Our Property Mission

As a family-run business, we invest in commercial and residential property across the UK where we feel we can add demonstrable value. At AHWL, we take a careful, considered and responsible approach to property investment, building on the same approach we have taken in business for over 90 years.

We are committed to protecting our properties for the future and the people who live and work in them.

We invest in properties that come with a story. Our focus at AHWL is to source developments and buildings that we can be proud of, whether that is because they have a proven, positive impact on the wider community or because of their architectural and historical importance.

Here for the long term

We invest for the long term. We do not seek quick financial gains – we strive to hold and own our properties over multiple generations.

This builds on our heritage with wilko, a family-owned retail business that we have owned for over 90 years. Part of our ethos will always be to protect the interests of hard-working families, to ensure they can be the best they can be – through our retail business and our property investments.

By taking this long-term view, we are able to build strong relationships with our tenants – be it local businesses or residents – as well as the wider community. We act not only as investors, but as stewards, responsible for protecting and investing in developments and the people within them over a sustained period of time.

Preserving communities

We’re here to preserve and protect, not demolish and develop. As a business with a strong mission and purpose, we invest in property that we are proud to own. For this reason, we only invest in properties with intrinsic value to the surrounding community or buildings of architectural interest that are worth preserving and protecting for the future.

We care for our properties. As we invest for the long term, we always ensure that our properties are both well-protected and well-maintained. We cherish our developments and protect them for the future, ensuring they are built and renovated to the highest standard.

For example, since purchasing 120 Colmore Row in Birmingham, we have worked with leading designers to sympathetically transform it into a state-of-the-art office space. The building is a beautiful Grade 2-listed building with an opulent Victorian façade. Throughout the redevelopment, our goal has been to preserve the building as an important example of Birmingham’s architectural heritage while repurposing it to suit the needs of the city’s local businesses.