Meet Community Ventures

Since we were formed in 2008, we’ve been collaborating with our public sector partners to bring their estates strategies to life. We’re specialists in estates consultancy for health and social care facilities with an experienced team that will make sure your healthcare estate is fit for purpose, clinically, financially and operationally. 

Whether you want a one-off task such as a business case, or you want us to fully project manage a scheme from inception to completion, our experts become an extension to your team, allowing you to concentrate on the bigger picture.  

We’re a friendly, approachable team, based around the North of England and the Midlands. Our backgrounds vary, but the one thing that’s consistent is our passion for what we do. We’re invested in your project, and we want to help you to succeed. 

Our story 

We began life as the private sector partner in a number of public-private partnerships created under the NHS’s Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) programme in England, and over the years we have worked on some of the highest profile health estates projects in the North of England, including: 

  • Managing a £57.5m primary care transformation project in South Yorkshire 
  • Creating the business case for a £20m health and wellbeing centre in Keighley 
  • Being a key part of the construction of the £700m Royal Liverpool Hospital 
A wall in the Community Ventures office, which says 'Passionate' and 'Working with integrity'

We’re currently managing an estate portfolio of around 150 properties, with a combined value of over £250 million.

We specialise in finding solutions to your estate problems

Since our establishment we have grown into a company who specialises in finding solutions to our partners’ estate problems. Our team of experienced estates professionals and health planners work passionately to deliver estates strategies, business cases, feasibilities and options appraisals.

We develop buildings ourselves and on behalf of those that we work with. We’d welcome a discussion with you about your estates and service planning needs.

Where culture comes first

In 2022, we became part of the Sewell Group, one of the Top 50 Best Companies To Work For and a Queen’s Award for Enterprise winner, allowing the company more opportunity to innovate and expand. 

The team is currently 30 strong, giving us the scope to manage the largest of estates projects, whilst still retaining our friendly, approachable character. 

Our values
Improving life in the communities we serve.

To be the partner of choice to achieve our Higher Purpose.

To provide high quality, value for money services to achieve our Vision.
Our behaviours
To champion diversity and inclusivity. To be socially and environmentally conscious. To work collaboratively.

To be innovative. To add value. To work with integrity.

Sense of community

The community is at the heart of what we do, and we really care.  

Find out how we keep the four main areas of people, planet, places and performance in balance to help us maintain a sustainable and healthy business. 

We’re part of something bigger

We belong to the Sewell Group – a diverse group of businesses united by our cultureWe deliver estates consultancy and strategic direction, construction projects, facilities management, investment projects and data intelligence to a broad range of clients across the North of England and the Midlands. Each business may be different, but our approach is the same.