Who We Are

We use our wealth of experience to help landowners across the UK make strategic land development decisions.

Mac Mic Group’s Strategic Land development team are experts in the delivery and promotion of strategic land and planning.

We are committed to maximising land value for landowners by shaping communities through healthy design, creating places where people want to live, leaving a legacy we can all be proud of.

Our team are specialists in strategic land development and planning across the UK. We work with local authorities and communities to progress and promote land through the planning system and deliver the best outcome.

We want to understand what local people need from a new neighbourhood, ensuring our proposals deliver benefits to the community in terms of new homes and facilities, while demonstrating best practice in placemaking and sustainable development.

Key drivers for our placemaking strategy, in relation to the benefits new development can bring to the lifestyle of future residents, include wellbeing, protecting wildlife, access to nature and connectivity to existing amenities and beyond.

Meet the team 

Our Head of Strategic Land, Group Director  Andrew Mickel, South West Strategic Land Manager Michael Gooch, Regional Land Director - South East Conor Roberts, South East Strategic Land Manager Nick Rennie, South East Senior Planning Manager Kari Burton,  Regional Land Director - Scotland Bruce Hampton  and Chris Wright are the land and planning specialists helping landowners identify the right solutions for their land.

 

What We Do
  • £250m land sales in the UK
  • 90% planning success rate
  • 62 projects in the UK
  • over 8,000 plots identified in emerging allocations
  • over 4,015 acres of land in promotion
  • At Mac Mic Group, our long experience has forged an enviable reputation as a company you can trust.

    As a fourth-generation, family-owned company, Mac Mic Group place a strong emphasis on the importance of traditional family values and developing strong relationships and it is not uncommon for us to work with and support our partners on multiple projects, over many years.

    As a property and land company we are committed to supporting local communities and being considerate of the environment we all live in. And this is not simply a tick box exercise for us, or just to keep up with the latest business trends.

    These principles run deep in the company and are embedded in our roots and our culture.

     

     

  • Over the years, we have brought forward and moved forward thousands of acres of land through the planning process so landowners can realise the full potential of their property.

    With every opportunity, our vastly experienced team work hard to ensure land possibilities successfully realised.

    We identify opportunities to unlock land’s potential and then use our expertise and experience to engage local communities and navigate a route through the ever-changing planning processes to the marketplace.

    Our track record on delivering positive outcomes for our clients and local communities is one we are proud of and as our reputation as a company that can be trusted grows, so does our extensive portfolio of land as landowners place their faith in Mactaggart & Mickel Group.

Our Heritage

Mactaggart & Mickel is an award-winning group of companies operating in the UK property sector. Established as a luxury housebuilding company in Scotland in 1925, the company has  diversified over the years and the Group now focuses on Strategic Land Development, Private Lettings and Investments.

 

  • Apr-24

    Seasoned Land Professional Joins Mac Mic Group’s South West Team

    Mac Mic Group have strengthened its Strategic Land team with a new appointment to support the company’s growth in the South West of England.


    The Group’s latest recruit Richard Kelso joins as Senior Strategic Land Manager based out of the company’s Bristol office, working alongside Strategic Land Manager Michael Gooch.

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  • Apr-24

    Moving on Up: A Look at Mac Mic Group's Promotions

    Bruce Hampton is promoted to the position of Regional Land Director (Scotland) and Conor Roberts is promoted to the position of Regional Land Director (South East).

    Image(L-R): Bruce Hampton and Conor Roberts. 

  • Sept-23

    Mac Mic Group launches new charitable foundation

    Mac Mic Group has announced the launch of the new Mac Mic Foundation and a pledge to donate a minimum 2% of company net annual profit to helping communities thrive. 

    The Mac Mic Foundation will play a vital role in the company's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy, which is centred on enhancing local communities by supporting causes that deliver positive and lasting change.

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  • May-23

    Mac Mic Group strengthen South East Strategic Land team with new appointment

    Mac Mic Group has strengthened its Strategic Land Division with a new appointment to support the company’s growth in south east England.

    Kari Burton has joined Mac Mic Group as Senior Planning Manager and is based in the company’s London office at Paddington Basin.

