The DNA of a Master Developer

Market leadership is no overnight achievement. It has taken 25 years of thought and hard graft. Processes continue to be refined by a team that has unique experience and the right skill set to lead on strategic sites. The Master Developer approach, with its emphasis on pace, scale, quality and sustainability, is woven into the DNA of our business. We think bigger, bolder and longer.

Projects

  • Target big, complex sites in key growth locations
  • Invest in the land for long-dated returns
  • Work with like-minded partners
  • Recognise every site demands a bespoke approach

Planning

  • Ensure senior team engagement with stakeholders and communities
  • Trust needs to be earned by making and delivering on promises
  • Cut through jargon and complexity – explain, illustrate and guide
  • With a 20-year consent – build in flexibility from the outset as things will change

Delivery

  • De-risk issues at the earliest opportunity
  • Assume responsibility for delivery of infrastructure to maintain momentum
  • Work at scale to create efficiency
  • Establish multiple points of sale to enhance absorption

Homes

  • Keep control by not selling off large parcels
  • Package land on a consistent basis across phases and sites
  • Create a level playing field for all sizes of housebuilder to compete
  • Be prepared to self-deliver the more difficult plots to maintain quality and values

Quality

  • Establish quality benchmark from the start
  • Use planning, contracts and the example of self-delivery to maintain standards
  • Ensure your team really cares about the details
  • You don’t need to spend more; you just need to spend it smarter

Funding

  • Patient, experienced capital is required
  • Investment needs to be aligned with a commitment to quality
  • Actively use public funds to accelerate delivery
  • Maintain delivery throughout economic cycles