Croston Road South, Farington Moss

Brokering; site acquisitions

Client: Kier Living

Brokering is an exciting and growing part of Hive’s offer to its housebuilder and Registered Provider clients. Hive introduced Kier Living to a site in Farington Moss, South Ribble, which had an outline consent for 174 units. Having previously experienced the quality of Kier Living’s proposals and the competitive nature of their commercial offer, Hive were keen to introduce Kier Living to the site, which was being presented to a limited few parties known to be in the market. To be able to support Kier Living, not only with the commercial nature of the deal with comparable evidence and support with negotiations, but also from a planning and strategic LA relationship perspective, Hive were able to bring a comprehensive offer, over and above just the initial introduction of the site.

Hive were able to offer real insight into the drivers and politics of the local authority to support Kier Living through the planning committee process, having worked with South Ribble BC over many years. Hive’s support of Kier at Croston Road South spanned c18 months and illustrated the partnership, rather than solely transactional, nature of Hive’s brokering offer. The deal completed in October 2019.

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