We deliver distinguished developments that provide exemplary returns to our stakeholders and investors.

Southern Grove

Delivering distinguished developments

Southern Grove is a London-based real estate developer operating throughout the UK and internationally.
We combine our unique vision with commercial acumen to finance, design and develop outstanding residential, office, student, hospitality, mixed-use and masterplan schemes.


Re-defining the
student experience

Future Generation is SG's student accommodation arm, established to create exceptional accommodation that provides inspirational environments to enrich the student experience. We engage award winning designers to ensure that each property has cutting edge room design and a wide range of amenities.


Schemes with tangible character

We are always ambitious in seeking to provide the best benefits to our stakeholders, using inventive solutions to partnership structures and development design. The SG and FG brands serve distinctly different markets, yet our development approach applies equally to both.

Our Vision

We believe that creative design, attention to detail and good practice are the guiding principles to a successful development, and they influence everything we do from the initial land purchase through to operation or exit. The depth of our industry expertise combined with our guiding principles enable us to meet and exceed the expectations of all our stakeholders.
Charity Golf

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 raising over £75,000 to-date.

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.

Phil 'Titanium'

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.

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 one of our sponsorship partners, Phil "Titanium" Roberts. 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 & Future Generation.

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.

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.


Group Chairman

With 24 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.


Group CEO

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. Tom has previously 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.

Tim Barrett

Managing Director
Future Generation Asset Management

Tim oversees the operation of our student portfolio. Prior to this, Tim led all hospitality, design, and developments, focussing on serviced apartments and hotels. Tim's 25-year career was shaped at the two major UK construction consultancies, EC Harris and Mace overseeing the design and construction of new hotels and refurbishments for both the Radisson Hotel Group and Marriott International.


Group COO

As group COO, Tarek takes responsibility for the day to day management of our office, and provides guidance on strategic business areas such as finance, investment, construction and operation for the Southern Grove Group. In addition, Tarek is responsible for the overall performance of our PBSA business unit (Future Generation), and in particular the management of our Joint Venture partners.

Laurence Joseph

Head of Finance
& 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 where he assisted in building the brand to achieve an annual turnover of £90m.


Head of Sales

Tiffany joins our team with years of experience in the sales industry. She is highly motivated and has a proven track record of delivering increased sales for the companies she represents. Speaking multiple languages she opens the line of communication between clients, customers and agents creating more personalised relationships.


Head of
Operational Assets

Jim joins our team as Head of Operations for Future Generation’s PBSA portfolio. He will drive to ensure quality and efficiency is achieved across all assets in the portfolio. After completing a Ba in Business Studies at Manchester Business School, Jim moved into the asset management sector following a distinguished career as a Police Officer.

Taylor Corne

Office Manager
& Executive Assistant

Taylor is responsible for the daily operations of the global head office in London and provides executive support to Andrew Southern and Tom Slingsby. Taylor previously worked in the property sector for 5 years at Berkeley Homes. Taylor has excellent interpersonal skills and understands the importance of an efficient organisation, attention to detail and loyalty to the team.


Group Finance

Jess is a part-qualified ACCA professional and Accounting & Finance graduate. She assists the finance team in initiating and implementing financial processes, preparation of management & statutory accounts. Jess previously worked at the Association of British Neurologists and Whitemoor Accountants.

Tom Brittain

Managing Director

Tom is the managing director of HiiLIFE, part of the Southern Grove Group. HiiLIFE provides bespoke technology solutions for both private and commercial clients. Before starting HiiLIFE Tom was Head of Sales for Samsung Technologies focusing on the display market. Tom’s spends most of his time generating sales leads for the business and driving the continued growth of the HiiLIFE brand.


Operations and Development Associate

Tom started his career with Southern Grove from our Sales and Marketing division, successfully delivering significant growth for our PBSA venture’s international market performance, as well as adding value to the day to day operations with his award winning student organisations experiences. After graduating from his MSc in Real Estate and Planning from The University of Reading, he moved towards Southern Grove’s operations and developments team, during which he worked as a project manager on Southern Grove’s super-prime developments.

Katie Alexander

Social Media

Katie is our Social Media and Marketing Manager. Having previously worked in the travel industry, she is the driving force behind all of Southern Grove's social and marketing content across our group of companies.


Operations and Finance

Simon supports the team in communications with stakeholders and managing partners, currently focusing on our PBSA venture Future Generation. A fast learner with a wide range of international experiences, he is very adaptable and offers an analytical eye that adds depth and value to our operations across all Southern Grove ventures.