BBP have been instructed to by British Rail Board (Residuary) Ltd (BRBR) to prepare an application for ERDF funding under the East Midlands Operational Programme. The application relates to proposals for development and refurbishment of the facilities and site infrastructure at the Railway Technical Centre (RTC). This will enable this nationally significant rail-related facility to better accommodate rail engineering maintenance and R&D facilities in the future supporting the growth of businesses in the rail and transportation sector. The project is being brought forward by BRBR and is being jointly funded through the Regional Growth Fund.
Since 2008 BBP has provided development and economic advice to Kent County Council on the Homes and Roads Programme. For an overview of the programme, please see here.
BBP provides a range of advice on finance and funding mechanisms, for further information please contact Stephen Pritchard, email@example.com
The Growing Places Fund has been designed to unlock stalled projects by providing investment capital to support the provision of infrastructure. One of the key features of the fund is that government has stated that the initial allocation should be used to establish a sustainable revolving fund.
We are working with the LEP to develop options for the management and governance of the £32.5 million allocation, developing criteria for the approval of projects and undertaking a ‘light touch' appraisal of those shortlisted for funding. We are working closely with the LEP Board and Senior Officers to ensure that the fund is managed in such a way as to maximise the benefits to the LEP area as a whole.
BBP has been appointed as part of a team led by Colliers International to prepare a business case and delivery plan for the redevelopment of Maze Long Kesh in Northern Ireland.
The proposals include a new site for the Royal Ulster Agricultural Showground, a Peace and Reconciliation centre providing a legacy to the years of conflict and a mix of employment uses with a focus around developing a clusterfor agri science and the agri food based businesses. BBP's role has been to assess new streams of funding, delivery mechanisms and incentivisation packages to support delivery. The work is being undertaken for the Programme Delivery Unit for The Office for the First Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
Please contact Stephen Pritchard for further details:
0207 307 7000
BBP has been appointed by the London Borough of Wandsworth to prepare an Outer London Fund Round 2 funding bid for Roehampton town centre.
The Outer London Fund will provide £50 million of funding over the next three years to strengthen the vibrancy and economic growth potential of outer London's high streets and surrounding areas. The purpose is to bring local communities together to deliver a range of projects which will provide a much needed boost to local economic centres and promote joint-working amongst local organisations and individuals.
Despite being close to other affluent areas, Roehampton experiences deprivation, has a comparatively poor retail offer and public realm, and has connectivity issues. Each of these is to be addressed through a series of projects and initiatives currently under development, including seasonal festivals, new community groups and public realm improvements. BBP will prepare a funding bid that develops the business case for Roehampton's regeneration plans, demonstrating a clear alignment between the objectives of this and the awarding criteria of the Outer London Fund.
28 September 2011
BBP and Shared Intelligence’s work has contributed to two successful Enterprise Zone bids.
We helped to test and evaluate bids in the East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock LEP. Two sites in this LEP have now been announced by the government as an Enterprise Zone – Discovery Park in Sandwich and Enterprise West Essex in Harlow.
We have also been working with the Black Country LEP to assess and identify potential sites for an Enterprise Zone. The government announced this week that the location of the zone has now been agreed.
Those leading on Enterprise Zones will need to work hard over the coming months to demonstrate and ensure they can make their proposals a reality. We are experienced in advising on and configuring delivery arrangements for a range of economic development and regeneration projects. For more information on this work, please contact Stephen Pritchard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
19 August 2011
Jointly with Shared Intelligence, BBP has been providing advice to a number of LEPs who are developing Enterprise Zone proposals.
The Black Country was identified as a Wave 1 location for an Enterprise Zone and we have been working with the LEP to develop their proposal. This has involved a detailed assessment of potential sites to consider economic impacts (jobs and new businesses), deliverability, ‘cost’ in terms of business rate relief and strategic fit with LEP priorities.
BBP and Si have also been working with the East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock LEP to independently appraise a number of sites proposed as potential Enterprise Zones. This work has enabled us to develop a strong understanding of both evolving Government thinking relating to Enterprise Zones and how this interfaces with practical issues ‘on the ground’.
