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Nicholas Holdings Ltd.

Nicon House

45 Silver St.



0208 363 8366 (phone)

0208 367 7841 (fax)


subsidiary companies

A.C.Nicholas Ltd

Fyfield Investments Ltd

associated company

Nicon Developments Ltd



The business has been involved in property development and investment for over100 years.


Albert Ephraim Nicholas was the town blacksmith in Enfield, who branched into coffin making and carpentry after WW1. His son Albert Cecil Nicholas, incorporated the firm then expanded into building and contracting and started developing residential property in a small way. Alan Hugh Nicholas, Albert’s son, expanded the company further, giving up contracting work and concentrating solely on development of residential and commercial property with his two brothers.


Until 1986 it was a far larger business also incorporating two hotels (built, owned and run in-house). In 1986 a demerger was undertaken and the business split between the three brothers. Alan retained what was essentially the house-building and development business, his two brothers the hotel in Enfield and most investment properties. Lloyds have been our sole bankers since the start.


Alan is still involved day to day. His son Andrew has an estate management degree and experience working for a firm of Chartered Surveyors in the West End and a very large regional developer His other son, Robert is a fully qualified architect.


Historically we have used expertise and local knowledge to acquire land and assemble sites; gain planning permission and develop for ourselves. It is not uncommon for a site to take 5 or 10 years to assemble. Alternatively we may buy land with a current planning consent, which we believe we can improve upon and thus increase its value. We rarely, if ever, buy a site that is “ready to go” and then implement the planning permission ourselves. Generally speaking we look to develop residential schemes in the order of 1-30 units.



Larger schemes have included:


  • 100 bedroom hotel – The Royal Chace in Enfield.

  • 32 Bedroom hotel and 14 timeshare apartments in Brockenhurst, Hampshire – Rhinefield House Hotel

  • 100 flats – Dunraven Drive, Enfield

  • Bliss Tweed Mill- Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire – planning brief agreed with LA and scheme sold on

  • 42 residential units at Overstrand, Norfolk, on the site of a holiday chalet park.

  • 26,000 ft.sq. of offices above Seven Sisters tube station

  • 30,000 ft. sq. Offices in Cuffley, Herts.- let to Everest Double Glazing

  • The Florida Cinema, Enfield. Converted into Night club and Offices

  • Nicholas House, Enfield, 17,000 sq.ft. offices

  • Nicon House, Enfield, 10,000 sq. ft. offices


     We seek to retain some commercial property for our own investment purposes and in the past few years have retained some residential property as well.


    Geographically we have operated as far as Hampshire, Norfolk and Oxfordshire, but tend principally to concentrate on North London and South Hertfordshire.

Directors: Alan Nicholas, Andrew Nicholas BSc., Robert Nicholas BA. RIBA

Principal bankers: Lloydstsb

Accountants: Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP


We also offer:

  • Secure underground individual private storage facilities from only £7 per week.
  • Garages for rent


Call 0208 363 8366 and ask for Sharon Pauline.

For more information, click on the links below



Rhinefield House, Brockenhurst Hants.

Victorian country house, purchased, converted and extended into a 32 bedroom hotel and 14 timeshare apartments. Initially run in-house, subsequently sold to the Virgin Group.

Now owned and managed by Hand Picked Hotels Ltd.


The Seven Sisters, High Rd. N15.

Seven individual office buildings from 1350 to 13500 ft.sq. Above Seven Sisters Tube Station.

Planned, built, let and retained as an investment. Subsequently sold to Workspace plc

Nicon House. Multi-let and part occupied by ourselves

Commercial Unit with 18 Apartments above. Retail unit let to Bathstore plc and retained for investme

Pair of semi-detached 3 bedroom houses
Built to exceptionally high standard of thermal insulation using an Austrian system-build technique