Our History

Providing Quality Commercial Property for Over 40 Years

Orbit Developments is the commercial arm of The Emerson Group and was set up to compliment the Group’s residential business and to create a financially secure, long-term base for the group by the development and retention of commercial investment properties.

Traditional values

The foundations of our business are traditional offices and industrial premises but we constantly seek out opportunities to develop, redevelop and refurbish sites. This has lead to the extension of and the creation of business parks, stand alone offices, business units, and industrial and distribution warehouses.

Construction work for the division is primarily undertaken by our sister company, Jones Contracts, whilst management of its properties is undertaken by Emerson Management Services. During the early years the company concentrated primarily on offices and industrial premises. However, in recent years we have expanded our activities in order to create a balanced investment portfolio by constructing major leisure, retail and mixed-use developments such as Middlebrook, Bolton and Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield which are diverse, sustainable and offer potential for significant growth in future years.

A reputation that speaks for itself

Orbit Developments success is attributable to an enviable reputation not only for designing and building high quality developments but also maintaining excellent landlord/tenant relationships which has resulted in repeat business with many of our existing tenants, together with adding value to the portfolio.


We are committed to long-term investment and seek out new development opportunities including design & build, re-development and refurbishment schemes. We always aim to retain our portfolio providing sustainability and consistency to our customers.