What We Do

Place strategies that are unique and deliverable

Advisory Services

Cornerstone’s advisory offering is unique in the market as it is able to broker successful relationships between public and private sector clients, sharing our understanding of the political environment and the stakeholder dynamics involved in development projects and complex programmes. Our private sector property skills and leadership experience in the public sector enables us to deliver bespoke solutions that maximise efficiency and effectiveness in line with clients’ policy objectives.

We have a deep understanding of the issues, strong relationships and networks combined with high level commercial skills and technical capabilities. This is underpinned by extensive experience of delivering complex projects and policy objectives across the range of political environments.

Our specialist expertise covers the following:

  • Working with organisations to help them deliver their objectives;
  • Strategic advice and policy analysis;
  • Narrative planning and alignment
  • Development of integrated growth and place strategies including creation of future visions, development advice and supporting regeneration strategies.
  • Successful bid writing, project appraisals and financial/economic impact assessments.
    Business case development, project direction and delivery;
  • Central government grant funded infrastructure projects;
  • Social infrastructure and development advice including on town centres, high streets, housing and schools.
Broxbourne school
cheshunt housing - Cornerstone Project

Advisory Projects & Social Value

Cornerstone is a social investment company which delivers added social value. We identify solutions that deliver maximum benefits for local communities, achieving the objectives set by our clients.

Since our foundation 10 years ago, we have delivered more than 100 projects with high social value benefits. Cornerstone specialises in creating value to support public service and public realm improvements through the release of surplus land or the redevelopment of underused assets.

Integral to our work is building ‘added value’ for social, economic and environmental benefits, including:

  • Local supply chain
  • Local employment
  • Skills and training

We will consider these on a project by project basis and will ensure that social value is a key driver, agreeing the approach/objectives with clients at the outset.

Cornerstone’s employees and associates are expected to contribute at project level to social value. In addition, we have a close relationship with the Talent Foundry, a national charity, working with schools in areas of high deprivation, improving the employability of young people. Our Project Director & Company Secretary, Kirsten Flynn, provides pro bono governance support.

Our social values can also be evidenced in our commitment to deliver tangible added value to long-standing public sector and charity clients.