Our Approach

Building Partnerships

Groveworld has an extensive and successful track record in relationship building and partnership working.

The Company was founded on and prides itself on forging long lasting relationships and working collaboratively with public sector, landowner, funder and existing and new joint venture partners.

Public Sector
Through its experiences working with Hackney, Islington, Camden, Havering and the London Legacy Development Corporation’s planning and regeneration teams, the Company has successfully adopted a proactive partnership approach, working with local authorities to unlock their regeneration aspirations.
Embracing change and public / private sector collaboration, Groveworld has acted in various stakeholders positions, influencing neighbourhood regeneration proposals through both the formal Development Plan process and wider concept masterplans and visions. In addition the Company has also formally partnered with the London Borough of Islington to deliver to a new public  Plaza at the City Road Basin in Islington and is currently partnering with London Legacy Development Corporation to provide a new pedestrian access, linking Hackney Wick station to the Queen Elisabeth Park and new neighbourhood centre.
Entering an innovate partnership model on its St Jude’s development in Islington, Groveworld successfully partnered with a local school and the Department of Education and Employment to successfully deliver a much needed new school and affordable homes for the local community.
As an experienced team we realise that each partnership has its own individual drivers and characteristics. We strive hard to deliver equitable arrangements that ensure a successful outcome for all parties concerned.  
Groveworld has delivered landowner value through a variety of acquisition and collaboration models, while not exhaustive this has included:

  • Unconditional acquisitions
  • Sale and leaseback arrangements allowing owner occupiers to continue with their business operations
  • Subject to planning acquisitions and option agreements
  • Deferred completions with initial equity release
  • The delivery of end-product (commercial and or residential units) in-lieu of, or part in-lieu of a capital receipt
  • A variety of traditional and bespoke JV structures to suit landowner occupational and capital release requirements
  • Traditional and bespoke development agreements

Groveworld has an enviable track record in raising development finance and relationship building to the extent that the majority of its external debt funding has and continues to be raised through long established relationships. However, as an entrepreneurial and adaptive business we have and continue to forge relationships with new investor, institutional debt and private equity sources.
JV Partners
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to the development process and we believe the same to be true of Joint Venture partnerships. A flexible approach where all parties’ interests are aligned is key to any successful partnership. We continue to develop JV opportunities and work with existing relationships. Working on both traditional 50/50 JV and more bespoke ventures we have enjoyed success with a wide range of partners, including:

  • Private Developers
  • Registered Providers
  • Local Authorities
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Private and public sector landowners