Our Projects

We love launching and supporting innovative new projects that help to make a positive shift in the market. If you need help to get a project off the ground, get in touch.

Home Owning Partnership

www.hophomes.co.uk

We have created a new way to buy your home – the Home Owning Partnership or HOP for short. The new product will help to bridge the gap between renting and owning, targeting long-term renters and those struggling to get a big enough mortgage – or get a mortgage at all. HOP will launch in 2019, offering people an opportunity to co-invest in the home they want, where they want.

The HOP Investment Program (‘HIP’) will offer long-term inflation-linked returns to institutional investors and others that seek this style of investment return.

HOP is being incubated by the Mill Group and will shortly be seeking investment for both its development capital, as well as its investment program.

Abode Impact

www.abodeimpact.co.uk
Abode Impact

Eleanor Bowden, CEO of Abode Impact, and David Toplas, joined forces through a shared passion to tackle housing-led inequality in the housing market.

There is clear evidence to show that those needing wheelchair accessible homes are an underserved market in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), despite many having the financial resources to rent a home privately. To help solve this, Abode Impact is launching the first accessible housing fund for London in 2019. The aim is to attract large-scale institutional investment to target financial returns and social impact by purchasing newly built accessible homes for private rent.

Abode Impact has been incubated and supported by the Mill Group since early 2017, and is majority owned by Community Sponsors Charity.

Vesta

www.vestaproperty.com

Buy-to-let reinvented

Mill Group has incubated VESTA Property, a dedicated buy-to-let investment platform connecting sellers, buyers and investors. To date, buy-to-let property investment has been long-winded, stressful and expensive. Not anymore. The VESTA Property platform allows you to sell your property with tenants in place, find and buy properties with no chain and invest in buy-to-let without the costs of full ownership.

Green Energy Sustainable Solutions

www.greenenergysustainsol.co.uk

Mill Group has invested in and supports Green Energy Sustainable Solutions, a company specialising in roof mounted or ground mounted solar PV electricity generation systems for the owners of commercial property, buildings, car parks and land in the UK. The largest installations developed by the team include the BMW Group’s MINI manufacturing plant in Cowley, Oxford and another at Lyreco’s main UK distribution centre in Telford which, with its innovative battery storage system, is one of the most advanced in the country.

Education

Mill Group has managed over £400 million investment into the Investors in the Community Programme to improve learning environments and promote wider use of school facilities in communities across the UK. 22 schools have benefited, with a strong emphasis on design and sustainability, exceeding the Government’s vision for modern education resources. Included schools in Bexley, Bristol, Harow, Leeds, Newham, Peterborough, Redbridge and Manchester.

Health

Mill Group has managed over £160 million investment into the Investors in the Community Programme for healthcare projects, serving over 2.5 million patients and delivering a series of new primary care facilities across the UK – partly through the Government’s Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) scheme.

Regeneration

Mill Group has managed £140 million investment in the Investors in Housing Fund and Investors in the Community Programme to provide a foundation for urban regeneration. This delivered imaginative “mixed-use” developments where learning or cultural facilities provide a focus point for the community. Projects include the award winning Miles Platt Social Housing Regeneration and Brighton’s Jubilee Library.

Street & Community Lighting

Mill Group has managed nearly £120 million investment for the Investors in the Community Programme to enhance the quality of local environments with improved street lighting in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, Lambeth and Redcar & Cleveland Borough council.

Housing

REAL ESTATE

Mill Group has managed the assets for Oak Portfolio since 2014. The £50 million property portfolio consists of nearly 180 new homes across the South of England, in a joint venture with Bovis Homes housebuilders and Touchstone Residential property managers.

Funds

Mill Group’s team has a wide breadth of experience advising on a range of fund developments, scale-ups and transformation advisory commissions.

Working with leading national and international institutions, Sovereign Wealth Funds, State Owned Enterprise as well as public organisations.

We have advised clients across a broad range of project roles, both in the primary and secondary markets. Whatever the size and scope of the projects we advise on, our overriding priorities are technical excellence, understanding our clients and their markets, and adding real value.

Infrastructure

INFRASTRUCTURE

Mill Group’s team has been in the infrastructure market for more than 20 years, winning multiple awards for design, build, operations and financing.

Our strength is with our team and the ability to advise on lifetime issues from bid to build to exit.

Our input is focused, but flexible enough to cope with any challenges that arise along the way. We achieve this by really knowing what matters to all relevant stakeholders, and through excellent project-management skills, dedicated client teams and our value in building long-term relationships.

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE

Mill Group’s real estate advisory services include; strategic advice on single property assets through to entire portfolios; integration of real estate strategy into the wider corporate strategy; partnering and joint venture advice; deal and regeneration structuring advice.

Our focus is predominantly on residential portfolios and mixed-use schemes, providing advise to developers, local authorities and family offices, both nationally and internationally.

Social Impact

Mill Group has delivered £880 million investment into housing and social infrastructure investment projects, that combine both social and commercial outcomes for responsible investors. We can provide valuable experience of creating and advising on self-sustaining and innovative programmes that provide real benefits to local communities across the UK.

Our current programme, Community Sponsors Charity (CSC) was set up in 2006 as the charitable arm of Mill Group. Its purpose is to create social impact investment ventures that are self-sustaining and innovative. The charity is currently incubating Community Sponsors Homes, an initiative set up to provide wheelchair accessible homes for rent.

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