Abbey Plc is engaged in residential housing development. It operates through the following divisions: Building and Property Development; Plant Hire, and Property Rental. The Building and Property Developments segments involves housing developments. The Plant Hire segment comprises charges to third parties, net of value added tax, for the hire, rental, sales and maintenance of construction plant, vehicles, tools and portable buildings. The Property Rental segment includes long term leases. The company was founded on July 10, 1936 and is headquartered in Potters Bar, the United Kingdom.