Case Studies

  • Denbighshire County Council Homelessness Strategy

    arc4 was commissioned by Denbighshire County Council to undertake the Council’s first Homelessness Review in line with the requirements of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and have developed the Council’s Homelessness Strategy based upon the Review findings. Read more...

  • Conwy County Borough Council

    arc4 were approached by Conwy County Borough Council to review their homelessness and housing solutions service against the Welsh Audit Office’s Report ‘How Local Government Manages Demand – Homelessness.’ Read more...

  • Denbighshire County Council Housing Solutions Review

    arc4 was appointed by Denbighshire County Council to review its homeless and housing options service following the implementation of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. arc4 worked with the Council to develop a service improvement plan and assisted the Council to revise and amend existing working practices, policies and procedures to ensure robust legal compliance and consistency of service delivery. Read more...

  • Purbeck District Council

    arc4 were appointed through the LGA Advisers programme to work with Purbeck District Council to develop a project plan to improve access to the private rented sector for clients of the Housing Options service, reducing the overall use of temporary accommodation and Bed & Breakfast. Read more...

  • Tribe Apartments Limited

    arc4 was appointed by Tribe Apartments to measure PRS demand and provide a robust evidence base for its three tower blocks, all of which had stood empty for over fifteen years, in order to help secure investment in the scheme. Read more...

  • Stafford and Rural Homes

    Stafford and Rural Housing (SARH) was considering whether the organisation should diversify into the private rented sector, and appointed arc4 to provide a detailed analysis of the PRS market in Stafford and the surrounding areas.
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  • Equity Housing Group

    Equity Housing appointed arc4 to carry out a review of the suitability of the its sheltered housing stock for meeting the needs of its ageing residents and enhancing their quality of life, as part of fully costed and sustainable option plan for each of the schemes under consideration. Read more...

  • Knowsley Housing Trust

    Knowsley Housing Trust comissioned arc4 to undertake a local housing market assessment to inform an options appraisal that was being carried out into four tower blocks belonging to the trust, presenting a number of management problems.
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  • One Vision Housing

    Following the introduction of the ‘bedroom tax’, One Vision were faced with increases in arrears due to customers not able to make up the shortfall in housing benefit allowance, and a drop in demand for larger properties. arc4 was appointed to advise on strategies for responding to this change. Read more...

  • North Tyneside Council

    North Tyneside Council was seeking an experienced and qualified consultant to undertake a robust SHMA. The requirements included the need to identify key housing issues within the North Tyneside region, and adopt a practical, innovative approach. Read more...

  • Torus Housing Group

    arc4 was appointed to undertake a detailed demand survey for a new scheme offering PRS (Private Rented Sector) accommodation in St Helens town centre. The requirements included a robust evidence base of the activity within the town, outlining: competitor offers, population forecasts, potential future demand and advise on future rent levels. Read more...

  • Livin Housing Ltd

    Livin is a charitable industrial provident society and a registered housing provider. They own in excess of 8,500 properties and 60 commercial properties, as well as areas of land, making them one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the Durham area. Read more...

  • Trafford Housing Trust

    Arc4 were appointed to help deepen Trafford Housing Trust’s understanding of the housing markets in Greater Manchester and Cheshire; and, in particular, of how adjacent housing markets operated in comparison in terms of sales and the private rented sector (PRS). Read more...

  • Worcestershire County Council

    Worcestershire County Council
required a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the currently unmet and future need for permanent and transit accommodation, of all gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople across Worcestershire up until 2030. Read more...

  • Partner Construction Ltd

    arc4 was requested to carry out a series of robust and defensible housing needs assessments on behalf Partner Construction Ltd, in locations of potential new development. The project required at least eight surveys to be completed in multiple parishes in a short timeframe. Read more...

  • Wakefield Council

    Wakefield Council wanted to develop a more detailed understanding of the private rented housing market in its district area in order to help meet the current and future housing needs of its residents more effectively, and support economic growth and prosperity within the area. Read more...