BBP has been appointed by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to undertake a ‘critical friend' role helping the Trust to prepare a new business plan. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to supporting coalfield communities to become sustainable to a point where they prosper, are viable, and are cohesive without support. The Government has committed funding for the period 2011 - 2015 on the understanding that a business plan is agreed that will build on the Trust's current investment activities, deliver new initiatives and also develop a business model that will enable the Trust to become a self funded body post 2015.
BBP has been commissioned by Eco-Bos, the developers of the ecotown in St Austell, Cornwall to undertake a review of the viability of a cable car. Initial plans are based on a route of up to 10km linking a number of destinations and settlements including the Eden Project. The cable car offers a sustainable and innovative form of transportation and a significant tourism attraction which can boost employment and growth in this part of Cornwall. Initially BBP will be undertaking a project review to consider demand, financial performance and risks. The purpose is to help Eco-Bos and its local partners consider whether there is a deliverable project and to identify the next steps leading to the preparation of a business plan.
BBP is very pleased to have been associated with the development of the Turner Contemporary in Margate, which opens on Saturday 16th April 2011.
This is a project which will support the ongoing regeneration of one of England’s iconic coastal resorts. BBP has been involved at various stages in the process to deliver this project over a number of years, with our original appointment dating back to 2003 to prepare a regeneration framework for the key seafront area. Since that time we have worked alongside key partners and stakeholders in both the wider opportunities and on the centre itself - including SEEDA, Kent County Council, Thanet District Council, GOSE, The Arts Council, and English Heritage.
As part of a multi-disciplinary team, our initial work focused on preparing an outline regeneration framework for the Margate Seafront – which incorporated Turner Contemporary as one of the key components. This led to the development of a more detailed regeneration strategy and delivery plan for the Seafront and Old Town, which has subsequently formed the basis for a more formal joint venture between local partners over recent years.
In January 2008, SEEDA appointed BBP to carry out an economic appraisal for the Agency’s proposed investment in Turner Contemporary - including assessing a range of development options, and scoping out the full range of benefits a landmark cultural attraction such as this can bring to the town, both in the short and long term. This included a detailed assessment of the potential for additional visitors to the town as a whole and the resultant impact this will have on the local economy. Advice was also provided on the delivery, management and exit strategy for the project to help give investors additional confidence in the potential success and longevity of the gallery. Our work led to SEEDA confirming their investment of £4 million in the project (alongside significant investment from the Arts Council), which together with major funding from Kent County Council and others, has helped to deliver this flagship development for Margate.
The role of cultural and arts based projects has always been seen as a major factor in regeneration projects around the country, and this is never more relevant than at the current time. Turner Contemporary will therefore have an important role to play in supporting the wider regeneration and economic success of Margate – and helping partners to deliver BBP’s Action Plan for the regeneration of Margate Town Centre - by enhancing the attractiveness of the town for both existing communities and potential new residents and visitors.
We are delighted that the Turner Contemporary has come forward as the next step in Margate’s ongoing regeneration, and wish it every success into the future.
BBP, with Shared Intelligence and Cambridge Econometrics, has been appointed by Fareham Borough Council to prepare an Economic Strategy for the North of Fareham Strategic Development Area (SDA). The SDA is expected to deliver around 7,000 new homes and employment opportunities, making a significant contribution to the economic development of the sub-region. The Economic Strategy will be a key element underpinning the SDA Area Action Plan and masterplan. It will provide a clear and comprehensive strategy that defines a unique economic role for the SDA which meets the needs of the new community, achieves sustainable growth, exemplar standards of energy efficiency and the right balance between aspiration and deliverability. The work includes preparing an economic baseline, defining a vision for the area, considering the role of different sectors, and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and partners to develop a comprehensive Economic Strategy and Action Plan.
Following the successful completion of initial commissions, BBP has secured a series of further commissions from London Borough of Lewisham to review economic viability assessments submitted in support of planning applications for new development across the borough.
