Work Overview

HDD is a specialist in creating high quality mixed-use developments.

We have successfully completed over 65 retail-led developments across the UK. Together, these projects have delivered over 750,000 sq. ft. of retail space and more than 350 homes for local people, alongside numerous community and leisure facilities. The combined development value of our projects exceeds £350m.

Case studies for a sample of our work can be seen below.


  • Lichfield Town Centre – Major Expansion
    Value: £78m

    HDD are acting as Development Managers for U+I in the delivery of the Friarsgate scheme in Lichfield.


    A planning application was submitted in December 2015.


    The long-awaited mixed-use scheme will create a major new destination in the city centre, complementing the existing retail, leisure and residential offering

    whilst preserving the historical and traditional feel of the city.




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  • Newport, Shropshire
    Value: 27 acres

    27 acres of farmland at Grove Farm were successfully promoted for residential use

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  • Burghfield Common, Berkshire
    Value: 17 acres

    HDD are promoting an area known as part of Firlands Farm in Burghfield Common for residential use. The area comprises around 17 acres.

    An outline planning application was submitted in May 2014 which was refused in October 2014.

    HDD appealed successfully. However, the local authority challenged this and their challenge was rejected by the High Court in February 2016.

    HDD are now looking forward to progressing the next stage of the development.

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  • Newcastle Under Lyme – Regeneration
    Value: £45m

    HDD have been selected as the preferred developer by Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council to regenerate the Ryecroft area of the Town Centre.  The HDD proposals include c.60,000 sq ft of retail and leisure, a c.500 bed student scheme and a new public square.



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  • Mountsorrel
    Value: £6m GDV


    HDD have completed the sale of a 1.3 acre site on the outskirts of Mountsorrel, Leicestershire to LNT Group.


    LNT have secured planning permission for a new 66-bed care home on part of the HDD development.


    Works are due to commence in November 16.


    HDD will be developing 42 dwellings on the adjacent greenfield site.

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  • Radcliffe, Bury
    Value: £6m

    HDD have recently been selected by the Local Authority to deliver a food retail led scheme including a discount food store and upgrading of public realm to help regenerate the Town Centre.

    The Lidl store totals 26,473 sq ft GIA with a sales floor area of 15,328 sq ft.  In addition, there will be 127 car parking spaces which will be made available for the customers using the facilities of Radcliffe Town Centre.

    The store will be one of the first generation stores in the North West which incorporates a fully glazed elevation to the entrance.  The new development will also add to the recently completed bus station and the newly refurbished Market Hall facility.

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  • Newton Leys
    Value: £8m

    Newton Leys covers over 100 hectares.  800 homes have been built to date with circa 2,250 new homes envisaged by 2022.


    HDD have worked in partnership with Taylor Wimpey and relocated the Local Centre to provide a more sustainable and valuable development.


    The Local Centre will include the following facilities and will complete in June 2017:-


    Supermarket 11,500 sq ft pre-let to Asda

    Additional units–6 units of 1,000 sq ft

    Care Home

    Day Nursery

    Public House

    Residential – a mix of 8 Apartments and 6 Town Houses


    Development of the District Centre commenced in November 2016 funded by an Investment Fund.

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  • Didcot
    Value: £14m

    A District Centre forming part of a large new residential urban extension of 3,300 homes to the West of Didcot.


    Anchored by a 11,000 sq ft Asda with a further 9,400 sq ft of ancillary retail, 20 apartments, Care Facility and Public House.


    Development of the District Centre commenced in September 2016 funded by an Investment Fund.

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  • Hampton, Peterborough
    Value: £3m

    A development site of 3.2 acres comprising of the following uses:-

    • McCarthy & Stone – 41 Bed Sheltered Accommodation Unit
    • Greene King Public House
    • Costa Drive-Thru

    Planning Consent was granted in October 2016 and start on site is scheduled for early 2017.

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  • Ashford
    Value: £7m GDV

    HDD in association with property regeneration company U+I will develop the six-acre Victoria Way site located opposite Ashford International train station.

    The scheme will consist of an 18,500 sq ft Aldi supermarket with 93 parking spaces, creating more than 60 jobs. Chapel Down will open a brewery to expand sales of its Curious Brew brand together with a visitor centre including a shop, restaurant and bar.

    Plans also include 200 built-to-rent apartments, made up of 48 studio flats, 52 one-bedroom homes and 100 two-bedroom apartments. There will also be a separate block of 16 flats to be built above three retail units.

    The development is expected to provide £50m worth of economic growth to Ashford over the next ten years, with £3.8m additional revenue spent by residents in the town each year.

    Meanwhile, an application by U+I for a 125-bedroom hotel on the same site will be considered by Ashford Borough Council’s planning committee in November.

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  • Lawley Village, Telford
    Value: £30m
    • 40,500 sq. ft.  Morrisons
    • 28,000 sq.ft. Ancillary Retail
    • Pub / Restaurant
    • 23 Apartments (two-bed)
    • 16 Town Houses (two-bed)
    • 60-bed Extra Care Facility
    • Children’s Day Nursery
    • 60-bed Hotel (planning obtained)

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  • Buckshaw Village, Chorley
    Value: £20m
    • 35,000 sq. ft. Tesco Store and petrol filling station
    • First phase of 9,500 sq. ft. of retail consisting of an estate agent, barbers, Indian take-away, charity shop, fish and chip shop, Subway, an Italian restaurant and delicatessen and a coffee shop
    • 30 Residential Apartments
    • Five acres of B1/B2/B8 land sold off to owner occupiers
    • Two acres of land with residential planning consent for 46 units
    • Second phase of retail planned (9,000 sq. ft.) with 29 apartments on the upper floors

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  • East Gate, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
    Value: £18m

    5 screen Odeon cinema

    24,000 sq. ft. restaurant and bar 

    14,00 sq. ft. retail space

    53-bed hotel

    21,000 sq. ft. office accommodation for Carmarthenshire County Council

    230 car parking spaces

    New bus interchange

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  • Stanground, Peterborough
    Value: £9m

    45,000 sq. ft. Morrisons supermarket anchoring the development

    6 ancillary retail units, comprising an additional 5,000 sq. ft.

    Amenities including hair and beauty salon, computer shop, estate agents and veterinary practice

    Planning permission obtained for children’s day nursery

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  • Nantwich Health Centre
    Value: £8m

    39,000 sq. ft. health centre over three storeys

    20 GP consulting rooms

    Primary care services

    Dental pratice

    Co-op pharmacy

    Strong environmental performance with PV cells and grey water recycling

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  • Raymoth Lane, Worksop
    Value: £6m
    • 11,500 sq. ft. Asda 
    • 14,000 sq. ft. of additional retail space
    • Greene King pub and restaurant
    • Children’s day nursery

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  • Bannerbrook, Coventry
    Value: £5m
    • 10,800 sq. ft. total retail space
    • 4,000 sq. ft. SPAR convenience store
    • 5 additional retail units
    • 20 one and two-bed apartments
    • Restaurant and pub
    • Plot with planning consent for a doctor’s surgery and a children’s day nursery

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  • Watton, Norfolk
    Value: £3m

    7,300 sq. ft. of retail space

    4,000 sq. ft. SPAR anchoring the development

    60-bed care home

    Planning consent for 8 two and three-bed homes

    Planning consent for a two-storey children’s day nursery

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