We are placemakers, working in partnership to deliver brighter futures for our towns and cities

Our role

We use collaboration, experience and creativity to transform places and make communities better.

Working on the ground, with our partners and within communities, we create beautiful, mixed-use, sustainable places for people.

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Leveraging local insight

We combine local insight with the resources and capabilities of a nationwide organisation.

Regional leaderships give us a genuine connection to the places we work in, helping us deliver tailor-made, location specific solutions.

Our regional teams are based in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester.

 

 

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Morgan Sindall

Muse is a part of Morgan Sindall, a group of specialist businesses that deliver construction and regeneration across the UK for the public, commercial and regulated sectors.

It operates through five divisions: Construction and infrastructure, fit out, property services, partnership housing and urban regeneration.

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Awards

Year
Award

2024

Sustainability

Insider North West Residential Property Awards

2023

Commercial Developer of the Year

Insider NW Property Awards

2023

Regeneration Project of the Year - West Cliff Mansions

South Coast Property Awards 2023

2022

Riverside House, Salford Central - Best Delivered Scheme Outside of London (Under 35,000 sq ft)

OAS Development Awards

2022

Talbot Gateway - Letting Deal of the Year - Pre-let to DWP

Insider NW Property Awards

ECF is a unique partnership that demonstrated a shared, long-term vision for the site, and for Stockport.

Paul Richards
Chief Executive, Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation
Neil Schneider
former CEO, Stockton on Tees Borough Council
Caroline Simpson
Chief Executive, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Paula Steer
Head of Property, United Utilities Property Solutions
Cllr Frazer Reynolds
Leader, Durham City Council
Adrian Hill
Partner, Eversheds
Gareth Blacker
Head of Transactions, HCA (now Homes England)
Judges comments
Property Week Awards , 2016
Alastair Balls CB
Chief Executive, Tyne & Wear Development Corporation
Neil Schneider
Former CEO, Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Our History

1984

In the beginning

AMEC Properties is created. We undertake largely speculative development projects such as Sunlight House in Manchester, Middlesex Street in London and Trafalgar Place in Brighton.

1987

Urban regeneration

AMEC Regeneration is created to look at transforming derelict sites with Government assistance.

We sign development agreements for Wakefield Europort, Eurocentral in North Lanarkshire and Newcastle Quayside.

1992

A new era

AMEC Developments is created from a merger between AMEC Properties and AMEC Regeneration.

We undertake pre-let development opportunities including Barbirolli Square in Manchester, Almondvale in Livingston and Hulme High Street in Manchester.

2001

ECF

ECF is created as a joint venture between Homes England, Legal & General and AMEC Developments to undertake projects in 'Assistant Areas'.

2002

Waterside Places

We launch Waterside Places, a joint venture between Canal & River Trust, Igloo and AMEC Developments.

2007

Muse Developments

Morgan Sindall acquire AMEC Developments and we rename the business Muse, as a nod to our focus on creating mixed-use places.

2008

Overcoming challenges

We win a number of new opportunities in places including Basingstoke, Manchester Victoria, Blackpool, Doncaster and Warrington.

2012

Expansion

We buy Igloo out of Waterside Places and a rebrand takes place alongside new growth.

2013

A new voice

We refresh the Muse brand and roll it out across the business.

2014

National success

We ramp up activity significantly with new neighbourhoods commencing in Lewisham, Reading, Salford and the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

2015

Scaling up

Increased activity, capital employed and turnover doubles. We have a number of successive record years for profit, and staffing increases by 50%.

2017

ECF doubles

ECF doubles in size to a £200m fund and we start to seek new opportunities.

2019

New horizons

We move to new offices in London (Soho Square), Salford (Riverside House) and Leeds (East Parade).

2020

Unprecedented times

The start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite challenging circumstances, we sign major forward funding agreements for Lewisham Gateway Phase 2 (£252 Get Living London) and New Victoria (£130m PIC).

2021

Our Sustainable Future

We launch our industry-leading sustainable development strategy, Our Sustainable Future. This data-driven strategy provides us with clear guidelines and targets to deliver the highest levels of environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

2022

A long-term commitment

We recommit with our partners, Legal and General and Homes England to extend the life of our highly-successful joint venture, ECF, to December 2036.

2023

Muse reimagined

We share our new look with the world that tells the story of the great places we create, and the people who make them happen.

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