A speedy response to a challenging deadline

United Trust Bank’s Development Finance division was approached to fund the acquisition and conversion of a redundant city center office block under permitted development rights.

The building was being disposed of as part of a large-scale relocation by the former owner occupiers, the local council, and UTB together with their funding partners worked collaboratively to meet a challenging 4 week turn around post vacant possession.

The developers obtained permitted development for 88 apartments and applied for planning permission for a further 14 penthouse duplex apartments on the upper floors creating a total of 69,500 sq. ft. of internal accommodation over 5 floors.

Building work is scheduled to take two years and once complete the new apartments will make a significant contribution to the transformation of the city center and its surrounding area.

  • Developer
  • £11.100m
Loan Type
  • Development Finance
  • East of England
  • 76%
Project type
  • Office to residential conversion under PDR
  • Total of 102 new dwellings
 Special Features
  • Junior Debt participation increased the overall LTC to 90%
  • 4 week turnaround from vacant possession