Company Timeline

We're proud of our history - we've been building new homes for over 50 years. In 2013 we celebrated our 50th anniversary, a milestone in our history and testament to the commitment of our customers, the loyalty of our staff and the longstanding quality and exacting standards to which we build every one of our homes.

Bryan Skinner and Geoffrey Fox 1963

Crest Homes Limited was formed by Bryan Skinner and his partner Geoffrey Fox in Walton on Thames, Surrey.

1968

Listed on the London Stock Exchange under the name of Crest Homes Limited and subsequently Crest Securities Limited.

1972

Formation of Crest Nicholson through the merger of Crest Homes Ltd and Camper & Nicholsons, the boat builder.

1977

Opening of the first regional office in Westerham, Kent.

1986

Acquisition of the Pearce Group, leading to the formation of the South-West & Midlands regions.

1996

The 'Nicholson Estates' brand was developed to trade in the quality inner London market.

1997

Acquired Ingress Park, a 30 hectare derelict site in Greenhithe, now transformed into an award winning flagship residential regeneration project.

1999

The importance of the principles of 'sustainability' were recognised by the Company.

2005

Crest achieved recognition for its regeneration credentials, with awards for Regeneration Developer, Regeneration Partnership and Regeneration Housebuilder of the Year.

2004

The Group expanded its expertise for mixed use developments by adding sites at Milton Keynes, Bath and Camberley to its portfolio.

2006

Crest Nicholson, in partnership with BioRegional Qunitain, launched ‘One Brighton’, a highly sustainable and pioneering development which embraced the principles of 'One Planet Living'.

2007

Crest becomes privately owned and is no longer listed on the London Stock Exchange.

2007

Singled out for the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in sustainable development.

2009

Crest Nicholson forms part of a leading R&D project called AIMC4, designed to pioneer the volume production of low carbon homes for the future.

2010

In recognition of its commitment to design, the Company is awarded its 8th Building for Life Gold standard - achieving more than any other developer.

2011

A new London division is launched to focus on increasing delivery in the centre of the Capital.

2013

Crest Nicholson returns to the London Stock Exchange.

2013

Crest Nicholson celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

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