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We combine exceptional design with commercial acumen to finance, design and develop outstanding residential, office, student, hospitality and mixed use schemes..

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Ambitiously
Inventive

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.

Southern
Grove

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.

Future
Generation

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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Our Vision

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’ve balanced growth against our ability to deliver. Our lean approach gives key stakeholders direct access to the people who can make decisions, share knowledge and get things done.

With the talent at our disposal, it’s an approach that gets results.

Andrew
Southern

Group Chairman, Southern Grove & Future Generation

With over 20 years of experience, Andrew has a wealth of technical knowledge founded on a Master’s in Architectural Engineering from the University of Leeds and Penn State, USA. Specialising in large, residential-led, mixed-use schemes; he has overseen the planning and build of 1,000+ properties worth over £500m GDV.
He also brings gravitas from time spent in executive positions at Hadley Property Group, Hadley Mace, Countryside Properties and Mace Group.

+44 (0) 20 3772 7111
andrew.southern@southerngrove.co.uk

Tom
Slingsby

CEO, Southern Grove

Tom has a BSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2013.

Prior to leading Southern Grove day to day, Tom worked at Bellway Homes and Hadley Property Group where his main focus was land acquisition which is the back bone of our business.

His natural talents include leadership, drive, ambition, teamwork and commercial acumen which he applies across all sectors of the real estate business.

+44 (0) 20 3772 7111
tom.slingsby@southerngrove.co.uk

Ed
Fisher

CEO, Future Generation

AMCT and AIFS-qualified; Ed joined us in Spring 2016 from specialist student housing providers Amro Real Estate Partners. There, he spent five years as Investment Director after four years as Associate Director at Barclays Real Estate, overseeing £500m+ of lending.

He now leads our mould-breaking student accommodation concept, and specialises in structuring transactions from inception through to ongoing operation.

+44 (0) 20 3772 7111
ed.fisher@futuregeneration.com

Mike
Myles

COO, Future Generation

A chartered surveyor in planning and development, Mike has spent over 25 years working in property. Prior to joining the Future Generation team as COO he was a Director for the development arm of Mace and before that he worked for property investors Land Securities.

He has extensive experience across the development process; from site acquisition, design, planning, funding and delivery, right through to the successful handover of large residential and student schemes.

+44 (0) 7900 568952
mike.myles@futuregeneration.com

Gareth
Dominique

Development Director, Southern Grove

Gareth joined Southern Grove in 2018 as Development Director. He brings a razor-sharp focus and entrepreneurial flair to the team; characteristics that are having a hugely positive impact on our approach to residential strategic delivery, site acquisition, planning, regeneration and sales and marketing.
Across his positions, he has built an impressive reputation for overseeing exceptional, large-scale regeneration schemes.

+44 (0) 7944 420211
gareth.dominique@southerngrove.co.uk

Luke
Engmann

Development Director, Future Generation

A Chartered Project Manager, Luke’s 10-year career has seen him shape numerous Purpose Built Student Accommodation and Built to Rent developments – many while responsible for UNITE Students’ £300m London pipeline. He now leads Future Generation’s project delivery, procurement, contract negotiations and programme management activities.
Luke also shares our passion for exploring ways design and innovation can improve the buildings we create.

+44 (0) 7800 620113
luke.engmann@futuregeneration.com

Chris
Pittock

Planning Director, Southern Grove & Future Generation

Chris has a strong understanding of key policy issues at local, regional and national levels. He has typically been involved in the management of a variety of small and large scale planning applications and strategic site promotions. Example projects include large scale residential regeneration, schools, hotels and Purpose Built Student Accommodation, typically nationwide with a strong emphasis on London Boroughs.

+44 (0) 7557 155098
chris.pittock@futuregeneration.com

Frances
Turner

Associate Director, Future Generation

Frances has been shaping student accommodation for four years, including two years at AMRO real estate. It was there that she honed her ability to improve the student experience and consistently provide good customer service, while overseeing smooth operations.

A recent Psychology graduate, she has also built upon our focus on students’ mental health and wellbeing.

+44 (0) 7780 946679
frances.turner@futuregeneration.com

Josh
McGuinness

Associate Director, Future Generation

Josh has been in the construction industry for 10 years. A Chartered Project Management Surveyor and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; his career saw him work on Lend Lease’s London 2012 Olympics’ Athlete’s Village and also project manage 11 Purpose Built Student Accommodations before joining our talented Future Generation team.

+44 (0) 7961 513474
josh.mcguinness@futuregeneration.com

Tarek
Jumah

Associate Director, Future Generation

A Chartered Surveyor and Project Manager, Tarek has delivered a vast array of projects, from student accommodation and hotels to residential and commercial developments. He has also delivered a number of projects across Europe and the Middle East and always looks to shape schemes by combining his high energy approach with a meticulous assessment of every facet of delivery.

+44 (0) 7487 525343
tarek.jumah@futuregeneration.com

Billy
Newman

Land Manager, Southern Grove

Whilst completing his Bachelor’s in Economics at City University, Billy worked for a family-run business supporting property development and operations. Eager to pursue his passion in property, Billy studied a Master's in Real Estate Development.

Joining Southern Grove in 2017, he was soon leading residential and hospitality land acquisitions and live planning applications.

+44 (0) 7739 706055
billy.newman@southerngrove.co.uk

Henry
Strawson

Land Manager, Future Generation

A Real Estate graduate, Henry initially fine-tuned his eye for locations as a Land Acquisitions Manager for Lidl. Since joining the Future Generation team in March 2018, he has had a huge impact on our land portfolio, including the purchase of our first European site – a move crucial to realising our ambition of 100,000 student beds by 2029.

+44 (0) 7534 454116
henry.strawson@futuregeneration.com

Charlie
Rae

Land Acquisitions, Southern Grove

Charlie spent his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol studying Archaeology before undertaking a Masters in Real Estate and Planning at the University of Reading, graduating in 2018.

He has accumulated extensive experience across multiple work placements and has recently joined the Southern Grove team in January 2019.

+44 (0) 7766 253325
charlie.rae@southerngrove.co.uk

Ellen
Dyer

Executive Assistant, Southern Grove & Future Generation

Ellen has been in the property sector for five years after time at Linea Homes and MITIE. She originally joined in 2016 as Executive Assistant to Chairman Andrew Southern but over time, her ‘above and beyond’ attitude has led her to also support Tom Slingsby and Ed Fisher – while also expertly handling the duties of Office Manager.

+44 (0) 7545 984348
ellen.dyer@southerngrove.co.uk

Christopher
Whyte

Executive Driver, Southern Grove & Future Generation

Chris spent most of his working life as a professional footballer, including time at Leeds United where he lead the defence to the 1991-2 title. Born and raised in North London, chauffeuring makes the most of his comprehensive knowledge of the capital's street and his understanding of UK roads honed during a career of extensive travelling.

+44 (0) 7947 999820
chris.whyte@southerngrove.co.uk

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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.

Tony Pill

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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Land Acquisition

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 with either Billy Newman or Henry Strawson.

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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.

5 A Side Football

A winning mentality

The Southern Grove team are a competitive bunch. The Wednesday night 5-a-side games are great for team building whilst also expanding our network by playing against other companies within the Property Industry.

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T: +44 (0) 203 772 7111
E: info@southerngrove.co.uk


Southern Grove,
5-6 Argyll St
Soho
London
W1F 7TE

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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
E: info@southerngrove.co.uk

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