A R IS A FRESH DRIVE TO IDENTIFY LAND THAT HAS POTENTIAL FOR RESIDENTIAL OR MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT, LARGE AND SMALL, IN GREATER LONDON AND OUTLYING COUNTIES. LAND AND BUILDINGS THAT ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT OR USEFUL, WHICH CAN BE REPLACED WITH MORE BENEFICIAL, SUSTAINABLE AND EFFICIENT DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME.
The word ‘Regeneration’ traditionally holds connotations of large-scale urban renewal in parts of towns and cities that has suffered from decades of decline and neglect, often with limited environmental and community focus.
Regeneration in the 21st century must step up to the immense challenge of meeting the ever growing need to deliver new development, whilst successfully reversing climate change. Not only must we build truly exceptional places to live and work, we must to do so in a socially and environmentally responsible way, always striving to protect and enhance our biodiversity and green infrastructure.
A R believes that 21st century regeneration must be applied on the small scale as well as the large, weaving seamlessly into the fabric of successful communities. Regeneration designed specifically to fit and complement our surroundings, with both higher density development in our urban areas, and lower density development in our suburbs and villages.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is at the forefront of every decision we make. We have applied for B Corp Certification to help ensure this commitment remains transparent and prominent, and will ultimately be delivered.
WE ARE SEEKING TO ACQUIRE FREEHOLD LAND AND BUILDINGS ON AN UNCONDITIONAL BASIS AND WE DO NOT REQUIRE ANY THIRD PARTY FUNDING OR APPROVALS TO PROCEED WITH A PURCHASE. WE WILL CONSIDER ANY EXISTING USE TYPE, TENANTED OR VACANT, LARGE OR SMALL, BUT WE WILL ONLY CONSIDER LAND WHICH DOES NOT YET HAVE PLANNING PERMISSION FOR DEVELOPMENT.
In the past the team has successfully acquired many different sites in the South East of England bringing forward schemes of varying different sizes and density. Existing landowners have varied significantly from private individuals to large corporate bodies and funds, to public and charitable institutions, including among others GSK, Anheuser-Busch, United Utilities, Surrey County Council, Siemens, Legal & General, Allianz. We understand the importance of landowner legacy alongside delivery of our commercial commitments.
Given our excellent track record in acquiring land and delivering development, we know that the route to delivering great regeneration is not simply down to great scheme design. A full and knowledgeable understanding of the sites surroundings is crucial, along with the identification of the most sustainable and appropriate long term use for the site and the real societal and environmental benefits the development can deliver.
Therefore, once a site has been acquired, we won’t rush into submitting a planning application. First we will engage and listen. This engagement is open, multi-faceted, and wide reaching, including our neighbours and local stakeholders, as well as all statutory bodies. Rather than hiding behind consultants we will directly lead this engagement, allowing us to properly listen and effectively feed this back to the project design team.
This engagement always leads to an enriched and enhanced scheme design, which when combined with the identification of real long term societal and environmental benefits, delivers truly great regeneration.
A fully detailed planning application follows and the engagement process continues until a planning permission is granted. We then move onto the delivery phase, discharging planning conditions, delivering on s106 and other commitments, demolition and site remediation, utilities and drainage works, and finally with the construction phase delivered by one of our many housebuilder/ RP/ contractor partners.