Brock Carmichael has always seen social housing as a key foundation for the practice and is working on or has just completed six major projects in the North West, with more in the pipeline.

It has places on the £200m Safe Regeneration framework which added to existing places on social housing frameworks with the Reallies Partnership, Sanctuary, Your Housing Group, First Ark, Regenda, Dynamic Purchasing System (Torus/LMH) and CIF (Construction Impact Framework).

John Cassell, Partner at Brock Carmichael said; “Our presence on all these frameworks is an acknowledgement for Brock Carmichael’s hard work and its drive for regeneration, collaboration and sustainability. We are recognised for proven experience, our open minded, ‘hands on’ and flexible approach and a key component of our offer is the use of the latest IT systems, including Revit Architecture, modern construction methods, modular construction where possible, and our BIM capability to ensure ‘value, on time, on budget’ delivery.”

The six major projects are 57 homes in Ellesmere Port, now completed and the final stage of the completion of Blacon Parade, Chester, a group medical practice with 16 apartments over, both projects for Sanctuary and Cheshire West and Chester Council. 43 new homes at Shacklady Road, Kirkby, Liverpool for Plus Dane and 9 apartments at Holly Road, Liverpool for Sanctuary, both completed successfully, together with 130 assisted living apartments for Torus at Atlas Street, St Helens due for completion soon.

Brock Carmichael is also working on 92 homes for Great Sankey, Warrington with Incrementum Housing Development Company. This will be the first of a number of sites and involve a shared community green space and a public realm area, with open space and green corridor links to run through the development. 

John Cassell added; “Very often the role we have at Brock Carmichael is as a catalyst to turn the vision for a site, community or building into reality. That usually involves bringing a team together of housing association, council, contractors and increasingly these days, residents and communities.”