Land Securities is the UK’s leading real estate investment trust. The company’s national portfolio of commercial property, worth many billions of pounds, includes some of Britain’s best-known shopping centres, such as the Birmingham Bullring and Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, as well as London landmarks such as the Piccadilly Lights and Westminster City Hall. Land Securities is leading urban renaissance through a billion pound development programme, transforming Exeter, Bristol and Cardiff city centres as well as key sites in Central London. Land Securities is also one of the leading names in property outsourcing and through urban community development is involved in long-term, large-scale regeneration projects in the southeast.
Savills plc is a leading international property services company with a full listing on the London Stock Exchange. The company has undergone dynamic growth in recent years establishing itself as a powerful player on the international stage with offices and associates throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa.
Savills is the trading name for the property service subsidiaries of Savills plc, which advise on commercial, rural, residential, and leisure properties. Other services include corporate finance advice, fund management and a range of property related financial services.
The merger of Derwent Valley Holdings and London Merchant Securities took place on 1st February 2007, creating Derwent London plc, a leading central London office specialist with a combined portfolio valued at over £2.5 billion, of which the majority is located in central London. A design-led award-winning property company with a reputation for high quality contemporary architecture and innovative refurbishment. The company works closely with leading and emerging architects to create imaginative solutions to enhance its projects. The group invests mainly in the West End but also in those newly improving locations where it perceives future value, bringing quality working environments to people and contributing to London’s regeneration.