IM Properties was the first developer to commit to speculative construction in the UK following the Global Financial Crisis when it constructed 334,500 sq ft of industrial warehousing at Birch Coppice in 2013. That same year the company was awarded Developer of the Year in the prestigious IAS Awards in recognition of its achievements.
Over the last two decades, IM Properties has successfully developed in excess of 6m sq ft of commercial real estate. Activity has predominantly been in the industrial and logistics sectors, but the development expertise has now been extended to encompass a wide range of office and retail projects.
The portfolio today includes some of the most well-regarded schemes in the UK. The development team is now 12 strong and has been added to in recent years by a series of high level appointments. The commercial division now boasts a dedicated in-house project-management team, guaranteeing the customer a focus on delivery from within. In addition to this the team is now home to one of the leading planning minds in the field of logistics development. We can now offer land owners who choose to partner IM Properties an unrivalled insight into planning delivery which assists in de-risking projects from the outset.Development Team
IM Properties’ philosophy is to retain our developments with a long-term view and, as such, build quality is of the utmost importance. Our structured and methodical approach to the development process ensures that our schemes are delivered to exacting standards.
All of our developments are designed to meet – and exceed – industry standards by incorporating ‘best practice’. Innovative thinking and new products are consistently evaluated and subsequently incorporated into our Build Base specification as standard when they add tangible benefits to our occupiers.
Our in-house team of industry recognised, market-leading professionals are responsible for the delivery of all of our developments. Together with our professional advisers, with whom we have long-standing and trusted relationships, our team has designed and constructed over 50 million sq ft of real estate.
Specialist, independent advice is sought on all developments to ensure that the quality of build is maintained throughout the design stages. This team of experts review specification, technical proposals, design changes and monitor implementation through the build, culminating in a final report to confirm the build quality at project completion which accompanies our warranties and guarantees.
IM Properties have established long-term relationships with the supply chain that services the office, logistics and distribution sectors and also with industrial and office specialists for some of our smaller developments. In all cases, contractors are rigorously selected and have the skill set to maintain our high quality of build across all our developments.
In addition, we appoint an on-site employer’s representative to focus on build quality throughout the duration of the build programme. Reporting directly to IM Properties, they assist the contractor from the initial phases of site preparation through to the final stages.