Ashfords, Burges Salmon and TLT appointed to HAB Housing panel

TV designer and presenter Kevin McCloud MBE’s company, HAB Housing, has added TLT and Ashfords to its panel alongside Burges Salmon.

TLT real estate partner David Smithen won the place for plot sales while Ashfords’ real estate partner Andrew Rothwell secured the second spot for real estate planning with Burges Salmon.

Real estate partner Ross Polkinghorne led the tender for the Burges Salmon with construction head Marcus Harling and planning head Gary Solomon.

It was the firm’s first pitch for the work after being appointed, when HAB set up shop in 2007.

Now the firm has launched its first formal panel after raising almost £2m on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube – a record-breaking amount.

HAB went out to tender for two real estate planning and construction spots and one plot sales role.

According to Polkinghorne, HAB’s projects offer a “completely new way of buying a house”. The company is launching a custom-built homes offering to the market, providing customers with the choice of buying a home at one of five stages from serviced plot, via a shell to a completed house.  

The company already offers affordable houses to buy in  Oxford, Chippenham and Swindon among other locations.

Recently Burges Salmon advised the Crown Estate on its £31m sale of a Honda depot in Avonmouth to BlackRock UK Property Fund and Canmore, led by associate Matthew Sims (7 January 2014).

TLT has also been adding weight to its real estate team in recent months, having scooped Irwin Mitchell property partner Andrew Bell as part of a 30-strong team hire in November (27 November 2013).