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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The former Riverside High School site is located to the west of Radcliffe town centre and has been vacant since 2015. The site, which was cleared in 2021, provided an opportunity to delivery for much needed housing development in Bury. 

Marton Estate is an 11 hectare Site situated in the Fylde-Blackpool periphery strategic location for development, which was identified in the Local Plan. The Site was allocated for mixed use development to fulfil growth objectives for the Borough. Outline planning permission had previously been granted on the Site for the development of 265 dwellings and 1.5 hectares of employment use, however development did not come forward and the permission expired before a Reserved Matters Application was submitted. Homes England subsequently acquired part of the site to help deliver much needed housing development in Fylde.


Baxters Lane is a vacant industrial site in the east of St Helens. Hive was commissioned to prepare and submit a full planning application for the development of 28 dwellings for affordable rent along with associated access, parking and landscaping.