Blog post
July 11, 2022

Case study: £1.3 million acquisition for new borrower partner

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Location: Bristol

Loan amount: £1.3 million

LTV: 70% 

Purpose: Purchasing a commercial site while they explored planning for residential


A new borrower, introduced by a valued broker partner, needed funding for the purchase of a development site in Bristol. 

They wanted to convert the property into a residential led scheme, and needed the maximum funds to minimise their cash input while they funded planning costs. 

Previous discussions for a scheme of 54 units had been challenged, so the client pursued a reduced 31-unit scheme, which the Council had reacted to more positively. 

With a planning date in Q2 of 2022, we backed the borrower with the funding they needed to secure the property while they worked on full approval. 

Read more: How we manage development portfolios

Despite no planning in place, we saw the potential in the project, which had a GDV of between £10m and £11m, and our borrower’s ambition to provide much-needed, high-quality housing for the area. 

Michael Minnie, Business Development Manager in the Structured Property Finance team, explained more about the deal: “We are grateful for the introduction of this deal by Tom Lee, Managing Director at Pure Structured Finance where we were able to exceed expectations and achieve 85% of the purchase price.

“Pre-planning bridging deals are a product we pride ourselves in. Subsequent to the loan completing we have also agreed in principle to release further funds once planning has been achieved.”

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