The two founder principals, Colin Banyard and Ian Steer, are supported by Jackie Burns, Finance Director, and a small team of specialists in engineering, project management and development. Behind the core team there is also an outsource group of professionals who we work with on a continuous basis, who are all specialists in their field of expertise.
The original business plan was formed around a request from a major car manufacturer, through its logistics supplier, to procure a new rail connected distribution hub in the centre of the UK. The founding directors began working with a specialist USA based rail design and construction company who assisted in providing new technologies for loading/unloading and storage systems in the rail transport sector. A new venture was formed called Transdevelopment International Limited. This provided a number of schemes to other major motor manufacturers and also progressed into other industries. Cracknore Kilbride still has a strong relationship with their USA partners who have offices in Atlanta, Portland and Mexico. There is a frequent exchange of ideas, staff collaboration and general cooperation on projects.
Along with our strong presence in the rail industry, the Energy sector has become another main interest of Cracknore Kilbride since August 2011 and future plans involve the delivery of energy schemes for our client base. This led to the creation of a key joint venture, called Rolton Kilbride, with a leader in the UK renewable energy sector, Rolton Group. Rolton Kilbride's unique selling point is as a distributed energy company that builds embedded power and heat generation assets for high energy use businesses, communities and large-scale development projects. The plan is to the implement six schemes in various parts of the UK with the potential to generate a combined total of 100MW of new renewable power.
Our business model has remained the same since inception. Projects, whether rail or energy, commence with a client requirement and our USP is the understanding of how to translate that requirement into a viable and deliverable proposal.
This combines the key components of delivery of complex projects to client needs, dealing with difficult consent processes and creating investment assets supported by strong covenants with mid to long term secure income streams.
Veolia ‘Energy from Waste’ Site, Marchwood
This 25 MW energy from waste facility site on a 10 acre site is let to Hampshire Waste Services Limited who operate the Integra domestic waste programme for Hampshire County Council.
TIP Trailers site, Cracknore Hard Lane, Marchwood
This 5.76 acre site is let to TIP Trailers Services UK Limited, a subsidiary of HNA Group.
A trading company which specialises in procuring sites for renewable energy schemes including obtaining the necessary consents and technology partners to ‘build out’ the plants through Rolton Kilbride, the joint venture company.This was set up in November 2013 to bring together the knowledge and skills of the Cracknore Kilbride and Rolton teams, specifically in the distributed renewable energy market. A number of substantial projects are making progress and for more information on Rolton Kilbride and its current portfolio visit the Rolton Kilbride area of our website.
Special Purpose Companies
Kilbride Rail Terminals
This company owns a rail terminal that serviced the Honda Plant at Swindon until December 2010. Kilbride carried out and funded the security, access road and fees to establish the operational use of the terminal. Proposals are now being considered for the next phase of development for the rail terminal at Swindon.
This company is pursuing the development of a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange at a site close to the M6 near Stretton, through its 50% interest in Kilbride (Four Ashes) LLP. In addition to a major rail interchange there will be 5 million sq ft of supporting warehousing with a future Gross Development Value of approximately £450 million.
This company has a development management agreement over a 59 acre business park site at Inverurie just north of Aberdeen (Phase 2). Planning consent was granted for the first phase, and the land was sold to an outdoors Retailing Company. The options for the next phase are being reviewed.
Kilbride Community Rail
This was Kilbride's first venture into a ‘passenger rail’ based project. Options were secured on land at Tavistock in Devon and Bovis Homes have been signed up to deliver the housing. Planning permission has been obtained for a scheme of up to 750 houses, which will provide funding for the reinstatement of a disused rail line connecting to Plymouth (originally closed after the Beeching Report).