The Gladman Group
Formed in 1987 by David Gladman, Jonathan Shepherd and Kevin Edwards, Gladman is committed to pure speculative development. Based in Cheshire, the business has expanded its activities across the UK, opening offices in Scotland and North East England. Over the last 20 years, Gladman has enjoyed continuous growth and achieved significant and prolific success in a range of property sectors.
Today, the Gladman Group has a turnover in excess of £200 million and focuses on development in 4 key areas:
Gladman Developments Ltd
Developing a range of both office and industrial schemes, Gladman have grown to become one of the largest speculative developers in the UK. Constructing up to 3 million sq ft of space each year across the UK Gladman now have successful developments in locations from Aberdeen to Bedford, Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Bristol.
The key to Gladman’s success has been our commitment to pure speculative development. Our experience has shown that one of the main reasons occupiers choose new locations is the provision of a readily available high quality product, available for immediate occupation. Whilst some blue-chip occupiers often look for bespoke accommodation, shortening timescales and the need to be flexible mean most businesses aim to make property decisions and relocate within a few months.
To ensure our schemes are exposed to the full range of occupiers, we typically offer commercial buildings on a freehold as well as leasehold purchase basis, a route many other developers are unwilling or unable to pursue. From our experience the option to purchase gives companies, the ability to incorporate property within their pension scheme, or wider investment strategy. This is particularly true for growing SMEs.
Gladman Homes LLP
Gladman Homes LLP is the contracting arm of the Gladman Group. This Developer/Contractor structure gives us a high level of control in the construction process, enabling us to achieve guaranteed deliverability on agreed timetables. There are further benefits for issues such as quality monitoring - we are more vigilant than the average developer, who once a build contract has been agreed will often have little day to day dealings with the construction process.
Adlington - Independent Living ... with Care
Adlington focuses on the construction of market leading apartments with care exclusively for the over 55s. across the UK. Our first scheme at Rhos-on-Sea has welcomed its first residents. The company also holds an attractive portfolio of sites with planning consent with an ongoing acquisitions programme looking to secure further sites.
Adlington’s range of beautifully appointed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses is designed and built to meticulous standards, with the very highest levels of specification, fixtures and fittings. Each carefully crafted development brings together a comprehensive range of private amenities.
Every location for an Adlington apartment development is chosen with infinite care and each has its own unique character, designed to meld seamlessly with its surroundings. Whether you yearn to wake each morning to a spectacular sea view or be at the heart of an established, bustling community, you can be sure your Adlington home will be one to be proud of.
FLP is the strategic land arm of the Gladman Group. The company works with land owners to promote strategic development opportunities on large sites in all parts of the UK. Using an innovative approach and substantial in-house expertise, FLP has secured over 1,000 acres which are now being worked through the planning process.
Our first scheme successfully achieved planning consent in Summer 2009 with a number of planning applications being pursued across the UK.