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

St Mungo's, Harrow Road

Location: London, W2

Type: Mixed use - Residential, Homelessness

Value: £50m+

Status: Pre-planning

Architect: AHMM

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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:

Development

Mayday Saxonvale, Frome, Somerset

Location: Frome, Somerset

Type: Mixed use - Residential, Commercial

Value: £75m+

Status: Pre-planning

Architect: Andrew Kirby Architects

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Stories has been appointed as the preferred development partner to Mayday Saxonvale, a community-led not-for-profit social enterprise in Frome, Somerset.  This outstanding social enterprise intends to deliver the long-awaited redevelopment of Saxonvale – a 12 acre brownfield site with capacity for a transformative extension to the town centre of Frome.

 

As joint-venture partners to the social enterprise, Stories will provide access to the necessary funding and delivery expertise for the scheme. Saxonvale represents an important opportunity to secure much needed employment workspace and social infrastructure for Frome in addition to new homes.

After a successful public consultation, the plan is now scheduled for submission for planning approval in June 2021. For more information www.maydaysaxonvale.co.uk

Advisory

Greater Broad Marsh Regeneration

Client: Nottingham City Council

Location: Former Broadmarsh Shopping Centre

Type: Mixed use regeneration and Meanwhile use

Role: Business Planning, Partnership Structuring

Working with Nottingham City Council and the council’s Greater Broad Marsh Advisory Board, Stories is providing strategic development advice on the reimagining of the site of the former Broadmarsh Shopping Centre in the heart of the City.


The 20 acre area represents a once in a generation opportunity to redefine the centre of one of the UK’s core cities. Stories is working alongside the council and its key stakeholders to give advice on the optimal method for delivering the redevelopment and ensuring it meets the needs of the people of Nottingham for the future. 

For more information see The Big Conversation  

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

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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, refined 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

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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.