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Three Morgan Sindall Group companies secure spot on London Mayor’s development panel

Muse has joined forces with two other Morgan Sindall Group companies to win a place on the £20 billion London Development Panel 2, launched to accelerate the building of new homes for Londoners on public land.

The successful trio are leading homes developer Lovell; mixed-use development and urban regeneration specialist, Muse Developments, along with national construction specialist Morgan Sindall Construction.

Following a rigorous selection process, they join 28 other panel members on the new framework.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has established the new panel – which will operate over the next four years, with the potential for a year’s extension – to help bring forward more homes on surplus publicly-owned land.

The panel is available to owners of public land in Greater London, providing them with a quick and efficient way of selecting development partners to deliver homes across a range of tenures, including housing for open market sale, affordable homes and private rented housing.

Nigel Franklin, joint managing director of Muse Developments, said: “We’re proud to be working in partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and two of our sister companies at Morgan Sindall Group on the latest London Development Panel, which will bring forward a number of mixed-use regeneration schemes to the capital.

“We’re currently working with the GLA on a number of major projects and look forward to extending our relationship into future opportunities. It’s these Public Private Partnerships that are key to delivering a successful programme of regeneration and true placemaking, which benefits the wider community.”

Lovell managing director, Steve Coleby, commented: “I’m delighted that our comprehensive construction and development offer and strong record in successfully bringing forward residential development on publicly-owned land have been recognised by our appointment to London’s new Development Panel. As members of leading construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall Group, we are able to access an exceptionally wide range of expertise and services. We look forward to using our skills to deliver urgently-needed new homes across the Greater London area.” Lovell was also a member of the first London Development Panel which expired in 2017.

Major schemes in London and the South East by Lovell, Muse Developments and Morgan Sindall Construction include Trinity Woolwich, a £500 million major estate regeneration programme by Lovell in partnership with PA Housing and the Royal Borough of Greenwich; Hale Wharf, Tottenham – a £100 million residential-led regeneration project, providing up to 500 new homes, modern business space and canal-side public realm, as part of Muse Developments’ Waterside Places joint venture with the Canal and River Trust; and a series of school construction schemes creating a new generation of school places for London children.