This project was a little different in that its showcasing a property company rather than an individual development. It involved defining and describing values, as well as showcasing the unique selling points of this forward-thinking business.
Agility – by having in-house design and planning experts, our thinking and ability to act is enhanced, while the compact nature of our business means we work closely together and can move more quickly.
Vision – we’re known for the imagination of our thinking, from maximising space to looking at each site and surrounding area as a whole, reinterpreting existing details and introducing exciting new elements.
Quality – we blend traditional and modern materials and methods that exceed rather than merely meet standards. Everything is pre-proven and pre-checked beforehand, and our safety record is excellent.
Sustainability – we see this not just in terms of environmental sensitivity, but in the durability of our designs and the choices we make, from site selection to construction and the value we add across properties, people and communities.
Collaboration – many of our best projects are the result of shared visions. As well as private sector companies we work extensively with local councils, social landlords, education authorities and the NHS.
Community spaces that add to harmony, health and well-being are an increasingly important feature of our developments. For example, in recent years we have tripled the amount we spend on landscaping. Plus we’re always looking for new ways to make our environments great places to live, work and relax in.
Lea Wharf in Hertford is typical of the approach we take to creating a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. The 98 riverside apartments will benefit from a uniformed concierge service plus a private residents’ roof garden overlooking the river. A central piazza will feature a wealth of new restaurants, cafes and shops. Also in development here is a medical hub which will be able to cater for the equivalent of two GP practices – around 16,000 people.
More than just a place to live, our properties offer a better all-round lifestyle. Fittings are of exceptional quality, while the aim for our larger developments is that they become community hubs, with regular events, exclusive clubs and high-end amenities.
When choosing retail, dining and leisure outlets we prefer to opt for local businesses rather than large chains. It’s why every potential restaurant, café and shop is personally researched and trialled by our senior team before being considered for selection.