4 & 5 Station Cottages, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire, CB8 0UJ is a pair of former railway cottages situated in a small hamlet either side of the Cambridge to Ipswich railway line.
Six Mile Bottom has a population of 84 (2006 stats) and is located midway between Cambridge and Newmarket.
To the northeast of the village is Newmarket racecourse and 100-year-old Thoroughbred National Stud. Cambridge has a population of approximately 123,867. Famous for its historical University the city boasts a number of diverse industries including R + D, Engineering, Software and Pharmaceutical.
The borrower has exchanged on 4 & 5 Station Cottages and completion has been set for 26th September 2018.
Planning has been secured through South Cambridge District Council – ref. S/0640/18/FL for the renovation and re-organisation of numbers 4 & 5 Station Cottages together with the construction of a new attached house and a further separate house in the gardens. The properties will benefit from a mix of private and communal car parking to the rear of each property. The 2 existing properties are both 3 bed 2 storey properties of 97m2 and 115m2 each.
The new builds will comprise:
A new two storey, two bedroom house on the side of No. 5 so that No. 5 becomes a mid terraced property and the new property becomes end of terrace (No. 6). No. 5 will total 87m2.
A new five bedroom detached chalet bungalow to the rear gardens of no.4 & 5 Station Cottages. This chalet bungalow will be looking out onto open farm land. The property will have a floor area of 246m2.
The RICS valuation of the existing property with the benefit of planning is £918,000.
The RICS estimate of GDV is £1,655,000, broken down as follows:-
No. 4 - £300,000 - renovated 3 bed mid terrace property
No. 5 - £345,000 - renovated 3 bed mid terraced property
No. 6 - £295,000 - New build 2 bed end of terrace property
No. 7 - £715,000 - New build detached 5 bed property
The estimated cost of works for this project is £488,000. Together with the purchase price, professional fees, cost of works, cost of finance and contingencies, total costs are estimated at £1,323,000 giving an estimated out turn profit of £332,000 or 25% profit on cost.
CrowdProperty has agreed to lend the borrower £973,000 across a 2 phase raise and for a maximum term of 15 months. The first raise will enable the borrower to purchase the properties. The second tranche will be raised in October 2018 and 1 month after the commencement of works on site.
The borrower intends to sell Nos. 4 + 5 as soon as he has completed the conversion works and hold and refinance the new properties. On completion the loan including rolled up interest will represent 66% LTV.
The loan is secured by means of a Land Registry registered 1st charge on the property.
Upon completion of the project Fred will look to sell the renovated properties and refinance and hold the newly built residential units
Fred holds a 1st class degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialism in Finance from the University of Leicester. He also holds a MSC in Finance and investment Banking from Nottingham Trent University and a MSC in Real Estate from Aberdeen University.
Fred has over 15 years property development experience having completed a large variety of different schemes with a combined value of over £10m. Fred previously specialised in land purchase and securing planning permission for developments designated for change of use. More recently, Fred has focused on the student accommodation market and has successfully completed a number of high quality student accommodation schemes. He currently owns 6 properties mostly occupied by students with an extimated net worth of £2.9m.
In 2016 Fred, along with his business partner Zak set up a property development company, Mayfair Global Developments Limited (company number: 10373113). With Fred's expertise in finance and development he is complimented well by Zak his development partner who has over 10 years experience within the construction industry both in the UK and abroad. Zak’s wide experience focuses on successful project delivery guiding and working alongside their supply chain and ensuring delivery of all their projects, whilst fostering and maintaining the teams direction and growth.
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The unique design of a chalet bungalow set in large gardens looking over open fields is a USP to this project. Furthermore, Six Mile Bottom is seen to be an excellent location for investment with Cambridge, accompanied by London being the only two cities in the UK seeing capital growth of over 50% since 2007; namely 53% and 58% respectively. (Hometrack UK All City House Price Index 65 cities snapshot - June 2018).
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