On February 8, 2021, Hilltop Credit Partners—a specialist funding partner for SME residential redevelopers—completed a £15 million loan to the Propiteer Group for a major regeneration project within the Fletton Quay area of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.
The project will deliver 100 private 1-bed and 2-bed apartments—including associated underground parking and cycle storage—on a brownfield site close to the River Nene and within walking distance of Peterborough Station and a number of retail centers.
Commenting on the partnership, Dave Marshall, CEO of Propiteer Group, said, “Propiteer has already been involved with bringing the Hilton Hotels brand to Peterborough. We’ve seen the potential for the city and are excited to be part of the Fletton Quays project. Hilltop came with strong credentials and we’re looking forward to partnering with them.”
The £120 million Fletton Quay regeneration area is being developed by the Peterborough Investment Partnership to create a vibrant multi-use development close to the city centre.
According to Savills, Peterborough has seen a robust price growth resulting in strong rates of sale for new homes, primarily driven by the relative affordability of Peterborough compared to neighboring cities and its good commuting links.
Jacob Andersen, Head of Transactions at Hilltop Credit Partners, explained, “This project sits well with Hilltop’s appraisal of market conditions at the moment – regional towns are presenting amongst the most compelling cases for investment. It’s our first commitment in East Anglia and given the pedigree and local experience of Propiteer I have no doubt of its success.”
One of the first 7 municipalities to receive funding from the Government’s Towns Fund, Peterborough City Council has ambitious plans to enhance the growth of 8 regeneration sites around the city by securing £600 million of funding for additional projects focused on connectivity, enterprise and skills infrastructure, tourism and sustainability.
Featured photo courtesy of NORR.