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U+I supports new national network of innovation hubs

This week sees the launch of Plus X, an ambitious new business that will create a national network of high-tech…



It's time to reimagine our High Streets

At U+I, we are great believers in partnership, and so we are delighted to be working with BPF Futures and…



Mayfield Partnership to submit plans this summer for first phase of £1bn development

A planning application is to be submitted this summer for developments which will mark the first phase of the £1.1bn…



Sadie Morgan: keeping promises

I believe the places we live shape the people we become. Growing up in a co-operative community in Kent set…



U+I appoints Sadie Morgan as a new Independent Non-Executive Director

The role will oversee delivery of U+I's commitments to community engagement in PPP projects, as well as also oversee the…



Richard Upton: Enhancing London’s future by embracing its past

The planning process, you might say, is about choices. Love it or loathe it, it is a system for making…



Mayfield to be new home for Manchester Pride Festival

A 24-acre regeneration site close to Piccadilly Station in Manchester will this year become home to an exciting new element…



Matthew Weiner: Saving the high street

It is said Britain is a nation of shopkeepers, but when you realise it was a description coined by Napoleon,…



U+I takes action to ensure its PPP schemes work for the benefit of all

  • U+I to establish an independent Community Challenge Panel to monitor best practice in how schemes are delivered led by…

Thought leadership

PPP: The Reset

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are under increasing scrutiny: often confused with their close cousin, Private Finance Initiatives (PFI); sometimes mistrusted…



The Worthwhile option

There are currently 24,400 commercial properties sitting empty in London. That’s the equivalent to 15 times the floorspace of Westfield…



Eoin Condren: Donnybrook House - The next chapter in U+I's Dublin story

I don’t just say this as a Dubliner, but the Dublin market is an extremely exciting one. 

The last few…



Ashford unzipped and 'open to the public'

If you turn around the corner of the former Kent Wool Growers site in Ashford, near Tannery Lane, you’ll come…



Marcus Shepherd: Inspiring innovators from the CRL

About seven years ago, U+I purchased a huge plot of land in Hayes. The site was a rather tired business…



Magical transformation of building by renowned British artist, Alex Chinneck

‘Open to the public’ appeared overnight with Chinneck secretly transforming an unused building into a surreal sculpture.

British artist, Alex…



Penny Humphrey: Unlocking the value of unused spaces

Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting London think tank, Centre for London at our offices in Howick Place…



Taking to the streets of London in aid of Shelter

On 22  June, four teams of U+I staff took to the streets of London to support our chosen charity, Shelter,…



Simon Hesketh: The world of biotech comes to the Laundry Yard

The Old Laundry Yard – true to its name – lives on the site of a disused laundry building on…



U+I unleashes and inspires at 8 Albert Embankment

We recently welcomed more than 600 guests to our inaugural summer party at 8 Albert Embankment. 

Unleash and inspire was…



Matthew Weiner: Building a 2030

The Fairfield Social Club, at Mayfield, Manchester, is a unique 21st Century re-invention of a dying Victorian concept, the working…



Open Cell launches shipping container labs at Shepherd's bush market

Old Laundry Yard launched earlier this year and is home to a number of food and drink businesses.

Open Cell…



Levis, laundry and local community

When thinking of laundrettes, it’s impossible not to regard them with a sense of nostalgia.

In the mid-1980’s Levi’s jeans…



University of Brighton poster festival marks construction start at Preston Barracks

The construction hoardings at Preston Barracks have this week become a riot of colour decorated with 1,500 posters created by…



David and the Goliaths

In an increasingly crowded and compromised world, what is it that both stands us apart and makes us fulfilled? And…



Meaningful places start with Worthwhile Use

Humans are the only species that live not just in the present, but also consciously and continuously draw on experiences…



Making a place fit for Bill

The legendary Liverpool football manager Bill Shankly made a point of never coming to London, even if his team was…



Working together to regenerate with purpose

Last week, U + I hosted Property Week’s Regenerate conference, bringing together the best minds in the sector to discuss…



Best in field: Worthwhile Use

U+I believe that Meanwhile Use is an integral part of the development process. 

