Invested in supporting local authorities and their development companies to build more quality affordable homes
CBH has welcomed over 100 senior staff from 50 local authorities to 4 London based forums. In 2020 we have expanded our platform across the country.
Why Councils Building Homes?
In response to client feedback and in the absence of any forums targeted solely at supporting local authorities to deliver their housing development programmes, Airey Miller has established Councils Building Homes.
Councils Building Homes brings together speakers, experts and councils from across the country to share lessons, challenges and successes on how to overcome some of the common barriers to successful programme delivery.
We are a multi-discipline organisation with a long and successful track record delivering a variety of professional services to public sector housing clients. We have continually handed over more than 1,000 dwellings per annum since 2008.
We deploy Airey Miller’s range of skillsets across the entire development process to become an “in-house out-sourced resource” to local authorities and their housing companies.
We provide capacity and capacity building for however long our clients require, helping them to properly scope, employ, manage and obtain value from the consultants and contractors required.
Our role is to assist local authorities and their housing companies, in a time of skill shortage, establishing a programme of once again “Councils Building Homes”.
Attracting keynote speakers with a proven record of driving our industry forward
Our previous CBH Forum 7 saw speakers RT Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Terry Fuller of Homes England, Barbara Brownlee Managing Director of Westminster Builds and Dr Janice Morphet (visiting Professor UCL Bartlett School of Planning) discuss how to unlock public land and deliver more homes, and a discussion on Joint Ventures and development partnerships.
As more and more councils are providing homes through a variety of means, these sessions provide an invaluable source of advice together with experience gained by other local authorities. They are an opportunity to network with other councils and discuss different ways that councils are supporting their housing delivery
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Beyond the Forum
As a follow up to the success of the CBH forums Airey Miller has been delivering tailored workshops both in person and virtually for local authority participants. These have provided an opportunity for our guests to explore in more depth any of the round table discussions, or the keynote speeches most relevant to each council.
Some of our Local Authority Clients
I found the forum highly informative, supportive, creative and very worthwhile. The opportunity to discuss common issues with an experienced cohort public and private professionals was refreshing. I will certainly attend again in the future.