taking innovative development
ideas from inception to delivery
CoLabs is the development consultancy arm of Collective Planning that was established to meet the growing demand from clients for our expertise and experience of how to take the most innovative development ideas from inception to delivery.
CoLabs is a refreshingly creative, dynamic and forward-thinking development consultancy service that is advising some of the most exciting property start-ups who are pioneering new expressions of live, work and play. It exists to incubate these concepts through to fruition, helping clients navigate the complex planning and development process in the UK.
CoLabs is currently advising on a wide variety of emerging development typologies including various forms of co-living, floating hotels, meanwhile uses of sites, specialist co-working models, niche cultural/night time uses, modular housing, an arts inspired hotel and many more.
CoLabs offers the following services:
Advice and preparation of appropriate material for pitches, presentations and applications
Organisation of visits to other London/ European examples of innovative live, work and play schemes
Project management of consultant teams
Advice on branding and messaging
Advice on concept and design
Advice on planning and development context for new and emerging development models
Advice on strategy to advance concepts to credible products that can attract funding
Advice on the political landscape for development ideas, and organisation of meetings with key players
Advice on the most preferable locations and boroughs to test the concept
Introductions to key stakeholders, political players and useful contacts
Client representation at key funder, political or public meetings
Devising strategies to scale the product
pioneering new expressions of live
work and play in the built environment