About us

We are proud of our significant record in property investment, development and asset management.

As a privately-owned company with our own equity, we are in the privileged position of being able to take advantage of new opportunities quickly. This has been enhanced further through the complete re-financing of the business in November 2021 through a Private Placement, putting in place long term, fixed cost, unsecured debt at very competitive rates.

Our continued success is also underpinned by our ability to play the long game in challenging economic cycles.

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Our business at a glance

£250m

market exposure through a diversified
portfolio of investments and developments

3.5m

sq ft

development pipeline
across all sectors

Investments located throughout the UK and USA

12,000

consented residential units
across England and Scotland

£140m

third party asset
management portfolio

£6m

average pre-tax profit over five years

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Through its ability to generate a consistent flow of profits, Buccleuch Property fulfils a critical role as part of our wider objective to protect and sustain our heritage assets whilst capitalising on our substantial land holdings to their best potential. As new technologies, the risks associated with climate change and demand for alternative energy increase we recognise the unique position our business occupies and the significant responsibilities that come with this.

Benny Higgins
Executive Chairman, Buccleuch Group

Benny Higgins, Executive Chairman, Buccleuch Group

Collaborations

Partnerships and Joint Ventures are at the core of our culture and sit alongside our own directly managed projects. We are in the fortunate position to be able to financially partner businesses with innovative ideas and who will typically be specialists in their sector or location. This allows us to unlock new markets and entrepreneurial talent while generating improved returns to everyone’s benefit.

Our established residential partners include London based Native Land who specialise in prime mixed use development, Queensberry Properties, developers of high quality homes in the Scottish Central Belt, iMpeC Developments who are focused on the North East English land market and Litton Property who focus on commercial development and land promotion in Yorkshire and the Midlands. We have also recently completed our first acquisition with Packaged Living in the BTR sector.

On the commercial side we have strong relationships with Cambridge based Wrenbridge who operate in the Midlands and South East industrial and logistic markets as well as Argon in the North East who focus on logistics and healthcare opportunities.

We have an active Strategic Land business with over 12,000 consented residential units with the largest projects being in partnership with Mactaggart & Mickel and Long Harbour.

Buccleuch has also been committed to the US for almost 20 years and has now co-invested with Boston based ELV Associates for 5 years with projects focussed on the Multi Family and Student markets along the Eastern Seaboard.

Environmental, Social and Governance

As a company we are passionate about creating inspiring spaces for people to live, work and enjoy their leisure time and consistently aim for the highest standards. We take our Environmental, Social and Governance commitments seriously and over the last few decades, have achieved a carbon zero rating for the Group as a whole while continually pushing to make further reductions.

We are part of an industry on a steep learning curve, not least in how it adopts different technologies but also in how it benchmarks performance and outputs. We are committed to the continual improvement of our overall impact with steps taken to date including:

  • We have achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ on most of our recent developments and now see this as a minimum standard for the future
  • The use of green technology is adopted wherever we can in both new developments and existing investments – this includes district heating schemes, PV roof panels, air source heat pumps, EV charging points, low carbon materials and battery storage
  • Working with occupiers to reduce energy use and improve EPC ratings to outperform required standards
  • Proactively engaging with local communities as we develop plans for new developments and throughout the planning process
  • Giving back where we can through an active charitable and volunteering programme including the renowned Buccleuch Property Challenge
  • Providing an inspiring place to work with a flexible, inclusive and supportive working culture.
     
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Our Heritage

Buccleuch /bəkluː/ (buck-loo)
Derived from deer (buck) from the ravine (cleugh)

As part of one of Scotland’s longest-standing dynasties, who can trace their roots back to the 12th century, Buccleuch has been the custodian of more than a million acres of land in Scotland and England for over a thousand years. Today, the Buccleuch family is headed by Richard Montagu Douglas Scott, the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KT, KBE.

We are proud of our heritage and passionate about our responsibilities to future generations. Entrepreneurship continues to be main driver of our business success along with our core values of trust, integrity, accountability and innovation along with a commitment to upholding the highest environmental standards.

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Buccleuch Estate
Across our four estates, Buccleuch has:

10,000

hectares of woodlands

189,000

acres of agriculture land

420+

colleagues

53,000

livestock

8x3.2MV

wind turbines consented to power 16,000 homes

400MW

pumped storage hydro scheme consented

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