We enjoy working with arc4 for two key reasons; firstly, their thoughtful creation of insightful information from data which helps us deliver our strategy and secondly they are really great people to have as part of the ‘team’.
Alan Wilson, Interim Business Development Director, ForViva/Liberty Group
We commissioned ARC4 to develop a methodology to identify and recommend areas in which to prioritise significant long-term investment. We enjoyed a good working relationship from the outset and throughout the project, with a flexible approach adopted to ensure all expected outcomes were met. The selection process and final report were well received by our Board, enabling us to progress to the next stage of planning.
Hugh Owen, Director of Strategy & Public Affairs, Riverside
Magenta Living commissioned arc4 to undertake a wide ranging research project that resulted in the production of a comprehensive market analysis report which also included a detailed analysis of housing market issues at the neighbourhood level. We found that Helen and her team at arc4 quickly grasped our brief, acted professionally at all times and effectively delivered an informative and well received presentation to our board summarising their key findings and recommendations. The analysis is something we continue to make reference to and we would certainly consider asking arc4 to undertake similar research projects in the future.
Paul Anson, Director of Business Growth, Magenta Living
We have worked with Arc4 on a number of key projects recently. The advice they have provided has been comprehensive, clearly presented and has certainly helped us make the big strategic decisions required on major development projects. They have been great to work with and we have been very impressed by their ability to meet tight deadlines for reports.
Gary Fulford, Group Chief Executive, whg
Arc4 undertook a Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment for Sevenoaks District Council at the beginning of 2017. We were very pleased with both the attitude and integrity of the staff as well as the quality of the work produced by Arc4. Members of the Gypsy and Traveller community have spoken well of those who conducted the interviews and the final report was well written and presented. All deadlines were met and we were kept fully informed of the progress of the assessment throughout. As part of the assessment we had a number of briefing sessions with adjoining authorities under Duty to Co-operate as well as with our Local Members. Michael Bullock was very professional and presented in such a way that was accessible to the specific audience. I would highly recommend Arc4 and hope to work with them again on other projects in the future.
Helen French, Senior Planning Officer (Planning Policy), Sevenoaks District Council
I would like to take the opportunity, on behalf of myself, and the Housing Options team, to thank you for all the hard work you have done in producing both the Homelessness Strategy and carrying out the Homelessness Review.
Having someone take an objective view of the services we provide in Wrexham, the way in which we provide them and the particular issues that we face in the County has been invaluable. This, I feel, has added an extra depth of detail and analysis to this project, which might have been lost, if it had been produced in-house.
It has been a pleasure to work with you. All your hard work and travelling to meetings has been much appreciated and I hope that we can continue to share with you the progress that the Housing Options service marks, in working to implement the strategy and the findings of the review.
Julie Francis, Service Manager – Housing, Wrexham Council
arc4 provided an excellent market appraisal and range of options for a scheme that was no longer meeting local need. The advantage of using arc4 was that, whilst we knew our local housing market and understood our performance data, they were able to draw on wider market analysis and wide network of contacts and expertise. arc4 challenged and championed our team in equal measure helping us to reach the right decision.
Claire Stone, Executive Director of Customer Experience, Accent
We worked with arc4 on a detailed market analysis project looking at potential investment opportunities across a range of geographies. Using their data sets, they were quickly able to focus our attention to specific locations where they undertook in depth analysis that we can utilise when considering potential schemes and sites. They worked to time and budget, producing high quality reports. We would recommend them for future work.
James Hill, Property Strategy Director, Onward Homes
arc4 have provided excellent market analysis and insight to inform our design and strategy work in Carlisle. Equally as important was their responsiveness and collaborative approach as part of the broader team – including fellow consultants and the client group.
Jim Fox, Gillespies LLP, Masterplanners and Landscape Architects
Arc4 staff are very approachable and are always happy to answer any questions and explain, for example, how the calculations have been completed. They are always friendly and give the time that is needed to clarify any outstanding issues. The specialist knowledge of arc4 has been invaluable in producing a sound piece of evidence to inform the Local Plan policies and for the Examiner to test at the forthcoming examination. We have a good working relationship with arc4 and would be happy for them to undertake further work for us.
Denise Duggan, Senior Planning Officer (Policy) Malvern Hills & Wychavon Planning Policy Team
Riverside would be exceptionally happy to work with Arc4 again. As well as providing a high level of experience, knowledge and insight to develop a Strategic Investment Framework for one of our neighbourhoods, they are also a great group of people to have as part of your team, with a clear passion for regenerating and investing in communities.
Hannah Fleming, Regeneration Programme Manager, Riverside
We could not have asked for more in terms of support and expertise, the way the team communicated with our customers was first class. Your experience of how best to navigate a complex consultation process was invaluable to the project. It was great to work with all of the team and you each brought your experience and expertise to each stage of the process. The consultation project has gone very well so far, and we are looking forward to working with arc4 as this project progresses.
Shaun Bennett, Director of Property Services, Derby Homes
We utilised arc4 for a unique specific piece of work, the process was clear with regular updates received throughout the commission. The information and reports received supported us to make some key strategic decisions. I would both recommend and utilise arc4 in the future.
Gareth Rigby – Weaver Vale Housing Trust