London, UK – Leading planning and development consultancy Iceni Projects Limited (Iceni) has announced its investment in Urban Intelligence (UI), an early stage business focussed on the digitisation of the planning system. The investment will strengthen the partnership between the two companies and facilitate growth opportunities for both that build on their individual strengths.
UI has proven to be a strong player in the fast growing planning technology space with a track record of innovation working with an impressive list of clients within the public sector. As part of the investment, Iceni will partner with UI providing strategic support, allowing it to further enhance its offerings and expand its reach within local government.
“Partnering with Urban Intelligence aligns with our strategy of investing in companies that have a strong vision for the future and a commitment to delivering value to their customers,” said Ian Anderson, Chief Executive of Iceni Projects. “We are excited to work with Dan and the team to help them achieve their goals and bring innovative solutions to the planning system that are well overdue. UI has already developed a relationship with a number of local authorities that we’re keen to help them build on.”
Urban Intelligence also expressed its excitement about the partnership, with Daniel Mohamed, Founder & CEO of UI, stating that “the new partnership with Iceni will allow us to offer integrated services building on our award-winning PlaceMaker platform. Their shared belief in the direction of travel within the planning space towards digitisation and their commitment to helping us achieve this is something that we’re really delighted about. We are thrilled to have Iceni as a partner and look forward to working with them to develop new unique services that combine Iceni’s deep planning expertise and our highly innovative outlook to deliver first class solutions for our clients.”
Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Iceni is a leading planning and development consultancy offering a range of services to the public and private sector. The company is committed to providing progressive and dynamic advice and services to its client base, and to improving how communities and stakeholders are engaged within the built environment. Iceni are able to provide specialist advice in the fields of archaeology; design; EIA management; engagement; heritage; landscape; planning; sustainable development, townscape and transport, from offices across England and Scotland. For more information, visit https://www.iceniprojects.com/.
About Urban Intelligence:
Urban Intelligence is a property technology (or proptech) business developing a range of digital solutions for use in local plan making within local government. The company is committed to delivering a smarter planning system fit for the 21st century. Services include site identification and assessment, public engagement and more. UI clients include the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Birmingham City Council and Newcastle City Council. For more information, visit https://urbanintelligence.co.uk.