Affordable Housing Development

WP Housing can provide you with residential development advice helping realise potential returns from your affordable housing projects. We work with housing associations, local authorities and ALMOs to maximise investment.


Realising your potential...

Our strategic asset management capabilities enable us to support you to evaluate development or regeneration options, ensuring viability and delivering the subsidy required for affordable housing developments. We can also support with the identification and acquisition of suitable sites, drawing on local market factors and analysis.

What’s more, using the experience and expertise of our sister company WP Healthcare we are also able to provide comprehensive advice on extra care housing projects and our parent, Walker Pritchard Partnership, has a track record of acting as a commercial team for contractors, enabling us to support your wider procurement options and delivery with a commercial focus.


Our development services cover the full development cycle including:

  • Development strategy, policy, procedures and systems
  • Programme planning and business planning
  • Land identification and acquisition
  • Feasibility studies
  • Scheme viability modelling and option appraisals
  • Market research for a wide range of tenures
  • Planning pre-application discussions and application preparation
  • Project management from inception to completion
  • Risk analysis and mitigation
  • Consultation with stakeholders and communities
  • Homes & Communities Agency bid preparation and submission
  • Development framework procurement
  • Partnership facilitation


Other specific affordable housing skills we can provide:

Quantity Surveying

  • Feasibility studies / development appraisals
  • Tender management, preparation and evaluation
  • Control of project budget, cost management and value engineering
  • Procurement and contractual delivery routes – type, method, and contract, insurances, warranties, special contract conditions
  • Specialist sub-contractor and supply chain requirements
  • Bills of Quantities and Schedule of Works
  • Contract preparation, management and administration
  • Life cycle costing

Employers Agent

An extension of the Quantity Surveying Service including:

  • Risk register and management
  • HCA and self-fundingappraisals
  • HCA IMS system updates, design compliance audits

Principal Designer

  • Advise the client to ensurecompliance with CDM Regulations 2015
  • Support project set up, manage pre-construction phase and the compilation of pre-construction information
  • Monitor activities during the construction phase
  • Completion of health and safety files
  • Prepare handover information

Design team coordination

  • Pre-Construction information
  • Review of Constructionphase plans
  • Construction phase monitoring
  • Compilation of health andsafety file

Other services

  • Party wall awards
  • Boundary disputes
  • Adjudication

Market sales

  • Risk management
  • Cross subsidy creation
  • Procurement solutions
  • Market responsivebuilding schedules

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