Middlesbrough Council

Hive was appointed to support Middlesbrough Council and their development partner, BCEGI, to secure money from the Brownfield Housing Fund to de-risk and deliver the Middlehaven regeneration proposals. 

Hive has extensive experience in leading bids and securing grant funding for both public and private sector clients from a range of government backed grant funding programmes. This wide-ranging experience meant Hive was ideally placed to support the Council in securing money from the Brownfield Housing Fund, the administration of which had been devolved to the Tees Valley Combined Authorities.  


Hive led the multi-disciplinary team in compiling the business case which sought over £7.5m of grant funding. The proposal followed the outline of the HM Treasury 5 case business model and required supporting financial and economic appraisals. The full project team included : Middlesbrough Council (Client) BCEGI (Developer) Viability appraisal specialist Engineering and cost consultants Economics (representing the Combined Authority) The Council’s housing delivery partners


Hive not only project managed the input of the client team and acted as lead author on the bid, but led on the funding body liaison in the lead up to the bid submission. The commission led to Middlesbrough Council successfully securing £7.652m of grant funding to invest in the key enabling infrastructure for the development.

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Hive were instructed by Hive Homes to provide pre-application planning consultancy services and a Planning Statement for the development of a brownfield site off Phoenix Way in Wigan.  

Hive are instructed as planning consultant on the project by BCEGI and Middlesbrough Council, working primarily alongside JM Architects, Arup, Layer and Turley Heritage. We led the submission of a detailed planning application for the proposals.

Hive were instructed as planning consultant by Great Places Housing Group to prepare and submit a planning application for 46 affordable homes on a brownfield former school site in Royton, Oldham.