UK Land development becomes St. Philips


Midlands based land promoter, UK Land Development, has rebranded to St Philips and expanded its team following a move to new offices in Birmingham’s Colmore Business District.

The company, established in 2013 by Persimmon Homes’ former Group Development Director, Daniel Le Neveu, specialises in the promotion and delivery of all types of land for residential and mixed use development. 

To support its growth, St Philips has added Fiona Hooton as Planning Director and Chris Warren as Development Director.

Fiona joins from her role as Senior Area Manager at the Homes and Communities Agency, and Chris from his position as Land Director at Miller Homes.

St Philips’ current portfolio includes sites across the Midlands region and the South East. These include Monarch Green, a 180 acre site at Webheath, Redditch, which is in planning for the delivery of a substantial sustainable urban extension of up to 1,600 homes, a first school, a mixed-use District Centre and community facilities. 

The company has also secured a draft allocation for 240 dwellings within the designated green belt at Cromwell Lane, Coventry and 580 dwellings at Hampton Lane, Solihull. 

Managing Director of St Philips, Daniel Le Neveu, said: “Over the past four years we’ve built a business that is entirely focused on working with landowners to unlock the value of their assets and maximise their planning potential. That approach has enabled us to secure a solid and growing portfolio of sites, and with our new offices in the centre of Birmingham the timing is right for us to continue to expand. 

 “I’m delighted to welcome Fiona and Chris to the team, to add even greater strength and depth to our combined expertise.”

The team at St Philips are all former housebuilders who ensure that the sites are value engineered with a full technical and development solution which suits the market environment and maximisies returns. 

St Philips currently has over 850 acres which can deliver over 6500 dwellings and associated facilities, with further acquisitions agreed.

Mike Raven