Avamore Capital the specialist bridging development refurbishment lender, has provided a circa £800k loan facility to a local developer. The funding allowed the borrower, a highly experienced contractor and developer, to release funds to repay a junior and senior lender in a very tight timeframe.
The property, in Bishops Stortford (Hertfordshire), is currently a mixed-use leisure complex with a restaurant on the ground floor and gymnasium on the ground and first floors. The borrower plans to turn the existing gym into six one-bed apartments and retain a smaller gym on the ground floor. The property is fairly unique, being a grade II listed former maltings dating back to the 1850s, complete with two oast stacks, which the Avamore customer plans to use as a central feature in some of the apartments.
Zuhair Mirza, Principal of Avamore Capital said: “We are thrilled to have closed this deal with the borrower. Their plans for the future are exciting and should be a huge success; we are delighted to have helped them on their way. Avamore would be happy to fund them again should they need it and we hope to assist the customer in funding the conversion of the property in the coming months.” Mr. Mirza added: “We are also pleased to have closed yet another deal with Neil Harris. Mr. Harris has proven to be a great broker and we’d be happy to work with him again in the future.”
Neil Harris, of Pioneer Finance, said: “Avamore Capital are always on their game and completed the deal fast and efficiently. I trust this is another of many more deals to come and look forward to continuing to develop a strong relationship with Avamore Capital.”
Avamore Capital was represented by Phillip Berry and Laura Brown of Teacher Stern LLP.
The borrower was represented by Ross Wiltshire of Ellisons Solicitors.
Notes to Editors
Avamore Capital is a special situations lender that provides loans to property traders, property developers, property investors, and other property entrepreneurs. Loan sizes are between £0.5m and £10m with larger loans possible in conjunction with its partners. Avamore Capital provides a flexible approach, quick feedback and very fast drawdown, subject to due diligence.
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