Our Multi-Channel Approach

We have an established reputation for working with partners to acquire and develop land. Establishing long-term strategic partnerships allows us to provide homes to a broader range of customers.

Land is acquired through a variety of sources, making us a better and more resilient business. Crest Nicholson also has a strong track record of working with partners to acquire land to be developed jointly. Our partners range from Homes England and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to financial institutions.


We have a well located, flexible land portfolio across Southern England and the Midlands.

We utilise our land portfolio for construction of Crest Nicholson developments and also look to deliver combination schemes of private open market homes and deals with the Private Rental Sector or Registered Providers, sometimes delivered via joint venture.

Crest Nicholson Partnerships and Strategic Land (CNPSL) secure and coordinate the promotion of longer term strategic land, and coordinate key stakeholder relationships such as with Homes England and housing associations. CNPSL also look to secure joint venture opportunities, where land is acquired to be developed in collaboration.

To discuss land opportunities, please contact the relevant business division:

Chiltern –

Eastern –

Midlands –

South –

South West –

To discuss strategic land opportunities, contact

Working in Partnership

CNPSL has expertise in successfully coordinating collaboration projects centrally while delivery of the homes is managed by the relevant local division. CNPSL build and maintain relationships with our key partners and manage sales of affordable homes to Registered Providers (RPs) and homes to the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

To discuss partnership opportunities, please contact

How we work in Partnership: Arborfield Green, Wokingham, Berkshire

In 2013, Crest Nicholson was appointed as Development Manager on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to manage and deliver the Arborfield Green development near Wokingham.

We manage the outline planning, s106 and design codes for the development, maintaining overall control of the site and monitoring the timing of home delivery.

Two phases of Private Rented Sector homes have been developed in partnership with M&G Real Estate.

In addition, 35 affordable homes have been delivered in partnership with Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing

The partnership has enabled a broad mix of homes to be delivered while maintaining a consistently high quality of build and designs which are sympathetic to the local style.

"The redevelopment of the former Arborfield Garrison has proven to be one of the most successful and fastest delivery of all Wokingham Borough Council’s (WBC) current strategic Development locations. This has been largely down to the teamwork and close working relationship between WBC officers and Crest Nicholson"
WBC Spokesperson