Developing Consensus represents North East England’s leading property investors, developers and professional advisors

The group works to address the most pressing issues facing North East England, specifically stimulating the economy through the built environment.

Over the last 10 years Developing Consensus members have invested over £1bn into the local economy and been responsible for the delivery of many of the most significant developments. We collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to support and influence the agenda to develop a more prosperous and attractive place for investors. From its inception following the demise of ONE North East, Developing Consensus has grown in size and influence, contributing to many of Lord Adonis’ North East LEP (NELEP) review recommendations.  It has aspired to be a critical friend in the process of establishing North East Combined Authority (NECA) and is now contributing to the North of Tyne devolution debate to North East England keeps pace and has an influence on the development of the Northern Powerhouse.

Activity is in two main areas:

Attracting the investment, funding, occupiers and talent we need for North East England to continue to grow and flourish to realise the ambitions of the Strategic Economic Plan by promoting a single, strong and compelling message.

Delivering high value schemes through innovative and streamlined approaches to planning, funding and construction ensuring a range of high quality accommodation is always available for both indigenous and new incoming demand.

In both areas the overriding aim is to see more collaboration and a joined up approach between public and private sectors.  The founding partners of Developing Consensus welcome anyone interested in helping to enhance the built environment, driving forward economic development to create more and better jobs.

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