A vision for Guernsey's future

About the Long Port Group

  • Privately owned, locally based property development and investment group led by local resident Charles Billson.

  • Long and successful track record as a solution provider, delivering high quality regeneration projects, often through public and private sector partnerships.

  • Employs 60 local people.

  • Reputation for efficiency and an ability to fast track developments to meet public goals on time.

  • A centre of excellence in providing RICS Post Graduate and other professional training.

  • Passionately committed to protecting and sustaining the island’s environment and heritage assets for the benefit of all.

  • Regeneration track record.

Guernsey projects

The Royal St Peter Port
The regeneration of the Royal Hotel site and environs creating:

  • Royal Bank Place - Let to Royal Bank of Scotland International, completed 2004.
  • Royal Chambers - 60,000 sq. ft. state of the art high quality multi-let office.
  • Royal Garden - Development of 68 local market apartments, completed 2004.
  • Royal Terrace - Mixed-use development comprising 48 quality apartments, restaurant, retail and leisure facilities.
  • The Rotunda - Restaurant/ bar/ bistro.
  • Royal Plaza - High quality public open space.
  • Cour du Bordier - Regeneration of derelict States heritage buildings in Le Bordage.
  • 24 Apartments and commercial units. Highly Commended - Gsy 2003 Design
  • Awards for Contribution for the Built Environment.

UK projects

Gibfield Park Wigan
278 acres, mixed-use regeneration project of deep and open cast coal mines, former brickworks, and quarry creating:

  • 35 acres residential land - 600 homes.
  • 35 acre business park - 2000 jobs.
  • £9m regional facility for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
  • 200 acre country park.
  • 1.5 miles of public road gifted by Long Port.

Bentley Bridge Park Wolverhampton
20-year large-scale regeneration of derelict mines, tips, canals and metal foundries creating:

  • £250m investment on and £250m off-site.
  • 1,000,000 sq. ft. industrial units.
  • 250,000 sq. ft. leisure park.
  • 250,000 sq. ft. retail park.
  • 65,000 sq. ft. Sainsbury Food Superstore.
  • 150 residential units.
  • Comprehensive public canal-side environmental improvements.

Cannock Gateway Staffordshire
In 1994 Mr Billson was instrumental in raising £100m for the regeneration of the coal-closure-hit to the Cannock Community. Following a successful partnering of the public & private sectors he was asked to become Chairman of the resulting Public Gateway Project in a voluntary capacity and held the post for 10 years. He was also co-Chairman, again in a voluntary capacity, of an adjoining regeneration initiative in Rugeley, where £35m was invested.

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