In a world where there is an…


#CommunityMATTERs: Conversations with our online community

At the end of November, we released MATTER, our magazine and platform for bold thinking which seeks to question the…



Matter. The Community Issue.

Community is one of those words that is often used, yet rarely defined. When we adopted it as the theme…



Hammersmith and Fulham Council approve U+I’s proposals for the Old Laundry Site at Shepherd’s Bush Market

  • The scheme will deliver an exciting new hub for the community, arts groups and start-ups at the heart of…



Help us Bring Hollow London Back to Life

Richard Upton, Deputy CEO of U+I, discusses the launch of Town Flats last month, and what we believe needs to…



Real estate in the augmented age

By Matthew Weiner

As I sat in my synagogue celebrating Jewish New Year recently, my rabbi was talking of robotics.…



A new record for Hayes

Last Friday, we celebrated the completion of the iconic Record Store at The Old Vinyl Factory, with an event that…


Thought leadership

A new perspective on Compact-living

Special compact living developments could bring an additional £200m of income and just over 1,000 new jobs to Central London,…



U+I used to highlight role of heritage in London’s future

Historic England has launched a new report around the key role heritage can play in London’s future growth. Translating Good…



Blackhorse Road sees a SIDESHOW

As part of our continued effort to bring new life to Walthamstow, we are pleased to announce the launch of…



U+I secures resolution to grant planning consent for significant regeneration on Blackhorse Road

Resolution to grant planning secured for Equipment Works, a £130 million mixed-use regeneration project at the heart of the council’s…



Richard Upton: Meanwhile Use Should be Worthwhile

Following last week's U+I Think event 'Meanwhile worthwhile forever', Richard Upton shared his views with Property Week on what meanwhile…



From hot spots to sweet spots: Creative solutions for London's complex housing problems

Earlier today, Matthew Weiner, U+I CEO, spoke at Bisnow’s event, London’s hottest areas: which parts are popping up? He was…



U+I’s great get together @ FIELD

We are pleased to announce that residents at FIELD, our meanwhile use scheme based at Preston Barracks in Brighton &…



Mayfield opens with street-food fundraiser

The historic Mayfield site reopened its doors for the first time in over 30 years with a unique street-food fair…



Mayfield fundraiser for Manchester Arena victims

The opening weekend of the GRUB at Mayfield food fair, which begins on Friday June 9, will be run as…



Creating places that deliver value

Last night we hosted a panel discussion organized by RealWorth and Social Value UK that questioned if the property industry…



Putting Mayfield back on the map

Today marks a significant day in the next chapter of Mayfield in Manchester city centre. We have opened the doors…



Historic Manchester site to re-open this spring

Mayfield to become home to a weekly street-food fair

The historic Mayfield site in Manchester city centre will open to…



The Royal U + I

We were delighted to welcome their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to the Old…



The Deptford Project wins placemaking gold

We’re thrilled to announce that The Deptford Project won the Placemaking Award at the 2017 Property Awards on Tuesday 4th…



Mayfield development partnership achieved consent for temporary Mayfield use

The Mayfield Development Partnership has been granted planning permission to create temporary office and events space on part of the…



Can Microhousing Tackle London’s Housing Crisis?

The important role that microhousing could play in tackling London’s shortage of homes was the topic of debate at an…



Defiantly Mancunian - A vision for Mayfield

A poem written by

Mancunian poet Argh Kid has been commissioned by property regeneration specialist U+I to capture the essence…



Poetry in motion for Mayfield

We’ve commissioned a poem written by talented Mancunian poet Argh Kid to capture the essence of Manchester and our vision…



U+I and RIBA panel will explore a vision for Mayfield at MIPIM

Mixed-use property regeneration specialist U+I will outline the Mayfield Development Partnership’s vision for the £850M Mayfield development in Manchester to…



Homes for Londoners - Our response

U + I welcomes the Mayor’s consultation on Homes for Londoners - increasing the delivery of both market and affordable…



Putting age on the agenda

The connection between property development, placemaking and ageless design was the topic of exploration at our first U+I Think event…



