IM Properties, as part of the IM Group, is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned property development and investment companies and a significant investor in the Midlands.
Working with communities, local authorities and household-name businesses, we have a strong track record of bringing forward high-quality developments across the region. Some examples are provided below.
We invest in places as well as sites. We are committed to high-quality design, sustainability and delivering social value beyond the boundaries of our sites. We will apply this same approach to our proposals for a new business park in Thrapston.
Our sustainable vision
There’s no ignoring the fact that the effects of climate change are very real and increasingly influential. As one of the UK’s largest privately owned property companies, we acknowledge that we have a significant role to play in helping to decarbonise our economy and create a cleaner, greener, more responsible future, which is why we have launched our sustainability strategy.
People, Place, and Planet: Our pathway to 2030 and beyond
Our Sustainable Futures framework sets out our ambitions to 2030, based around three central themes of People, Place and Planet. Each theme has a long-term ambition underpinned with key objectives. We know that we cannot deliver our ambitions alone and therefore Partnerships & Practices are also at the heart of our plans. Our plans also align to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
We’ve pledged that, over the next decade and beyond – with objectives set for 2030 in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals – sustainability will be at the heart of our work. Calling on our experience, financial strength and strategic decision-making, we aim to deliver better value, build stronger relationships with our stakeholders, and crucially leave a beneficial legacy in the communities where we work.
Our long-term sustainability strategy is based around a key purpose: to create a sustainable future together, and our vision: to be innovative in creating sustainable developments, fit for the future.
We have already made some great strides, including the UK’s first Electricity Cost Neutral urban logistics building at The Hub, Birmingham and construction of Jaguar Land Rover’s three million sq ft global afterparts facility at our Mercia Park development, which will be Net Zero Carbon in construction in line with the UK Green Building Council requirements.
We have attracted young, exciting and responsible occupiers, such as Gymshark and Lounge, to establish headquarters facilities in our business parks and have continued to support environmental and social initiatives through our community fund. We also embrace sustainable finance, including our existing Green Loan facility with Lloyds Bank which helps us improve the energy efficiency of our investment portfolio.
Our track record
Currently under construction, Peddimore is a new employment park being delivered by IM Properties in partnership with Birmingham City Council. The site is designed to attract national and international manufacturing and logistics businesses and, when fully operational, will create around 6,500 jobs. A key focus of IM Properties’ work at Peddimore is a major social value programme to provide opportunities for individuals and communities in Birmingham and Royal Sutton Coldfield.
Currently under construction, Mercia Park is a major new employment park in north west Leicestershire that will become home to leading international businesses Jaguar Land Rover and DSV Group. The site will support up to 3,400 jobs, helping to drive economic growth in north west Leicestershire and the surrounding area.
Blythe Valley Park
Located near Solihull, Blythe Valley Park is creating one of the Midlands’ most ambitious new sustainable, mixed-use communities. This established master planned site is home to world class occupiers and set in a stunning 122 acre country park.