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L&Q is working as a joint venture partner on a number of developments with Countryside so I was delighted to be asked to take part in July’s ‘Creating Places and Communities’ campaign and have the opportunity to share our collaborative experience.

L&Q and Countryside - a winning combination - by Adam Simpson

With four joint-venture developments underway and more in the pipeline, it is clear that our organisations share both ambition and commitment to creating homes and places where people want to live. We are working together on schemes as diverse as large scale regeneration in London and suburban housing-led developments in Essex.

It is vital when creating successful communities to have a shared goal to develop new homes of character and quality in vibrant new communities that work for everyone. For example, at Acton Gardens, W3, where Countryside and L&Q, in partnership with Ealing Council, are responsible for one of the largest regeneration projects in London, we have an extensive range of private and affordable new homes, with great transport links and new community facilities. Acton Gardens also illustrates that both partners also understand the importance of green space to people’s well-being and quality of life.

Here we have combined each company’s strengths, with both L&Q and Countryside working with the local community and building on our proven skills in estate regeneration. As a testament to our success, we are proud to have won an Evening Standard New Homes Award for Best Regeneration Project.

Both organisations also understand the need to employ leading architects and landscape designers to create exceptional developments. At Brook Valley Gardens in Chipping Barnet, Alison Brooks Architects and HTA are providing existing and new residents with a modern interpretation of the traditional garden suburb. The scheme is bringing much needed regeneration to the Dollis Valley area, with high quality new homes and a range of amenities, set in a sustainable and attractive environment.

We are also capitalising on each organisation’s resources and experience to help deliver successful new suburban communities. For example at Beaulieu in Chelmsford (pictured above), where we have just launched our biggest joint venture scheme to date, we are working in partnership with Countryside and building on our track record of creating major residential-led developments to deliver an exciting new district for the city with 3,600 new homes being built over the next 15 years or so.

As a joint venture we will provide extensive new amenities including schools, health, sport and retail amenities, and extensive parkland and green open spaces, and take additional responsibility for the affordable homes on the site.

Most importantly, both companies understand the needs for our teams to work closely together, communicate effectively and fully respect and trust one another.

I look forward to continuing to work with Countryside to deliver these important developments and to working in partnership on many more in the future.

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Adam Simpson,
Regeneration and JV Director,

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