Limited Partnership between City of Salford Council and Sigma Inpartnership. 29 acre site in the Higher Broughton area - approx. 1.5 miles from Manchester city centre.
The City of Salford Council identified an area of some 29 acres in need of inward investment and physical regeneration. Within this area the council wished to create a successful, sustainable and multicultural community.
Sigma Inpartnership created an initial delivery plan for the area - which was suffering from long term deprivation and housing market failure. The plan required the creation of a long term partnership, having access to land, development capital and development expertise. The result was the formation of a partnership in 2004 between the City Council; RBS and Sigma Inpartnership.
A significant process of community consultation was undertaken resulting in a master plan for the whole area. EDAW were appointed to take the master plan and create Supplementary Planning Guidance. The partnership became a Housing Market Renewal Fund Pathfinder scheme and went onto become an exemplar project for the Audit Commission.
The area has enjoyed a rolling programme of development, and has continued to deliver despite the economic downturn since 2008. 330 houses were completed and sold as part of the regeneration. A further 40 apartments will be built by local developers, and a new school built for the local Jewish community.
The area has a new major community and sports facility housing a nationally recognised trampoline centre, Library, Nursery, Police liason area and meeting rooms as well as associated grass and all weather play areas. A new medical centre with associated retailing and a new 4000 sq.ft. foodstore is on site and will be completed later this year.
Sigma Inpartnership manage the affairs of the partnership as well as the development work undertaken on behalf of the partnership.
The Higher Broughton project was recognised for its accomplishments at the Manchester Evening News Residential Property Awards by winning two awards:
The project was described as the "Best of the best" by award host Kevin McCloud, presenter of the Channel 4 series Grand Designs.
For information on the individual phases, and to view the Masterplan, please see the Higher Broughton Partnership website:
Chief Operating Officer
Graeme has worked in the property and property finance sector since graduating in 1988. He has worked on major commercial and residential development projects and has 7 years of international experience in the development and fund management arenas, latterly being country Director for Nomura Bank's investment partner in Moscow. Graeme was co-founder of Inpartnership with Duncan Sutherland in late 2000 and was instrumental in the creation of 3 nationally recognised regeneration partnerships up to 2007. Graeme fronted the shareholder negotiations and investment with West Coast Capital in 2007 and the sale of Inpartnership to Sigma in 2011. Graeme was appointed onto the main Sigma Board as Partnership Director in June 2012.
Graeme has an Honours degree in Civil Engineering and a post graduate Diploma in Property Investment.