Housing | Planning | Economic Development

We are an economics consultancy specialising in housing, planning and economic development.

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About Us

ChamberlainWalker is an economics consultancy specialising in housing, planning and economic development, established to provide decision-makers with strategic advice based on deep analytical insight and over twenty years of experience advising Governments on the big decisions.

The directors, Paul and Chris, worked as senior economic advisers in Government, helping Ministers to develop and deliver a large number of high-profile policies. They have a proven track record of producing analysis that stands up to close scrutiny and distilling complex analysis into practical advice.

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Chris Walker

Chris is an experienced economist, prolific writer and thought leader.

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Paul Chamberlain

Paul is a respected economist with extensive experience of delivering high profile projects.

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We work with a range of organizations, including councils and developers, to: prepare evidence on housing and economic ‘needs’; undertake research to inform strategic plans; produce impact assessments and appraisals to underpin investment decisions; and provide evidence to demonstrate social value.

Our Publications

Some of our reports are publicly available via our own and/or clients’ web sites. Our most recently published report is for Barratt Developments on the topic of land banking, which includes new evidence on the ‘length’ of the planning pipeline based on data collected by ABI Barbour.

Latest News

Northern Powerhouse Liveability Index

During the last few months, we have been working with Your Housing Group and WPI Strategy to develop a new housing index for the North of England, which we have called the ‘Northern Powerhouse Liveability Index’. Your Housing Group are a large housing association with around 30,000 homes, based primarily in the North West. Housing […]

A report on social value for Metropolitan Housing

Metropolitan’s new housing supply created £33m of social value last year (And a good financial return, too) Last Winter, ChamberlainWalker began a project with Metropolitan Housing Trust to conduct a fully Green Book-compliant assessment of the social value of their work. Metropolitan is a large, London, South East and East Midlands-based housing association, with around […]