The UK and Ireland
In the home market our direct clients have been bodies in the private sector and in central and local government, including major contracts with the UK Countryside Commission, Kent County Council and O'Callaghan Properties in Ireland. As sub-contractors to lead consultants such as Roger Tym Partners, GHK and PMA we have serviced a wide range of central government bodies, local authorities and private developers. Some recent projects have included:
- 2005 to present:
Infrastructure requirements associated with housing programmes in SE England, and Hertfordshire. Jordan Research has handled the demographic inputs to these studies, deriving profiles for the occupants of new housing.
- 2006 to present: Economic studies in the Republic of Ireland
David Jordan was project leader for an appraisal of the retail sector, carried out for the Anglo-Irish Bank, in which he developed a retail model for national and local expenditure and managed supply-side investigations. He implemented surveys of retail behaviour and carried out demand analyses in Westmeath, Offaly and Greater Dublin. He advised developers on central area projects in Liffey Valley and North Dublin. He has recently completed work on the Update of the Cork Retail Strategy, the third such study carried out for Cork since 1997.
- 2000-2005: Iwade Housing Investigation
Funded by Kent County Council and local developers, this was a three-year contract to carry out household surveys and evaluations of housing in a north Kent village. The objective was to test the impact of the local authority guidelines for new housing.
- 2004-2005: Housing Requirements for Rural England
David Jordan was project leader for this study to advise the Countryside Agency on appropriate methodologies to forecast requirements for affordable housing in rural areas. The study considered alternative approaches to the problem, including those of Glen Bramley, Alan Holman and Fordham Research. The recommended methodology was based on a modified version of the Bramley model.
- 2003: Strategic Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area
Jordan Research was responsible for demographic projections and socio-economic inputs. His study produced planning guidelines and economic development strategies for the seven local government bodies in the Capital Region. The final county projections used a goal-seeking methodology that adjusts migration levels to the agreed housing capacity of each county.