About Us

Property Investment company that offers exclusive living opportunities. Taking pride in its building, maintenance and management.


2023 :

Shirlaw Homes Ltd commence implementing its plan to sell the leases for selected apartments and move from only tenanted properties to a mix of new owner occupied and tenancies.

2019 :

Shirlaw Homes Ltd purchase from AB1 Developments Ltd, on 25.01.19, the ten 999-year leases for Forest Grove House, 101A London Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville, PO8 8BX. AB1 Developments Ltd retains the freehold.

2018 :

Shirlaw Homes Ltd and Beals Gold Service Ltd commence an exclusive owner and tenant agreement. Beals Gold Service Ltd exclusively procures and manages subtenancies for apartments at Forest Grove House and 200 Kingston Road. Beals operate as the landlord and collects all rental payments through their fully managed Gold Service.

2018 :

Shirlaw Homes Ltd purchased from AB1 Developments Ltd, on 15.03.18, the freehold for 200 Kingston Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7LR.

2017 :

Shirlaw Homes Ltd is formed to purchase a portfolio of residential properties.

The company undertakes full property management of its portfolio of property investments. (Shirlaw Homes Limited is wholly owned by AB1 Developments Limited)

2015 - 2018 :

AB1 Developments Ltd purchase Latchmore House from Hughes Spencer Accountants. Located in Cowplain the commercial development comprised 2-storey office building with 20-vehicle car-park. AB1 Developments Ltd completes a conversion from commercial premises into ten-residential luxury apartments with parking and landscaped garden. The new site is renamed Forest Grove House, 101A London Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville PO8 8BX. The Directors of AB1 Developments Ltd, delivered the project management from design through to build completion.         

2014 - 2016:

AB1 Developments Ltd purchase a very large Victorian corner retail unit at 200 Kingston Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7LR. The shop & offices is converted into two 2-bed apartments and two 1-bed apartments with a small corner shop/office unit. The Directors of AB1 Developments Ltd delivered the project management from design through to build completion.   

2014 :

AB1 Developments Limited is formed to invests in development opportunities.

The company delivers the building services required to complete major building conversions from commercial to residential. AB1 Developments Ltd also uses the trading name 'AB1 Property Maintenance' to undertake maintenance & repair work.

2006 - 2009 :

Purchase of Grade II listed cottage; built in 1670. Working closely with 'Council Planning' and 'National Heritage & Listed Buildings' to deliver a very much admired renovation.

2003 - 2015 :

Training centre is expanded to include the delivery of specific training for CSCS Cards within the 'Construction Skills Certification Scheme'.

2001 - 2015 :

Investment in obtaining a franchise within the UK governments national network of funded training centres. The Hampshire based franchise is funded to deliver Tutor-led skills training & NVQ's. The governments flagship training initiative partnered the centre with local colleges and government bodies. The centre gained approval to deliver certificated training from awarding bodies City & Guilds and OCR (Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations). The centre passed Ofsted reviews and twice-yearly external audits by KPMG.

1983 - 2000 :

Experience gained in build, alteration and renovation projects. Investments included one overseas land purchase and eight house purchases. Ownership of company publishing Lifestyle magazines.