Supporting the development of local authorities, enabling them to meet their housing requirements.
CBH has welcomed over 250 senior staff from over 80 local authorities and public associations to 8 forums, both in-person and online. Moving online in response to the pandemic has made CBH accessible to councils nationwide.
Why Councils Building Homes?
Airey Miller founded Councils Building Homes in 2019, as the senior leadership team recognised the absence of support for local authorities, as they restructured to self-deliver their housing development programmes.
Councils Building Homes brings together subject matter experts and councils from across the country to share lessons learned from their housebuilding endeavours, including their challenges and success stories, assisting other councils to avoid and overcome some of the common barriers to successful programme delivery.
Airey Miller is a multi-discipline organisation, specialising in the delivery of affordable housing and regeneration projects, with a long and successful track record delivering professional services to public sector housing clients. We have handed over more than 1,000 dwellings annually since 2008, with 1,890 units handed over in 2021. A key to our success has been the formation of new services and innovation in our service delivery in response to the changing requirements of our public sector clients.
How we help "Councils Building Homes"
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, as required by our clients, helping them to properly scope, employ, manage and obtain value from the consultants and contractors.
We assist local authorities and their housing companies, in a time of skill shortage, establishing a programme to ensure they meet their housing requirements.
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
University College London
Attracting keynote speakers with a proven record
of driving our industry forward
Our previous CBH 8 forum saw speakers Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor of London, Dr Janice Morphet, visiting Professor UCL Bartlett School of Planning, Kate Dodsworth, Director of Consumer Regulations and Regulator for Social Housing, and a joint presentation from Homes England delivered by Shahi Islam, Head of Affordable Housing and Deborah Ward, Director Local Government Capacity Centre of Excellent.
Supporting you beyond the forum
As a follow up to the success of the CBH forums, many local authorities have benefited from in person consultations with Airey Miller, which have provided the opportunity to explore any of their challenges in more depth, including those identified at the forum, so that we can work together towards solutions.
If you would like to arrange an in-person consultation with an Airey Miller consultant, please contact us through the comment box below.
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.