Complex Development Projects Ltd

Complex Development Projects is a private development company choosing to work in partnership with government, community groups and charities to deliver urban renewal projects. Our commitment to high quality innovative design, good environmental practice and genuine community involvement has succeeded in delivering a number of exciting projects which have helped to bring life back into a number of city and town centres across the UK.

 Complex Development Projects was the development partner to Coventry City Council in delivering the city’s £60m Millennium project, The Phoenix Initiative. The project was shortlisted for The Sterling Prize in 2004 and included 85 flats and two levels of restaurant units.  CDP then converted redundant power station buildings to the north of the city centre into 114 office and residential units. This £18m project, known as Electric Wharf, won an award for Outstanding Place of the Decade in West Midlands in 2010. Currently an ambitious long term partnership project to regenerate the historic Far Gosford St area as the city’s creative quarter is nearing completion. The project is next door to Coventry University and the core economic driver is FarGo Village which is retained and actively managed by the company.  


Electric Wharf

  • Insider Property Award West Midlands 2006
  • Regeneration Project of the Year
  • Force Regeneration Award 2004
  • RICS West Midlands Regeneration Award 2007
  • Coventry Design Award

FarGo Village

  • Coventry & Warwickshire Tourism & Culture Awards – Best Experience 2015
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Tourism & Culture Awards – Visitor Attraction of the Year 2016
  • West Midlands Tourism Awards – Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2020

Ribbon Factory

  • West Midlands Property Awards

Runner Up

  • Phoenix Initiative
  • FORCE Landmark Award 2003
  • Civic Trust Commendation 2004
  • RIBA National Award
  • Shortlisted Stirling Prize
  • RTPI Planning for City Regeneration
  • Regeneration Awards Best mixed use project
  • Bura Award for Best Practice in Regeneration 2006
  • English Partnerships Award for Partnership in Regeneration 2006

Our Team:

Project Lead: Ian Harrabin MBE

Ian Harrabin has over 30 years’ experience in major regeneration projects working in partnership with local and central Government and the Community. He has delivered a large number of projects of varied use type with an emphasis on high quality design of new buildings and restoration of the historic environment achieving many awards. His early career saw him work with the team who developed Camden Market.

Based in London, Ian has worked in most parts of the UK but has recently concentrated on projects in the Midlands and in particular Coventry, his city of birth. Ian works closely with Coventry council on the regeneration of the city and is Chairman of Historic Coventry Trust, a charity set up to own and restore the city’s heritage buildings. The Trust has in excess of £20m of projects in progress. Ian is also a member of the executive steering group for the Coventry City of Culture Trust. Ian was awarded an MBE in December 2017 for services to heritage and regeneration in Coventry.

Brian Harrabin – Director

Katie Burn MRICS – Senior Development Executive

Emma Harrabin – Senior Delivery Executive

Jo Truslove – Marketing and Engagement Consultant

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