We are delivering construction, cost and project management services in support of specialist build to rent developer, Essential Living, to help them achieve their business strategy of 5,000 private rental stock units over the next decade across London and the South East.
Our relationship with Essential Living has been a driving force in generating project efficiencies and assurance in reaching the client’s deadlines. Capita concurrently managed various Essential Living schemes enabling the project team to work in a continuous improvement, standardised approach which achieves economies of scale and programme efficiency.
‘Lessons learnt’ are frequently shared amongst the Capita team on their respective projects within the Essential Living scheme, this too, ensures a consistent and efficient process where possible duplication and errors are minimised.
Working with Capita has enabled us to bring in the expertise and experience we needed to support our wider strategy to deliver 5,000 units of private rented housing over the next 10 years. Capita has been instrumental in this process, ensuring that projects are well managed and any issues are addressed and rectified efficiently.”Ray Theakston Construction Director, Essential Living
As one of the first schemes to be implemented into Essential Living’s business strategy, Archway Tower, will be one of the first projects of its kind following the Government’s recent alterations to Permitted Development Rights, allowing lawful change of use from office to residential without the need for a planning application of the requirement S106 obligations.
The project’s core challenge was that the development had to be completed prior to the relaxed planning law’s May 2016 deadline. However, this deadline has since been changed by the Government.
Creekside Wharf is located on a 1.2 acre site at Deptford Creek, just 500 metres from Greenwich town centre. The development will deliver a mix of private rent and discounted rent units to help generate a number of in-demand affordable properties designed for families. In addition to this, 50 of the units are designed as three bedroom apartments tailored to the requirements of expanding families.
Essential Living, who is being supported by Capita, is creating the right product by applying a significant level of detail to the development of Creekside Wharf. The scheme includes:
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