Month: February 2016


The scheme will eventually deliver 470 new homes for London, ranging from affordable and social rent properties to high-end apartments. It was originally to be delivered under English Partnerships London-Wide Initiative, all with stunning views across the capital. All apartments are designed to code 3 sustainable criteria, providing a total of over 38,000 sq m… Read more »

Highbury Gardens

Developed around a communal courtyard, this 119 unit scheme offers a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom accommodation – as with all schemes for First Base, it was designed to be tenure blind with the same quality of finishing across the common areas. The project employs on site renewable sources service 20% of the… Read more »

Bracknell Phase One, Berkshire

2012 was the year that the regeneration of Bracknell town centre began to take shape via the Bracknell Regeneration Limited Partnership. Bracknell welcomed a new, signature, sustainable Waitrose food store, a showcase development for the premium retailer in the home of their head office which formed the gateway to the North of the town centre…. Read more »


The Printworks development delivered 164 apartments along with workspaces for small businesses over 9 levels. The building was designed and built to Lifetime Homes Standards and 10% of the building’s energy is supplied from renewable resources. aspireDM was responsible for securing detailed planning consent for the project and for managing the design team throughout all… Read more »

Adelaide Wharf

Utilising a disused industrial site Adelaide Wharf has delivered a mix of tenures: Keyworker flats, social rented flats and private sale in a non-discriminatory method along with work spaces for small businesses. The housing allocation was based on a carefully strategised mix of 45% affordable and 55% private tenures which helped to drive the regeneration… Read more »

Gresen 5-7, Oslo

In the heart of Oslo’s central retail district Grensen 5-7 will provide a striking opportunity for a major international retailer to use a historic Norwegian building to create a stand-out cutting-edge retail experience. aspireDM are strategic development partners with the private equity real estate fund, Tristan Capital Partners and have been charged to deliver this… Read more »

Poole, Dorset

aspireDM worked closely with our client, Lands Improvement Holdings to bring forward this wide ranging mixed use regeneration development, located on the 16.2 hectare former power station site in Poole. The vision evolved through detailed research and financial modelling to position a phased development comprising of over 1,100 residential units, a mix of quality food… Read more »

Nine Elms OSD

The development sees the creation of 330 residential units in three buildings ranging in height from 6 to 22 storeys, plus a commercial building with ancillary retail located on the ground floor, and a new public square. The site sits above the new Nine Elms underground station which is currently under construction as part of… Read more »


Hollandgreen is a remarkable new luxury apartment development set amongst the trees of Holland Park in West London. Three new build apartment buildings are located on the grounds of the former Commonwealth Institute Building, a ground-breaking piece of 1960s architecture with its striking parabola shaped roof. The Commonwealth Institute Building has been transformed as part… Read more »


Lands Improvement Holdings acquired the 38 acre former quarry site and promoted the site for development through the Local Development Framework Process with Newcastle-under-Lyme Council. An outline planning application for 350 units was submitted in July 2013. Following engagement with the Council, the Section 106 agreement was signed in December 2014 alongside the issue of… Read more »