ABOUT MELT PROPERTY
MELT Property is a group of property development and investment companies formed in 2002.
At the core of our business are three philosophies which we call Design led Development, Systematic Construction and Sustainable Sustainability
Our current development projects have end values of over £100m and our project pipeline is worth over £200m.
With a particular focus on the residential, hotel and aparthotel sectors, we incorporate high levels of sustainability in our projects, aiming to deliver net-zero carbon/carbon offsetting buildings which are energy self-sufficient.
MELT Homes, our residential development arm, undertake multi-unit residential developments.
While our primary focus is on property development, we also have built up a residential and commercial property portfolio of over 50 properties.
This includes Danby Lodge, a Grade II listed former hunting lodge set in a commanding position within thousands of acres of statutory forest in the Royal Forest of Dean which we let on a short term basis.
MELT’S THREE CENTRAL PHILOSOPHIES
Our business is built around three central philosophies:
We pursue opportunities that have a strong base case and significant potential for optimisation and value enhancement through design and planning. This ensures that our developments always make a minimum acceptable levels of return, while creating significant potential for upside profit.
In order to create cost certainty and reduce embodied carbon we deliver using modular construction and other off-site construction methods wherever possible.
We combine the latest green technologies to create carbon offsetting, energy positive developments where the cost of these technologies pay for itself. This enables us to deliver environmentally-friendly (green) building solutions in an economically viable manner.
Past project values
Current project values
We actively seek out sites which have strong potential for value enhancement through planning, but with an existing use or extant consent that puts a floor on minimum project returns. By targeting developments which meet these criteria, we ensure that our projects always make a minimum acceptable level of return, while including significant potential for upside profit.
In order to deliver cost and programme certainty, we seek out projects which can be delivered using modular or another form of off-site construction. As modular technologies and delivery methods have started to mature and gain economies of scale, the projects to which they can viably be applied has broadened.
Building using modular construction enables the amount of waste generated by our projects to be reduced and the carbon embodied within developments to be minimised. Climate change will be far more costly to deal with in the future if it is neglected now and so we take the responsibility of being as environmentally sustainable as possible very seriously.
We also seek out projects which demonstrate expertise in combining technologies like ground source heating, solar/hydroelectric power generation and battery storage mature to produce carbon offsetting, energy positive developments. The key for us is that the cost of implementing these technologies must pay for themselves. We call this Sustainable Sustainability – environmentally friendly developments that are delivered in an economically viable manner.