HBD has sold its half-stake in Pennine Property Partnership and Acre Mill in a £20m deal.


Pennine Property Partnership (PPP) is a collaboration that began in 2011, with HBD appointed as development partner to Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust; the first of its kind in the UK. It later won MIPIM Public Private Partnership of the Year.


The decade-long partnership saw the redevelopment of a listed mill building into a 56,000 sq. ft. outpatient clinic and the transformation of a former hospital site into 226 new family homes and a new supermarket.


As the partnership approached its natural end, the Trust wanted to retain its stake in the partnership as opposed to selling the main income producing asset. In order for the Trust to retain its interest, HBD devised an alternative structure for the sale, divesting its own share to a long-term fund – despite the additional complexity of the deal, the partnership remained a priority for HBD.

“Pennine Property Partnership reflects HBD’s reputation for collaboration and our ability to not only take a long-term view on large-scale regeneration projects, but to take a partnership approach with our public sector partners. The high-quality new healthcare facilities will serve the community for many years to come.”

Vivienne Clements, Executive Director at HBD

“The regeneration of the St Luke’s and Acre Mill is a great example of what can be achieved via public private partnership and a long-term approach to regeneration. We’re pleased to have been able to support the Trust in delivering the scheme, providing the local community with new healthcare facilities and delivering much-needed new homes.”

Tom Wheldon, Director and Head of Region at HBD