City & Country

Breathing new life into historic buildings

City & Country is a family owned business that specialises in the restoration and conversion of some of Britain’s most important heritage assets. Combining painstaking research, immense attention to detail and a highly skilled work force, the company provides new leases of life to often redundant and long forgotten architectural treasures. City & Country has been a client of Goodman Jones for many years.

City & Country - Client Profile

Over the last five years City & Country has witnessed a remarkable period of evolution, with turnover increasing by an impressive 327%, and in November 2014 the company’s outstanding success was justifiably recognised as they were crowned WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year; the housebuilding industry’s most esteemed award.

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At the time of writing, City & Country has also been listed in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100, coming in at number 48 - A remarkable achievement.

The company boasts a diverse portfolio of active developments across the country, as well as an exciting pipeline of projects that includes Donaldson’s College, Edinburgh (the team’s first venture in Scotland), a Grade I Listed Jacobean mansion in Bramshill, Hampshire and former HM Prisons Shepton Mallet, Dorchester, Gloucester and Kingston, Portsmouth.

Working closely with heritage specialists, local authority planners, conservationists and its own team of experts, City & Country applies fresh and original thinking to space planning whilst preserving the original proportions, features and splendour of the prestigious buildings in which it works.

Helen Moore, Managing Director, says: “It has been a record breaking period of success for City & Country, and we’re delighted that Goodman Jones has helped us on the journey. 2015 is already looking like an incredibly exciting year, King Edward VII Estate in West Sussex has just launched, we have had our first legal completions at The General in Bristol and work is progressing on our new site Angel’s Courtyard, in Colchester Town Centre, which is due to launch later this year.

Helen added, “Goodman Jones has been an integral part of the team in shaping the growth and success of the business. Ever since they came on board their advice and commitment to see City & Country achieve its goals has been invaluable.

City & Country is a Benefactor of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, as it shares the same passion, core values and belief in the importance of heritage buildings and the positive benefits that can be derived for local communities through their regeneration. The company also runs an active Graduate Training Programme, as well as supporting council-run skills courses based locally to City & Country’s headquarters in Essex.

Larry Phillips, Goodman Jones’ Managing Partner and Client Partner for City & Country concluded, “It is a pleasure to work with an organisation that has talented people who are passionate about their business, award-winning and entrepreneurial. It is even more of a delight to see their work rewarded in their soar-away performance. I warmly congratulate them on their recent awards.

For more information, visit: www.cityandcountry.co.uk

 
 
 
 
 
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