Mayfield Development Partnership submits plans for temporary Mayfield use

The Mayfield Development Partnership (the joint venture between Manchester City Council, LCR, Transport for Greater Manchester and U+I, the mixed-use…



Deptford: then and now

Today we are delighted to officially launch Deptford Market Yard, a new retail destination for independent shops, restaurants and business…



Destination Deptford: Deptford Market Yard officially opens for business

U+I hosted a launch event today to celebrate the official opening of Deptford Market Yard, U+I’s mixed-use regeneration project in…



Creative urban village coming to Charlton

In partnership with Galliard Homes, we’re thrilled to have been selected by Royal London to regenerate the principal part of…



Galliard homes & U+I partner with Royal London to transform Charlton Industrial Estate into new £200m creative urban village

Galliard Homes, London’s largest private residential developer, and U+I, the mixed-use property regeneration specialist, have been selected by Royal London,…



'Partnership makes perfect' for £850m Mayfield win

U+I has been selected to breathe life back into a long-neglected site in the heart of Manchester with the £850m…



U+I Think presents Sound Development

Tickets are now available for Sound Development, the first ever conference to bring together the property development sector with the…



Hello Deptford Market Yard

We’re thrilled to announce the fantastic line up of independent businesses that will shortly be moving into Deptford Market Yard.…



A new one-of-a-kind destination for Deptford

Exciting line up of local independent businesses announced for Deptford Market Yard.

Housed within the renovated historical railway arches next…



Summer of creativity for Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne High Street can look forward to an injection of creativity this summer thanks to the arts programme planned for…



2016 annual report reveals the art of U+I

Today we released our 2016 Annual Report and Accounts

It's been a significant year for U+I – we’ve merged two…



Stories of Being at Platform

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Platform Southwark will be holding the Stories of Being festival from 18-22 May, celebrating…



Launching The Central Research Laboratory of today

A mix of leaders from the worlds of investment, technology and design came to The Old Vinyl Factory on 31…



Asking the right questions in Ashford

U+I recently ‘set up shop’ in Ashford to carry out several days of community consultations, gathering feedback on their regeneration…



Green fingers at Platform

Artists and local residents brought a touch of greenery to our project in Southwark with the launch of a community…



Award-winning developer, U+I, to work with Camden Council to create a new library for Holborn

U+I, one the country’s most innovative regeneration developers, has been selected as Camden Council’s partner to redevelop Holborn Library and…



399 Edgware Road edges closer as first phase of construction completes

  • Formerly derelict site set to transform into new community hub for Brent with brand new residential and retail units,…


FIELD Brighton welcomes seven new start ups

We’ve spent months transforming a former rifle range into a new home for Brighton’s most exciting start-ups. FIELD Brighton is…



Building culture into London’s sustainable future

This morning over 200 people gathered in our auditorium for our inaugural U+I Think event, the first in a series…



U+I brings forward plans for £180 million regeneration projects in Ashford

  • Two new schemes across 14 acres will bring more than 800 homes and over 200 jobs to local area…



The Old Vinyl Factory hosts Reunion for ex EMI Employees

On 3rd February,  The Old Vinyl Factory welcomed over 40 of it’s ex employees back to the site to share…



The Solution to the Cycle Revolution

This is the UK’s first automated cycle storage system in action at our Algarve House site. 

We’re excited to be…



Applications open at Field Brighton

This is FIELD, a temporary workspace project launching at our Preston Barracks development on Lewes Road in the New Year.…



The Future of Tube Station Design unveiled at Platform

This week the vision for the future of London Underground stations has arrived at Platform, our Southwark arts space.




Celebrating our new home in U+I style

We threw open the doors at Howick Place last night and welcomed friends, collaborators, architects, designers and development partners to…



Celebrating a new community in the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Today we celebrated the opening of The Movement, our mixed-use regeneration scheme in Greenwich town centre. We marked the occasion…



Welcome to U+I

U+I, launched today, is the product of a merger between Development Securities and Cathedral. This morning we moved both companies…