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Multi-let industrial estate in Ipswich sold

Pigeon has sold a multi-let industrial estate at Olympus Close, Ipswich to a private investment company for £2.25m. The estate comprises 16 units over 21,600 sq ft and is let to multiple tenants. Pigeon acquired the estate for £1.35m in November 2016 and the sale provides  an Internal Rate of Return in excess of 45% Read More

Land west of Bury St Edmunds

Pigeon has acquired 62 acres of freehold land on the western edge of Bury St Edmunds, and entered into a promotion agreement on 48 acres of adjoining land. The land acquired is allocated in the St Edmundsbury Local Plan for 450 dwellings, and Pigeon will shortly submit a planning application. The adjoining land will be promoted Read More

Land at Whitwell, Hertfordshire

Following strong competition from national and regional house builders, Pigeon has sold 14 acres of land at Whitwell, south of Hitchin, to Croudace Homes. The planning permission for 41 homes was granted on appeal in January, the original application having been submitted in December 2016. For more information – James Buxton j.buxton@pigeon.co.uk

£9.98m funding granted for KingsFleet, Thetford

The KingsFleet development at Thetford has been awarded £9.98m funding from Homes England to accelerate delivery of 5,000 homes on the north side of the town. The funding will be allocated to reinforce power and water supplies within the Sustainable Urban Extension. The scheme has planning permission and Hopkins Homes has submitted a reserved matters application for Read More

New Jaguar Land Rover dealership for Norwich

Broadland Gate Land has sold the first six acres of land at Postwick near Norwich to Inchcape for a new Jaguar Land Rover dealership. Broadland Gate is a strategic employment and retail site extending to 54 acres on the South East side of Norwich, fronting the A47 and the new Northern Distributor Road. Pigeon acts as Development Manager for Read More

Sale of distribution unit in Bury St Edmunds

Following the lease renewal with DHL, Pigeon has sold its 90,000 sq ft high bay distribution unit at Olding Road, Bury St Edmunds. The property was sold to St Edmundsbury Borough Council, occupiers of the adjacent premises. It is an important component in the long term regeneration plan for the town. For more information, William van Cutsem w.vancutsem@pigeon.co.uk

Planning granted at Tayfen Road, Bury St Edmunds

Outline planning permission has been granted for up to 215 dwellings and a 60 bed care home on a 10.2 acre brownfield site off Tayfen Road in the centre of Bury St Edmunds. Pigeon has assembled the site, which was previously in multiple ownership, over the past six years. Following implementation of a ground remediation plan, the site will be marketed Read More

Sale of land at Burnham on Crouch

Pigeon has sold 50 acres of land at Burnham on Crouch, Essex, with planning permission for 174 homes, to Barratt Homes. It has also acquired a further 27 acres of farmland with long term development potential, and 15 acres of land with planning permission for commercial development; a care home and a nursery site. For more information – James Buxton j.buxton@pigeon.co.uk

“Golden Pigeon” Charity Football Tournament

Pigeon held it’s inaugural “Golden Pigeon” football tournament in October. The 6-a-side football tournament was a fly-away success, and raised £1,500 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), whom Pigeon has been supporting for the past two years. Thirteen teams from across the regional house-building industry, a total of 114 players, competed for the trophy. All teams donated a fee to Read More

Strategic Land Acquired at Ipswich

Pigeon has acquired 220 acres of strategic land on the southern edge of Ipswich. Located either side of the A14 between Ipswich and Wherstead village, the land has short and long term development potential for a range of uses. It includes a dry ski slope, woodland and meadows. A phased planning strategy, including residential and commercial uses, Read More