We have developed an efficient & effective methodology for reviewing developer's viability models, to offer a swift and cost effective service. This involves applying our experience to assess the robustness of financial and development assumptions within the appraisal prepared by the applicant and to provide recommendations to the Council on the potential for additional developer contributions to be sought. Our work has successfully supported the Council in securing additional S106 development contributions from a number of applicants, while meeting short-term planning approval deadlines.
BBP was recently appointed by London Borough of Lewisham to independently review the financial viability of a 120-unit residential development in the New Cross area of Lewisham, South East London. The purpose of this exercise was to provide an evidence base for planning officers to help them consider the level of S.106 developer contributions the proposals would support. Tasks included meeting the developer and their advisors to discuss the appraisal assumptions, research into market values and testing the assumptions behind income for affordable housing.
We prepared a financial model using the GLA Affordable Housing Development Control Toolkit, which enabled sensitivities of key variables to be tested and informed our understanding of project viability. Our work has enabled planning officers to negotiate an enhanced level of developer contributions. Following on from this, BBP has subsequently been appointed by the client to undertake a similar exercise for a mixed use development in Deptford, where once again the focus will be upon assessing scheme viability and the level of developer contributions the Council should seek to achieve.
BBP has been appointed as part of a team led by Turner & Townsend to provide programme planning and development support to Kent County Council, Thanet District Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, in preparing an approach to delivering housing market interventions in Margate, Kent. Margate is a town which is actively investing in its future by bringing together key public service delivery agencies and private investors to address the significant economic, social and environmental problems which have contributed to it being one of Kent’s, and one of England’s most deprived areas.
The popular seaside town is re-asserting itself for the 21st century through a range of public and privately funded initiatives, including the opening of the new Turner Contemporary Gallery and large scale housing market renewal. Building on the Total Place pilot work in the town, we are working to compile a resourced and costed programme for the delivery of targeted housing market interventions. BBP in particular is providing advice on programme viability, housing strategy and governance arrangements.
For more information please contact Stephen Pritchard on 0207 307 7000
BBP is sponsoring Sustainable Communities 2010, Building the Big Society Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 11th November 2010. The conference, organised by GovToday, will examine the priorities for the Big Society agenda, with speakers from the forefront of public policy and best practice case studies from across the UK.
We have prepared a brochure for the conference which outlines our approach to supporting the low carbon economy and creating more sustainable communities - please see here for a copy or contact Laura Keogh on 0207 307 7000 for further information.
In June BBP and Shared Intelligence were commissioned by the North Derbyshire and Bassetlaw Housing Market Area to help prepare their Local Investment Plan (LIP). The Housing Market Area straddles the counties of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and covers the four local authority districts of Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. The team has reviewed the evidence base for the LIP and worked closely with partners to write a compelling LIP that meets their objectives at a local and sub-regional level, recognises the restricted and uncertain funding environment, and responds to the government’s changing approach to economic development. In particular we have worked with partners to assess the deliverability of projects and priorities, helping partners to consider the type of funding and support required. For more information on this and other local investment planning work BBP has been involved in, please contact Laura Keogh on 0207 307 7017
In May the Leeds City Region Partnership appointed BBP with Colin Warnock Associates and Shared Intelligence to assess the economic impact of housing and regeneration priorities in the Leeds City Region.
The first stage of the assignment involved developing a sound methodological framework for assessing and then ranking priority projects. A quantitative assessment of forecast activities and outputs has been undertaken, analysing financial leverage, the quantum and type of new housing created, new and safeguarded jobs, and public realm/green infrastructure created. Alongside this, we have undertaken a wider qualitative assessment to review each project in terms of delivery arrangements, indirect impacts on employment, health and the environment, risks, and deliverability. Following this, we are now providing training to local authority officers on how to apply the methodology in future, with advice on how to undertake more detailed project appraisals and business cases. This work is helping local partners to prioritise housing and regeneration projects so that limited resources are spent most effectively.
Earlier this year BBP and partners were awarded funding through the Retrofit for the Future initiative to retrofit two properties owned by Amicus Horizon in Queenborough and Rushenden on the Isle of Sheppey. Retrofit for the Future is an initiative supported by the Technology Strategy Board and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, kickstarting the retrofit market and associated UK businesses.
