Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Firm at the Heart of the Matter

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Firm at the Heart of the Matter

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Throughout the North of England and Midlands, Keepmoat plc is working at the heart of communities ( building and refurbishing more than 30,000 homes each year.

And it's the core values of group strength, expertise and specialist skills that have enabled it to become a leader in the increasingly competitive construction industry.

Partnerships and partnering ( the proven ability to act with others to achieve exceptional customer care and satisfaction ( have been crucial to its long-term success. But Keepmoat is equally proud of its ability to develop ahead of time and within budget, as well as safe- guarding the environment in which it works.

Keepmoat was one of the first firms to enter into Public Private Partnerships in the early 1990s, and has achieved its goals and more through a deliberate `one-stop shop' policy.

All this is done through specialist in-house resources; design and urban planning, community participation and empowerment, finance, cost control and project management.

The firm also has valuable experience in project managing large-scale developments, which includes formulating regeneration frameworks and business plans, as well as complex master plan and feasibility issues.

At the heart of Keepmoat's strategy lies a solid determination to lead community regeneration while ensuring its customers are kept up-to-date every step of the way.

Keepmoat's impact on commercial developments has been staggering ( more than 30,000sq ft of new office, retail, health and educational community facilities worth pounds 30m.

As a result, the company now plays a significant role in the Government's nationwide agenda of delivering sustainable communities, providing decent, affordable homes, urban renaissance and in the Market Renewal Pathfinder Initiatives.

In regeneration, Keepmoat has followed a bold path of brownfield site redevelopment, which has helped eliminate eyesore areas while protecting precious green belt from development. …

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