The HCD Group works closely with some of the most successful operators in the UK residential sector to deliver winning projects. Today we are a well-established market leader in this important niche market.
We have played a part in the development of major apartment developments, single luxury houses, student accommodation for many of the leading Universities across the UK, private residential care villages and secure accommodation (which in many instances involved working with the Ministry of Justice).
The HCD Group is ideally positioned to advise on such schemes. We are at the cutting edge of innovative solutions that include open plan living and the use of mist systems as an alternative to full sprinklers. We have worked with the Ministry of Justice on compliance processes and sat on the task group that reviewed its fire safety strategy.
Our input is often a key factor on schemes which are part of wider regeneration programmes. We are at the forefront when implementing the latest sustainable development guidelines, advising on energy-efficient technologies and supporting our clients in obtaining outstanding results under the BREEAM design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.
We are regularly invited to comment at the White Paper stage on regulation change, especially in areas such as energy conservation and fire safety. As a result, the HCD Group is ideally positioned to brief our clients and offer proactive solutions to the challenges of legislative change.
“Our relationship with HCD has developed to the point where the Group now provides us with a valuable ‘one stop shop’ for all the building support services we require in the development of our sector leading villages. This enables us to reduce risk and to improve cost certainty arising from the depth and continuity of knowledge that HCD is developing in the sector, and more specifically through the on-going involvement in our development programme.”
Jami Puckering, Development Director, Retirement Villages – leading provider of retirement housing.
See our latest residential briefing note.