We are Cathedral


We are in one of the most exciting phases of our development. Over the last 15 years we have built a reputation in the property industry as one of the most exciting, innovative and forward thinking developers working in the UK. We see huge opportunity ahead of us. Our time is now.

To us, property is as much a commodity as a catalyst for social and economic change. Our skills and experience allow us to create and develop the kind of places and communities that have a vibrant economic and social future. They allow us to turn around lost pockets of London and the South East, and put broken places back together again. To create jobs and homes and a sense of well-being. To generate value in unlikely neighbourhoods. Value not just for us, but lasting value for local economies, communities and businesses. We’d call ourselves agents of socio-economic change.

The Public Private Partnership development model that we created early in Cathedral’s life, building 6000 student bedrooms in partnership with higher educational establishments across London and the South East, that we nurtured through our partnership with the London Fire Brigade at Canary South, has now matured and could not be more relevant to today’s economic reality.

Canary South, London

How we can pay for public buildings in this time of economic difficulty and public spending austerity programmes is a problem facing local authorities and other public service bodies right across the country. Our PPP development model, perfectly illustrated by our scheme in Clapham – a partnership with Lambeth Council that’s provided them with a new library and leisure centre at no cost to the public purse – could not be more relevant. It provides a way forward for local authorities to realise value from public landholding that is lasting, rather than straightforward disposal. It means a whole new way of thinking about partnership between private and public sectors, requires creativity and commitment to public service ideals and at its heart it’s about great community placemaking. We have the experience, the resources and the team to grasp this opportunity, build on the very successful £500m PPP pipeline we are already developing and make a real contribution to how people live, work and play.

The Library Building, Clapham, London

In May 2014 our company was acquired by our long-term joint venture partners Development Securities PLC.  Through this deal and strategic partnerships with a number of partners including United House and McLaren we have been able to build a £2.5bn GDV pipeline of property development projects across our entire portfolio and create significant uplift in land value by employing great design, understanding what makes great places and delivering them by innovative and thoughtful use of the planning system. We are ambitious for the places we create. We’re building a business on the skills and experience we have in placemaking and partnership – with communities, local authorities, funding partners and a host of outstanding architects, artists, planners, poets, psychologists, teachers, economists, horticulturalists, food scientists, public health professionals and educationalists. We are winning awards – over 15 major international awards for design and development in the last three years. More importantly, our model of collaborative public-private partnership and innovative, mixed-use, people-centred development is making a real difference to places and people in London and the South East. We are creating economic and social change. Our secured projects will generate around £10bn of socio-economic benefit to the communities that surround our sites over the next 10 years.

The Old Vinyl Factory, West London


We hold a number of hotels in our portfolio including the Grade II listed Jacobean-style mansion Eynsham Hall in Oxfordshire and Grade I listed Sundridge Park Manor in Bromley which was designed by British Architect John Nash in 1797. Jeremy Wall, our Head of Hotels manages the hotel portfolio which we are currently expanding to include more properties throughout London the South East.  Our first new acquisition will be the beautiful Old Town Hall building in Bromley which we have agreed to buy from Bromley Council.

Sundridge Park Manor, south east London

Cathedral Healthcare

Over the past 13 years we have delivered extensively in primary healthcare, providing high quality health facilities and medical centres throughout the UK. Several our of schemes have been awarded Europe-wide accolades for design and delivery. Each of our healthcare projects is tailored to the needs of our client and we are very proud of the partnerships we have built with with individual GP practices and PCTs.

St Stephen’s Gate Medical Centre, Norwich

Our projects include:

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The Deptford Project, London and the former train café

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St Mark’s Square, Bromley

The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes, West London

Morden Wharf, Greenwich Peninsula

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The Movement, Greenwich and the former Movement Cafe

Circus Street, Brighton

Circus Street, Brighton

Circus Street, Brighton

Cathedral Group are part of the Development Securities Group



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Circus Street, Brighton

In September 2014 planning permission was granted for Circus Street, a £100m 'innovation quarter' in the heart Brighton, one of the UK's foremost creative cities. The scheme is a public private partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and partners South East Dance and University of Brighton. The scheme will deliver a mixed-use destination for creative and technical innovation.

