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Human scale approach

So much of regeneration is about materials, density, and building heights. It’s easy to lose sight of why we undertake these complex, disruptive projects - to improve the quality of life for existing residents and future generations. On all our schemes we try to ensure the existing community is kept intact and in situ throughout the process.

Commitment to design quality

We believe good design is only possible when the voices of residents have been heard and their aspirations reflected in the plans we produce. Importantly, we only work with design teams who can demonstrate their ability and commitment to listen to and work with the community.

“First life, then spaces, then buildings – the other way around never works.” Jan Gehl
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Retaining and reusing materials

Regeneration uses enormous quantities of materials. Both in the construction of new homes and infrastructure, and to keep them working and maintained. Clarion's circular economy strategy means we aim to retain and reuse as much as possible. We expect our contractors to use products which are durable, reusable, repairable, and recyclable.

Design for changing demographics

The U.K.’s population is undergoing huge demographic change. People are living longer, family sizes are becoming smaller, and the number of single person households is growing. Preparing for that change is central to our approach to regeneration. We design and build communities which are adaptable, safe and where people can live happy, healthy lives.

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Keeping the community together

Complex programmes of regeneration can take many years to deliver. The existing resident population may find themselves displaced. Clarion’s default position is to keep that community intact and in situ wherever possible.

Ideally, residents will remain in their home before a single move into their new property. Where that is not possible, we keep temporary moves within the resident's neighbourhood. It makes for a more complicated project, and delivery may be slower, but it is the right thing to do. Our objective is always to add value and quality to existing neighbourhoods.