Brownfield sites

Over the last two years, the Flanagan Group has worked closely with Liverpool City Council to develop a number of sites for houses and apartments. These areas of the city would not normally appeal to the private sector – locations are lower value, they have historic social issues, are physically fragmented and suffer from a wide range of ground condition issues.

The risk is shared between Flanagans and the city council: we undertake all site investigations, scheme design and plan and carry out all site works and development, working closely together to agree scheme design and specification. Once proposals are fixed, we submit a total price which, if accepted, becomes a development agreement for that site. We undertake the development on the basis of a ‘turnkey’ proposal.

This meticulous, small-scale approach creates an opportunity to develop a substantial number of new units, which become part of the new housing company portfolio. Their development also transforms the area; reducing anti-social behaviour and fly tipping, and enabling what has become essentially waste land to be rejuvenated with substantial regeneration benefits. It creates opportunities for local people to have new and affordable houses, provides council tax streams and has a broad positive effect on the local area.