Leslie Lucas formed LT Lucas Builders in Surrey in 1978; the business was later incorporated as LT Lucas (Builders) Ltd. The company was initially set up as a small works and extension company specialising in prestigious architectural refurbishment of listed buildings.
Over the years Leslie broadened the activities of the business to include top-quality new builds. Lucas Design has grown organically, thanks to a combination of high street bank project funding and through joint ventures with private funders.
In 2007 Lucas Design and Construction Ltd was formed, reflecting the increasing number of major developments in which the company had become involved. Lucas Design was run in conjunction with the healthy contracting business to maximise the development profitability.
Over recent years, during the recession and banking crisis, Lucas Design has remained focused on carrying out contract work for clients, including extensions and one-off builds on a single point responsibility basis, whilst continuing to seek other development opportunities.
Leslie’s three sons, Alexander, Matthew and Michael Lucas, are all now instrumental in the future development of the business, forming the senior management team alongside their father. Leslie himself has now moved into the role of Chairman, but he remains actively involved in the business, providing invaluable support and guidance to the team.
Along with a newly formed land development department, Lucas Design now has a team that provides architectural and planning services for developments and clients, and a long-standing team of builders and site managers. The company also offers a bespoke joiner and fitted furniture service.