Unlocking Urban Potential

Introducing ECF

ECF is a placemaking partnership. We work alongside the public sector to create successful communities where people thrive economically, socially and sustainably.

We are a partnership of three of the most trusted names in the UK. Our supergroup approach means we can amplify our collective skills to create remarkable places.

Our partners
In numbers

new mixed-use communities

Completed since 2005
Over 1M sq ft of workspace
Over 2,150 new homes

Over 8,400 jobs created
Partners

ECF believes in the power of partnership, leveraging our complementary strengths, resources and expertise to positively impact the towns and cities in which we work.

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The ECF board

Sir Michael Lyons

Non-Executive Chairman, ECF

Peter Denton

Chief Executive Officer, Homes England

Alison Crofton

Interim Chief Land and Development Officer, Homes England

Danielle Gillespie

Director of Partnerships and Major Projects, Homes England

Bill Hughes

Global Head of Real Assets, Legal & General Investment Management

Tom Roberts

Head of Strategic Investment, Legal & General Investment Management

Mike Auger

Managing Director - South, Muse

Phil Mayall

Managing Director, Muse

Our work

We deliver large-scale, area wide regeneration over the long-term, in places where it really matters, changing people’s lives economically, socially and sustainably, today and for generations to come.

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Our history

2001

ECF is created

ECF is created as a partnership between Muse, Homes England and Legal & General to deliver regeneration in ‘Assistant Areas’.

2007

Millbay, Plymouth

Construction starts at Millbay in Plymouth on a major project to rejuvenate the historic docks and deliver hundreds of new homes, shops, public space, new marina and secondary school.

2009

Salford Central

ECF secures outline consent for the largest ever planning application to Salford Council for the 50 acre, £1bn regeneration of Salford Central.

2011

St. Pauls Square, Liverpool

ECF completes of the final phase of St Paul’s Square in Liverpool.

2013

New Bailey, Salford

2013 – The first phase at Salford Central starts on site, as part of the £1bn regeneration of the city’s historic core.

2017

Merchant Gate, Wakefield

Merchant Gate in Wakefield completes, delivering new workspace, bars and restaurants, new homes and £9 million investment in infrastructure and public realm.

2018

Doubling in size

ECF doubles in size from £100m to £200m to enable it to take on new projects.

2020

St Helens, Merseyside

St Helens Council and ECF join forces to progress borough-wide regeneration

2022

Long-term commitment

ECF partners recommit to extend the life of the partnership to 2036

2023

Stockport 8

Stockport MDC selects ECF as partner for £250m Stockport 8 transformation

2023

Bradford City Village

ECF announces collaboration with Bradford Council to look at options for the regeneration of City Village.

2024

Growing ambitions

ECF doubles in size again, from £200m to £400m, continuing their ambition to deliver place-changing regeneration

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Affordability without compromise

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Muse + Partners help define placemaking agenda at UKREiiF 2024

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What’s in a place name?

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New illustrations bring Bradford’s City Village to life

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Eden opens for business

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Supporting innovation in Salford

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ECF joins Homes England Delivery Partner Framework to accelerate delivery

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Planning application submitted for the revival of Earlestown Town Hall

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ECF joins Place-Based Impact Investing Network

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Affordable Housing Progress: Duncan Cumberland in Conversation with Cllr Shaban Mohammed