Kingscrown Group

About

Kingscrown was established in 1997 and our team collectively has over 100 years’ experience in residential development, finance and commercial investments. We have developed a reputation as a reliable and highly regarded organisation, delivering high quality homes, investments and financial support.

Meet the team

  • Photo of Barrie Pollock

    Barrie Pollock

    Founder and Group CEO

  • Photo of Daniel Pollock

    Daniel Pollock

    Managing Director

  • Photo of Laurie Sharples

    Laurie Sharples

    Commercial Estates Assistant

  • Photo of Thomas Sharples

    Thomas Sharples

    Commercial Estates Director

  • Photo of Daniel Russell

    Daniel Russell

    Development Manager

  • Photo of Natalie Pollock

    Natalie Pollock

    Director of Lavish Lettings Ltd

  • Photo of Laura Cordwell

    Laura Cordwell

    Property Manager

  • Photo of Kathryn Evans

    Kathryn Evans

    Property Manager

  • Photo of Diane Topping

    Diane Topping

    Chartered Accountant

  • Photo of Eni Febriani

    Eni Febriani

    Accounts Assistant

  • Photo of Paul Stone

    Paul Stone

    Construction Director

  • Photo of Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson

    Facilities Manager – Merseyside

  • Photo of David Llewellyn

    David Llewellyn

    Facilities Manager – Northeast

Kingscrown Group Timeline

Established in 1997 by Barrie Pollock, Kingscrown Group was born following Barrie’s buyout from Blemain Finance in 2005 by Barclays Private Equity, which provided the funding and facility to embark on growing a diverse business portfolio.

Over the past 25 years we have established ourselves as a reliable and consistent business with a strict focus on property and commercial enterprise in the following sectors:
  • Commercial investments
  • Planning & land procurement
  • Secured Loans
  • Residential developments
  • Airbnb - Short Term Holiday Letting 
  • Residential management

1997

Kingscrown Group formed

Barrie Pollock, the Group Director and founder of Kingscrown, formed the business in 1997 with an initial focus on buying, refurbishing, and selling terrace houses.

2007

Daniel Pollock joins Kingscrown Group

Kingscrown Group started buying and selling a large collection of residential units with a North West of England focus. Working with a collection of contractors finishing off schemes of houses and apartments, which were renovated, rented, divided into separate units & sold on.

2014

Kingscrown Commercial growth and expansion

Kingscrown Commercial began to focus on commercial properties, specifically income producing assets, re-investing profit and funds from residential sales.

2015

Kingscrown Finance established

Kingscrown Finance began trading and growing quickly using the in-house expertise, knowledge and understanding of the industry.

2016

Kingscrown jumps into bed with Airbnb

Kingscrown Properties commenced providing short term accommodation via Airbnb.

2017

Kingscrown Developments formed

Kingscrown Developments was formed and began the first project, Station Lane, Birkenshaw.

2017

Lavish Lettings is launched

The launch of Lavish Lettings Ltd a holiday lettings business providing short term accommodation. Lavish Lettings Ltd currently has capacity of 180 people per night throughout 25 serviced properties in Liverpool, Manchester, Southport, Keighley, and Marbella.

2018

Kingscrown Commercial continued growth and expansion

Kingscrown Commercial acquired Eggleston Court, Middlesbrough – a freehold half vacant office park consisting of 40,000 sq. ft which underwent a full refurb. Some of the tenants include Handelsbanken, Emerson Group, Wasley Chapman, Barker & Stonehouse all leading companies within the UK.

Various Residential blocks sold to Assisted living providers & Residential Housing Associations (69 units, combined sale price £4.6m)

2019

Thomas Sharples joins Kingscrown Group

Thomas Sharples, Commercial Estates Director joins the business and assists with the continued growth of the portfolio, purchasing, refurbishing, renting and selling commercial property.

2020

Kingscrown Finance reaches £15m in loans

Kingscrown Finance Loan book reaches £15m.

2020

Kingscrown Land and Homes established

Kingscrown Land & Homes was established 2020 with a focus and vision upon investing in land and residential development opportunities. Daniel Russell, Development Manager, joins the business to lead the Land & Homes Division and secure planning for a mix of residential schemes, with a focus upon housing for both market and affordable providers.

2021

Kingscrown Land & Homes expands

The Kingscrown Land & Homes Division acquires 10 sites and development opportunities throughout England and Wales, securing planning permission on two sites for a combined total of 94 units.

2022

More investment in outstanding commercial assets

Acquisition of 43,000sq ft Industrial Space in Morley, Leeds let to J S Miller Distribution.

£1m Refurbishment Commences for 36,000 sq. ft Office Accommodation in Sunderland.

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