“We believe that the market for flood-resistant homes and other structures is substantial and growing not just in the UK, but internationally. Similarly, interest in innovative approaches to water-based architecture and planning for a variety of uses including oil and gas field operations, remote working accommodation modules, hotels, housing, leisure, retail, tourism and sports is also increasing as developers and public agencies seek to exploit the amenity value of the UK coastal areas and other marine environments. Taylor Stopforth supported Kabina’s new business development efforts by facilitating discussions with senior figures in business and the public sector and helped shape our strategic direction as a company. They were well connected, energetic and fun to work with.”

Guy Lane

Founder and marketing director , Kabina

Neil Cheston and Guy Lane founded Kabina, a UK company, in 2014 (www.kabina.co/)

The company aims to help people to live with and around water, particularly in areas of the world prone to flooding. Kabina's ethos is to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits through intelligent innovation. Kabina's diverse team of consultants includes floating structure and naval architects; real estate specialists; marine technicians and project managers; urban planners; modular housing specialists; facilities managers and nutrition consultants; and sustainability consultants.

Kabina is responding to well-documented and accelerating trends: climate change; unprecedented weather events and their consequences to people and property; and the need to build new homes, particularly in river valleys in or close to existing infrastructure.

In 2016, Kabina retained Taylor Stopforth (Consulting Services) Limited to investigate opportunities for water-borne developments in the Liverpool docks as part of the Liverpool Waters regeneration programme being pursued by Peel Group and to help the business broaden its operations through collaboration with a significant Anglo-American engineering and government services conglomerate.