OakNorth Bank completes £7m partial CBILS loan to support the sale of 21 homes in Surrey

OakNorth Bank has completed a £7m partial CBILS loan to Queensmead Weybridge Ltd to refinance existing debt and allow time for the sale of 21 residential units in Surrey.

The residential units form part of a five-storey mixed-use scheme, comprising of 46 flats with parking spaces and two retail units on the ground floor. The spacious flats will offer residents living on the ground floor a patio annexe, while first floor residents will get a balcony and second floor residents will get a terrace.

The site, located on the outskirts of Weybridge’s town centre and in the popular Elmbridge district of Surrey, is a short walk from Weybridge train station, offering regular direct trains under 40 minutes into London Waterloo.

OakNorth Bank has approved over £1.3bn in new loans since 23 March, including c.450m through the British Business Bank’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

Commenting on the transaction, Brian Norton, Chairman of Queensmead Weybridge Ltd, said: “Despite England now entering another lockdown until at least 2 December, Martin and the team at OakNorth Bank were willing to support us and ensure we have more time to sell these units. These are very spacious, high-quality homes in one of the most desirable parts of the UK, which appeal to a wide range of buyers.”

Martin Williams, Director of Debt Finance at OakNorth Bank, added: “Brian and Mark have many years’ experience of property development in Surrey, successfully completing and selling several mixed-use and resi-led schemes. With the current challenging market conditions due to COVID-19, they need more time to market and sell the properties, so we’ve been delighted to be able to support them. We look forward to working with both Brian and Mark on their future developments.”