Stories is a socially responsible property development company committed to creating long term sustainable value.
The built environment has the power to improve people’s lives and create opportunities to live with pleasure and purpose.
Our purpose is to bring order and direction to the complex process of development to unlock positive change for people and their communities.
From deep-dive financial modelling, to delivering major construction projects, by injecting some humility and open-mindedness, we are bringing a fresh approach to development that balances our responsibility to economic, environmental and social outcomes.
Successful development relies on contributions from a diverse range of people. We are committed to understanding the different perspectives and drivers of everyone with an interest in a project, allowing us to achieve more, together.
Understanding the perspectives of our partners is key to delivering our ambition for shared long term outcomes.
The four strands of Stories’ approach aim to maximise the creation of shared value for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Partnership and Trust
Working collaboratively and openly with all stakeholders. Empathy and alignment are key to building trust.
We understand a project’s social, environmental and economic potential and are able to maximise the shared value of a scheme.
Experience and Skills
We bring order to challenging sites and briefs and implement structures that better manage risk.
Stories brings a broad skillset across development and consultancy, evidenced by our track record on similar projects.
Stories approaches new projects either as principal developer, development manager or in a strategic advisory role.
Stories funds, co-designs and manages the development process from start to finish in a partnership with landowners.
Our Community Asset model delivers new or enhanced community facilities for existing landowners enabled through facilitating development on-site.
Stories manages the delivery of projects on behalf of landowners and third party investors. Our approach aims to maximise ESG outcomes to unlock major projects.
Stories provides strategic advice to major landowners (public and private) on strategic visioning and optimal delivery models. This generally follows a critical review of existing proposals.
We fund and manage
We manage, others fund
Through B Corp certification, we hold ourselves accountable to the principle that doing good is good business and we collect the data to measure our output against a triple bottom line of social, environmental and economic returns.
As well as informing our business decisions, we report on our ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance each year in a report.
2021 Annual ESG Report