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8 Houses

Drovers Fold

Briahaze Village Homes

Drovers Fold, Bishops Thornton, Harrogate

Our relationship with this family-run North Yorkshire-based housebuilder dates back to the mid-1990’s since which time we have funded numerous successful developments.

The finance




Development loan






Gross development value



On this occasion a loan was provided to support the development of 8 high quality character houses in the village of Bishop Thornton, Harrogate. The transaction involved a joint venture arrangement between our borrower and the former land owner, with Close Brothers providing 100% funding for the development costs and interest accrual.

The two best things about Close would be the personal relationship you have with the lenders and the reliability of the funding, so you can get on and get things done. We draw monthly but it’s just good to know you’re going to get it, there’s no “we don’t have any money this month” we have wages to pay and people relying on work

Jonathan Kitching

Briahaze Village Homes

The development ran seamlessly and the houses were extremely well received by the local market, with many being sold off-plan at sales values well beyond expectations.

Finance arranged by

Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan

Business Development Manager 0203 857 6312