Construction is underway to implement a range of measures that will deliver up to 80% carbon reductions for each property on an annual basis. The first property has been completed and contains a number of measures including extensive insulation to walls, floor and roof, micro-CHP, solar thermal and photovoltaic panels, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery, as well as an innovative building control system supplied by Wattbox. The second property, now nearing completion, has many of the same technologies but the heat is supplied through the introduction of a wood pellet stove and boiler located in the living room.
The properties will be measured for performance before, during and after the retrofit for a period of 2 years to establish the precise performance of all the technologies introduced. The project will provide valuable data and information as well as practical lessons for the wider Queenborough and Rushenden sustainable retrofit programme and for places elsewhere across the UK.
BBP has acted as project manager throughout the works and is now working with a range of partners to take forward a comprehensive approach to developing more resource efficient environments. For more information please contact Shannon Kelley on 0207 307 7000
BBP Workbase plus is a newly formed joint venture between BBP Regeneration and Workbase plus which specialises in delivering inspiring space and environments for business, growth and innovation.
BBP Regeneration has joined forces with Workbase plus who specialise in the conception and delivery of enterprise and innovation centres, business incubators and grow on space. Together they bring the experience of senior personnel with a ‘hands on’ track record of successfully delivering a range of enterprise projects and programmes across the UK.
BBP Workbase plus is keen to work and invest with universities, colleges, businesses and the public sector to promote enterprise and innovation programmes and projects. They provide an expert resource to assess feasibility, design projects/programmes, secure funding and set up governance and operational management arrangements.
For more information on this exciting new venture please see a brochure here or contact:
Stephen Pritchard on 0207 307 7000 or email@example.com
Phil Stansfield on 07889 098076 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our latest Bulletin is now available.
The housing, regeneration and planning landscape in the UK is changing fast. National housing targets have been dropped. Regional Spatial Strategies (RSSs) that have until now determined the level of new homes needed in an area have been revoked. Public funding for affordable housing and regeneration is set to decrease dramatically, with bodies such as the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) expected to play a ‘leaner' enabling role. Market conditions also continue to create major challenges for delivery.
Ashford's Future has commissioned a consultant team led by BBP Regeneration including LDA Design, Campbell Reith and Shared Intelligence to prepare a Delivery Framework for Ashford's Southern Expansion Quarter (SEQ).
Ashford has a vision to create a vibrant, sustainable town for residents and business with an ambitious £2.5 billion development strategy which will see the town benefit from 28,000 new jobs and 31,000 new homes.
The SEQ is will play an important part in these growth plans and is situated just south of the existing town centre and in close proximity to Ashford International Station.
The area includes Victoria Way, a new road linking the station to south Ashford, which will open up investment opportunities and improve travel choices. Work began in spring 2010, funded through £16.5m Community Infrastructure Funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government and Department for Transport and is due for completion in spring 2011.
The major sites within the SEQ are currently under-utilised with a number of disparate land parcels.
The purpose of the Delivery Framework is to therefore identify a clear implementation strategy for the comprehensive development of the SEQ, to ensure early economic redevelopment of the area, and to provide an evidence base to support policy which will be used as material consideration for future planning applications.
The Framework has an important role to play in setting a clear vision for the area, enhancing delivery certainty amongst key stakeholders, facilitating public sector and other inward investment, providing guidance to Ashford Borough Council for the preparation of policy and a framework against which planning applications can be assessed. The Delivery Framework will therefore be an important tool to promote and guide development of the SEQ in forthcoming years.
The project will assess the viability of a range of potential development options for the SEQ area, and the practical steps needed to bring forward development along with a range of supporting infrastructure. It will examine the market potential, site planning issues and the position of landowners and other stakeholders with an interest in the future of this area. As such ongoing liaison with both public and private sector stakeholders will be important, to help develop a comprehensive "buy-in" of a holistic regeneration strategy. The Framework will set out recommendations for a viable preferred development option that will seek to balance competing demands, but will ultimately strive to raise the bar in terms of urban design, sustainability and values.
