We see potential where others don't, and unlock value where others can't.

Unlocking urban potential

We’re a regeneration company based on partnership. We work with local councils, landowners and communities to create great places, bringing together investment, regeneration expertise and long-term commitment to shape our towns and cities for the better.

Who we are

ECF (formerly the English Cities Fund) is a partnership between Homes England, the government’s new homes accelerator, Legal & General investments and the nationwide placemaker, Muse.

Our purpose

We came together to unlock urban potential, delivering area-wide and long-term regeneration projects which create meaningful change for communities. Since 2001, we’ve delivered some of the country’s most complex and successful new places in cities including Liverpool, London, Plymouth and Salford.

Transforming places

We transform underused urban sites into genuine new communities. Our places are now home to homeowners and renters, blue chip companies, independent businesses, ambitious entrepreneurs and community organisations all working and living side by side.

Creating neighbourhoods

It’s much more than mixed-use regeneration, we’re creating authentic urban neighbourhoods that local authorities and communities can be proud of.

Who we are

ECF (formerly the English Cities Fund) is a partnership between Homes England, the government’s new homes accelerator, Legal & General investments and the nationwide placemaker, Muse.

Our purpose

We came together to unlock urban potential, delivering area-wide and long-term regeneration projects which create meaningful change for communities. Since 2001, we’ve delivered some of the country’s most complex and successful new places in cities including Liverpool, London, Plymouth and Salford.

Transforming places

We transform underused urban sites into genuine new communities. Our places are now home to homeowners and renters, blue chip companies, independent businesses, ambitious entrepreneurs and community organisations all working and living side by side.

Creating neighbourhoods

It’s much more than mixed-use regeneration, we’re creating authentic urban neighbourhoods that local authorities and communities can be proud of.

Homes England

We’re the government’s housing accelerator. We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change. By releasing more land to partners who want to make a difference, we’re making possible the new homes England needs, helping to improve neighbourhoods and grow communities.

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Legal & General

We are one of the UK’s largest owner-operators of commercial real assets. Our purpose is to create a better future through responsible investing. We strive to achieve this through a strong sense of partnership, working together to achieve positive long-term outcomes.

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Muse

We are placemakers, using 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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Our Places

Salford

Salford Central

The power of strong partnerships to deliver placemaking on a grand scale.

Location

ECF

020 2929 0300
hello@englishcitiesfund.co.uk
Riverside House, Irwell Street, Manchester M3 5EN
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