We will put people at the heart of the planning and placemaking process, unearthing the real needs of a community, empowering stakeholders, creating goodwill, inspiring community spirit and building consensus. Far from imposing ready made off-the-shelf solutions, we will build a vision together through Understanding, Engaging, Creating.

Understanding the DNA of a place is fundamental to successful placemaking. We don’t stop until we truly get under the skin of a place and identify what makes it special. 

Engaging stakeholders and the wider community at an early stage encourages understanding, creates shared ownership, and allows the construction of a collective vision. 

Creating begins with the visioning process and ends with physical interventions. Along the way there are many issues to resolve and many actions to co-ordinate. 

This adds up to a process we call ‘Collaborative Placemaking’.

The Anderson Group

The Anderson Group is a construction and property development company, established in 1987 by Mark Anderson. Our team of over 400 staff tackles projects from concept to completion, working with the community and key local stakeholders to deliver much-needed homes and community assets.

Our background and capability as a construction company enables us to understand sites in detail and bring forward well informed and deliverable proposals.

Our property development arm specialises in delivering environmental and community-led regeneration on technically challenging sites and is currently committed to delivering a development pipeline of 2,000 new homes, along with associated infrastructure and site-specific community facilities in the South East.

Our structure as a private, family business means we can make decisions with confidence. We look after the personal and professional development of our staff and take on around 15 apprentices a year. We also have volunteers from the nationwide charity Groundwork helping us on site.