The Southern Powerhouse – Hackwood Group

Posted on: July 28th, 2021

Coffin Mew commissioned a major report to look at the challenges and opportunities facing the South as a region in establishing itself as, what could be described as, the Southern Powerhouse.

The report consists of a number of interviews with key people in the region – from chief executives of property development companies, property investors as well as those heading up the Local Enterprise Partnerships. 

In this article, Christopher Goddard, Managing Director of Hackwood Group, construction and property development business, challenges the “them and us” stand-off between planners and developers and the view that the Council is all about social conscience and the developer simply about building for profit. As we approach the COP26 Climate Summit later this year, he believes that developers will be producing zero carbon buildings within the next 3 to 5 years, whilst off-site construction, more building conversions and higher rise developments on brownfield sites also offer opportunities to resolve both our housing and construction-related environmental issues, if relevant stakeholders can buy into them.

Please click here to read the full interview: Hackwood Group interview

If you have any questions regarding the Southern Powerhouse project, please contact Nick Leavey.