Quinn Estates are a Canterbury based property development and investment group who have operated in Kent for 20 years. We have planned, constructed and sold a diverse range of schemes including residential, healthcare, industrial, education, leisure and office developments.
Our expertise lies in identifying opportunities to add value through planning and design whilst also having the capability to build, having ourselves delivered in excess on 1m sq.ft of commercial space and hundreds of residential units. We have successfully obtained planning permission on both heavily contaminated and greenfield sites and work with landowners, local authorities, property companies and private equity partners to deliver value and schemes to be proud of. Through a thorough understanding of planning and politics, Quinn Estates have created a niche position within the Kent property scene for the delivery of exemplar developments.
Quinn Estates nominated for three RESI Awards
DEMOLITION OF FORMER GARDEN CENTRE CLEARS WAY FOR SELF BUILD HOMES DEVELOPMENT
GRAND DESIGNS FOR HAMMILL PARK AS WORK BEGINS ON SELF BUILD DEVELOPMENT
NEW LINK ROAD, JOBS AND HOMES FOR DEAL AS WORK STARTS ON KEY TOWN SITE
News // Mar 2017
Quinn Estates are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for three awards in the prestigious RESI awards. The categories we have been nominated in are:
Small Developer of the Year
Our entry focused on Quinn Estates’ enormous success over the last twelve months, including examples of notable development works. The most recent of these include Herne Bay Golf Club, Thanington Park and Hammill Park.
Deal of the Year – Herne Bay Golf Club
Our entry outlined details of one of the most significant planning applications ever granted in the South East, led by Quinn Estates. It represents the only strategic housing development deal in the Canterbury district, and resulted in a landmark deal with Redrow Homes.
Development of the Year – Hammill Park
Promising to give a new lease of life to an un-used and un-saleable brownfield site, Quinn Estates recognised the potential for a mixed-use residential and employment space, and understood the opportunity to maximise its scenic surroundings. Instead of building volume new homes, Quinn Estates made the bold decision to create just 19 bespoke self-build plots to fit in with the surrounding beauty and history of the area, making it the largest self-build scheme in the UK.
The RESI Awards are taking place on 10th May at Grosvenor House in London. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.resiawards.com/resiawards2017
News // Feb 2017
Boughton Park, a stunning development of new homes and offices from Quinn Estates at the site of the former Grafty Green garden centre near Ulcombe, will not only create new jobs but create one of the most desirable places to live and work in Kent.
The demolition of existing buildings, now underway, clears the way for a development inspired, in part, by its former use and rural setting. A new 5,000 sq ft office space will also provide future employment opportunities.
The site will provide a unique opportunity for people to create their own grand design, with one of 14 fully serviced self-build plots. The homes have been designed by the award winning Kent based architect Guy Hollaway.
As part of the planning agreement for this Headcorn Road site, bought by Quinn Estates in November 2014, a contribution of £240,000 will be made to off-site affordable housing with an additional payment towards local NHS services and other local projects.
Outside the Section 106 agreement, a £100,000 payment has been provided to Boughton Malherbe Parish Council to improve local facilities.
Mark Quinn, Managing Director, Quinn Estates, said: “Across Kent we take pride in bringing forward schemes that not only deliver homes of the highest quality, but also deliver benefits to the local community through job creation and improvements and improved local facilities.”
“At Grafty Green, we carried out extensive consultation, as we do with all our developments, listening to what the community wants and using that to produce what will be a stunning and sensitively designed rural development.
“With work now underway, Quinn Estates are looking forward to delivering its contribution to this rural community, offering a template for how these kinds of developments should be done.”
Cllr Martin Round, Headcorn ward councillor, said: “The start of work on this site is great news for this rural community, not only in delivering a development that takes account of its sensitive rural location, but will also create much needed local jobs.
“Quinn Estates deserve great credit for their exceptional consultation with both the borough and parish councils and the wider public – taking on board what the community wanted and more importantly delivering on that in the final scheme.”
Robert Turner, chairman, Boughton Malherbe Parish Council, which includes Grafty Green, said: “We are not only delighted to see work starting on the Boughton Park development, but pleased to have found in Quinn Estates a developer prepared to listen to local opinion.
"From the very start they kept us as a council in the picture with two public meetings at which residents were able to share their views.
"We believe this development will be of great benefit to the village, not only in terms of providing new and well-designed homes, but the creation of job opportunities via the office premises."
News // Feb 2017
The dream of building their own home has become a reality in Deal as work begins on Hammill Park - the latest self-build development from award winning Kent developer, Quinn Estates.
