A significant move was the development of a chain of estate agencies by Arthur’s son Michael that were eventually sold in 1988.
On Arthur’s death in 1993, Michael took over the running of the business and, while continuing with housebuilding, made a committed move into commercial developments.
This proved to be a significant decision as, when the residential sector collapsed early in the new century, commercial projects became key to the company’s fortunes. During this period, a series of convenience stores were developed and let to Tesco, Spar, the Coop and Costcutters.
Today, land continues to be acquired to support a wide range of residential and commercial schemes with the residential focus now expanded to include barn conversions.