Our Services



Hive’s offer is flexible depending on the customer requirements, but above all it is intended to maximise the profitability of the client’s operations. Hive offer expertise in all aspects of residential and mixed-use development. Whether through site finding and evaluation, site promotion and disposal or the project management of large planning applications, Hive offer a full consultancy and management service.

Hive’s range of private sector services include:

  • Strategic land identification and evaluation
  • Negotiations (pre and mid-contractual)
  • Promoting sites through planning policy and appearance at public inquiry
  • Collaboration agreements (including promotion, option and equalisation) and land assembly
  • Managing the technical de-risking process
  • Market engagement (including soft market testing)
  • Multi-disciplinary team management
  • Outline planning and s106 negotiations
  • Viability assessment and delivery strategies
  • Ransom mitigation strategies
  • Site marketing and disposal
  • Site portfolio strategies

Hive will work with clients to tailor the approach to the specific requirements of the task, to deliver the client’s business objectives.



Hive provide commercial advice linked to a comprehensive understanding of the political and organisational considerations that public sector bodies face, as well as the need for well-planned places. Hive embrace collaborative approaches to project delivery and provide expertise in stakeholder engagement, especially in negotiating and working positively with private sector partners.

Hive’s range of public sector services include:

  • Preparing and submitting planning applications on local authority owned land
  • Advising on land portfolio strategies
  • Project management of initiatives such as Garden Villages and Housing Zones
  • Bidding submissions or advice on devolution deals
  • Bespoke project management of individual sites
  • Incorporation of a place-making, design-led approach to projects
  • Research and advice on housing delivery targets

Whilst many public sector partners have the expertise in-house to undertake some of the services offered, Hive will provide a flexible resource which can be deployed quickly in response to demand.

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