The creation of sustainable communities lies at the heart of our philosophy. The creation of places that all members of society wish to stay and share is the measure of sustainability as we see it, and this can only be achieved through active engagement from local residents. Without that buy in, the development process takes far longer delaying the benefit that all parties enjoy from actual delivery on the ground.
Communities can express their needs during the master plan and strategic investment development stages. Large-scale regeneration should not be monopolised by a single developer, and in our view, inclusive partnership approach is the only way to achieve holistic, balanced and sustainable solutions.
Commercially there are significant benefits in efficient delivery, and successful community building generates increasing land values – thus maximising the regeneration receipts for recycling locally.
Here are some examples of projects where we have engaged with local residents and thus contributed in to creating a better community, as well as aiding areas to thrive and flourish.