BBP Regeneration have been appointed to the Homes and Communities Agency's (HCA) Property Consultancy Panel as part of Lambert Smith Hampton's team. This panel can also be used by the HCA's partners and will provide a range of property services, including Property Consultancy, Agency, Estate Management, Investment Advice and Lead Consultancy. BBP Regeneration will provide the following specialist advice;
• Housing delivery strategies sustainable development
• Financial and funding advice
• Commercial advice
• Delivery options and investment portfolios
• Delivery models and public private partnerships
• Investment advise relating to housing and or mixed use schemes
Our appointment to the panel confirms the quality of work carried out for the HCA to date.
BBP Regeneration was delighted to receive confirmation of central Government funding for the ‘Homes & Roads' Programme in Kent Thameside, North Kent.
BBP was initially appointed by Kent County Council to prepare a Green Book Economic Appraisal for the Programme, involving 11 transport infrastructure projects totaling £200 million. Together these will aid delivery of 25,000 new homes and 50,000 new jobs in Kent Thameside.
BBP investigated the rationale and strategic need for the Programme, constructed a detailed cashflow model to test its viability and undertook value-for-money analysis. Having initially presented our recommendations in 2008, we were asked to update the Green Book report in Autumn 2009 to take into account changes in the wider economy. Recently BBP have been central in successfully responding to a series of detailed queries by HM Treasury, resulting in Secretary of State for CLG, John Denham, confirming funding support of £23 million in March 2010.
Our latest Bulletin on financing regeneration through innovative models such as TIF is now available.
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The impact of the recession has been dramatic, resulting in long awaited projects being shelved or cancelled. In response, there have been calls for a different approach to regeneration, accepting that the private sector will have limited capacity to carry the risks it has in the past.
This presents the opportunity to develop more sustainable approaches to regeneration and encourage longer term thinking, and most of all for local authorities to use their resources differently to attract investment and deliver projects.
With Shared Intelligence, BBP Regeneration has been appointed to prepare an Economic Impact Assessment for the £532 million Luton Capital Infrastructure Programme.
This encompasses a Building Schools for the Future (BSF) initiative together with a wide range of additional community improvements including health, youth and library services, an Aquatic Centre and a social housing investment programme. SI and BBP will evaluate the direct and indirect impacts on economic prosperity and social well being.
The VNEB OA covers an area of 195 hectares on the south bank of the River Thames which runs from Lambeth Bridge in the north to Chelsea Bridge in the south west including Vauxhall Cross and Albert Embankment. Plans for the area include 16,000 new homes and a range of 20,000 - 25,000 jobs.
Our Brief is to agree and then promote to other partners and stakeholders suitable governance arrangements for Nine Elms, considering options for governance structures and preparing an ‘action plan'. The tasks involve reviewing policy, considering the infrastructure requirements, reviewing governance models from elsewhere, holding discussions with key landowners and other key stakeholders
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has commissioned BBP Regeneration and Colin Warnock Associates in association with Shared Intelligence to undertake an interim evaluation of its Single Conversation business process - a new way of working which has been developed to coordinate discussion and make better use of funding streams. The evaluation will provide valuable feedback from local authorities and their partners on their experiences of the process to date and help the HCA refine its approach to delivering the Single Conversation. Given the process is at an early stage in many parts of the country, the evaluation provides a timely opportunity to examine experiences so far and inform future Single Conversations.
Our latest Bulletin on retrofitting homes to improve environmental sustainability is now available. Click here to download the Bulletin.
Retrofitting homes to be more environmentally sustainable is identified as a policy priority both in the UK and Europe. The retrofit process provides the opportunity to combine community based regeneration, with skills and training initiatives, and the achievement of higher environmental standards.
BBP Regeneration has been appointed by SEEDA to prepare a preliminary economic impact assessment of the Transmanche Metro - a proposal to extend high speed ‘cross channel' rail services between stations in the South East of England and Northern France. In October 2008 ERDF Funding to provide a detailed feasibility study of the Transmanche Metro proposals was awarded, and this commission will consider the potential economic impacts to be investigated. Working with Colin Warnock Associates, Cambridge Econometrics and Peter Brett Associates, the work will assess the range of economic benefits that such a scheme could have on the region, including tourism, new business creation, agglomeration impacts, education links, and firms operating internationally.
