Property
2015: No.12= - £450m
2014: No.12= - £450m

Turnover at Kingswinford-based London & Cambridge Properties was up again to £89.8 million in 2013-14 , reflecting continued steady growth. Profits were up to £43.2 million up from £38.8m the previous year.

London & Cambridge, established in 1987, is one of the UK’s largest private owners of retail and industrial property. The company owns industrial, office and retail properties from Durham and St Helens in the north to Aldershot, Sidcup and Maidstone in the south, plus a large amount of property in and around the Black Country. One of their most recent lettings was to Lariot Ltd – Europe’s leading saddle-tree maker who are moving onto LCP’s Burntwood Business Park

The company – 40 per cent owned by Caspar MacDonald-Hall – has significant retail holdings in the town centres of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Aldridge and Walsall and industrial interests in Pensnett, Burntwood and Bloxwich. In all, London & Cambridge Properties runs a portfolio of more than 15 million sq ft. It has more than 270 sites and 2,300 tenants.

Major schemes include a £1.25 million 9,500 sq ft store for Home Bargains in the Churchill Shopping Centre, Dudley, a £3.2 million project on the Burntwood Business Park in Staffordshire and a £1 million Lidl store in Aldershot, as well as office lettings in Kingswinford, Sidcup and Maidstone.

The company also owns industrial and warehouse space in Reading, Liverpool, Derby, Bristol and Milton Keynes, and its major leisure site is the Arcadian Centre in Birmingham city centre.

The company expanded into Poland with a subsidiary there in 2005, and Germany in 2007 .

Caspar MacDonald-Hall also owns 46 per cent of management holding company Ringmerit, based in Havant, Hampshire, and jointly owns Southampton-based property investment company Proudreed as well as a £31 million stake in AIM Aviation, a Bournemouth-based aircraft interiors company which was founded by his father in 1970. Shares in non-LCP businesses amount to almost £230 million.

Sixty-four-year-old Caspar MacDonald-Hall , who lives in Hampshire, loves fishing and game shooting and has been rated by The Field magazine as one of the best shots in the country, described as an “elegant high-hitter”.