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Helical developments

The Helical Bar and Engineering Company Limited was incorporated as a limited company on 3 July 1919 to make and sell reinforcing steel for the construction industry. After continuing this business for over 65 years, financial difficulties led the Company to seek new activities and on 21 August 1984 Michael Slade was appointed to the Board bringing with him over 15 years of experience of the commercial property world.

The steel reinforcement business was sold at the end of 1986 enabling Helical Bar to become a property development and investment company with Michael Slade as its Chief Executive and Nigel McNair Scott as its Finance Director.

Gerald Kaye joined the Board in 1994 and, having joined Helical in 1995, Matthew Bonning-Snook was appointed Director in 2007. Tim Murphy was appointed Finance Director in July 2012. At the 2016 AGM Michael Slade was appointed Chairman and Gerald Kaye was appointed Chief Executive.

We create buildings for today’s occupiers who demand more inspiring space with distinctive architectural detail, carefully curated public realm, market leading amenities, high quality management and our flexible approach to leasing.

Applying this philosophy we seek to maximise Shareholder returns through delivering income growth from creative asset management and capital gains from our development activity.


  • OAS Award - Fund / Developer of the Year - 2019
  • Best Places to Work In Property - 2019
  • Gerald Kaye - BCO President's Award 2019

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