The seeds that have grown into the Silver Crescent of today were sown by Masud Ahmed in the mid 1960s. Shaped by his experiences as a child, relocating from India to Pakistan in one of the largest mass-migrations of people in history and then again some 20 years later when he moved to Cardiff, the concept of ‘home’ has always been important to Masud.
From humble beginnings, he built his property business from the ground-up – initially by renting rooms out while living in those properties. The next few decades would see the business grow substantially as the portfolio of properties expanded to include more and more homes in the Cathays area of Cardiff.
Building on the solid foundations Masud had established over the previous decades, Masud’s son Kashif took over the day to day running of the business in 2005. Student lets and small restorations formed the majority of projects during this time and slowly the businesses’ portfolio of properties was further increased and diversified.
As our focus shifted away form smaller developments and student lets to more challenging projects, we began to hone our process for working with larger teams of consultants, planners and architects. This period included sympathetic restorations and conversions of Grade II listed buildings in both South Wales and Reading as well as a number of new-build properties in South Wales, Bristol, Fleet and Newport.
Our current projects are beginning to realise our future vision for Silver Crescent. From fostering a lively sense of community in a once derelict shopping parade to setting an ambitious course for life between the city centre and Cardiff Bay we are now bringing our meticulous sense of detail and community-focussed approach to bigger and more ambitious developments around South Wales and beyond.