Projects.

We are focused on residential-led, mixed use developments across the UK that maximise economic, social and environmental impact for all stakeholders. We care about legacy and remain strategically involved for the long term. 

 

We apply ourselves to new projects in one of two ways – either as principal developer, or by supporting landowners and development partners with strategic development advice.

We typically look to partner with aligned landowners in order to deliver new development projects. These tend to be in the lowest third of Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) with the capacity to deliver at least 150 homes within 90 minutes of Bristol or London, however we enjoy the challenge of complex sites that don't fit this mould.

Our current detailed requirements are available to download here.

Stories acts as the principal developer. Procured through JV or land acquisition, we manage the development from start to finish, taking the development and finance risk and retaining a long term role in the completed project.

Development Projects

Stories provides strategic advice and support to landowners and development partners to help deliver and enhance projects by:

  • Unlocking development

  • Enabling people-led design

Strategic Advisory

Development Projects:

Development

Harrow Road

Location: London, W2

Type: Mixed use - Residential, Homelessness

Value: £50m+

Status: Pre-planning

Architect: AHMM

We have partnered with  St Mungo’s to create a modern, high quality, fully accessible and flexible, self-contained homeless facility that will meet the future needs of the City of Westminster.  Designed to a high specification in accordance with St Mungo’s Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) Design Guide, the accommodation is likely to include an assessment hub, self-contained units, emergency accommodation for severe weather and communal space to accommodate St Mungo’s outreach work.

This will be facilitated through the release of part of the site for a mixed use, residential-led development. Our ambition is to deliver 100 homes as Build to Rent; homes of institutional investment quality and professionally managed and we are aiming to maximise affordable housing.

More on St Mungo's here

Strategic Advisory Projects:

Advisory

Bath Quays North

Client: Legal & General Capital

Location: Bath City Centre

Type: Mixed use - Commercial, Residential, Retail, Parking, Public Realm 

Scheme Value: £150m+

Status: Reserved Matters

Bath Quays North will support and enhance the economic prosperity of Bath, supporting the city’s reputation as an outstanding place with a rich past and a vibrant future that builds upon its international appeal and reach. This will be realised through the creating and stewardship of an exemplary new place that is innovative, social, refi ned and elegant, establishing a significant new business address for Bath and contemporary riverside living.

 

Stories has been providing strategic advice in the areas of:

  •   Visioning 

  •   Masterplanning 

  •   Design quality 

  •   Procurement strategy

  •   Optioneering

Advisory

Oxford University Development

Client: Oxford University Development Ltd

Location: Oxford

Type: Regeneration

Role: Business Planning, Partnership Structuring

Stories is providing strategic development support to the £4bn joint venture between Legal & General and Oxford University.

 

The JV will develop homes for University staff and students, together with science and innovation districts in and around Oxford. As funding and development partner for the University, Legal & General’s Future Cities business will provide up to £4bn of funding over the next ten years from Legal & General’s shareholder, annuity and LGIM-managed funds.

Advisory

Social Infrastructure Impact Fund

Confidential, pre-launch

 

Role: Social impact advisory, Development support.

Stories is supporting a leading fund manager in establishing a new social infrastructure property impact fund, expected to launch early 2021.