Nicholas Holdings Ltd.
45 Silver St.
0208 367 7841 (fax)
Fyfield Investments Ltd
The business has been involved in property development and
investment for over nearly 100 years.
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.
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
flats – Dunraven Drive, Enfield
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
of offices above Seven Sisters tube station
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
Accountants: Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP
We also offer:
- Secure underground individual private storage facilities from only £7 per week.
- Garages for rent
0208 363 8366 and ask for Sharon Pauline.
For more information, click
on the links below
Garages to rent
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