The opportunity is huge
There were 15,763 unused brownfield sites in England at the end of 2017, with a housing capacity of over 970,000 homes.
This includes 6,700 acres of unused brownfield land in London alone, 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 be transformed into economically sustainable and attractive local communities. Our ability to find and deliver value from these complex sites sets us apart and gives us a competitive edge.
We are clearly aligned with central and local government priorities on mixed-use regeneration, helping the public sector to maximise the value from its land and, most importantly, to meet community needs for better places to work, live and socialise. As one of a small group appointed on the GLA’s London Development Panel, which we believe will be used to procure and brig 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.