Jigsaw Consortium, trading as Partnerships & Places, a consortium made up of Genr8 Kajima Regeneration Limited (Kajima and Genr8 Developments) and PFP igloo (Thriving Investments and igloo Regeneration), has been appointed by Winchester City Council to bring forward its exciting Central Winchester Regeneration (CWR) project, in the city centre.
Jigsaw Consortium recognised a synergy in terms of values, ambitions, and expertise across its respective businesses. Working together, the team will deliver an innovative, sustainable, long-term placemaking solution for this once in a generation opportunity quarter in the historic city centre of Winchester.
Following extensive public engagement and community consultation, the city council envisages, through its Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), regeneration in the city with a wide-ranging mix of uses including flexible work and creative spaces, food and drink offerings, a hotel and new high-quality public spaces. The vision also includes a wide variety of new homes to suit people of all life-stages, with a range of tenures available including private sale, homes for rent and affordable housing.
Jigsaw Consortium is committed to working closely with local people and businesses in Winchester throughout the life span of the project, bringing both social and economic value to the area.
The consortium has assembled its team from the best creative talent in the UK, including architectural practices, urban designers, engineers, landscape architects, and specialist archaeologists and is also committed to drawing in additional local expertise as the project develops. Collectively, the partnership has the vision, expertise, track-record, and financial means to work in partnership with the city council to deliver the benefits of the CWR project to Winchester and the region.
John Long, development director at PfP igloo, said: “The whole Jigsaw Consortium team is truly honoured to have been selected as the council’s development partner for this project. We recognise the enormous responsibility and privilege that we have in bringing forward a development in such an historic city. We, and the incredible talent in the design team we have assembled for this project, will work tirelessly to make it a success, leveraging igloo’s internationally recognised Footprint® process to ensure positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the wider Winchester community.”
Tamsin Traill, regeneration director at Genr8 Kajima Regeneration, added: “We are excited to be working with Winchester City Council to deliver this extremely important project. The newly formed consortium is a collaboration between market experts in social and sustainable development and will ensure that we are able to deliver a truly special place within Winchester.”
Laura Taylor, Chief Executive at Winchester City Council said of the appointment: “As a council, we are committed to creating beautiful, sustainable places across our district for the benefit of our communities. We were looking for a delivery partner who could demonstrate the same ambition and vision, bringing with them a range of expertise, and who showed a commitment to working with local people. We are pleased to have partnered with Jigsaw Consortium move this project forward - it will have long lasting benefit to our city and wider district.”