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We create schemes with a tangible sense of character
Our two brands Southern Grove and Future Generation serve distinctly different markets. Southern Grove is a specialist mixed use, residential led developer and Future Generation focuses on delivering award winning student accommodation.
Every development we bring to life is built on our attention to detail and strong ties with joint venture partners which includes local authorities, landowners, architects and other advisors.
We are always interested in exploring opportunities where excellence is not just an aim – but a given.
Delivering value at the cutting-edge of residential design
Southern Grove is a specialist mixed use developer with a particular focus on the residential and hospitality sectors.
We create communities around London and the South East, in particular neighbourhoods connected by the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail).
We understand the market and are passionate about our projects which ensures each development is best in class and sets new benchmarks across the UK and beyond.
Enhancing students’ experience of learning
Future Generation create exceptional student accommodation - inspirational environments that enrich the learning experience.
We build, manage and operate outstanding student housing and networking facilities across the UK and Europe.
Our environments bed seamlessly into their surroundings and can be enjoyed by the public and students alike whilst also giving students a sense of pride as they broaden their horizons.
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We believe creative design and good practice are key to a successful development and they influence everything we do, right from our initial land purchase strategies. With our deep industry expertise and commitment to direct lines of communication; they also lead to unique solutions and places that mean the world to the communities they serve.
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A Team Tailored For Brilliance
We’ve quickly grown since our inception in 2013
At every step of our evolution, we have balanced growth against our ability to deliver. Our lean approach gives key stakeholders direct access to the people who make the decisions and deliver our projects.
With the talent at our disposal, it’s an approach that continues to deliver excellent results.
With 23 years experience in the industry, Andrew oversees all Southern Grove and Future Generation real estate and construction activities.
He specialises in large, regeneration and mixed-use schemes where he has overseen the planning and construction of a residential, student and hospitality portfolio in excess of £1Bn.
Andrew has a wealth of technical knowledge founded on a master's degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Leeds and Penn State, USA.
Architecture, design and branding are his passion which he brings to all facets of the business.
Tom leads the team from our global head office in London and focuses on working with landowners and local authorities, structuring deals to maximise returns for all stakeholders, which is the backbone of our business.
Prior to joining Southern Grove, Tom worked at Bellway Homes and Hadley Property Group where his main focus was land acquisition.
Tom has a BSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2013.
Head of Finance and Corporate Governance
Laurence is an ACCA certified accountant who provides financial reporting to the board and corporate governance on all Southern Grove companies.
Laurence has 30 years of experience in the industry and spent 13 years as Group Finance Director at Morgan UK, the fashion distributor and retailer, where he assisted in building the brand to achieve an annual turnover of £90m and EBITDA of £8m.
Laurence has also operated an accountancy and consultancy practice offering services to SME’s and growing businesses.
Bill serves as Group General Counsel of the Southern Grove and Future Generation group of companies, managing all legal matters. He has over 30 years of property and real estate experience as a practising solicitor.
He has extensive real estate and development experience gained over a number of years. He provides advice and support to the board and manages the group’s relationships with its external law firms and investor bodies.
Prior to Southern Grove, Bill was a partner at Shoosmiths LLP.
Head of Sales & Marketing
Frances leads on all sales & marketing activities for the Group with a particular focus on Future Generation and the student experience. She has been influential in brand positioning and is the driving force behind our marketing strategies.
She has been shaping student accommodation for five years, including two years at AMRO Real Estate improving the student experience and consistently providing good customer service, while overseeing smooth operations.
Frances graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Psychology.
Head of Student Development
Tarek leads Future Generation's development projects, managing joint venture relationships and leading the delivery of our flagship PBSA scheme in Guildford.
Prior to Southern Grove, Tarek worked at leading consultancy Currie & Brown, representing over 30 clients including Dar al Handasah, NHS, Empiric Student Property, Student Castle, Coutts and Mubadala on projects ranging in size from £5m to £3.2bn.
Tarek is an RICS chartered surveyor and holds a BEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Liverpool and an MSc in Construction Economics & Management from UCL.
Head of Hospitality Development
Tim’s role is to lead all developments in Southern Grove’s growing hospitality business, focussing on serviced apartments and hotels.
A significant amount of Tim's 25 year career was shaped at the two major UK construction consultancies, EC Harris and Mace. More recently he has also overseen the design and construction of new hotels and refurbishments for both the Radisson Hotel Group and Marriott International.
