Photon Park - Phase 1

For Sale/To Let – HARVARD WAY, WF6 1GX • J31 M62

Photon Park - Phase 2

  • Over 7 acres of prime industrial development land remains at Photon Park
  • Potential for 50,000 – 90,000 sqft industrial
  • For more information contact David Aspland  07972000149

Chapel Place, Well Lane, Chapel Allerton

  • Alexandra House was bought with a standing office investment in Feb 2016.
  • Permitted development rights applied for to change offices to residential.
  • Detailed architectural plans were commisioned to provide 6 luxury apartments and 2 penthouses.
  • Working hand in hand with the tenants Illuminating sourced alternative accommodation for all parties
  • Work  on site began January 2017. Project completion is projected for April 2017, for more details go to

Brittania Gardens, Pudsey

  • Illuminating were approached by Gregory Properties Ltd to fund the land purchase of the former Wood Mitchell Timber Products site in Pudsey.
  • Illuminating purchased the site unconditionally and entered into a development agreement with Gregory’s allowing them to seek planning for 12 two bedroom townhouse.
  • Full planning consent was granted in August 2016 where upon Illuminating also agreed to provide full development finance for the project.
  • WH Brown have been instructed as the sole sales agent and completion of the development is due in Spring 2017.
  • Contact Scott Bacon at William H Brown on 0113 257 2014
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Herons Keep, Thorpe Arch

Purchased in summer 2016 as a potential refurbishment project. The property is currently let until April 2017 while the design options are considered. All enquiries


Illuminating Investments Ltd

We are an independent property development and investment company focusing on refurbishment and new build mixed use schemes for the residential and commercial sectors.  We also provide innovative funding solutions for other developers and joint venture partners.

David Aspland

image2David has over 20 year’s experience in the commercial, residential development and investment property market having worked for Donaldsons, Unite PLC and latterly as a partner for Savills and Carter Jonas where he headed up the northern commercial division.  Illuminating Investments provides the ideal platform for David and the team to partake directly rather than supply advise on development and investment opportunities.

The ability to purchase property directly from cash funds, from 3rd parties or enter into joint ventures with development partners provides the flexibility to ensure Illuminating can consider the full spectrum of opportunities both on and off the market.

John and Michael McDonnell

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John McDonnell and Michael McDonnell, founded Harvard Engineering Ltd in 1993. The business specialised in electronic power supplies and wireless controls for the commercial, industrial, retail display and public lighting sectors. They built it into a business employing over 400 people in the UK and Internationally with a turnover of £46M which they sold to private equity in 2013 and subsequently exited in 2015.

Wishing to start second careers they became founding partners in Illuminating Investments in 2014.

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John is also closely involved with Connect Yorkshire, a not for profit business which exists to help Yorkshire businesses grow, and chairs the Connect Leaders Forum, which helps business owners help each other through group mentoring and issue processing.

Michael has over 20 year’s business experience leading dynamic and energetic teams as Sales and Marketing Director, Operations Director and Commercial Director.


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