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  • Apr-23

    Mac Mic Group’s Strategic Land team eyes growth with Bristol office

    Mac Mic Group’s South West Strategic Land team has moved to offices at Aztec West, Bristol as the land and property group looks to further grow its portfolio in the region.

    Mac Mic Group has relocated to The Aztec Centre from premises in Cheltenham to draw on Bristol’s status as a hub for the region’s property industry, and benefit from Aztec West’s strategic location, with its excellent transport links.

    The move comes as the Group’s South West Strategic Land team looks to invest significantly in its portfolio of strategic land, which already includes 23 sites.

    The investment is part of a wider investment plan that will include growing the Group’s total English strategic land revenue by £33m over the next five years.

  • Sept-22

    Milestone sale of the last phase at Shavington Triangle development

    Our Strategic Land team completed the sale of the last phase of the Shavington Triangle development, near Crewe, this month to Anwyl Homes.

    The sale marks a milestone in the team's history as the first site for which planning consent was secured. Outline planning for 400 houses was granted from Cheshire East Council in 2015.

    Development of the initial phase of 200 houses sold to Persimmon commenced in 2017, with detailed consent recently granted to Anwyl Homes taking the final number to 450 houses.

  • Jun-22

    Strategic land receives investment following sale of Group housebuilding business

    Following the sale of its housebuilding business to Springfield Properties in a £46m deal, Mactaggart & Mickel Group embarks on a major investment programme to grow its strategic land business.

    The strategic land team has enjoyed considerable success having completed seven deals in the last year. These included the acquisition of a 66-acre site in south-east London, and deals to promote sites in the Chiltern Hills, in Wiltshire and in Worcestershire.

    The team has projects covering over 3,300 acres in England and over 2,800 in Scotland. The new investment plan will significantly grow the English strategic land revenue over the next five years.

  • Nov-21

    Tom Harris joins strategic land team

    Tom joined the Cheltenham based South West team in November 2021, following a previous role as Head of Land & Partnerships at the Jehu Group.

    He is responsible for identifying new strategic land opportunities in the South West and steering them through the planning process.

    Born and raised in Wales, Tom offers expert knowledge of the development market in the West and South West. He likes to take a friendly, collaborative and ambitious approach to tackling challenges and is dedicated to delivering much-needed homes across the region.

    A chartered planning and development surveyor, Tom also brings experience of the affordable housing sector which he gained after a degree in Land Management from the University of Reading.

    He is an avid football fan and player, and is proud to have scored twice at Cardiff City Stadium, the home of Welsh football. Tom is also a keen golfer in his spare time.

  • Michael Gooch profile image
    July-21

    Michael Gooch has joined the company as Strategic Land Manager South West

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  • Nick Rennie profile image
    May-21

    Nick Rennie joins the company as Strategic Land Manager South East

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  • 5 Merchant Square exterior - Strategic Land Headquarters
    2020

    Mactaggart & Mickel open offices in London, where the South East Region is based

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  • Conor Roberts profile image
    2019

    Conor Roberts joins Mactaggart & Mickel’s English Strategic Land team, setting up the South East Region

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  • Mactaggart & Mickel reception
    2017

    Mactaggart & Mickel Strategic Land opens its first office in England, located in Cheltenham, where the South West Region is based

  • Nevin Holden profile image
    2016

    Nevin Holden joins Mactaggart & Mickel Strategic Land to manage and expand the South West Region

  • Mactaggart & Mickel development
    2015

    First land sale to top-ranked UK PLC Housebuilder

  • Shavington strategic land development plan
    2014

    First Planning Permission is obtained at Newcastle Road, Shavington

  • Shavington image - areal
    2010

    First Planning Promotion Agreement (PPA) is signed at Newcastle Road, Shavington

  • Ken Hopkins profile image
    2009

    Mactaggart & Mickel Strategic Land is established with the appointment of Ken Hopkins

Latest
  • 17-06-2024

    Mac Mic Group Gives Back: Over £55,000 support for Charities & Local Causes

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    The reality beyond statistics: Scotland's housing crisis significantly impacts people's lives

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