Housebuilder Taylor Woodrow is to join Berkeley on an influential regeneration think tank.

Taylor Woodrow is to join the British Urban Regeneration Association’s Steering and Development Forum think-tank.

The 17 members of the SDF think tank aim to influence government policy on regeneration and undertake research on the delivery of large regeneration projects.

Drector of Taylor Woodrow Construction Douglas Weston said: “We welcome the challenge BURA offers us of putting our knowledge and experience to further good use by helping influence government policy on the many and varied increasingly critical issues related to property development.”

The SDF research programme has recently focused on overcoming barriers to delivering the sustainable communities plan, promoting more efficient procurement, and the implementation of the proposed planning gain supplement.

Other members of the forum include Berkeley Partnership Homes, Argent Group, Berwin Leighton Paisner and London and Continental Stations and Property.