The London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) has commissioned BBP Regeneration to prepare an extended economic appraisal for investment in the Barking Creative Industries Quarter. Following an earlier appraisal prepared by BBP in 2008, funding for site assembly and preparation works was endorsed by CLG, these works have now commenced. The revised appraisal will consider amendments to the original scheme and new opportunities identified by LTGDC to ensure the project delivers comprehensive regeneration. In particular, BBP is providing financial and options analysis which considers the viability of the project in light of the challenging market conditions.
BBP Regeneration was recently appointed to prepare a Memorandum of Agreement and Understanding (MoAU) between Aylesbury Vale Advantage (AVA) and local planning authorities. The MoAU will confirm how AVA will work with partners in support of agreed regeneration objectives. BBP has drawn on its extensive experience of large regeneration projects in this commission, working closely with stakeholders and partners to develop the document. It is proposed that the completed MoAU will serve as a template that could be rolled out across the Milton Keynes South Midlands sub-region and potentially to other Local Delivery Vehicles across the country.
BBP has been appointed to advise SEEDA on their proposed investment in the University of Chichester's Bognor Regis Campus. The project forms part of a wider £40 million initiative involving the University, HEFCE and other partners to redevelop the campus and offer more education and business services - specific proposals include the development of a School of Enterprise, Management and Leadership (SEMAL) and provision of incubation space. The proposals aim to make education and training more accessible to local people and support business development in West Sussex. BBP is providing a range of economic appraisal advice including an options assessment, value for money analysis, and governance / management recommendations.
BBP Regeneration have been re-appointed to SEEDA’s Economic Appraisal Panel. The panel will provide a range of economic appraisal services to SEEDA as required, including strategic fit, risk and value for money (VfM) analysis in addition to options appraisal and delivery recommendations across a range of high-profile, public sector projects.
BBP’s re-appointment to the panel confirms the quality of work carried out under the previous iteration of the contract. For more information on BBP’s Economic Appraisal experience, please click here.
In March 2009 directors Rob Bennett and Colin Ross attended MIPIM along with our non-executive director, Mike Appleton. At MIPIM they presented a short paper about reviving property development and investment through public/private partnerships and how the public sector can help private sector developers deliver in the current market. To download the document click here.
BBP’s latest Bulletin on the impact of the Government’s regional policy agenda and the HCA’s Single Conversation approach is now available. The Bulletin examines the proposals of the Sub-National Review, its emphasis on devolving power to the regions and the movement towards Multi-Area Agreements (MAAs) and Integrated Regional Strategies (IRS). The Bulletin also discusses the HCA’s new Single Conversation approach, the effects this will have on Local Authorities and how BBP is assisting Local Authorities and the HCA nationwide to help facilitate this new method of working. Click here to download the Bulletin.
Rob Bennett, Mike Appleton and Colin Ross will be attending MIPIM from 10-13 March 2009.
We will be hosting a series of events bringing together leading public sector bodies to discuss the challenges of delivering regeneration and socio-economic change in challenging economic conditions.
We will also be presenting the partnership opportunities between public sector organizations and private sector developers/investors, to facilitate development and recover land asset value.
Based at the London Club (Stand RSV.01) and a centrally located apartment in Cannes, we’d be delighted to hear from clients and contacts who are also attending.
If you are interested in meeting, please e-mail email@example.com or contact him on +44 7951 20 40 25
BBP has formed a new team to take forward its Economic Development consultancy practice and expand the company's range of services.
In addition to contributing to existing areas of expertise such as economic appraisals and evaluations, the team will undertake econommic analysis and scoping studies, economic and employment strategies, key sector identification and analysis, business growth and inward investment studies, and economic impact assesments. For further information please click here.
In response to a rise in work from public sector agencies in the areas of forward investment plannning, appraisal methods and partnership structures, BBP has opened an office in Manchester to serve the three Northern economic regions.
