About Us

The Regents team has been delivering new homes for 30 years. We are partnering with current leaders in construction to deliver our community developments in new ways.

We are transforming the construction process by manufacturing 80% of all our housing in the factory. This will reduce build time by a third, reduce risk and ensure that a replicable quality solution can be offered nationwide.

Our Mission


We adopt the most advanced processes to deliver affordable housing

We adapt proven technologies

We build to the highest standard required to meet our partners' housing requirements

We create new partnerships with local government, communities and stakeholders

We take the procurement and delivery risk away from our stakeholders

Our Values

Collaboration

Our business is built on long-term collaborations with our stakeholders

Sustainability

We will always consider the sustainability of the community

Investment

We invest in the communities in which we work

Quality

Our standards are driven by our care for people: we consider quality before cost

Our People

Jonathan Parnes

Jonathan Parnes has spent 25 years in the property industry creating new ways to develop city sites and building lasting partnerships to deliver sustainable housing with bodies including housing associations and universities.

Jonathan's passion for change in the construction industry and his commitment to a replicable model of affordable developments has driven the creation of Regents Affordable. He has a reputation for entrepreneurialism and partnership-building and his commitment to modular building is currently being realised in a 740 bed student accommodation venture in Coventry.

Jonathan Gross

Jonathan Gross is a real estate partner in London law firm Quastel Midgen LLP, having previously practiced at Allen & Overy and SJ Berwin.

Jonathan advises on commercial property transactions, including substantial investment and development work and secured lending. He is passionate about the capacity for Regents Affordable to make changes in the property industry.

Non Executive Directors

Gerard Nock

Gerard Nock is a real estate solicitor with more than 25 years' experience and is Chairman and CEO of Apsley House Capital, a developer with a growing portfolio of partnerships in the residential sector.

In his career in asset management, Gerald has delivered major developments including the delivery of 3000 residential units on six redundant sites for the Ministry of Defence as well as large-scale residential units in prime London sites.

Jonathan Greenhalgh

Jonathan Greenhalgh is the director of Green PM and has more than 20 years' experience in the construction industry.

Green Project Management is providing project management, regeneration, environmental and societal impact consultancy to ensure Regents Affordable's plans become reality, sustainably.
The consultancy has worked with many private and public sector organisations including the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA), Lancaster University and Electricity North West Ltd.

Delivery Partners

Iceni

Planning

Iceni Projects is a creative and progressive property advisor providing strategic town planning input to Regents Affordable's developments in Scotland. Iceni is the Royal Town Planning Institute's Planning Consultancy of the Year 2016.

Their input is led by director Gary Mappin, who is also Chairman of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Commercial Property Forum, sits on Glasgow City Council's City Centre Strategy and is a Trustee of The Crichton Trust, Dumfries, an award winning regeneration project.

Addleshaw Goddard

Legal Advice

Julia Court, partner in Addleshaw Goddard's Construction and Engineering team has advised Regents Affordable's director Jonathan Parnes on business transactions for a number of years, including on the recent Regents Godiva student accommodation development and will advise Regents Affordable on its national plans.

Julia is recognised in Chambers UK, Legal 500 and Legal Experts.

Green PM

Project Management

Green Project Management is providing project management, regeneration, environmental and societal impact consultancy to ensure Regents Affordable's plans become reality, sustainably.

The consultancy has worked with many private and public sector organisations including the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA), Lancaster University and Electricity North West Ltd. Their input is led by their director Jonathan Greenhalgh.

Lewis & Hickey

Design

Long-established practice, Lewis and Hickey Architects provides architectural oversight for the Regents Affordable developments.

Their input is led by board director Clive Panter. Clive maintains an active role in projects and has particular expertise in masterplanning, commercial, residential, hotel and student residence design.

Galliford Try

Construction

We are proud to partner with Galliford Try as our on-site construction partner. They are long-established with strong core values of excellence of delivery, passion, integrity and collaboration which mirror our own.

Building accreditations include:

For a current and complete list of accreditations visit Galliford Try's website.

R-Gen

Community Engagement

r-gen developments is advising Regents Affordable on the regeneration needs of urban environments. r-gen specialise in the design and delivery of low energy sustainable buildings and is led by Phil Summers.

Phil has over thirty years experience in project management within housing associations and the private sector.

Gerald Eve

Planning

Gerald Eve is providing planning services to Regents Affordable across England. Their planning and development team is one of the largest and most experienced in the UK and they are recognised across the UK as experts, with the practice winning Estate's Gazette's National Advisor of the Year award in 2017. Gerald Eve is at the forefront of policy making due to its involvement with central and local government. Harry Spawton, head of their National Planning Team, leads their input.

Clancy Consulting

Planning

Clancy Consulting is providing mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy services to Regents Affordable. They are consistently recognised in Building's Good Employer Guide Top 50 Companies, and the NCE100 list which ranks firms across the UK. The input is led by director Stephen Howe.

Simon Fenton Partnetship

Cost Consultancy

Simon Fenton Partnership is providing cost consultancy services to Regents Affordable across their portfolio. Their practice is committed to close collaboration with design team and clients across the public and private sectors and the quality of their work has been recognised by RIBA and the Civic Trust. Their input is led by partners Ian Bryning and Nick Abott.

Scott Hughes Design

Engineering

Luma Marketing

Marketing

Luma Marketing is proving strategic marketing communications advice to Regents Affordable. As a specialist marketing agency working with professional services firms from across the property and construction market place, Luma builds close relationships with clients, connecting them with peers, publications and clients. Their input is led by director Sarah Galligan.

Sustainability

Our manufacturing and construction processes are safe and sustainable, and our homes are energy-efficient.

Our Commitment to
Safety

People come first: onsite and off-site. Through thorough training and continual reinforcement, awareness and implementation of health and safety best-practice are part of our culture.

Our Commitment to
Energy Efficiancy

Offsite construction is a sustainable method of building. Projects achieve high standards of energy efficiency, enhanced insulation, acoustic and thermal properties in compliance with the latest building regulations.

Our Commitment to
Waste

We are committed to reducing waste as part of the design process and to recycling waste from our factories and construction sites. Currently 96% of our factory waste is recycled and 25% of building materials are from recycled sources.

Our Commitment to
Traffic Reduction

Offsite building projects involve fewer traffic movements. Modular builders estimate that the off-site construction of just one 2,000 bed development can provide a 1,200 tonne reduction in CO2 compared to the logistical demands of conventional construction. That's the equivalent of planting 5,000 trees.

Statutory Compliance and Accreditations are detailed here