The Altair team are highly experienced at working with registered providers, local authorities, ALMOs and private developers on a wide range of development, regeneration and asset management projects.
Our expertise includes strategic advice, project management support, development scheme and project appraisals and financial modelling, We also have experts in undertaking fire risk assessments and health and safety audits. This will benefit clients looking for expertise in property, development and business development services. Our Property service offering is led by Hannah Breitschadel and Matt Carroll.
The “podplan” solution
Part of our offering is “podplan”, which is a multi-tenure scheme appraisal toolkit for housing providers and investors. It is used to assess the financial viability of proposed development schemes against an agreed set of financial performance indicators.
“podplan” is user friendly, flexible, bespoke, transparent, multifunctional, adaptable and auditable.
Development and regeneration
The population projections of many of our cities are upwards and demand for housing increases. Our seaside towns are in decline and are crying out for investment, and affordable housing in rural settings continues to be a scarce resource.
It is a challenging and rapidly changing landscape, where success requires innovation, insight, drive and creativity. We can work with you to devise new solutions, delivery vehicles, opportunities and investment.
We understand that it’s important your assets are maximised both financially and in terms of quality of service to your residents. We can help you achieve that delicate balance of sweating your assets as much as possible and maximising your return on investment, while achieving the quality of properties and services you need.
As part of our operational support, Altair have a leading technical team supporting clients in stock safety. We offer support for clients in their actions and policies post Grenfell and have close involvement in the industry reaction to the disaster. Our services cover all fire safety from: technical specifications for passive and active fire safety systems; review and audit services for contractor site QA process in design, installation, and management; through to defining rigorous quality management processes and procuring wider frameworks in relation to fire consultancy and quality inspection.
Furthermore, Altair provide project management services to clients who have identified buildings with ACM cladding needing urgent removal and replacement, and general statutory compliance audit process development and management services in relation to fire, legionella, asbestos, gas and electrical regulations.
As further issues arise out of the Grenfell enquiry these will need to be reviewed and managed, Altair is well placed to enable our clients to manage this fast moving and often confusing environment.
Council-owned development companies
Altair has worked at the forefront of the recent wave of local authorities who are setting up wholly-owned development companies. Every local authority that has established a development company in recent years has done so differently, reflecting their different situations, objectives, and ambitions. Altair has assisted a number of local authorities set-up and run council-owned development companies in a variety of capacities including, business planning, financial modelling, governance support, top-tier interim positions (including MD and FD), and operational advice and support.
Working across the Altair team, we have industry leading expertise in property services, financial and strategic planning that deliver a full range of property services to our clients. We offer advice and support in the following areas:
- Visioning – assisting leaders to pull together the big picture.
- Brokerage – seeing the opportunity, bringing partners together and finding the synergy.
- Securing opportunities – supporting bids, shaping proposals to maintain a competitive edge.
- Programme management – we can lead or support on delivering the key outcomes.
- Operational advice and interim support
- Community engagement – we can talk with and listen to the key communities and stakeholders.
- Navigating the public sector – piloting through local, regional and central government.
- Public affairs – we assist clients to win with opinion leaders.
- Tackling worklessness and delivering social renewal.
- Helping you to identify New Business Development opportunities.
- Helping you to devise Development and Asset Strategies.
- Financial modelling for development programs.
- Implementing your development strategies.
Altair are passionate about enabling and supporting our clients in ensuring that their buildings and residents are safe. To find out more about any of our services, get a demonstration of “podplan” or to discuss a project you have in mind, please contact David Howson, Aaron Elliott , Matt Carroll, or Hannah Breitschädel