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About William Lacey Group

William Lacey Group has been trading for over 100 years and was founded by William Lacey.

He was a member of the Standard Method of Measurement Joint Committee, that included several leading Quantity Surveying practices, they prepared the first Standard Method of Measurement (SMM), published in 1922. This is the Centenary Year of that document, which since its inception has provided a benchmark for Quantity Surveyors and a uniform basis for measuring building works. The introduction of the SMM facilitated
industry wide consistency which encouraged the adoption of best practice and helped to avoid disputes.

An interesting article on SMMI's origins, written by David J Hugill and Andrew D. Ross can be accessed here.


Today, the company is led by Chris Lacey, great grandson of the founder, who has continued the same ethos and commitment as his great grandfather did when he started the company.

Developing homes with innovation and style throughout the South East has resulted in the William Lacey Group being regularly recognised by industry through the nomination and winning of many industry Awards.

Whether presenting the next generation homes to local authorities or crafting a fabulous eco-friendly sustainable home for an individual family, as developers the William Lacey Group approach is always to design and build new homes that will enhance the value and appearance of the overall environment and community.

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Our Latest Projects at Planning Stage

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Watersplash Lane, Warfield

A small development of just seven new, one, three and four bedroom homes. Close to a delightful country park and excellent motorway and train links.

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Rydens Way

These four new, one and two bedroom apartments, include facilities for wheelchair access, they are the last homes to be built on this development.

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Boyneswood Road, Medstead

Detailed planning application for Phase 2 of this development of 45 houses has been granted.

Our Land Requirements

William Lacey Group has a wealth of experience in acquiring the best sites in the best locations and have created beautiful homes in sought-after towns and villages across the South of England.

We are currently seeking to acquire land in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Kent and West Sussex and have a highly experienced team who, along with our design and planning team, have achieved planning permission for over a thousand homes over the last century and have excellent contacts with stakeholders across the development spectrum.  With our extensive knowledge of current and future market demands and trends, we are able to bring the right product to the market.

If you feel that your land or home has development potential please call Mark Turner on 01483 880770 or email

Awards & Accreditations

William Lacey Group is delighted to share the following awards & accreditations with you.

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Sustainability & Care

William Lacey Group remains committed to being involved with the local community, using local contractors, suppliers and businesses, and supporting many organisations close to our main offices and developments.

Before all new developments commence, the William Lacey Group provides the local community with the opportunity to see the plans, hear from the team on what the development means to their local area and to ask questions and engage with the team.

The company’s ethos is to create distinctive new homes and communities that will stand the test of time enhancing the value and appearance of the environment providing a proper legacy for future generations.

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Partnerships with Housing Associations & Councils

The William Lacey Group provides an integrated design, project coordination and construction management role for Housing Associations and Councils who need to optimise compliance within the requirements of the new technical standards for new homes.

In this fast moving field, the William Lacey Group is at the forefront of current construction expertise. We have considerable experience in micro generation, carbon offsetting, renewable energy technologies, thermal mass technology, and low emissivity high transmission glazing as well as an environmental awareness pedigree. All staff are inducted with our Environmental Policy which underpins our philosophy.

William Lacey News

Swifts take up residence at Elmbridge

The William Lacey Group is delighted to welcome a family of swifts who have taken up residence in one of the nesting boxes that we provided in our new homes in Elmbridge Court, Woking.

The good news is that once they have found good accommodation, they typically return ever year.


Contact Us

If you wish to contact a member of the William Lacey Group team, please contact us on, or complete the online form below or simply call us on (01483) 880770.

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