Evolving Cities

We are passionate about supporting the growth and progression of our cities, communities and places.

The UK’s core cities are home to around 19 million people. They are modern, dynamic and culturally diverse places that have the potential to  solve the UK’s most intractable economic and social problems. Fuelled by the Government’s devolution agenda we are seeing a renaissance; placemaking schemes within cities are dramatically improving their desirability as places to live, work and visit. This is having, and will continue to have, a profound effect on society as we believe that our spaces shape us as people.

The places in which we work, live and play have the power to make us all healthier, happier and bring out the best in us. This is at the heart  of what GVA does.  Every day our regional network is having an active and positive impact on people’s lives, wherever in the property lifecycle we are advising.

The Changing Face of the UK

In response to this we have issued a series of reports that look at how the UK’s key cities are evolving and the transformational change that is occurring, either in terms of the scale of regeneration activity or a shift in perception.  For each city, we identify the key locations where such change has occurred over the last 10 years, and the major developments that continue to deliver it. We then explore the key large scale regeneration opportunities going forward. Please click on the thumbnail below to download a copy.

The changing face of Newcastle The changing face of Liverpool The changing face of Leeds
The changing face of Cardiff The changing face of Bristol The changing face of Birmingham

Regional development maps

We are also producing a series of regional development maps that track future development pipeline. They provide a clear picture of the extent of development we can expect to see across our UK Cities and are a valuable and useful tool. If you would like to receive a copy of any of the below maps please click on the relevant thumbnail below.  We will shortly launch maps for other UK Cities including Edinburgh, Liverpool and Newcastle.

Birmingham Development Map Glasgow Development Map Leeds Development Map
Manchester Development Map Manchester Development Map