Judge us by the company we keep...
...and the things that they say about us.
Quality attracts quality, and Harrison's partnering approach brings together some of the most respected names in the development business, as well as public sector, private sector and not-for-profit organisations, to produce first class schemes that bring real benefits to all stakeholders.
Here are just a few examples of the views people who work with us have about the way we approach schemes, and the positive outcomes we deliver.
Sandy Smith, director, Buccleuch Property
Sandy Smith led the Buccleuch team which with S Harrison made up York Investors LLP. Together they successfully delivered the new headquarters and customer centre for City of York Council at West Offices, and the new £12million Hampton by Hilton Hotel. Sandy says:
"In looking for a development partner, S Harrison, was the obvious choice. From the beginning the teams gelled. And in teaming up with them we found ourselves witha partner who offered significantly more than merely local connections.
"Like Buccleuch, Harrison had experience in major schemes and in regenerating older buildings. Critically, their expertise in construction added immense inhouse value in identifying the challenges of the job long before they would arise on site. That, coupled with the skill and experience to value-engineer the project, meant that together we had the perfect platform to put forward a scheme which will deliver not only the cost-savings and efficiency improvements the council seeks, but also a headquarters building to reflect the pride and heritage of the city itself."
Kersten England – chief executive, City of York Council, on the delivery of West Offices:
“It’s a fantastic achievement to deliver such a complex building to such a high standard in such a timescale and we are delighted with the result. Heritage groups have praised the scheme as a model for the sustainable regeneration of older buildings. We describe it as a model for co-operative working.”
Richard Gray - landowner
“Together we have taken two derelict sites and given them a new lease of life. The high quality university student halls of residence now located there have helped rejuvenate the area.
“Harrison have proved ideal development partners. They are straightforward people who tell it like it is.
"Throughout the process - design, planning and delivery - they gripped the job and delivered good returns on the asset."
Development Securities PLC
Matthew Weiner, chief executive of Development Securities PLC
"It has been a pleasure to work alongside S Harrison for the past two years"
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust
Janet Holder, former chairman, Stratford Town Trust
Speaking on their choice of Harrison to act as development partner to regenerate the important Rother Quarter in the historic town of Stratford
"Harrison is a company with a proven track record in projects that require sensitive handling and thorough public consultation"
Emrys Jones, director, Lichfield District Venture
In his role as director of Lichfield District Venture Emrys Jones BA Dip TP, D.M.S., MRTPI oversees the delivery of development projects within the Venture programme, including the £100 million redevelopment of Friarsgate, and the redevelopment of Friary Outer, in which S Harrison is the developer.
He worked closely with David Clancy and the Harrison team to meet the ten key planning and design requirements for the complex Friarsgate site - to include the provision of a link into the adjacent shopping centre, a new bus station as part of an attractive transport interchange, new secure modern car parking alongside leisure, office, residential and hotel provision.
"Trust and open communication are essential elements for the success of any complex development project. In their initial bid to be appointed as the developer of Friarsgate, Harrison demonstrated their excellent combination of creativity in design linked with sound practical sense - they promised only what could be delivered.
Since their appointment they have consistently demonstrated the kind of leadership, imagination and sound professionalism that has successfully won over the community to the proposed scheme and attracted major new retailers and leisure providers to the city.
Under David's direction, and supported by a professional multi-disciplinary team of the highest quality, Harrison has demonstrated its expertise in a spirit of total co-operation and partnership.
Projects on this scale are not without their difficulties, but Harrison has always met the challenges positively and constructively and has delivered consistently, adding value, beyond expectations. We're delighted to be working in partnership with them."