The opportunity is huge
There were 18,000 brownfield sites in England in 2019, with capacity for over 1 million new homes (CPRE).
There is an urgent need to sustainably reinvent our towns and cities to become thoughtful, efficient, enjoyable places, that allow everyone in society to prosper. In London alone, there are c.6,700 acres of unused brownfield land, and c.24,000 commercial buildings sitting empty – mostly for long periods of time. Our focus is on underloved and overlooked land and buildings, which are bristling with untapped potential and character. In the right hands, they can address the need for inspiring, convenient and affordable mixed-use places for local communities and a depth of capital looking to invest in sustainable assets for the future. Our ability to find and deliver value from these complex sites sets us apart and gives us a competitive edge.
We have the trusted relationships, nurtured over 25+ years to be selected as partner of choice on major new regeneration opportunities and the brand distinction that has allowed us to build a pipeline with visibility for the next 15+ years. As one of a small group appointed on the GLA’s London Development Panel, which we believe will be used to procure and bring forward up to £20 billion of development land in the next four years, we have an opportunity to support the public sector in creating the mixed-use accommodation London so urgently needs.