We transform environments for living and working

Manchester-based and with a focus on the Greater Manchester area, Generation are property developers.

We do all sorts of development. In terms of use, it is mainly residential, but we’ve also done office, industrial, leisure and retail and will no doubt do others. Residential schemes we are involved in range from 2 to 210 units, but we are prepared to consider larger (and even smaller). Working mainly in urban areas our specialism is the regeneration of previously used sites and buildings.

We don’t work to a template. Just as every opportunity is unique, we tailor each development scheme to fit giving a bespoke solution.

We can be relied upon and like to make good things happen. We take pride in doing a job well. As well as believing that this is ‘the right way’ to do development, we know that it also generates more value.

We believe that great development enhances the lives of those that use it and are impacted by it; that it responds both to its local context and the market; and that it is about more than just buildings, also delivering wider environmental, social and economic benefits.

At the core of our approach to delivering this are the following values:

Learning & Innovation

We study the changing nature of cities and markets, combining our insight with the latest innovative ideas.



For Generation, good design is not just about how a place looks and feels, it is about how it works.



Our approach is based on partnership and collaboration, preferring to work with rather than against others. Not only does this deliver more, but it is also just a nicer way to work.

Generation has been going since 2004 and has a highly experienced team:

Zahid Anwar graduated in Pharmacy from Manchester University and worked in London before moving back to Manchester in 2000 to set up a commercial & industrial property development company, which is still operating to date. In 2012 Zahid joined Shehzad Chaudhri at Generation to focus on delivering residential and mixed-use developments.

Zahid Anwar


Shehzad Chaudhri graduated in Economics from Cambridge University and then spent time at a strategic consultancy firm in London. He also gained an MBA degree from Manchester Business School when he moved back to Manchester and became actively involved in residential property development over a decade ago.

Shehzad Chaudhri


Patrick Ross qualified in Town Planning from the University of Manchester and has over 20
years of experience working in urban regeneration and development. He worked on highprofile urban regeneration schemes, as well as in development advisory and delivery roles.Patrick joined Generation in 2017.

Patrick Ross

Development Director

Clients, Partners & Advisors

We work very closely with our advisors and partners as part of a larger team that shares similar values. Some of the companies that we are fortunate to work with are: