Get To Know Series – UK Developers
In this series, we showcase many of the UK Developers work with. The UK market is full of quality developers with proven track records and who are working hard to solve the housing crisis, despite the hinders placed by Government at every level.
Perfect new build homes in sustainable developments
Keepmoat Homes plan, designs, and delivers large and smallscale developments. This property developer works closely with a variety of partners, providing thousands of new homes every year. It is one of the most experienced of the UK’s property developers that specialise in homes of for first-time buyers, and its regeneration division is at the forefront of the private rented housing market.
Keepmoat’s commitment to developing innovative and affordable properties in great locations across the nation makes this top ten UK property developer one of the favourites among property investors.
30,000 homes and counting
Keepmoat has developed more than 30,000 new homes in the UK and is delivering thousands more every year. It builds each with tremendous attention to detail. These homes, from two-bedroom apartments through to large detached properties, are designed to be spacious and stylish, perfectly suited to modern lifestyles. They offer flexible living spaces, bathed in natural light, and benefitting from details such as intelligent storage, space-saving design, and branded white goods.
To increase the speed of delivery of sustainable developments, Keepmoat works closely with local authorities, housing associations and other landowners to identify suitable land for development. Having identified and secured the land needed, Keepmoat then builds to exacting standards of craftsmanship.
Experts in urban regeneration
Keepmoat is an expert developer of urban regeneration projects. It designs, finances, builds, refurbishes and maintains places where people want to live. It focuses particularly on creating affordable housing, and adaptable life-long homes.
Keepmoat also transforms disused land, tired properties, and large estates. It works closely with local authorities, private sector funders and landowners to deliver new homes in highly desirable locations.
A valuable partner in the private rented sector
Keepmoat uses its land sourcing and construction platform to identify and secure land and deliver homes to the private rented market across the UK, specialising in the provision of multi-family buildings alongside low-density housing. It’s perfectly placed to be the partner of choice in this market. Keepmoat’s new home building experience, supply chain, and commitment to developing quality housing help reduce build costs, increase construction efficiency, and deliver strong yielding properties.
A highly awarded regeneration specialist
Keepmoat’s regeneration expertise is recognised throughout the industry. It has received many awards, including:
- Project of the Year, 2016, in the Committed to Construction in Humber and West Yorkshire Awards and the Renew/Yorkshire Society Awards for Leeds Estate Regeneration.
- Awards for Integration and Collaborative Working in the 2016 Celebrating Construction Awards, for its Sandwell Partnership.
- The BIM Project of the Year Award for The Meadows in Nottingham, in 2016 Celebrating Construction Awards.
- A raft of awards at the LABC Building Excellence Awards, including:
- Best Inclusive Building – Limestone View, Extra Care Housing, Settle (North & East Yorkshire)
- Best Social and Affordable Social Housing Development – Palmer Court, Lenton (East Midlands)
- Best Social and Affordable Social Housing Development – Palmer Court, Lenton.
- The award for Delivering Social Value for the Sandwell Partnership, presented by the National Federation of Builders
Current Keepmoat development projects
Keepmoat has developments and regeneration projects underway or planned. Here are two of these:
Spirit Quarters, Coventry
Spirit Quarters in Coventry is the redevelopment of the Wood End, Henley Green and Manor Farm Estates (WEHM), which will see the demolition of 2,500 existing homes replaced with 3,300 mixed-tenure new homes. Keepmoat heads a consortium that will deliver the project over a 15-year period and is working closely with local residents to ensure they are informed and involved. Local residents are encouraged to put forward suggestions on how the green spaces could be improved, such as natural play areas and footpaths along the river, and sign up as volunteers to help plant the wild meadow, clean out the river, and place bird and bat boxes in trees.
The first phase of 154 homes has been completed, and this site will provide many opportunities for home buyers, renters and investors, throughout its development lifecycle.
Ebbsfleet Garden Village – hot off the press!
Keepmoat Homes are buying land at Northfleet, part of the Ebbsfleet Garden City, from the Homes and Communities Agency at Ebbsfleet, with plans approved for 600 new homes in a deal worth £175 million. The site will eventually provide a mix of homes including two and three-storey traditional homes and modern apartments.
As part of the project, the WT Henley building – a disused 19th-century cable works factory – will be partly demolished.
Roland Grant, regional managing director of Keepmoat Homes South said: “The Northfleet site is a landmark development for Keepmoat Homes and represents the largest and most significant award in the area since we expanded the business into London and the South East in 2014.
“This is an important milestone in ensuring this scheme becomes a reality, and the acquisition and development of Northfleet will meet the clear demand in the region. It is another positive step for Keepmoat Homes’ ambitious growth plans in the Thames Gateway.”
The Northfleet development will provide homes for outright sale, for starter homes and for shared ownership and affordable rent. There will also be a number of retail units developed, including a café and local shops and community facilities.
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