Place-making remains a key objective for the public sector.

Financial viability is critical for this given the current economic landscape, with rising prices, a lack of suitable land and competing views of different stakeholders. Creating places where people not only want to live, but also work and play continues to be crucial, requiring creative thinking to deliver more for less.

  • Tailored transactional support
  • Multidisciplinary expertise
  • Insightful and practical
  • Tailored transactional support
    To benefit you, we bring deep understanding of public sector finance and funding with expertise in the delivery and financing of regeneration programmes, major capital assets and housing schemes.
  • Multidisciplinary expertise
    Our experts have backgrounds in finance, commercial, due diligence, accounting, modelling, assurance and programme management.
  • Insightful and practical
    Delivering insights and practical advice to address the complex challenges and place-based issues you face, we are here to help.

Why Grant Thornton

Our real estate and assets team can draw upon a range of skills to support you in meeting your place-based aims. We can offer you the benefit of the breadth and depth of our experience in regeneration, development and housing.

Helping you to maximise outcomes from the resources at your disposal is our goal. In considering your investment options and decisions around regeneration, development and housing we can support you in many ways, including: 

  • investment strategies and appraisal
  • capital structure analysis
  • market assessment
  • counterparty advice and assistance
  • corporate finance advice
  • advice around ESG and impact investment
  • assessment of a range of funding options
  • consideration of UK subsidy control considerations
  • business case assembly and review
  • facilitating transactions involving private and public sector stakeholders 

Improving energy efficiency in Glasgow homes

The challenge
Glasgow City Region needed a clear business case for retrofitting homes and demonstrating their net zero ambitions.
The solution
Public EPC report data was used to build a detailed picture of domestic properties in the region and their potential for retrofit.
The results
The business case explained recommendations for GCR to consider, including immediate solutions: forming working groups and delivering retrofit pilot projects.
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