Cantay Estates Ltd

Cantay Estates is the property development arm of Cantay Group. We focus on developments across all sectors in Oxford and the surrounding area. Our specialism is in the redevelopment of brownfield sites with difficult planning and technical issues. We are experienced in both commercial and residential projects, including student accommodation.

Cantay are one of a very small number of developers still based in Oxford city centre, with offices in St Thomas’ Street. The team, all of whom live locally, consists of Directors Tony Nolan and Sarah Gadsden as well as Project Manager Alec Leslie and Operations Manager Elaine Dale. In February 2022 Donna Mattfield formerly of Knights PLC joined as in-house legal and planning Manager.  Tony and Sarah are joined on the board by Co-Director Eric Gadsden.

In addition to property development, Cantay Group have a portfolio of residential and commercial investments held under our subsidiary company Blackridge Estates Ltd, Blackridge Commercial Ltd and Blackridge South Parade Ltd.

Cantay Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chesham based W.E Black Ltd. Our parent company is a family owned housebuilder established in 1919 who specialise in high quality residential development in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and north west London.