MEPC plc

Industry Property
Founded 1946
Headquarters London, UK
Key people
Chris Taylor, Chairman
James Dipple, CEO
Products Business Parks

MEPC is a leading British-based property investment and development business. It is headquartered in London. It used to be listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It is however now owned by the British Telecom Pension Fund and the Royal Mail Pension Fund.


The business was founded by Claude Moss Leigh in 1946 as the Metropolitan Estates & Property Corporation.[1] Having started as a property investment business it diversified into the development of shopping malls in the 1970s.[2] It adopted the shortened name of MEPC in 1973. In 1987 it acquired the Oldham Estate.[3]

In 2000 the Company was acquired by Leconport Estates, a joint venture between the British Telecom Pension Fund and GE Capital. In 2003 GE Capital sold its investment to the British Telecom Pension Fund.[4] Since then the Royal Mail Pension Fund has acquired a substantial shareholding.[5]

In 2014, Hermes Real Estate exchanged on the sale of three MEPC parks in the South East, North West and Scotland: Chineham Park in Basingstoke, Birchwood Park in Warrington and Hillington Park in Glasgow.[6]


The Group now focuses its activities on operating four business parks across the UK:[7]


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