Native Land is a privately owned property company focused on creating exceptional mixed-use developments in London.

It was founded in 2003 by Alasdair Nicholls and Jonathan Mantovani, both formerly of Taylor Woodrow Capital Development. Since then, Native Land has garnered a reputation for developing homes in thriving neighbourhoods and locations undergoing transformation, using its intuitive knowledge to determine which areas have the most potential and are likely to experience a rise in demand.

Take Native Land’s pioneering regeneration work of Bankside on the Thames’s South Bank:  the Stirling Prize shortlisted NEO Bankside was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and opened in 2012, comprising 217 apartments and penthouses arranged over four ‘pavilions’.

It has become an integral part of establishing the area as a cultural, residential and commercial quarter. Native Land also has a strong track record of supporting London’s arts scene and, through developing a strong relationship with Southwark Council, gifted land to Tate Modern which was used for the gallery’s extension. Similarly, the company’s Burlington Gate development, completed this autumn, will revitalise Mayfair’s fine art heartland with new art galleries and the first public arcade built in central London since the 1930s. Other important recent acquisitions include Regent House on The Portman Estate, which has planning consent for 43,000 sq/ft of offices plus 24 residential apartments, and Bankside Yards, a large site in a prominent riverside location on the South Bank. Although most widely known for its residential developments, these schemes, which between them will add over 320,000 sq/ft of office space to Native Land’s portfolio, will play a significant role in enhancing the company’s position as a leading mixed-use developer.

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Native Land focuses on putting imaginative design at the top of the agenda, working with award-winning architects and a small group of leading studios (including Studio Reed, David Collins, Studio Ashby and Collett-Zarzycki) to deliver its schemes. This approach has led to the GLA praising two of its buildings for their exemplary design and awareness of surrounding infrastructure requirements in its London Plan planning guidance document. Delivering developments with strong environmental credentials is also of importance to Native Land.

The company strives to be sustainable wherever possible, both in the development methods used and the long-term life of the building.

For example, the Burlington Gate development features 50 electric car charging points in the underground car park, an increasingly important specification for buyers, given the surge in popularity of electric and hybrid cars in recent years. For all projects, the in-house team’s commitment to detail is clear: everything from the light switches chosen to the layout of a car park and the planting for outdoor spaces, is carefully considered. It’s just one reason why the company attracts both new and repeat buyers from Britain and abroad. Together with its network of international investment partners, Native Land currently controls over 1.75 million sq/ft of central London residential accommodation and mixed-use space in the planning pipeline. A key player in the property development sector, Native Land aims to keep the capital a world-class city.



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