Pivotal planning

November 5, 2019

Several of the North East’s major redevelopment sites are flourishing – thanks to DPP Planning

Buildings are continuing to emerge from the ground with real confidence and credibility in the North East and one of the reasons for this is the many remarkable and passionate voices leading the charge for progression and confidence in the region. But one name crops up again and again – DPP Planning.

Quietly playing a pivotal role in some of the North East’s most ambitious schemes, the DPP team’s portfolio includes developments at Hadrian’s Tower, Brett Oils Wharf, Quayside West, Milburngate, Freeman’s Reach & Aykley Heads, to name but a few.

Led by company directors Faith Folley and Jo Robison, their belief that the North East
is a vital and dynamic region is evident in the scale of change created by these significant schemes. The Newcastle-based team continue to secure planning permissions for sites that play an essential part in ensuring that the region continues to grow and showcase itself as an innovative place to live, work and play.

Having built up an enviable reputation over the last ten years, the team at DPP Planning expect to deliver planning permissions for development of upwards of 1 million square metres of regenerated land, creating 11,600 new jobs and delivering more than £740 million of investment into the North East over the next two years. Their determination to transform the region’s skyline and economic fortunes for the better is what motivates Jo, Faith and their team.

Director Jo Robison, who was recently promoted to DPP’s board, says: “We have a strong collaborative culture, and we focus on creating effective partnerships with key clients, stakeholders and the best technical experts so we can deliver through consensus.

“We love what we do and are passionate about delivering quality and real change to people, spaces and places in the North East.”

Iconic Projects like Quayside West on the Tyne in Newcastle, Brett Wharf on Gateshead Riverside, Milburngate on the Wear in Durham and new Leisure Centres across Northumberland are set to deliver transformative change for the region with attractive buildings, distinctive public spaces, contemporary sporting facilities, new housing and commercial space that generate a positive economic impact for all.

Newcastle’s tallest building, Hadrian’s Tower, currently under construction, is a typical example of DPP’s collaborative approach as director Faith Folley explains:

“By working in partnership with some of the region’s best developers and design teams, many of DPP’s developments set the bar high and showcase a definite and confident move away from the region’s industrial past. Hadrian’s Tower demonstrates the commitment to creating iconic buildings and deservedly shining a spotlight on the North East nationally and internationally”.

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