OakNorth Bank provides SME housebuilder, SC Property, with a £1.4M loan for a new residential scheme in Eastcote, London Borough of Hillingdon

  • Founded in 2017, Silver Circle (SC) Property specialises in delivering quality homes at an affordable price, having delivered 41 homes to date at various locations across the UK, with a further 19 due for completion in the next year;
  • The capital from OakNorth Bank will be used to develop a new residential scheme in the centre of Eastcote, comprising of six apartments and four private parking spaces;
  • The scheme is only a short walk from Eastcote station, offering regular trains via the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines into central London in just 30 minutes;
  • Residents will benefit from quiet residential streets, multiple bars and restaurants, as well as popular tourist attractions, including Eastcote House Gardens.

OakNorth Bank – the UK bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs – has provided a £1.4M loan to SC Property for its latest residential development project in Eastcote, part of the London Borough of Hillingdon.

The three-storey development will consist of six individual units, including two one-bedroom, three two-bedroom and one three-bedroom apartments, as well as four private parking spaces. Situated along Elm Avenue and only a short walk from Eastcote station, which offers regular trains via the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines into central London, residents will benefit from the area’s quiet residential streets, multiple bars and restaurants, as well as popular tourist attractions, including Eastcote House Gardens.

Founded in 2017, SC Property specialises in delivering quality homes at an affordable price, having delivered 41 homes to date at various locations across the UK, including 24 apartments in Aylesbury and a further six in Leicester. In addition to these, the experienced housebuilder has a further 19 due for completion in the next year.

Ajay Gudka, Director of Silver Circle Property, said: “At Silver Circle Property, we firmly believe that the buyer comes first. We aim to develop homes that reflect the way we would want to live, meaning we deliver a finished product that considers those little touches that make life at home more comfortable, functional, and enjoyable to live in. The result is a premium product, which we know buyers will be happy and proud to call home. This is exactly what we’re aiming to deliver with our Eastcote project, which given its proximity to central London, will likely be very popular for first time buyers and growing families. Having worked closely with Priya and the wider team at OakNorth Bank, we were impressed by the speed and pragmatism they demonstrated throughout the entire process, allowing us to get the transaction over the line in just three weeks.”

Priya Chauhan, Director of Debt Finance at OakNorth Bank, commented: “Following nearly two decades working in the financial services industry, spanning the investment, retail and commercial banking sectors, Ajay has extensive experience leading change management projects at small, medium and large firms – a skill he’s now brought to the residential development market. His leadership of SC Property has been highly impressive to date, and we’re thrilled to be supporting such a well-renowned SME housebuilder. With recent figures showing the supply of new housing is currently lower than the Government’s ambition of 300,000 new homes per year[1], we’re doing everything we can to support SME housebuilders to ensure they get access to the debt finance they need to continue bringing new homes to market.”

 

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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 £7B, directly helping with the creation of 31,600 new jobs and 22,300 new homes across the UK.
  • Raised deposits from c.160,000 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. 

Visit www.oaknorth.co.uk for more information.

Contact

Tom Pavey-Smith, Associate Director – Growth & Communications: tom.pavey-smith@oaknorth.co.uk / press@oaknorth.co.uk / 0791 716 5588

[1] House of Commons Library – Tackling the under-supply of housing in England

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