Development partnership

A unique partnership between Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council and the UK’s leading master developer Urban&Civic, with charitable foundation The Wellcome Trust, has been created to deliver the new garden community in the northern part of Manydown, with Urban&Civic leading on the operational delivery and community engagement on behalf of the partnership.

Formalised through the signing of contracts in July 2020, the partnership – Manydown Development Vehicle LLP – cements the two councils’ long term commitment to staying involved in building high quality, sustainable homes with a master developer’s expertise in creating great places to live and investment from a global charitable foundation.

Urban&Civic, supported by The Wellcome Trust, was chosen as the councils’ preferred private sector partner in February 2018 after a comprehensive procurement process, with the extensive contracts to formalise the partnership developed over the following 18 months.

Urban&Civic has extensive experience in creating vibrant new communities, with early investment in infrastructure and amenities. For more information, click here

The Wellcome Trust is an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health, whose investment portfolio provides the income for its funding. For more information, click here