A bridge between business and community

Rheebridge is the vision of Founder and Managing Director David Rapley BSc (Hons) MRICS C.Build E MCABE, who has a formidable business record – most notably in the sector of high quality property development.

In the 21st century, real success requires breadth of vision. New business practices demand new approaches: thinking beyond traditional boundaries, discovering how different disciplines can benefit each other and developing an awareness of our impact on the wider world.

Over recent years we have nurtured many high profile ventures in property development, property investment and social enterprise. By bringing together proven expertise across all these sectors we have created a company in which innovation and ethics, excellence and sustainability, all go hand in hand. Our philosophy of ‘continued development within everyday life’ goes beyond the provision of quality housing developments to encompass material improvements in the whole community.

Within the property world we are actively involved in several flagship projects of high quality residential schemes including Hobbs House, a unique boutique development of apartments and rooftop penthouses overlooking Parker’s Piece in the heart of Cambridge.

This flagship scheme follows on from David Rapley’s prolific 30 years of property development and investment, having purchased and been involved in over 100 prime sites across England, over 30 of them in Cambridge City Centre, with a GDV of well over £1 Billion. In particular, he has always been drawn to ground-breaking projects that set new standards for property development.

Hobbs House, Cambridge

Prior to Rheebridge, David Rapley founded Camstead in 1990, which he built up to become one of the largest and most highly regarded developers in East Anglia, before successfully selling the company in 2007.  Highly-acclaimed Camstead schemes in Cambridge include: the Art Deco-influenced Tamara House of eleven apartments; Centro, a development of 151 contemporary student apartments just off Hills Road, which was Cambridge’s first ever purpose-built scheme of privately owned student apartments; restoration projects such as Felbrigge House on Hills Road, which included a rear extension of eight well-appointed apartments; elegant apartment developments such as the 10 stunning apartments at The Grange, Glebe Road and a further 15 at Garden Court, Adam & Eve Street; and beautiful family houses including 24 luxury homes at Fairsford Place and four exclusive detached homes at The Quarter, Long Road.

The success of all our commercial ventures enables us to support community initiatives and local charitable causes by pledging a share of our profits to help fund a diverse range of projects. Our philosophy is simple: to provide a bridge between ethical issues and commercial success. Whether building new homes, new businesses or enhancing communities.

Rheebridge stands for quality without compromise.