Consultation

We strongly believe in partnership. A key part of our developments is our flexibility and willingness to scale our outlook to support a scheme or a project in the most effective way.

From project management to affordable housing expertise, we look for opportunities to offer our understanding and commitment to landowners. From 2006 until 2015 we worked closely with Mansell Homes in Southampton, who are part of the multi-billion pound group that is Balfour Beatty. We worked alongside their design and construction team to provide expertise in land buying and property development.

They focused on the procurement of affordable housing and we were able to identify opportunities for them to expand their business through the development of sites that offered both open market and affordable housing. We negotiated terms on a number of sites for Mansell that were brought forward for development during our partnership. This experience in large-scale developments provides an added benefit to landowners deciding which developer to choose as a partner.

Since working for a housing association and various national house builders during the 1990s, we have used our knowledge and experience to provide specialist advice on affordable housing obligations for many clients.

These clients have ranged from private land owners to regional developers to national house builders. In the past, much of this advice has focused upon satisfying affordable housing policies in relation to retirement housing. Recently it has often been more about understanding viability than meeting housing policies.

We have negotiated settlements for clients that enabled their schemes to proceed with a healthy profit, whilst securing valuable housing resources for the local community. Most of this work is undertaken prior to or during the planning application process, but we have also acted as expert witnesses for clients as part of their planning appeal team.

The challenging economic climate has focused developer's attentions on minimizing affordable housing provision. We have presented numerous financial studies to assist in these negotiations. All of these skills can be added to the development process when collaborating with landowners.


Development Consultancy

We work closely with Mansell Homes in Southampton, who are part of the multi-billion pound group that is Balfour Beatty. Alongside their design and construction team we provide expertise in buying land and property development. Mansell Homes specialise in the procurement of affordable housing, we have been identifying opportunities for them to expand their business through the development of sites that offer both open market and affordable housing.

We're negotiating terms on a number of sites for Mansell and we hope that these will be brought forward for development during the coming months. We’re constantly pursuing further opportunities for acquisition or partnership development across the south and south west.


Catisfield, Fareham

This site consists of a former hotel that has turned into an HMO/hostel, a house that has been in the family since its construction in the 1960s and not refurbished since, an insensitively extended Edwardian pub and other ramshackle outbuildings.

St. Aldhelms Road, Poole

The land adjacent to the Lidl store on Poole Road, Branksome is a site that Caleb has been pursuing for Mansell since late 2007. Finally exchanging contracts early in 2011, Mansell subsequently submitted an application for 41 apartments...

Penton Garage, Bournemouth

The second scheme we are currently project managing on Mansell’s behalf is the Penton Garage in Bournemouth. This has involved a complicated land transaction with not only the garage owner, but also the owner of a neighbouring...

Cheswick Village Centre, Bristol

This is another partnership between Havard Tisdale and Mansell – this time with the Southampton office. It is a brand new village centre for a major urban extension of over 1000 homes being provided by Redrow, Taylor Wimpey and Elan Homes...

Abbey Crescent, Torquay

Abbey Crescent occupies the site of the former Palm Court Hotel, which sits behind the main road running along Torquay’s waterfront. Its location makes it a key gateway site coming in from the west, (Brixham / Paignton) and one the Council were keen...

Church Road, Bristol

The land adjacent to the Lidl store on Poole Road, Branksome is a site that Caleb has been pursuing for Mansell since late 2007. Finally exchanging contracts early in 2011, Mansell subsequently submitted an application for 41 apartments which, despite little...

Fiveways Garage, Weymouth

The first successfully completed scheme was Fiveways Garage in Weymouth, which was the site of the former Toyota dealership. Consent had been obtained for twenty apartments including six affordable homes which we had negotiated...

Affordable Housing Consultancy

Since working for a housing association and various national house builders during the 1990s, we’ve used our knowledge and experience to provide specialist advice on affordable housing obligations for over thirty clients since the turn of the 21st Century.

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