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Our Development Partner

We've appointed Jigsaw Consortium trading as Partnerships & Places to bring forward the Central Winchester Regeneration (CWR) project in the city centre.

Jigsaw Consortium and WCC officers
(l-r)Richard Clancy, Alex Notay, Dawn Adey Stategic Director, Laura Taylor, Chief Executive, Tamsin Traill,
John Long, Warwick Smither 

Following extensive public engagement and community consultation, the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out a vibrant regeneration in a circa four-acre area of the city with a wide-ranging mix of uses including flexible work and creative spaces, food and drink offerings, a hotel and new high-quality public spaces. The proposals also include new homes to suit people of all life-stages, with a range of tenures available including private sale, homes for rent and affordable housing.

Committed to bringing social and economic value to the city, Jigsaw Consortium is a partnership between Genr8 Kajima Regeneration Limited (Kajima and Genr8 Developments) and PfP igloo (PfP Capital and igloo Regeneration.) The consortium has assembled its team from the best creative talent in the UK, including architectural practices, urban designers, engineers, landscape architects, and specialist archaeologists and is also committed to drawing in additional local expertise as the project develops. Collectively, the partnership has the vision, expertise, track-record, and financial means to work in partnership with the city council to deliver the benefits of the CWR project to Winchester and the district.

Jigsaw Consortium is committed to working closely with local people and businesses in Winchester throughout the life span of the project, bringing both social and economic value to the area.

John Long, development director at PfP igloo, said: “The whole Jigsaw Consortium team is truly honoured to have been selected as the council’s development partner for this project. We recognise the enormous responsibility and privilege that we have in bringing forward a development in such an historic city.  We, and the incredible talent in the design team we have assembled for this project, will work tirelessly to make it a success.”

Tamsin Traill, regeneration director at Genr8 Kajima Regeneration, added: “We are excited to be working with Winchester City Council to deliver this extremely important project.  The newly formed consortium is a collaboration between market experts in social and sustainable development and will ensure that we are able to deliver a truly special place within Winchester.”

The Central winchester Regeneration project will be tailored to and unique to Winchester. At an Open Forum in March 2023, Jigsaw Consortium discussed their approach for Winchester and some of their previous experience and partners they have worked with. You can watch the presentation from the Open Forum on our YouTube channel. Below members of the Jigsaw Consortium describe some of their experience and projects: 

The Malings, Newcastle, PfP igloo
The Malings was igloo’s first project in Newcastle, and a very successful joint venture partnership with Homes England and Newcastle City Council. Comprising 76 homes, the development kick-started the regeneration of an area of post-industrial decline of the edge of the city centre.

Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle, PfP igloo
Also in Newcastle, Stephenson Quarter is a site immediately adjacent to Newcastle Central station. Again, it’s mixed use with offices, leisure and residential elements to consider. Speaking of the project they describe Some highlights: 'We’re working with Newcastle City Council as its development partner, so partnerships and arrangements like this are not new to us. It’s technically a big intervention in the fabric of the city, but we’ve worked together to develop a masterplan that allows for individual elements to come forward incrementally. It’s culturally and historically sensitive. It’s the site where George Stephenson made the Rocket, so we’ve got to deal very carefully with the archaeology of the site and be sensitive to the existing historic buildings. It’s a long-term project, so we’ve got straight on and already delivered an active programme of meanwhile uses to animate the site from the get-go.'

Bermondsey Square, London, PfP igloo
Bermondsey Square is another mixed-use site featuring 40,000 sq ft of creative office space, 86 homes, a boutique hotel, 10,000 sq ft of food and beverage offerings and an independent arts cinema, which has been let to a local film maker we met during our community engagement. Speaking of the project they describe Some highlights: ' Built on the site of the 11th century Bermondsey Abbey, which was fully excavated, documented and then exposed for public viewing under a huge purpose-built glass floor in the now café area. What we’ve always maintained, and what is at the heart of this project, is that this is not a building. It’s all about the public realm and the square, which each week is home to the world-famous Bermondsey Antiques Market. Bermondsey Square was delivered in partnership with the London Borough of Southwark, the London Development Agency and the local community. We brought in our dedicated public realm team and our archaeologists to ensure that everything was done sensitively and correctly. We’ve created a mixed-use development that enhances local community activity while preserving the history of the area.'  

Smithfield Works, Stoke-on-Trent, Genr8 Developments
Opened in March 2022, Smithfield Works was the first, purpose built, co-working office venue in Stoke-on-Trent, which is owned and operated by Genr8. The scheme provides space for large corporations to coexist alongside local start-ups and entrepreneurs, encouraging collaboration across industries and business areas. Speaking of the project they describe Some highlights: 'The workspace features two large hot desk areas, 12 private suites, and a self-contained unit, plus bookable meeting spaces and a hub for networking events and community engagement. It provides an opportunity for small businesses to gain extra support through its connection with the Chambers of Commerce. Located within the dynamic mixed-use Smithfield district, the workspace forms part of a wider mixed-use scheme where users can benefit from a wealth of local amenities.'


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