OakNorth Bank provides £10.6M loan to Nine Points Property to support its buy and build strategy

  • Nine Points Property acquires care homes, residential properties, and commercial buildings, and refurbishes them into care homes for young adults, family assessment centres, and specialist schools;
  • Headquartered in Hampshire, the business has successfully completed a dozen projects across the UK since its launch four years ago;
  • The capital from OakNorth Bank will be used to support the acquisition and refurbishment of at least another dozen projects;
  • The number of children in care in England has risen by 15% since 2015 to 80,050 as at 31 March 2020[1], of which approximately 6,780 were in the care of one of England’s 2,378 residential children’s homes[2].

OakNorth Bank – the UK bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs – has provided a £10.6M loan to  Nine Points Property, a specialist commercial landlord and developer headquartered in Litchfield, Hampshire.

Established in 2016, Nine Points focuses on acquiring existing care homes, residential properties, and offices, and refurbishing them into homes for young adults up to 17 years old, family assessment centres, and specialist schools. It has successfully completed 12 projects in the past across the UK and has 10+ currently in progress, building long term relationships with its core client base, offering a streamlined and efficient approach to commercial development. The capital from OakNorth Bank will be used to support its buy and build strategy to complete many more properties over the coming years.

Simon Morris, Director at Nine Points Property, said: “We have a growing portfolio of properties across the UK in both the residential and residential care sectors, and ambitions to significantly expand it in the years ahead. With OakNorth Bank’s support, we’ll be able to do this – not only did the team stay true to their promise of moving quickly, but they also designed a bespoke facility which gives us the flexibility to acquire the sites, and then refurbish them, all under one facility. Most other lenders would make us take out a facility to acquire the site and then another to refurbish it, which would delay the process and mean we couldn’t grow as quickly as we’d like.”

Greg Manson, Associate Director of Debt Finance at OakNorth Bank, commented: “Nine Points is helping deliver a vital service to local communities across the UK. In just five years, it has successfully completed a dozen projects, building out its offering to provide a full range of commercial development services – from minor additions to existing sites, to full-service property sourcing, development, and lease back arrangements. It has strong tie-ups with some of the leading providers in this space, helping to support families and young people. With ambitions to complete another 12 projects in the next 12 months, we’re delighted to be their chosen funding partner for this growth.

Lawrence Stephens advised OakNorth Bank on the transaction.



Notes to editors

About OakNorth Bank plc

Launched in September 2015 and founded by entrepreneurs, OakNorth Bank provides fast, flexible and accessible debt finance to the UK’s Missing Middle.

Since its launch, the bank has:

  • Lent over £5.5B, directly helping with the creation of 20,300 new homes and 23,700 new jobs across the UK;
  • Raised deposits from c.175,000 savers;
  • Supported several hundred businesses across the UK with the debt finance to pursue their growth ambitions.

It is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. 

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Valentina Kristensen, Director – Growth & Communications – valentina.kristensen@oaknorth.co.uk / press@oaknorth.co.uk / +44 757 234 9009

[1] Source: Gov.uk

[2] Source: Gov.uk

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