TOWN IS A HOUSING DEVELOPER AND CUSTOM-BUILD ENABLER. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHO WE ARE AND WHAT DRIVES OUR APPROACH.
BEAUTIFUL HOMES IN REAL STREETS AND NEIGHBOURHOODS.
TOWN builds residential and mixed-use developments at street and neighbourhood scale. And we plan new places – urban extensions, regeneration schemes and new settlements – for TOWN and other developers to build.
TOWN’S MISSION IS TO BUILD HOMES PEOPLE LOVE IN PLACES THEY LOVE.
The most enduringly popular neighbourhoods in nearly all towns and cities are compact, walkable and green, with good local amenities. They’re often characterised by streets of terraces, townhouses and mid-rise apartment buildings. They accommodate many different household types and lifestyles, and adapt over generations to meet changing needs.
Most new housing development is not like this. Although much needed, new housing is often dull, unsustainable and inflexible to people’s needs. Modern housebuilder homes are generally unpopular – among the people who live in them as well as those living nearby. Most, given the opportunity, would rather live in an older neighbourhood. Any many others, given access to land, would like to build their own home.
TOWN exists to meet this need. We are a housing developer building sustainable, well-designed new homes which respond to people’s needs and which will improve, not detract from, the places that they’re built in.
As a housing developer, TOWN develops in established residential locations or as part of new developments where we can help to create value and achieve a sense of place early on.
We develop across a range of tenures, from private ownership to build to rent (PRS) and affordable housing. As well as being a housing developer we build mixed uses where this adds amenity or sense of place.
TOWN develops independently or in partnerships and joint venture with others.
TOWN’s custom build model offers customers real design choice when buying a new home. Our configuarable shells and menu-driven customation approach give the benefits of building your own home, but without the need to find a site or project manage it yourself.
Our custom build model is also suited to self-build groups. As an enabling developer we work closely with cohousing and other community-led groups to help realise their aims.
TOWN’s strategic land development business works with investors, landowners and local stakeholders and residents to plan walkable places based on urban blocks, streets and public spaces.
TOWN’s role is to prepare deliverable plans that give context and structure to the work of different builders, establish an intrinsic quality of place and generate short and longer-term value for all involved.
HOMES THAT LEARN FROM THE PAST.
TOWN builds modern, architect-designed versions of proven and familiar forms of housing such as terraces and townhouses. These incorporate some of the timeless qualities of period properties – spaciousness, high ceilings, generous windows and inherent adaptability – and are light, airy and carefully laid out to make the most of the space.
Unlike older properties, TOWN homes are constructed using state-of-the-art methods. We use off-site construction that allow for homes to be built to the highest levels of thermal performance, and quickly constructed. We integrate a range of technologies including mechanical ventilation heat recovery, renewable energy, and high-efficiency triple glazing, making for buildings with a small environmental footprint that are efficient to run and cheap to maintain.
By providing a real mix of properties – from smaller flats to large family houses – around safe and sociable streets, we seek to appeal to people who want to live in a real community, not just in a house. We lay our schemes out to make walking and cycling an easy and attractive choice. We also take care to make sure that new developments respect, enhance and integrate well with the places they’re located in.
SPACE FOR PLAY AND FOR NATURE.
Many modern developments have too little green space. Others have too much of it, or else it’s badly designed. TOWN’s developments incorporate green infrastructure that use space intelligently for play, relaxation, ecological enhancement and rainwater management, contributing to the health and wellbeing of residents and the wider environment.