Housing Delivery Models


Theme: Acting commercially

20 June 2017, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham and London)

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Presented by Browne Jacobson and Bevan Brittan

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Lawyers, regeneration officers, housing officers.


Assumes a reasonable degree of knowledge about housing regeneration, procurement, development agreements, and joint ventures.

Options for local authorities to engage in housing supply to address temporary housing needs, affordable housing, private rented, and other tenure solutions; land sales, development agreements, joint ventures, direct delivery (including via wholly owned Housing Companies).

Topics to be covered include:

• Using work examples, and case studies:

• Applying recent case law in procurement – including in relation to land sales vs development agreements (and whether the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 apply).

• Addressing use of wholly owned housing companies, and other forms of delivery vehicle.

• Worked examples to include use of joint ventures, e.g. limited liability partnerships.

• Commercial risk and reward factors will be addressed – the pitfalls for a LA in being a “developer/house-builder”.

Interactive elements

Case studies and discussion.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B4 Draft documents

B6 Negotiation

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

Presenter profiles:

Stephen Matthew is a partner in the Government and Infrastructure team at Browne Jacobson. He specialises in housing regeneration and joint ventures, working with a number of councils to deliver housing under various delivery methods, including via joint ventures. He has been working with Local Partnerships in developing housing delivery toolkit, and has helped them deliver workshops to a number of councils in recent months. Stephen acts for councils and developers/investors, as well as registered providers.
Matt Waters is a Partner in Bevan Brittan’s Commercial & Infrastructure Department specialising in providing commercial legal advice to clients across the public, private and third sectors on alternative corporate and contractual structures for service and infrastructure delivery.
His work often centres around innovative corporate structures used as a means for service redesign, housing or investment and income generation. This includes wholly owned corporate vehicles / structures as well as joint ventures amongst the public, private and third sector. He advises on large outsourcing contracts, in particular those of a novel or complex nature, for example those including payment by results and those involving joint ventures and / or third party funding.
Matt works across a number of markets including in particular local government, housing, education, justice, social care, energy and health.

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