2011-2021 Celebrating 10 years of FW Properties
In 2021, FW Properties marks a decade in business. During the last 10 years, we have built more than 200 residential properties, created 10 commercial units and achieved thousands of smiles. From aspirational family properties in rural villages, to stylish homes in waterside locations; each one of our developments is built to our exacting and precise standards. Always working in partnership with the most talented and highly skilled architects and craftspeople, we are proud of our positive impact on the East Anglian landscape, community and economy. Our small and exclusive developments are in sought after locations throughout Norfolk and Suffolk. From overseeing the transformation of Westlegate Tower with its stunning duplex penthouse apartment, to the award winning development with unique vistas of the River Deben, to idyllic family homes in picturesque villages, characterful conversions and affordable properties to help local people get a foot on the ladder, every FW Properties development is personally overseen by our expert, in-house team. With a passion for beautiful architecture, meticulous attention to detail and a genuine commitment to exceptional quality, we would be more than happy to make any one of our properties our home. The past 10 years have flown by for us and we are proud to have achieved so much.
From our very first development of luxury apartments at Westlegate Tower in Norwich to today, thank you to everyone who has played an important part in our journey so far; helping us to develop our distinctive, signature properties throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.
Whilst every property and development is significant, here are just a few of our highlights from the past decade.
FW Properties is established. The business is founded by directors Ian Fox and Julian Wells, bringing together more than 45 years’ experience in property development and investment.
We start work at Alpington, Norwich with a development of 10 new family homes. Each with generous plots, these properties make the most of sweeping countryside views. Jack Trutch joins our team as Associate Director and later in the year we get underway at Tibbenham House too.
In a first for us, we take on two larger village sites. Work starts on 21 properties in Rockland St Mary and 25 new homes for Hoveton.
At Rockland, our properties sit on the outskirts of this quaint village on a rural facing site, providing an idyllic spot for new owners. While at Hoveton, our site occupies a glorious, historical spot, neighbouring the Grade II listed St John’s Church.
Work starts at our first development - Westlegate Tower, Norwich. It probably remains our most prestigious development to date. We are also appointed as the main advisor to Investec Bank for the former RAF base at West Raynham.
A national award win, a historically important Suffolk development and new homes in secluded villages. Work begins at our first project backed by Investec Bank, Whisstocks in Woodbridge. We scoop a National House Award and work starts at two new Norfolk developments in Wreningham and Bergh Apton.
2020 is not the year any of us predict. But we adapt and change, to ensure our team, and everyone we work with remains safe while our developments progress.
At Whisstocks, we return to the site to create a mixed-use property from a former commercial building. Featuring a ground-floor restaurant and shop, plus two residential homes with incredible views along the River Deben, we create a beautiful spot for pausing, relaxing, and socialising at this striking waterside stretch. And with construction work allowed to take place under lockdown rules, we start on site at Hempnall, just south of Norwich.
As the business flourishes, we grow the team welcoming Catherine Newey as Associate Director. Catherine leads our important instruction at West Raynham.
By the end of 2017, we reach a significant milestone of completing 100 residential properties. As the numbers get bigger, our dedication and commitment to building only the finest quality properties never waivers. We are proud to have developed 100 properties for people living and moving to our beautiful part of the world.
In what feels like no time at all, FW Properties is 10 years old.
With more than 200 residential properties developed to our name, our first decade has been extremely busy, incredibly enjoyable and given us a solid foundation on which to build upon for the future. We are extraordinarily proud of the properties we have built, and the positive impact we have had on the East Anglia landscape, community and local economy.
To our team and everyone who has supported us and played a part in the FW Properties story so far, thank you.
Our first village development gets underway with the sod cut at Kings Meadow in Brooke. Eight superb, executive properties and four affordable dwellings provide a welcome gateway into this popular village, just eight miles from Norwich..
Our waterside Whisstocks development in Woodbridge scoops a national RIBA Craftmanship Award, planning is successfully granted for 93 new homes at the former RAF base in West Raynham and work starts on a small yet meticulously designed development in Geldeston, Norfolk.