U+I is a property regeneration company that transforms undervalued parts of towns and cities into neighbourhoods and communities where people and enterprise can thrive. The product of a merger between Development Securities PLC and Cathedral Group, two of the UK’s leading property companies, U+I has a current market capitalisation in excess of £300 million.
With a portfolio of mixed-use regeneration projects in London, the south-east, Manchester and Dublin we are bringing imagination and innovation to some of the most exciting opportunities in the property market. By bringing together financial strength and commercial acumen, a commitment to the highest standards of design and architecture and a careful curation of place and history, we enable long-term, sustainable change and deliver value for our diverse stakeholder groups.
Mixed-use regeneration development is at the heart of our business with a focus on driving shareholder value from a creative approach to place making and community building. This ability to create places that deliver sustainable socio-economic growth fuels our specialism in public private partnership projects (PPP) with local authorities and other public bodies. Our PPP schemes in the London boroughs of Bromley, Lewisham, Lambeth and Greenwich and in towns like Lichfield and Sittingbourne are opening up opportunities for local authorities to deliver economic growth and new public service infrastructure in an era of restrained public spending. Our £200 million investment portfolio forms a core part of our activities, allowing us to mature assets over the long-term and feed off our regeneration development pipeline with income-producing properties that have yet to reach maturity.
We understand what makes communities successful. We use that understanding and insight to create productive places. We put people at the heart of what we’re doing, wherever we go. We nurture places from inception to maturity or we create the opportunity for others to do so, building value every step of the way. You will know us by the places we create.
University of Brighton
A part of Brighton since 1859, the university has been guided by its original ethos to become the diverse, multidisciplinary institution that it is today.
With 20,700 students studying across five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, the university community demonstrates civic responsibility across the south coast and beyond.
We are defined by a commitment to social relevance, steering our curriculum and research projects away from the ivory tower and toward the fulfilment of public good as a trusted partner.
This not only involves active engagement with a local and global community but includes a coordinated effort toward creating an equal and sustainable environment within the university. This is based on the shared values of engagement, diversity, participation, collaboration and sustainability.
We are the leading university for the professions, particularly medicine, nursing, engineering and pharmacy.
Brighton & Hove City Council
The regeneration of the Preston Barracks site is a partnership between U+I, the University of Brighton and Brighton & Hove City Council. Our ongoing successful partnership will also see the delivery of a new mixed-use development in Circus Street, Brighton, beginning construction in 2016.