Complex Development Projects is an unusual private development company choosing to work in partnership with government, community groups and charities to deliver urban renewal projects. The company draws on its director’s 20 years of partnership experience in regenerating urban centres since the early days of the UK’s urban renewal programme.
Our commitment to high quality innovative design, good environmental practice and genuine community involvement has succeeded in delivering a number of exciting projects which have helped to bring life back into a number of city centres across the UK.
We specialise in working alongside landowners and local authorities, often supporting wider regeneration initiatives and other grant funded programmes and initiatives.
CDP brings long and varied experience of delivering projects alongside partners in public, private and community sectors:
All of our projects involve a close relationship with the local authority. Our pioneering approach often places us at the leading edge of Government policy on urban regeneration and we work with local authorities to achieve their regeneration aims.
Projects range from the formulation and implementation of major mixed use, urban renewal initiatives to the restoration of individual buildings within larger projects. It is in these major initiatives where our knowledge across all market sectors and vision for vibrant mixed use urban centres has most impact.
Creating high density mixed use development requires an understanding of the interrelationship of uses and the interface between public and private spaces. These are some of the most complex projects to deliver and our commitment to an open relationship with the various stakeholders is critical to success.
CDP has completed retail and office developments in partnership with the Local Authority in Knowsley, Merseyside. It is currently working with Coventry City Council, The Regional Development Agency and EU Secretariat on the creation of new opportunities for SMEs and creative industries as part of its project at Electric Wharf. This project includes office and residential use in a mix of new and restored buildings, including low-energy, “eco work-homes” incorporating the latest environmental technology.
CDP jointly purchased a seven acre site from BG plc with Gold Medal Travel Group, the UK's 2nd largest independent travel company. The existing building was converted to provide a 600 seat call centre and an additional plot of land is reserved for a separate headquarters office.
Alongside the new call centre, CDP have developed a health & fitness club and restaurant unit.
CDP have worked with charitable organisations including the Salvation Army, Church of England and King Edward Schools Trust.
In Middlesbrough, CDP provided replacement facilities for the Salvation Army and built a new Church and ancillary accommodation as part of a major retail led redevelopment scheme.
In Birmingham we have undertaken two major developments with King Edward Schools Trust.
The Central Gate project on 30 acres provided the Trust with an agreed land value and profit share arrangement. The first phase of the development was completed in 1998 and won the Business and Industrial Agents Society award for best bespoke building. In addition, we were responsible for the refurbishment of 19 Newhall Street, a grade 1 listed building, originally built as Birmingham’s first telephone exchange.