Project Portfolio Anthony Brown


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The purpose of this portfolio is to provide examples of the broad range of projects that I have led and managed and showcase the product of my skills and expertise across Property Asset Management, Regeneration and Development...





- Property Asset Management, Regeneration and Development

- Project Management, Change Management and Performance Improvement

- Director and Chair : highly proficient working with Executive teams and Boards

- Coach, mentor and group facilitator

- Entrepreneurial and commercial

- Strategic mindset with the drive to deliver

- Lean and systems thinking

- Experinced Director with substantial strategic, management and leadership experience.

- Led the transformation of Asset Management and Maintenance service to deliver high quality and compliant services with reduced costs.

- Led performance improvment of DLO and supply chain to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve quality.

- Led significant regeneration and development programmes.







Skills and Expertise 

Anthony Brown MBA : Overview


 - Chairman of the Board of Community Campus from 2011 to present

- Governor of Teesdale School

- Executive Director of Property & Assets at Coast & Country Housing from 2010 to 2016

- Licenced Practioner of NLP : 2012

- MBA : 2009

- Post Grad Cert in Management Practice : 2005

- Post Grad Cert in Project Management : 2000

- BSc (Hons) Building Management (2:1) : 1994



-Rationalised CCH's property asset portfolio to optimise performance and increase ROI

- Overhauled repairs and maintenance services to create over £3 million annualised savings

- Redesigned the structure of the Property/ Assets division in CCH and transformed the culture of the DLO to achieve 3 star Sunday Times Best Companies

- Delivered 650 new homes, £14 million grant funding and a pipeline of over 200 extra-care.

Education and Credentials 


the best model  that I have used to deliver sustainable performance improvement...

Implement strategic asset management to optimise CCH's portfolio of stock driving investment planning, improvement and disposal.

Asset Management and Performance Improvement 

Work with teams and supply chain to overhaul Repairs and Maintenance services to create savings, efficiencies and improve performance - judged top quartile by Housemark

Reorganised delivery to deliver fully compliant gas, electrical and asbestos services across the company

Commercial to Residential Conversion

  • Regent House was purchased from Darlington Borough Council
  • Included in Coast & Country's Empty Homes Programme securing £900K grant
  • Gross Development Value : £2,115K, build cost/m2: £496
  • Work commenced in spring 2014 and was completed in 12 months
  • Contract, Site Management and some trades were provided directly by CCH
  • Scheme was delivered on time, in programme and to budget
  • Provision of wi-fi for residents as part of digital inclusion programme
  • Utilising low-cost, environmentally friendly communal heating system 
  • A number of apartments comply with accessibility, adaptability and wheelchair housing standards

A major project to transform disused offices in Darlington and providing 47 one bed apartments delivering high quality, affordable homes for local people. From inception through to completion, this project was fully managed and delivered by the Coast & Country team and in partnership with Darlington Borough Council.

Regent House

Carricks Corner, Stokesley

Providing a commercial opportunity rescuing this partially completed 'commercial to residential' conversion, abandoned when the developer went into administration.


I led the project team where all work outside of specialist M&E was completed by Coast & Country staff and trades.


This project posed a number of challenges in that the original part of the building is grade 2 listed and there was limited information available relating to the designs and specification from the previous developer and much of their work needed to be re-done with a better specification.


I set the programme for this conversion project at 8 months with a focus on getting the show apartment open and ready for sale in 2 months. This was achieved.

I led the sales team and when the last apartment was sold CCH had made a net profit of £813,000





Delivering something great out of nothing

Prior to conversion into a community training and resource centre, Westfield farm was a derelict grade II listed building owned by the council and transferred to Coast & County.

 Through close working with local residents and our tenants a new use was proposed comprising IT suite and UK online centre, job club, training venue, allotment style gardens, venue for community events and national careers service pod.


Why was this scheme different?

The team and I worked closely with the planners to sympathetically restore the building. We engaged all of our supply chain to drive their social value and contribute resources and labour to deliver the project.

Trade apprentices were taken on to work on the scheme alongside residents and staff.

Coast & Country delivered the scheme from inception through to completion.



Westfield farm

The refurbishment works comprised the removal of asbestos throughout the building, mechanical, heating and electrical upgrades, new kitchens and bathrooms, improved fire safety and security, overcladding, the installation of new windows, wi-fi and solar panels to the roof.

We were unable to empty the block so the work was carried out floor by floor withe tenants decanted for 1 month. Effective resident liaison and comunication was critical to the success of this project and every aspect of the programme scenario planned  to ensure seamless delivery of the works.

Spencerbeck House now provides quality accommodation for residents with low running costs / service charges and high security. Also, the residents committee was re-energised through their invovement in this scheme.   

A major refurbishment project of a 9 storey apartment block in Eston, Middlesbrough comprising 72 units of accomodation. Due to the scale and complexity of the works being carried out on the block to achieve decent homes standard, I led the project management of the programme. With a contract value of £2.3 million, the scheme was successfully delivered by our main contractor with Coast & Coutry staff providing resident liaison, asbestos removal and internal joinery works.



Spencerbeck House  

Multi-storey Refurbishment

Regeneration Schemes



  • 260 units of mixed tenure accomodation comprising rental, shared ownership and sales
  • Gross Development Value of c.£26 million
  • HCA Grant c.£3 million
  • Land receipt c.£2.5 million
  • Sales receipt c.£5.5 million
  • Shared Ownership sales delivered directly by CCH
  • Development includes specialist unit for women escaping domestic violence
  • Homes built to level 4 - code for sustainable homes 

Havelock Park, Redcar

  • 280 units of mixed tenure accomodation comprising rental, shared ownership, sales and a 44 unit apartment block for over 55's
  • Apartment block highly commended at the 2015 LABC Building Excellence Awards.
  • Gross Development Value of c.£28 million
  • HCA Grant c.£4 million
  • Land receipt c. £3.2 million
  • Sales receipt c. £6 million

Mill Meadows, Filey

  • 300 units comprising 120 affordable and 180 sale
  • Delivered by our in-house development subsidiary Coast & Country Developments which I led
  • NHBC Pride in the Job winner in 2014

Hummersea Hills, Loftus

  • 166 units of affordable housing delivered as part of our regeneration programme
  • 46 units delivered by Coast & Country Developments

Eastbourne Road, Darlington

  • 37 units comprising 23 rental and 14 shared ownership

Victoria Close, Middlesbrough

  • 12 units comprising 6 shared ownership and 6 rental

Priors Wood, Middlesbrough

  • 6 Lifetime Homes compliant bungalows




Other Developments

Commissioned as part of the Redcare Programme 'the Dunes' provides state of the art extra-care.

Gross Developement Value : c.£6 million

HCA Grant funding c.£2 million

The Shore in Eston, Middlesbrough provides purpose built accomodation for 12 adults with

with learning disabilities.


The accomodation offers a secure home for life with access to varying levels of support and an assessed package of care tailored to meet individual needs.


What's so special about this project?

- Brokered a deal with the local authority to release 3 sites in their ownership for 'less than best value' and package these with 3 sites that CCH owned to deliver over 200 units of extra-care and learning disabilities units.

- Launched 'Redcare' as the brand for the partnership to provide specialist care and support services.

- Secured almost £7 million HCA grant funding to deliver the programme 





Delivering Lifetime Homes