• Collaborations and Partnerships

    We have extensive experience in setting up, delivering through, and supporting partnerships.

With over 20 years of experience in creating effective partnerships, we support our clients in establishing, executing, and achieving results through successful collaborations and partnerships.

Recognising the increasing use of partnership approaches to delivery, we assist our public and private clients in exploring various delivery routes and implementing them successfully.

Our approach and skills are adaptable to any industry sector.

We understand that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. When you work with Potter Raper, you will find a team that listens and responds with tailored ideas and solutions to meet your unique circumstances.


Current approach to delivery setting recommendations and an action plan. We have developed a toolkit to guide you through this.


Options appraisal for different delivery options against your objectives.


Supporting you to consider strategic issues and help you consider options for stalled or challenging sites.


Setting up of a Partnership. Effective running of a Partnership. Running projects for the Partnership.


An existing Partnership or approach to review if it is meeting the original aspirations and it is fair.


Ensuring you meet requirements and understand legislation including recent changes.

We have many long-term clients whom we have supported strategically, making us well-placed to facilitate collective collaborations and partnerships between organisations.

Our team has been involved in the setup and management of numerous partnerships, and we can bring this experience to help you.

We have a dedicated Partnerships Director, Claire Flowers, who brings many years of experience to the role. Her achievements include:

      • Completing a comprehensive review of housing delivery, which resulted in a commissioner-approved action plan based on her recommendations.
      • Establishing and leading an Investment Partnership in Cambridge for five years, successfully delivering over 700 homes.


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Claire Flowers

Claire Flowers

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Cambridge Investment Partnership - Cambridge City Council and Hill

The LLP was set up as a 50/50 investment partnership between the two parties.

Claire Flowers, Partnerships Director for Potter Raper, was involved in the setup and management of this successful partnership for five years.

Potter Raper has supported the partnership’s development and evolution over time. Initially, there was no third-party support, but Potter Raper has since provided due diligence and become an integral part of the team, working together to find solutions at the project level and developing and reviewing processes. To date, we have supported the successful delivery of over 10 projects.

Due to the number of project appointments, Potter Raper assists in providing strategic support to the investment partnership, reviewing lessons learned and processes going forward. We have been able to help Cambridge City Council gain confidence in this model of delivery.

Visit website – https://www.ip-cambridge.co.uk/ 

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Dollis Valley - L&Q, Countryside and Barnet

Regeneration agreement between these parties to deliver this regeneration scheme. The Council selected a partnership between L&Q and Countryside as its partner for this scheme following a competitive dialogue process. 

Potter Raper is the independent certifier for the joint venture where Countryside properties have a regeneration agreement with London Borough of Barnet.

As a complex regeneration scheme over a number of years we worked to ensure there was an effective lesson learnt review process and looked to agree clear process and procedures between the partners.

L&Q website – https://www.lqgroup.org.uk/
Countryside website – https://www.countrysidehomes.com/
Barnet Council website – https://www.barnet.gov.uk/

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Watford Social Rent - Watford Community Housing and Watford Borough Council

This scheme was for 9 infill sites- rather than work on this separately the 2 organisations worked together with Potter Raper to select a development contractor partner for all of these sites – this provided a more efficient model for delivery and meant there could be learning between sites as well as better social value outcomes.

Watford Community Housing website – https://www.wcht.org.uk/
Watford Borough Council website – https://www.watford.gov.uk/

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Peabody and London Square - Development agreement

Potter Raper have support development agreements between London Square and Peabody at 2 sites- Vulcan work and Holloway prison. We worked early on as part of these schemes. We set up processes to manage package costs and ensure transparency.

Peabody website – https://www.peabody.org.uk/
London Square website – https://londonsquare.co.uk/

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Harlow Regeneration Partnership- Harlow Council and Hill

Harlow Regeneration Partnership have appointed Potter Raper to support at strategic level this partnership which was established in 2023.

We have also been appointed as contract administrator on some of the early affordable housing sites. We have brought our team who worked on Cambridge Investment partnership to this scheme, this has really helped Harlow Council in mobilising this project as we can share learning.

Visit website – https://www.hrp-ip.co.uk/

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Kings Crescent phase 1 and 2 - Higgins and Hackney - Development Agreement

Potter Raper worked with London Borough of Hackney on this regeneration scheme to support the approach to bringing a development partner on board.

We worked to understand the requirements of London Borough of Hackney which led to a development agreement with an embedded Design and Build contract. The scheme is for 500 homes.

Hackney Council website – https://hackney.gov.uk/

Higgins Group website – https://www.higgins-group.co.uk/

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New Government, new start, new approach to project delivery! Have you considered setting up a Partnership?

Our Partnerships Director, Claire Flowers, is ready to help.

With years of experience and a track record of success, Claire can provide valuable insights and strategies to enhance your project delivery.

Find out more with an opportunity to register for a FREE CPD with our Partnerships Director Claire Flowers. Click here to register

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South Oxhey - Home Group and Countryside Joint Venture - 3 Rivers Council

This is a scheme for 514 residential properties and retail. Home Group and Countryside have a Joint Venture which was set up as part of a joint bid to Three Rivers District Council.

Potter Raper have provided support particularly to Home Group in managing this complex project.

Home Group website – https://www.homegroup.org.uk/

Countryside website – https://www.countrysidehomes.com/

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West Thamesmead - Peabody, Berkeley homes Joint Venture

This is a long-term project for 1750 new homes and 45,000 of retail space. Potter Raper is acting in number of roles- monitoring surveyor and joint venture supervisor for the development agreement as well as principal designer and cost consultancy.

The scheme was procured through a reverse S106 where Peabody were provided the affordable homes and leased the land to Berkeley for the remaining 1,200 homes. This decision was made on Berkeley having the adjacent site the partners were able assign key roles aided by the fact that Berkeley were already established in the location.

Berkeley Homes website – https://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/

Peabody website – https://www.peabody.org.uk/

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Brighton PPC2000 Contract - Morgan Sindall and Brighton and Hove Council - Brighton new homes for neighbourhoods

Potter Raper have been involved with a number of projects through the Brighton new homes for neighbourhoods this has also included projects to provide wider facilities, tennis courts, new bowls club. We have been a trusted partner for Brighton and Hove who have left Potter Raper to manage commercial interests and act in their best interests.

Read more on Brighton new homes for neighbourhoods – https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/city-regeneration/new-homes-neighbourhoods

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Waltham Forest Town Hall - Countryside London Borough of Waltham Forest - One Housing Development Agreement

This project delivers private, shared ownership and affordable rent homes.

Potter Raper led on the Development Agreement between One Housing and Countryside to enable this successful project delivery over 500 new homes.

One Housing website – https://www.onehousing.co.uk/

Countryside website – https://www.countrysidehomes.com/

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