IN 2016, WE CELEBRATE OUR FIRST 15 YEARS providing original and applied research and policy reviews in Housing, Planning and Regeneration to clients throughout the public and private sectors.
We specialise in housing market and housing needs assessment, and social and community studies at all levels from parish and neighbourhood to local authority and regional.
We have particular expertise in local housing needs studies, for example, in masterplanning large housing estates and delivering housing needs assessments for Neighbourhood Planning.
Latest update: we are partners to a new project with CPC Project Services to provide bespoke Housing Market Assessments informing the regeneration of 3 post-war estates in Lambeth.
We are a dynamic, flexible and multi-disciplinary team - committed to meeting our clients’ needs.
We work regularly with specialist partners and advisers - to ensure we always have the right team for the job.
We subject all our work to a ‘so what?’ test - to ensure that research and analysis are understood and conclusions are meaningful.
We learn from our projects - by seeking feedback from every client (read what they have said below).
What our clients say
I am somebody who tends not to have a very high regard for consultants but I can say that the report produced by Housing Vision was very, very good. It was clear, could be read and understood by a wide range of people, it managed to deliver information that satisfied both the learned and those representing the community.
Alison Boyle, Project Steering Group, Strategic Housing Market Assessment for the Northern Peninsula of the South West
HVC's experience and knowledge was invaluable in assisting the sub-regional partnership consider and fundamentally rethink its structure and future direction. The skilled way they approached the work we commissioned meant we would definitely call upon their services again.
Phil Street, Project Manager, Accelerating the Delivery of Affordable Housing in the West Midlands South HMA
The most successful aspect of the project was the structure and presentation of the report. It was logical and its outcomes were fully supported by appropriate research and evidence In conclusion an excellent piece of work delivered to programme and on budget. I have no hesitation in recommending HVC to others wishing to undertake such research.
Mike Brown, Chief Executive, Bromsgrove District Housing Trust, Housing Market Assessment for the Bromsgrove District
One of the most successful aspects of the project was the working relationship and communication; the sense of joint working and good engagement. This helped with the ownership of the project.
Pauline Warner, Project Manager, Strategic Housing Market Assessment for the Northern Peninsula of the South West
The most successful aspect of Phase 1 of the project was turning the brief into a practical document; the indicators and a way of looking in a more strategic way at the sheltered schemes.
Chris Miller, Project Manager, Developing a Sheltered Housing Sustainability Toolkit for Viridian Housing, formerly Servite Houses