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place-shaping

Place-shaping is vital for the well-being of an area. We take on a dominant role in shaping places for the better through inspiring quality and innovation at local and national level.


Some of our place-shaping services


Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station is one of London’s most iconic historical buildings, occupying a prime area of land on the southern banks of the Thames.

The redevelopment of Battersea Power Station encompasses an overall site totalling 42 acres, incorporating 3,992 new private and affordable homes, 1.62 million sqftof new office space, and 1.56 million sqftof retail, hotel, food and beverage, and community, cultural and leisure space, with 730,000 sqftof public realm.

There will also be two medical centres, a police facility, nursery and a library/ community hub along with 8,340 bicycle spaces and 3,346 parking spaces.

Services Provided:
We have been involved and provided property management services throughout the lifecycle of the building from pre-construction consultancy, fit-out through to ongoing day-today building management. Our staff have formed an integral part of the development team working alongside the client team, architects, planning team and solicitors to ensure the development has sustainability and operational excellence at its heart.

We have provided advice on service charge optimisation, management accommodation, manned guarding, security, internal and external building fabric, waste strategy, access and vertical cleaning, mechanical services, lifts and escalators, utility supply, metering and energy efficiency.

East Village

East Village, the former Athletes’ Village of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is one of London’s largest neighbourhoods, located on the edge of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

One of the most sustainable residential led schemes in London, East Village currently comprises 3,300 new privately rented and affordable homes situated in 66 buildings, with more than 30 independent shops, bars and restaurants and 36 acres of open public space.

The private homes are owned and managed by Get Living (a joint venture between Delancey, Qatari Diar, Oxford Properties and APG), whilst the affordable homes are owned and operated by Triathlon Homes.

Services Provided:
We are providing full estate and facilities management services to the common areas, retail and public space, working with the Management Lettings Operations for the respective landlords, Get Living and Triathlon Homes.

A dedicated on-site management team is responsible for Estate, Plot and Block repair and maintenance along with the well-being and security of the residents and visitors.

King's Cross

King’s Cross is one of the largest and most exciting regeneration schemes in central London and fast becoming one of the most attractive places to live, work and visit. The area is being transformed to provide 3 million sq ft of workspace, 500,000 sq ft of retail and leisure, up to 2,000 new homes and a range of educational, hotel and cultural facilities across 67 acres.

Services Provided:
We work in partnership with Argent, the asset manager for the King’s Cross Limited Partnership, to create a strong sense of community and work closely with the occupiers. Many stakeholders are involved in the successful operation of the development and we liaise and maintain strong relationships with The Canal & River Trust, Network Rail, British Transport Police and King’s Cross and St Pancras Station Management.

We have recently undertaken a full review of the team structure to reshape the onsite and surveying teams to create a platform to deliver operational excellence whilst also full integrating sustainability and customer service into the heart of the service delivery.

BBC Television Centre

The landmark Television Centre development comprises 432 world class homes, offices, Television studios, restaurants, Soho House member’s club, hotel and (residents only) gym.

Services provided:
Our team of specialists have worked closely with the Client to deliver a comprehensive management service through the phased delivery and mobilisation of this project to ensure service delivery were at the highest standards. This included structured and comprehensive set up and service charge budgets, management plan and strategies, hands on operational support and project management.

We are now providing full estate and facilities management services to the common areas, retail and public space across the site, with a dedicated onsite management team responsible for maintenance, well-being and security, including staff hired directly by Savills Management Resource, and third party service partners responsible for Aftercare, Defects Management, Ongoing Sales and Customer Care.

We provide a 24/7, on-site security presence year round, complimented by a fully resourced security control room.

The Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building is one of London's most iconic buildngs in the City. The Savills Place team have placed strategy at the heart of it's approach and are currently working on a number of Place-shaping recommendations based on the physical and social construct on the building. One of these recommendations is to deliver a number of initiatives targeted entirely at employees in the building. Other Place-shaping constructs we are currently looking at are design, connectivity, sustainability, composition, marketing, enlivenment, leadership and perception.

Nottingham BID

A bespoke piece of business consultation and consultancy was commissioned by the Nottingham BID who commissioned us to conduct a consultation exercise on the viability of increasing the geographical area of the BID whilst simultaneously exploring the idea of expanding the BID membership to include the office sector. We achieved an excellent response rate and supplemented this with workshops to build both qualitative and quantitative results. These results were then analysed and a written report and presentation was provided to the client’s steering group so that decisions could be made on the shape of the Nottingham BID at the time of renewal.

Birmingham City Council

Bimringham City Council appointed us to provide a strategic report as to the future of BIDs across the city. This can be viewed here.

Middlesbrough Council

Middlesbrough Council recently appointed us to conduct an economic assessment of their town centre. This project involved analysis of local brands operating in the area, a communications audit, flaneurs research, stakeholder interviews and workshops. 500 business and consumer questionnaires were conducted, along with customer profiling, and a quantitative analysis on employee numbers, vacancy rates, land use and much more. The assessment put forward 20 recommendations to Middlesbrough Council. We have now been instructed to progress to a second stage of work bringing the recommendations to life with an agreed action plan.