identifying opportunities

Creating thriving communities

We work closely with local authorities, Homes England, registered housing providers and parish councils to ensure that we pinpoint the most appropriate areas for housing, in order to provide successful schemes that address the local housing requirements.

Through our established relationships, we are able to identify land suited to the needs of our clients, taking into account budget specification objectives, demographic nuances, and location.

At United Living, it’s our responsibility to ensure that new, thriving communities are created where and when they are most needed.

our in-house expertise

Securing the land

Our specialist team of land managers, designers and consultants work with our clients to secure new opportunities through effective planning, consultation, and collaboration.

We have the skills to source new land opportunities appropriate for residential development, and in the right locations. Once a suitable opportunity is identified, we negotiate and progress the legal purchase of the site, within the appropriate financial parameters.

We pride ourselves on how we deal with land and land owners, and we are always monitoring opportunities for new development sites. Through our in-house expertise, we are well placed to maximise land value, on both greenfield developments or brownfield regeneration sites.

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procurement methods

Our approach

At United Living, we have flexible procurement methods and are able to purchase small or large parcels of land with, or without planning permission. Our approach includes:

  • Freehold Purchase
  • Conditional Contracts
  • Licence Agreements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Option Agreements
  • Promotional Agreements

We have the funds available to purchase sites and promote the land through the planning system, in order to achieve the very best value for our clients.
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course of action

Our process

Our experienced technical team is responsible for designing our sites, in accordance with local housing needs, and national and local government policies.

After undertaking the necessary site investigations and enquiries to ensure that the scheme is designed to accommodate any abnormal site conditions, the most cost effective and appropriate engineering solution is undertaken, incorporating ground conditions, site topography and services.

We’re experienced in overcoming obstacles, including contaminants, and split levels, and adept in overcoming them with commitment, creative thinking and innovative design.
Before finalising our development, we undertake public consultation with local communities to establish their views and opinions. This also serves to inform local residents of our intentions, and often results in local support, particularly where the homes are for local people.

A planning application reflecting the size and tenure of house types will then be progressed jointly with the local authority, supported via the use of external architects and consultants

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What our clients say about us...

We are thrilled to be working with United Living on this exciting new development and to be providing such a large number of much-needed affordable homes for customers in Wellingborough. The variation of housing we’ll be providing at Glenvale Park will offer great choice for customers looking for a safe, sustainable and affordable place to call home, and I look forward to seeing work progress on our homes within the site.

Chris Montague, Director of Development (East and North), Stonewater

Case studies

Our projects…

Milestone Road – Single Family Housing

At Milestone Road, we are creating a vibrant new neighbourhood that meets the needs of its community and provides them with high-quality homes, great facilities on their doorstep and excellent public spaces in which to relax and connect.

Our clients

Proud to work with

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Whether you have a specific project in mind or if you’d like to find out more about our land led development services and how we can help you, we’d love to hear from you.


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