About Us

Welcome to Opus North

Opus North, based in Yorkshire, and is one of the regions most active and successful property companies, specialising in commercial property development and active management. The company has a long track record of developing and asset managing property across the north of England.

The business’ principal focus is on commercial property schemes where it has built an enviable track record. Its experience spans from large mixed use schemes including leisure, hotels and offices through to the redevelopment of convenience stores for groups such as Lidl and Co-op. Its current development programme is in excess of £100m.

Opus North is one third owned by Palmer Capital

Palmer Capital is a long term active shareholder into best in class regional property companies with a current portfolio of nine groups, including Opus North. In addition Palmer Capital acts as an investment manager with oversight for client capital and real estate assets in excess of £1bn across UK, continental Europe and Asia. Through this relationship Opus North has immediate access to a wide variety of capital sources giving it a pre-eminent position in the market within which it operates.

Ray Palmer

Ray Palmer

Ray is the Chairman of Opus Land North and Palmer Capital. Ray is a leading UK property professional having built up Lambert Smith Hampton from scratch between 1970 & 1992. Palmer Capital have evolved into a niche fund manager which provides Opus the funding and buying power required to deliver on their projects.

Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan
Managing Director

Andrew is Managing Director of Opus and responsible for the daily running of the company. Previously founder and head of the Leeds office of commercial agents Grenville Smith and Duncan (1991) and more latterly Opus land Ltd with Richard Smith from 2000 till the formation of Opus North in 2008. Andrew has worked in the Northern commercial property market for over 20 years and been involved in many of the most significant schemes around today.


Alex Price

Alex is a board Director of Opus and CEO of Palmer Capital. Alex served in the British Army before starting his financial career with Credit Lyonnais Securities in 1997. He joined Palmer Capital in 2003, initially charged with creating the fund management business within Palmer Capital. In 2005 he was voted ‘Property Week Young Property Personality of the Year’. He was promoted to Chief Executive at the start of 2008.

Neil Creeney

Neil Creeney
Development Director

Neil is Development Director at Opus. Formerly at McDonalds Restaurants as a senior development surveyor he joined Opus in 2003. Neil has over 15 years development experience in commercial property, predominantly in Northern England.

Angela Duggan

Angela Duggan
Asset Manager

Angela is the asset manager at Opus North and is responsible for the properties under management at Opus. Angela has previously worked for a number of local and national firms including Mountleigh Group and Chelsfield.


Robb Smillie
Development Manager

Robb is the retail and leisure specialist at Opus North. He works across our whole portfolio, including new projects, together with existing assets. Robb previously worked at WSB as a senior surveyor as well as AccountAbility, a not-for-profit organisation working with multinational companies promoting sustainability and corporate responsibility.