This exceptional scheme, part of a wider regeneration scheme that will transform the former Hammill Brickworks and Woodnesborough Colliery into one of the most sought after addresses in Kent, was recently launched.
Cllr Paul Watkins, leader of Dover District Council joined Mark Quinn, managing director of Quinn Estates on a visit of this site, which at 19 plots, represents one of the largest self-build development in the county.
This exceptional new 14-acre development will bring a touch of individuality to this brownfield site, transforming it into a vibrant new space, where buyers will have the opportunity to build their own home in a stunning environment.
With picturesque Sandwich, the seaside delights of Deal and the cathedral city of Canterbury on its doorstep it’s no surprise this development has proved such a hit with buyers with all 19 building plots now reserved.
Its rural location – but with excellent road and rail links nearby - is ideal for families seeking space and a relaxed lifestyle, while its heritage makes it a point of historic interest – there are two engine sheds onsite which previously connected coal mines in the 19th century. These renovated sheds will also form part of the new development.
Hammill Park promises an exciting, liveable community with the rare opportunity for creating some exciting grand designs. In addition, the development will provide employment space with a new business park – providing a boost to the rural economy and creating around 60 new jobs.
Hammill Park represents Quinn Estates’ first venture into volume self-build. The scheme involves bringing serviced plots together with site infrastructure, with buyers then able to undertake all of the contracting themselves – much as a standard custom build project. Quinn Estates will provide some overall coordination throughout the life of the development.
Mark Quinn said: “Research has shown that 53% of households in the UK would like to build their home one day. Quinn Estates are leading this trend for self-build homes in Kent through careful planning and design and it’s fantastic to see the potential of this sector come to life.
“The exciting prospect of self-building comes from the fact that you are buying more than just a plot of land – you are creating a space that will contribute towards a dynamic and viable living environment.”
“Hammill Park is a great example of how popular this option is now - with the plots snapped up in record time by people loving the opportunity to live the dream and build their own grand design.
Cllr Paul Watkins said: “This development is proof that working with innovative developers like Quinn Estates can deliver a quality of design and ultimately living, which reflects the heritage and local landscape.
“Now that the homes are starting to be occupied, we can see the scale and scope of what has been achieved. It’s a template for how development in rural and brownfield locations like this should be done.”
Hammill Park is one of 35 live projects currently within the Quinn Estates portfolio.
 Survey conducted by the Building Societies Association http://wwws.selfbuildportal.org.uk/latest-news/18-millions-of-people-want-to-do-a-self-build-project
Mark has been developing property in his Kent homeland for more than 20 years and in that time has delivered a diverse range of high quality schemes, including residential, commercial, healthcare, education and industrial.
A former international skier, he entered property development at 23 when he acquired an old water pumping station. He turned the site into a thriving health club, an enterprise he later sold for £1m. Mark is committed to bringing fresh thinking to development, and is well-known for his bold approach to building for future generations and ensuring his schemes directly benefit the local community.
Quinn Estates have built over 1m sq.ft of commercial space where 3,000 people now work and have a pipeline of circa 8,000 residential units and 4m sq.ft of commercial space.
Quinn Estates were highly commended in the small developer of the year category at the 2016 Resi Awards hosted by the industry bible Property Week. A former Property Week Top 100 Young Developer, Mark won Entrepreneur of the Year category of KEiBA (Kent Excellence in Business Awards) 2016.
Huw Evans MSc
Huw has been instrumental in driving the business forward and oversees project delivery.
Huw has a Masters in Environmental Science and has worked across the world advising on the impact of large scale developments.
Huw has been with Quinn Estates since 2005 and in that time has been instrumental in transforming the business from a small scale developer into a market leader in Kent.
Alastair Cracknell MRICS
Alastair is Quinn Estates’ Development Director, a role which sees him responsible for all site acquisition and planning. He has excellent local knowledge and understanding of the property market and in the past two years he has been responsible for acquiring sites with a potential GDV (gross development value) of £700m.
Alastair joined the company in 2008 from Strutt & Parker in Canterbury. Prior to this he studied Investment & Finance in Property at the University of Reading, graduating in 2005.
Tracy is one of our longest serving team members, having been at Quinn Estates since 2005. She manages the company’s finances, reporting and budgets as well as carrying out human resources tasks for the business.
AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Level 3 qualified, she is currently studying for her Level 4 Diploma with the respected professional accounting body in her own time. She also holds a GNVQ in Business and Finance and an NQV in IT.