Hambledon Land is a property development company which specialises in unlocking difficult sites. Hambledon Land’s directors have a wealth of experience of delivering challenging sites for successful developments in a variety of sectors.
The directors are Gerald Knight and Don Scott.
Gerald has worked extensively in the development industry since 1987. Gerald was a 50% joint venture partner in a development company which delivered successful residential and mixed use developments which include the Tally Ho (North Finchley) and the former Belle Vue Cinema (Edgware) developments in the London Borough of Barnet.
Gerald was development manager for the redevelopment of the home of Harlequins Rugby Club, now known as the Twickenham Stoop. Gerald led on the removal of the entire landholding from the Metropolitan Open Land designation (the same level of protection as Green Belt) which then facilitated an enabling residential development of 66 flats. This made a major contribution to the funding of the new West stand.
Gerald also led on securing the planning permission for a 90 bed care home in Stoke Mandeville which was then developed by Fremantle Trust.
In recent years, Gerald has been instrumental in delivering a controversial planning consent in Frinton-on-Sea, involving a new supermarket with flats above in Connaught Avenue.
Following the negotiation of a land promotion agreement with the landowner, Carington Estate, Gerald led on achieving a planning consent for a new residential development in High Wycombe, on the former ski slope site. The site was then sold to Berkeley Homes.
Don Scott, a Chartered Accountant, specialises in finance and funding and has been working with Gerald since 1992, as well as advising many other companies. Don has a wealth of experience of developing residential sites in the South East.
Don performs a key role in appraising sites and advising on strategic issues. His practical experience over his long career in development and finance enables him to help steer the Hambledon ship through sometimes choppy waters!