When not just any port will do in a storm, Portland Homes is ready to offer some shelter. The company, a unit of residential developer Croudace Group, redevelops brownfield sites (abandoned or underused commercial or industrial sites) in South London and surrounding counties. For example, its Swan Place development is on the site of a former brewery. Portland Homes constructs a range of residential properties, from starter flats to shared-ownership properties, retirement apartments, and large family homes. The company offers site-specific designs, and customized finishes on architect-designed homes that the company develops on a small scale.