Adding value to the housing sector: the Collaborate Living Difference

Adding value to the housing sector: the Collaborate Living Difference
Date: 22/10/2021

What makes us different from other organisations working within the housing sector? We bring a fresh perspective to the project planning and development process, and it’s all about how we add value to the process for you. Read on for five key ways we bring unique value to the housing sector.  

  1. True collaboration does exist – and you’ll see how it works  

Often, it feels like disparate bodies within the housing sector are working at odds – we’re sure you’ve experienced this feeling, regardless of where you sit in the industry. 

When you’ve encountered this discomfort, it can feel like true collaboration is out of reach for housing projects. Yet, we’re here to demonstrate that’s simply not the case. 

In fact, true collaboration not only exists, but it can transform your processes and add tremendous value to your projects and their impact on your community. 

If you’ve never worked this way, it’s natural to doubt it’s possible – but we’re the proof that progress can happen, and we’re the driving force behind it. 

  1. Agile working pushes the boundaries of your project  

You know from experience that the finished development rarely resembles the initial design. Sometimes, this can cause frustration or clashes among different factions within the housing sector, and we understand how this can feel. 

However, for us, agile working reframes this process into a positive experience. 

Taking an open-minded and flexible attitude into a project opens the door to new possibilities and pushes the boundaries of what’s possible to achieve. 

As an organisation, we celebrate this and see it as our responsibility to facilitate the smooth running of an ever-evolving process.  

After all, we all share the same end goal: to deliver the best value for all involved. Ultimately, agile working is the only way to accomplish this, so we believe you can either resist it or embrace it.  

  1. Investment for good drives real change 

Property is much more than a sum of its parts. It provides shelter, comfort, peace, and a future.  

We believe in investing for good because sustainable homes and sustainable environments lead to a sustainable future for people and the planet. 

When you work with the Collaborate Living team, you’ll see that these values infiltrate every aspect of a project, as we want every penny to count for more than just profit.  

  1. Doing the right thing feels good 

We all want to do the right thing, but our good intentions can often be lost in a sea of administration, regulations, and cross purposes. 

As the backbone of successful affordable housing projects, Collaborate Living oversees every element of the design, specification, and planning process of your development to make sure our shared values remain at the fore. 

We’ve established long-standing relationships with likeminded individuals and organisations across the industry, from policymakers and residents to construction giants and housing associations, so we have the right minds in place to make things happen in the right way. 

  1. Prioritising people, planet, place, and profit 

If you’re anything like us, you’re passionate about bringing more authenticity and accountability into the housing sector. 

What matters most to us? People, the planet, places, and profit. In that order. Positive projects that benefit our local communities and improve the world we live in can only be a good thing.

Of course, profit is important because we need to fund the visions we have for our society. And the places we operate within are crucial to this process, so we have a deep appreciation for our surroundings and our place within them. 

Working in our distinctive way, we bring together the housing industry’s key players to take a proactive approach to positive placemaking.  

We know you care about these things too, and we’ll help you work with us, and other collaborators, like architects, consultants, and engineers, towards a brighter future for everyone.   

Let’s work together 

If our values and attitudes resonate with you, we’d love to talk about working together. We’re always expanding our network of trusted collaborators, so let’s chat and see if we can maximise the potential of your next project.