STOP PRESS : Altair joins forces with pod

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Altair has today announced that through its parent company Aquila Group Services Plc, it has purchased pod development and financial modelling.

Co-founded by Matt Carroll and Hannah Breitschädel in 2008, pod is a multidisciplinary construction and regeneration consultancy. They specialise in all aspects of development consultancy and financial modelling including their ‘podplan’, a bespoke development scheme appraisal model.

Following the acquisition, Aquila Group’s clients will benefit from direct access to a full range of specialists in the provision of property development and project management expertise. This acquisition gives the Group capacity to provide a wider range of critical services and pursue its strategy of becoming a one-stop shop of professional support services for its clients.

Fiona Underwood, Partner - AltairSteve Douglas, Altair Partner

Steve Douglas and Fiona Underwood, Co-Chief Executives of Aquila, and two of the founding partners of Altair, commented:

‘The Acquisition delivers a significant increase in our development and project management business stream. With housing associations and local authorities now being given greater incentives to develop new affordable housing, we anticipate this will be an important contributor to the growth of the Aquila Group.

We are delighted that the experienced team from pod have chosen to join us and lead our growing development offer.’

Hannah Breitschädel and Matt Carroll from pod, who are joining Aquila, commented:
‘Pod provides a full development management and advice service to affordable housing providers from feasibility to final account. Over the past nine years, we have built a reputation for being responsive, reliable and creative. We have grown a committed and highly skilled team who strive for excellence.We are excited at this opportunity to join the Aquila Services Group, a strong brand with a similar culture, complementary skills and a shared vision.Together we can continue to provide a fantastic service to our existing clients whilst strengthening our service offer and extending our client base’.

As such, Altair clients will now be able to benefit from direct access to specialists in development and regeneration consultancy.

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If you would like to speak to us about this, please do not hesitate to give us a ring.

Kind regards,

Steve Douglas 07810 152 840
Fiona Underwood 07788 643 092