Bo Khan Kingsdean p Mark Hawthorn

Bo Khan got his start as a bus mechanic, before transitioning into property development. Credit: via Mark Hawthorn

Developer Bo Khan dies at 58

The director of Kingsdean passed away after a short illness earlier this month.

Salim Khan, known as Bo, was 58 when he died. Khan leaves behind a legacy of building homes across Cheshire and Manchester.

With his company Kingsdean, he developed The Resident apartments at 2 St John Street in Manchester. Other projects of Khan’s include the redevelopment of Daisy & Toms on the corner of Deansgate and King Street West in Manchester into Bem Brasil Restaurant and apartments. He was also an investor in Bem Brasil.

Khan began his career as a bus mechanic, before joining the property industry. As a developer, he renovated hundreds of terraced houses, many of which were later leased to housing associations. He also delivered multiple executive homes in Cheshire. His work often focused on the area around Alderley Edge, which he also called home.

Mark Hawthorn, chief executive of Landmark Group, was a close friend of Khan’s.

“I knew Bo for around 20 years, having first met when we both doing terraced house deals in the early 2000s,” Hawthorn said.

“We quickly became personal friends, speaking and meeting on a regular basis as well as doing multiple transactions together. When I was recently looking for a plot of land to build a house for myself he sold me one that he had earmarked for himself and we were set to be neighbours,” Hawthorn recalled.

“The last time I saw him, which was only a couple of weeks ago, he was telling me that he was taking it a bit easier now.

“His simple thinking was he could keep active and make more money if he wanted to, yet he didn’t need the money and it would take away from time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Whilst we cannot bring him back, this advice will live with me along with some fantastic memories of a great man.”

David Lathwood, chief executive of Pitalia, also counted Khan as a friend. He praised Khan’s work ethic.

“If anybody is entering the property industry and wants a role model in terms of creating a business and creating a career – Bo Khan is a fantastic example,” Lathwood said. “He was entirely self-made. He was courageous in what he did. And, above all, he was a lot of fun to be around.”

Khan leaves behind his wife, Karen, and four children.

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Absolutely gutted, used to see Bo regularly for lunch, always a gent… will be greatly missed… condolences to the family

By Russell Halter

A legend has left this world for a better place , but this place has lost a true gent Bo Khan ! RIP friend ❤️

By Louis Magari

Dreadful news. I worked with Bo on many projects over the last 25 years and we became good friends. An absolute gentleman, leaving us far far too soon.
Condolences to Karen and the family

By Eric Dent

I’m shocked by the sad demise of Bo only at 58 years. It was a premature age to leave this world. We will miss him May God bless his departed soul and grant him eternal peace. Our heartfelt condolences to Karen and all family members.
Reaz Family
Bo’s son Daniel Khan’s father-in-law

By Dr. Reaz Talukder

Heartbreaking news ! I knew Bo as a friend for almost 30 years and feel cheated that I t won’t be more. Many, many great memories with a great friend and confidant. We are all thinking of Karen and the family at this awful time. God bless. Ian

By Ian Heesom

My great friend for over 30 years god bless him

By Jeff

I had the pleasure of working with Bo on several matters. He was a wonderful person. Kind, warm and inspiring. Condolences to the family at this difficult time

By Oliver Basger

There is one word that you would never use to describe Bo and that would be DULL . His passion for life work family & friends was immense he always said you never know when your time is up so live it the full . The pearly gates are going to be receiving one hell of a man ! RIP Bo . Deepest condolences to Karen and his boys ❤️

By Ian graham

Nothing but love Sal will miss you always ..May Allah grant you peace and love.

By A.khan

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