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About us

Downing is one of the largest privately owned property investment and development companies in the UK.

Downing is one of the largest privately owned property investment and development companies in the UK. Our focus is on regenerating large brownfield city centre sites to create great places for people to live, work and thrive.

We are pioneers in the purpose-built student accommodation sector, with our portfolio also spanning residential, office, retail, educational buildings and leisure.

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Our experienced team is split across three core business divisions: property development, construction and asset/property management.

As a property developer, owner and manager, we complete projects from inception through to asset management and we are proud of our excellent 35+ years track record of delivering positive change to communities and environments.

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Our purpose

To create the best places to live and work with an emphasis on quality, community and sustainability, supported by an operational platform that delivers certainty to residents, tenants and investors alike. Our commitment to excellence and passion for creating meaningful living environments is at the core of everything we do.

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Our values

We move at a pace

and make things happen

Always exceed


Make a difference to

deliver thriving communities

Build sustainably

for the future

Be smarter


Case studies

Discover a collection of remarkable developments and projects we have undertaken across the UK within the development, project management and construction sectors.

Work for us

Our people are our success and there has never been a more exciting time to join Downing as it enters the most significant expansion for three decades.

Our team is united in a mutual respect and a desire to move the business forward. Here you’ll find all our latest job vacancies. If you’re excited by opportunity and want to be valued for your contribution, take a look at what we currently have available.

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