Tim graduated with a BSc in Architecture, Planning, Building and Environmental Studies from University College London.
Head of Residential and Office Development
Gareth is a Chartered Surveyor who joined Southern Grove in 2018 from Countryside Properties.
Gareth brings a wealth of delivery experience to the business and has built an impressive reputation for overseeing exceptional, large-scale regeneration schemes for Berkeley Homes. He also guides our approach to strategic delivery, site acquisition, planning and regeneration.
He completed a bachelor's degree in Business at East London University and has a master’s degree in Real Estate from Reading University.
Jessica joined Southern Grove this year after working in Ireland as a legal executive since 2017.
She is our group's paralegal, whose remit is primarily real estate law as well as to support our Group General Counsel.
Jessica is well known within the office to bring her 'can do' attitude to all real estate and legal matters.
Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Taylor is responsible for the day to day operations of the global head office in London and provides executive support to Andrew Southern and Tom Slingsby.
Prior to Southern Grove, Taylor has worked in the property sector for 5 years and previously worked for Berkeley Homes.
Taylor has excellent interpersonal skills and understands the importance of an efficient organisation, attention to detail and loyalty to the team.
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Corporate Sponsorships & Charity
We’re committed to helping others reach their goals
We’re ambitious and competitive and we love seeing those valuable characteristics in others too. That passion has evolved over recent years into a number of sponsorships that can help people and organisations turn their ambitions into a reality.
Phil 'Titanium' Roberts
England’s Strongest Man
We first met Phil in 2016, and were instantly impressed by his ambition and ‘you get out what you put in’ mentality. A former Constable, he opened the Titanium Strength Gym in Sheffield to focus on training for strongest man competitions. Now, as England’s Strongest Man 2017, he’s looking to step up – onto the international stage.
Developing a new generation of boxing champions
Ex-professional boxer Tony now channels his passion for the sport by training young boys and girls in ring craft. We really bought into Tony as a person and a leader. There’s a real sense of community among his protégés and no shortage of talent either. Like us, he hopes one goes on to claim a national or international title.
Boxing Strongman Gym
A new workout concept
We are currently helping to develop a new gym in London. Its concept is based on creating a space that reflects two of our sponsorship partners, Phil Titanium Roberts and Tony Pill. The design will feature an innovative blend of boxing and strongman elements; a destination gym for competitive athletes and people who simply appreciate the value of an excellent workout.
Sheffield Steelers FC (under 12's)
Supporting grassroots sport
When Sheffield Steelers got in touch about a potential partnership, we were really excited at the prospect of encouraging a new generation of footballers – and fostering the kind of camaraderie and teamwork we aspire to at Southern Grove. So far, we have provided a range of kit and equipment, and we look forward to seeing the team excel this season.
Old Priorian RFC
10 years in the making
Southern Grove are honoured to sponsor the Old Priorians Rugby Football Club. They currently play in London 1 North which is the level below National League Rugby.
This achievement has been the culmination of their volunteer efforts over the past 10 years since their formation and their success is unsurpassed throughout the county.
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Southern Grove and Future Generation are always actively seeking new land opportunities. Our focus is within London, the home counties as well as nationally and internationally. If you have or know of any land or property opportunities then please get in touch.
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Corporate Events & Team Building
We take care of our own
Everyone at Southern Grove has a hard working, professional work ethic and this is underpinned by a strong team spirit.
We appreciate the hard work that goes into making our projects a success, so as a thank you, throughout the year we host an array of events.
Southern Grove Annual Shoot
A sign of our appreciation
Southern Grove hold their annual clay pigeon day at the prestigious Holland & Holland Shooting Ground. This event is a chance for Southern Grove to show their appreciation to all of our clients, consultants and agents that work tirelessly throughout the year to support our business.
It’s a fantastic chance for our clients to expand their network whilst enjoying themselves; two fundamental values to our business.
Charity Golf Day
In support of Myeloma Cancer Research
Southern Grove hold their annual charity golf day in aid of Myeloma, a charity close to our heart and specifically in the memory of Eddie Kohn who was a close personal friend and business partner of Andrew Southern and Tom Slingsby.
This annual day is a fantastic event enjoyed by all of our clients and associates and has raised over £75,000 to-date.
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Please contact us:
T: +44 (0) 203 772 7111
5-6 Argyll St
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We’re ambitious and competitive - and we love seeing those valuable characteristics in others too.
For information about our career and job opportunities, please contact us:
T: +44 (0) 203 772 7111