The office is also seen as the platform for developing closer working links with the private sector. Currently, Developers and investors are facing a rapidly changing market and a dynamically changing public sector. One of our key aspirations is to bring these parties together in effective structures to help projects progress, using ppublic sector support in innovative ways. For more information please click here.
BBP Regeneration continues to expand both the range and depth of services on property and economic development. Following planned growth and responding to an increased workload, we have made two appointments on the property and development management sides of the business.
Andy Smith has been appointed as a Senior Surveyor in our London Office. Andy is a specialist in financial analysis and development management and joins from Berkeley Commercial with previous residential experience at Barratt and Taylor Wimpey, whilst Robbie Landsburgh has joined our London office as an Assistant Surveyor. For further information please click here.
Our latest Bulletin on the impact of the Credit Crunch on regeneration is now available. The Bulletin sets out our thoughts on the likely effects of a slow down based on experience of previous downturns and recessions and discusses how private and public sectors can respond to difficult economic conditions, keeping regeneration projects on track. Click here to download the Bulletin.
Mike Appleton has joined forces with BBP Regeneration. Operating from a Manchester base Mike will bring a wealth of experience delivering major regeneration projects and programmes gained from high profile positions in both the public and private sectors.
The move forms part of BBP's plans to expand its property development and regeneration consultancy and for the first time, provide a base in the North West. Previously Mike had set up and managed Cibitas Investments, a major force in the regeneration business with shareholders ING Real Estate and Stanhope PLC, and CP Holdings. Prior to that, from 2000-2003, Mike held the post of Director of Regeneration, Planning and Greenwich at English Partnerships, and was responsible for a range of regeneration initiatives including the provision of major infrastructure to facilitate the growth of New Towns, the Millennium Village initiative and Urban Regeneration Companies. He also led the Government's negotiations for the sale of the Millennium Dome and Greenwich Peninsula. Between 1997-2000, Mike held the post of Corporate Director at Amec Developments Ltd and between 1993-1996, he was the Managing Director (Developments) at English Partnerships.
BBP is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with the Housing & Regeneration Consultancy Graham Maunders Associates Ltd. Graham Maunders, the former Chief Executive of eb4u, the highly successful Brighton New Deal for Communities (NDC) programme, has considerable experience in housing management, stock transfer and neighbourhood renewal projects.
Stephen Pritchard, Director of BBP, commented: " Graham's skill set and experience of housing renewal and management is highly complementary with our skills in physical regeneration. BBP and GMA now provide combined housing and regeneration services ranging from strategic planning, to unlocking development opportunities, to structuring delivery arrangements, through to ongoing delivery, management and governance."
Graham Maunders has a depth of practical experience in housing & regeneration management from holding a number of senior management positions. From May 2006 he has been working as a housing and regeneration consultant on housing management, stock transfer and neighbourhood renewal projects. Previously he worked for a number of local authorities, and two major Housing Associations (Hanover and London & Quadrant), covering a range of functions including property management, governance, maintenance, development, regeneration and community development. In 1995 he was seconded into Regulation at the Housing Corporation; followed by 5 years as Investment Planning Manager for Kent, Sussex and Surrey.
Our latest Bulletin on New Growth Points and Eco Towns is now available. The Bulletin discusses these new Government initiatives and looks at the key concerns which must be addressed in developing deliverable new urban settlements under these plans and provides case studies which demonstrate how we are helping to develop the strategy for the development of a substantial new settlement at Shoreham by Sea on the Sussex coast. Click here to download the Bulletin.
We produce regular Bulletins on a range of economic development and regeneration issues. Download past Bulletins by clicking on the links below.
Rebooting Regional Markets
In March 2009 directors Rob Bennett and Colin Ross attended MIPIM along with our non-executive director, Mike Appleton. At MIPIM they presented a short paper on how the public sector can help private sector developers deliver in the current market. To download the document, click on the link below.
Scandinavia Study Tour
BBP Regeneration, with LDA Design and Colin Warnock Associates, led a study tour of Denmark and Sweden to identify lessons that could be applied to regeneration projects in the UK. Please click below to read our briefing paper: