+

homes built

1254+

developers and site finders taught

Maximising value across every sector of the property development industry

Millbank Group comprises a combination of companies with a shared vision to create value through our expertise in land acquisition, planning, development and the construction of homes, businesses and community spaces.

We have been involved in acquiring and developing a wide range of land and development opportunities – working closely with landowners, housebuilders and other development companies, as well as investors, non-profits, businesses and individuals.

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Leading by example, drawing on unrivalled industry insight

Our exemplary track record in tackling the most challenging and complex planning issues is testament to the unrivalled industry expertise of Millbank Group Founder Paul Higgs MRICS.

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–  First refurbishment project undertaken at 17 years old
–  Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor
–  Former senior executive at Laing Homes and Barratt Developments plc
–  Almost 40 year’s experience in the construction and housebuilding industries
–  Owner and CEO of the award-winning Millbank Homes (2002)
–  Started the UK’s first training academy dedicated to Land, Planning and development (2013)

Paul is also a founding investor and board director of the industry-leading PropTech Co, LandTech, and has lectured on Advanced Development Valuations on the MSc Property Development at London South Bank University.

As the face of property development continues to evolve, demand for specialist expertise has broadened. Additional Millbank divisions have been launched in response to that growing demand – Millbank Land, Millbank Partnerships, and Millbank.  And 2013 saw the launch of Millbank Land Academy – the UK’s first training academy dedicated to property development.

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Taking on your challenges with confidence

Millbank’s highly skilled land and development experts have a shared vision to get land deals – and developments – done the right way. We are renowned for excelling in brownfield development, recycling a wide variety of derelict industrial sites and redundant commercial buildings. We specialise in scheme optimisation – in particular, more complex opportunities, often with significant planning problems, contamination, or difficult ownership issues (we love a challenge!).

Between our companies we cover every aspect of residential and mixed-use property planning and development, from land acquisition and consultancy on planning and potential, through to funding, creating delivery teams, and constructing beautiful, sustainable new homes, businesses and community spaces to be proud of.

Our mission

We aim to provide industry expertise that enables low-risk buying and selling of land or property where great social and financial dividends can be enjoyed by all.

We have been disrupting the industry with a pioneering approach to property development and housebuilding since the 1980s.

At Millbank Group we have made it our business to conquer the difficulties of the land market and master the complexities of the constantly evolving planning system.  We stay one step ahead with inspired common-sense solutions and efficient negotiation to win fully optimised planning permissions.

In short, we are land experts and developers with a wealth of knowledge across the industry. We are committed to conscientious property development and have established the UK’s first specialist training academy to set the standards in good design, sustainable development, and honest and ethical practices across the industry.

Our priorities

To make land work where others fail – the right way

We look to acquire sites across London and the South of England, primarily through off-market negotiations and land assemblies.

To help other conscientious property developers succeed

Survival – and success – is dependent on knowledge, skill, and the right strategies. We upskill established and aspiring developers to secure the deals they never thought possible.

To work with like-minded people

We don’t just care about making you money – we care about creating better places and spaces for everyone. And, being frank, we prefer working with people who share that vision.

To stay ahead of the game

We make it a priority to assess and understand the constantly evolving planning landscape so we can identify emerging opportunities and get in front of potential challenges before they arise.

To deliver the best returns possible on every project

We look to deliver inspired common-sense solutions and create fully optimised schemes that maximise value for all stakeholders – including the community.

To build inspired homes that revitalise our neighbourhoods

We create innovative, sustainable homes and communities by doing things right – and by challenging the housebuilding status quo. We collaborate with talented architects and pay acute attention to the details that really count so our customers will love their homes for generations to come.

Mitigating risks, maximising value and securing an ethical solution for all

Whether you’ve land to sell, are interested in working in partnership or are looking to invest, we can help. We can also work with you if you need help assessing or maximising the potential of an opportunity. And, if you want to know how to find and optimise the best deals yourself, we’ll teach you how to do it through Millbank Land Academy.

Millbank Group has been disrupting the industry with a pioneering approach to property development and housebuilding since the 1980s. We don’t let the cost and complexities of planning stand in the way of creating the very best returns from on your land or property.. Contact Millbank Group for expert advice on how to mitigate risks, maximise value and secure ethical solutions that work for everyone.