Fully Funded

The Old Stables, Upper End, Birlingham, Pershore, WR10 3DA

Developer: Michael Porter

loan amount


interest paid*


funds pledged


number of investors


% of target pledged

Fully Funded

project type

Commercial to residential conversion

loan term

up to 12 months


1st charge

project phasing

1 of 1

floor area

2906 sq.ft.

purchase price/value


cost of work


loan to value


est. sales value (gdv)**


owed at exit to gdv***


strategy & vision

The Old Stables, Upper End, Birlingham, Pershore, WR10 3DA is located in Worcestershire and is connected to the rest of the Midlands with Worcester less than 10 miles to the west and Cheltenham 20 miles to the south. Access to the national motorway network is via junction 7 of the M5 motorway and junction 1 of the M50 - both of which are less than 10 miles from the property. Rail services to London via Pershore station (3 miles) offer a direct line to London Paddington via Oxford – 2 hours. The site is also situated approximately 30 minutes from Malvern Hills which an area of an outstanding natural beauty.

Pershore is a market town in Worcestershire on the banks of the River Avon and has a population of 7,125 (2011 census). Major employers located in the region include Worcester Bosch, Gtech, Mazak, Horizon Energy, Cheltenham & Gloucester and Ecclesiastical Insurance.
The village of Birlingham has a population of 325 (2011 census) with local amenities including; Treetop Nursery, Defford-Cum-Besford CE First School, a public house (The Swan Inn) and a church - Church of St. James the Great.

Built in the early 1900,s, the Old Stables is situated at the heart of a former family estate. The property forms the historic stables attached to the borrowers existing house. This part has detailed planning consent 17/00945/CU for the conversion of existing offices and workshops into a 5 bedroom residential dwelling.

Site area estimated at 0.27 acres (0.11 hectares) with the building totalling 270m2 (2,906sq.ft.).

The borrower's cost of works is estimated at £250,000. The cost of works will include the strip out of the existing office use the installation of traditional oak flooring, new stud walls, a new stair case, new windows and doors including velux windows. The project will also benefit from a joint under croft between the borrowers house and the converted stable opening up to a central courtyard to be shared between the 2 properties.

The RICS valuation of the existing property with the benefit of planning is £282,000

The RICS valuation of the completed development is estimated at £653,000

CrowdProperty has agreed to lend the borrower £250,000 as a single raise for a maximum of 12 months. A sum of £120,000 will be paid out day 1 based on the RICS valuation of £282,000 - which equates to a 42.6% initial LTV.
The remainder of the monies will be drawn on our Independent Monitoring Surveyors (IMS) verification.

Upon exiting the project the borrower intends to refinance the completed development and let. The LTV at exit equates to 42.1%.

The targeted start date for this loan 23rd November 2018

CrowdProperty will take a 1st charge security of the loan on behalf of The Crowd as registered in the normal way with the Land Registry.

exit strategy

At completion of the works the borrower intends to let the property, refinance and hold.

the borrower
& project team

The subject property is owned by Michael Porter, Michael has a background in Insurance as a broker working in London, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. He also undertook an MSc in Management at London Business School
Michael has also worked as a Management Consultant leading large scale change projects, involving (in the case of Tesco) a team of over 120 people. Michael has successfully completed an extension to his previously Grade 2 listed home in Oxfordshire – on time and to budget. The project involved new kitchen and bathroom as well as landscaping and various other improvements.

indicated return for your pledge
min. loan (6 months)
12 month loan

CrowdProperty Comments

The conversion of the stables will complete the redevelopment of this part of the former Estate. Michael has demonstrated ability work through the issues to secure a detailed planning consent and to engage an experienced Architectural Practice to assist him to negotiate a Building Contract with Contractors he has worked with before. Living adjacent Michael will be on hand to ensure works progress to programme whilst ensuring quality of workmanship.




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*Please see full risk warning
**Estimated Sales Value is more formally referred to as GDV - Gross Development Value
***Owed at exit to GDV is calculated as the total capital + any planned loan interest against the RICS GDV for the project. These figures do include subsequences on projects funding development costs during the course of the project.

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