Strategy for Development of Flexi-care Housing Provision

Cornerstone Assets were commissioned to review the availability of sites for flexicare within 10 hotspot locations across Staffordshire.

Client

Staffordshire County Council

Categories

Housing, Older People, Strategy, Asset Review, Options Appraisal

Date of completion

June 2014

Overview

Cornerstone Assets were commissioned to review the availability of sites for flexicare within 10 hotspot locations across Staffordshire. The target was to identify 6–8 locations, which could constitute a deliverable and viable next phase of development.

What we did

Locations were identified through a review of the Council’s estate, identifying market opportunities and looking at off-market opportunities, particularly through contact with a network of public sector bodies and housing associations.

A long-list of 58 locations was identified, which was then reduced to  a recommended programme based on suitability, deliverability and feasibility criteria.

Our impact

Massing studies, capacity analysis and valuations were carried out.

A recommended programme of 8 locations was identified, and a multi-site economic model used to structure a proposed programme, allowing influences from various different economic drivers affecting flexicare developments to be taken account of. Broad programme level strategy/policy recommendations were identified, all of which were developed and informed through continual stakeholder consultation and network meetings.

Primary contact

Kirsten Flynn
Project Director
T. 0207 871 5312
E. kirsten.flynn@cornerstoneassets.co.uk

Kirsten Flynn

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