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Placemaking and regeneration

Places work when they are made and managed by people dedicated to their long-term success.

For us, development isn’t simply a matter of ticking boxes. Our business is about building sustainable places with all the physical and social infrastructure they need for long-term success. 

Details make the difference 

A sustainable place is one that works for everyone: where everyone feels welcomed and has what they need. And, in over 50 years of placemaking, we’ve learned how best to make that kind of place: with a seamless process of design, delivery and management, and a laser-like focus on every facet of a place, from housing, green spaces, play spaces and community spaces to transport links, healthcare, recycling and refuse. 

From masterplan to management 

We work on large-scale, often complex development and regeneration projects because it means we can make sure our placemaking ethos is carried through, from masterplan to management. Collaboration is crucial: it’s why we’ve brought together specialist companies who all know what it takes to make a place succeed, and why we work with brilliant partners in joint ventures.  

Joint ventures

It’s amazing what you can do when you work together.  

Around the UK, our strategic partnerships and joint ventures on regeneration projects are unlocking new opportunities and promising futures for constantly evolving communities. 

With Urban Splash  

By working with strategic partners on large-scale projects, we’re able to take our placemaking to the next level, delivering more new homes and making a major contribution to local jobs and economies in the process. With Urban Splash, we’re bringing new homes to newly-renovated iconic locations in UK cities, such as the Park Hill estate in Sheffield and the Port Loop former industrial site in Birmingham. 

With Balfour Beatty Investments 

At East Wick & Sweetwater, two new neighbourhoods at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, our joint venture with Balfour Beatty Investments is delivering 1,800 new homes, community infrastructure, green spaces, commercial and creative space, plus new shops and leisure facilities, as well as engaging local schools, start-ups and community groups. 

With Homes England 

Since being selected as a strategic partner by Homes England in 2018, we have accelerated our development of affordable homes, and we’re on target to deliver 2600 under our partnership by 2024. At Burchester Court in Grimsby, we’ve completed 60 affordable housing apartments for people aged 55+ with a support need. Our company Chorus Homes has breathed new life back into the Drovers Place development in Huntingdon, transforming it into an affordable housing-led scheme that better meets the needs of the local community. And we’ve completed other schemes in Blackburn, Salford, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Peterborough and Congleton. 

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