In March 2020 RHP commenced a two-stage selection process to identify a developer to partner with to deliver the regeneration of Ham Close. The first stage, shortlisting developers based on their previous experience concluded in July 2020 with a sufficient number of bidders to commence the second stage. The second stage, to provide proposals to deliver Ham Close, concluded in November 2020 and led to three: Countryside, Hill and London Square moving forward to a period of negotiation through November and December 2020.
In February 2021 RHP received the final proposals from each bidder which were scored with the intention of selecting one as their Development Partner. RHP selected Hill as the Development Partner of Ham Close in June 2021. Hill and RHP signed contracts in October 2021.
RHP and Hill started the planning stage of the project in May 2021. An important part of the planning approach has been to consult with our customers and interested local stakeholders on the proposals, including the initial concept designs.
RHP and Hill have been consulting with Ham Close residents and stakeholders since July 2021. The full consultation timeline can be found here.
Subject to planning approval, RHP are committed to start the construction stages in winter 2022/23.