What We Do

Electric Land’s development platform is delivering a growing pipeline of best in class assets by securing predominately freehold land, viable grid and required utility connections and planning permission, and leasing it ‘Ready-to-Build’ to operators. All assets are held long term in Electric Land’s investment portfolio.

Site Identification

Electric Land’s expertise allows us to identify and assess projects against development constraints. Viable projects are selected for screening and development.

Due Diligence

Detailed due diligence is undertaken on all development and acquisition opportunities. DD includes planning, utility connections, land ownership and project risks.

Project Development

Selected projects are secured under exclusivity, formal applications for the utility connections submitted and planning is instructed.

Risk Management

Our development team works exhaustively to de-risk projects for construction. Issues around land ownership, planning, easement and ground conditions are all managed.

Electric Land Digital is our specialist Data Centre development arm. Our mission is to create Ready to Build Hyperscale, AI and Edge land opportunities for the Data Centre market across Europe.

Data Centre Requirements

Freehold land opportunities in Tier I, Tier II and emerging locations in Europe

Minimum of 5 acres with no upper limit

Constrained sites considered

Pathway to suitable allocation/zoning or planning/permitting

Commercial Real Estate investments that meet the above criteria with VP obtainable within 7 years – Lot sizes up to £75m

Our Requirements

We create ‘ready to build’ projects to lease to energy generating and storage operators as well as buy standing investment assets from third party landowners. These include Battery Storage, Flexible Generation, Solar and Wind Generation, Bio-Mass and Waste to Energy projects.

DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Industrial and brownfield sites at least 100m+ from residential

Greenfield land, usually for solar,
wind or battery energy storage use

Generally sites from 0.5 acres to 10 acres
and 50 to 250 acres for solar

Vacant or part let

Secures development rights including planning, grid & gas connections or work in partnership with landowners or other developers

INVESTMENT REQUIREMENTS

Freehold and leased operational sites

Undeveloped freehold sites – from raw to shovel ready

Sale & Leaseback and other opportunities to partner with operators

Forward purchases and commitments with landowners and developers

Individual purchases from less than £0.5m and portfolios up to £100m

Landowners

We work proactively with landowners to develop renewable generation and battery storage energy projects, supporting the transition to sustainable energy. Our battery projects balance supply, which helps improve energy security, stability, and reliability on the local and national electricity network. These developments are in line with the Government strategy to shift to a net zero power sector by 2035. We are able to offer a premium value for greenfield, brownfield & industrial land for its projects.

Why?

Premium pricing

Upfront Option Payments

Zero cost to Landowners

Established Partners

Our Partners

We value our close and trusting partnerships. Since inception, we have also liked to work closely and in partnership with landowners, our tenants, banks, external development managers and professional advisors. We know that when you have trust in a counterparty, projects go more smoothly. And that works in both directions.

Our Portfolio

Our current portfolio includes 800 MW across 28 projects, representing a prospective £100m ultra-secure, index-linked ground rent portfolio with total GDV in excess of £750m. Electric Land currently has an advanced development pipeline representing a further 1GW+ of projects, including sites in the UK, Northern Ireland, Germany and Belgium.

Latest News

NGESO customer seminar – Glasgow

A number of our team attended the National Grid ESO’s customer seminar in Glasgow, where they met NGESO stakeholders in-person...

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Why are BEGA Customers not benefitting from the industry’s earlier connection initiatives?

What is BEGA? A Bilateral Embedded Generator Agreement (BEGA) is a contract between an embedded generating customer and National Grid Electricity...

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Uskmouth BESS completion

We are pleased to have completed on a freehold BESS acquisition in Uskmouth, South Wales. The project will be developed and operated via a...

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Capacity Market Results

In the recent capacity market auction results we achieved £65/kw – a fantastic result! We received a contract for our...

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£40M facility secured 

The Foundation Property & Capital Group (FPC) has secured a £40m facility from Clydesdale Bank PLC for the rapidly growing energy investment...

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James and Ron promoted

We’re pleased to announce the promotions of two of our team members. James Bennett has been promoted to Development Manager...

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Meet the Team

Keila Abreu
Development Director

James Bennett
Development Manager

Sue Benson
Company Secretary and Financial Controller

Jack Culmer
Head of Acquisitions

Niel Dey
Senior Development Engineer

Ben Lansman
Managing Director

Stephen Lansman
Chairman

Ivania Walter
Bookkeeper

Ronald Tang
Development Engineer

David Savinson
Development Partner - Germany

Arndt Alferink
Development Partner - Germany

Sammi Charad
Electric Land Digital – Lead

Tanaka Dube
Development Associate

Waqar Zaman
Finance Analyst

Social Responsibility

We value our team, both staff and advisers, everyone we interact with. At the heart of Electric Land’s ethos is a drive to leave the world in a better state than we found it. We are acutely aware of our ability and responsibility to support, reward and improve our contribution to the lives of our team, our stakeholders and society more broadly.

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