• Residential Development CPL helps its clients to optimise their sites and buildings to release funds, to make best use of their assets, helping them to advance their mission. Sometimes this involves a development appraisal for a church site that is surplus to requirements and could be developed for residential or mixed use in order to generate funds, either through an enabling development, or by selling land with the cost benefit of planning approval. Funds generated may be used to improve or extend the church’s main premises, or to construct a new church building on an alternative site. CPL has in-house expertise of residential design and has successfully obtained planning approval for residential and mixed use schemes for many of our church clients. Examples include the change of use and conversion of historic chapels, to create flats. This approach preserves the key historic fabric and safeguards some of the heritage values of the church building for years to come. Alternative examples include new build housing and/or apartment buildings on vacant church owned land, or land that contains an older church building where it is not financially viable to repair the building. Each site is unique and has its own constraints and opportunities. We therefore advise speaking to CPL, at an early stage, and before marketing or disposing of an asset, to ensure that the optimum solution is pursued and to ensure that the trustees act in accordance with their duties under the Charities Act. view
    • Salmon Youth Centre, London view
    • The JPK Project, Eastbourne view
    • B&HRS - COMMUNITY & RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT view
    • Reading, Oxford Road Residential Development view
    • Grove Road Residential Development, Enfield, London view
    • Paynters Lane End Methodist Church, Illogan, Cornwall view