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Build Together

Build Together

Build Together allows a group of people to come build a number of homes together, typically in the form of a housing scheme or apartment block. The concept is to bridge the gap between one-off housing and developer led housing with cooperative development. Some advantages of cooperative development:

 

  • Bespoke design, rather than the typical one-size-fits-all approach
  • Building with the long term in mind (typical developer has a 3 year plan only)
  • Creating communities before the first sod is turned
  • Developer's profit is saved
  • Potential for shared areas such as a playground, BBQ area, etc
  • Project starts with residents committee, avoid outsourced property management

 

Open Architects have developed this business model in collaboration with legal and financial advisers. Contact us for further information.