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Preston Barracks, Brighton

We've exchanged contracts with Brighton and Hove City Council and the University of Brighton to bring forward the development of Preston Barracks, a significant mixed-use regeneration scheme that will create a new gateway to the north of the Brighton.

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Central Research Laboratory

The Central Research Laboratory is one of Cathedral’s most innovative endeavors. We’re setting up a new part of our business, dedicated to supporting the start-up and growth of design and manufacturing businesses. Specifically, we want to increase the breadth and quality of support open to entrepreneurs who invent and sell physical products. The project has been created to as part of our place making business model.

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The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes

With our joint venture partners, Development Securities Plc, we acquired the 17-acre London Gate business park in Hayes, Middlesex in April 2011. The resulting development is a complex, mixed-use masterplan for a radical £250m redevelopment of the site that pays homage to its important history. Studio Egret West are our masterplanners and lead architect working as part of an award-winning creative team with Duggan Morris Associates and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Read more

Telegraph Works, Greenwich

The Telegraph Works scheme is an £85m GDV, 272-home scheme on an historic site in the south west of the Greenwich Peninsula. In April 2014 the Royal Borough of Greenwich Planning Committee resolved to grant planning consent for our scheme on Christchurch Way. The project is part of a joint effort between Alcatel-Lucent and Cathedral Group which will incorporate the modernisation of part of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks’ existing site, as well as the construction of 272 new homes. The regeneration project will also include a series of play spaces, commercial units and a new public realm in a scheme designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

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Morden Wharf, Greenwich

In March 2012, along with our partners Development Securities PLC, we acquired Morden Wharf, a 19 acre regeneration site on Greenwich Peninsula. The major riverside regeneration site, formerly a sweeteners refinery, is adjacent to the O2 Arena with 500 metres of Thames river frontage and will play a crucial part in the delivery of the Royal Borough of Greenwich's masterplan proposals for the western side of the Greenwich Peninsula, published in April 2012. In July 2013 we appointed leading international architecture practice OMA as masterplanner and lead architect on the mixed-use development of Morden Wharf and they are currently developing their initial thoughts for the site.

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Caxton Works, Canning Town


On a site just off Silvertown Way, at the gateway to London's Royal Docks in Canning Town, sits a 2-acre site previously occupied by two thriving businesses - Goswell Bakeries and Moss Electrical. Between them these businesses employed over 100 people as part of a once thriving community. We have big plans to rebuild a vibrant community which will provide new homes, encourage businesses and attract forward-thinking enterprises.

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The Movement, Greenwich

In April 2011 we were granted planning consent for The Movement, a vibrant, highly sustainable and truly mixed-use scheme located on the former Greenwich Industrial Estate, currently derelict, which is adjacent to Greenwich DLR and Mainline Station.  With our partners Development Securities Plc we will deliver a new threshold for the Royal borough at the main point of entry for visitors to the World Heritage Centre.

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St Mark’s Square, Bromley

We are partners with the London Borough of Bromley in a £90m mixed-use PPP scheme to transform the southern end of Bromley Town Centre. Our St Mark's Square scheme is a new residential and leisure quarter with a landscaped public square surrounded by a nine screen multiplex VUE cinema, 25,000 sq ft of cafés and restaurants, a 130-bedroom Premier Inn hotel, 200 private and affordable apartments and a new 400 space secure underground car park. We started on-site in April 2013 and anticipate completion of the development in Winter 2016.

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The Bell, Ticehurst

The Bell in Ticehurst is possibly the most charming pub in the south east and has recently been voted as one of the top 10 pubs with rooms in the whole of the UK by the Sunday Times and Red Magazine.

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