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Plan B Housing



In 2010 we found ourselves in what has proven to be the deepest and longest recession in modern times, with the residential development sector being the hardest hit.


As a large proportion of our work is social housing development, we were increasingly concerned as to the ability of our social housing clients to continue to develop in such difficult and challenging times. Together with two other consultancies with whom we have enjoyed a long, healthy relationship, namely I D Partnership Architects and Housing Consultancy Plus, we began developing a solution to the problem.


And so ‘Plan B’ was born, to give our clients a new route.


Plan B has developed an entirely new range of house types derived from intensive workshops with key supply chain partners - notably some seven different timber frame manufacturers, M&E subcontractors and even individual tradesmen - to design out waste at every level and reduce the cutting of materials, particularly sheet materials (plywood, plasterboard etc).


We have also developed a bespoke appraisal model that could be used by any RP to fully appraise the viability of any potential development


Plan B, from inception, takes a “whole business approach” to housing development, providing Market Appraisal, Master Planning, Financial Appraisal, Commercial Advice and Business Case Presentation.



Esher Close, Beechwood

Regenda Group

Esher Close, Beechwood

Regenda Group