Piecing together land to create large-scale plans often pays off with a smoother path to planning permission and higher returns.
Developing a Cambridge life science cluster to advance research and discovery
By setting up tailored collaboration agreements, we’ll make sure everyone’s interests are protected and land values equalised, setting up a strategy that works for everyone.
Taking on development risk can be daunting. Our development managers will help you to acquire land or agree a partnership with other landowners, identifying common objectives while respecting individual needs.
By enlisting support from across our business, we will protect your interests and use our deep knowledge and experience of the development process to agree how best to take your site forward.
We know how to bring multiple landowners together in a fair and collaborative way, so they can all participate. We’ll simplify the complex and advise on the parties best placed to help bring your land forward in the way you envisage.
Before you team up with a development partner, we’ll help you bring forward your land in the most advantageous way possible, helping you get things right from the very start
Pre-letting and Leasing
Our uninterrupted vision of shifting supply, global demand and rent levels in our chosen markets mean we spot trends early, so you deliver what the market wants, at the right time.
Sharing in development risk with a funding partner can make good sense but finding a UK or international investor with compatible objectives is crucial.
Joint venture and partnering
If you don't wish to go it alone, we can set up innovative joint venture arrangements that build in flexibility and help share development risk.
Strategic planning advice
Securing planning permission is critical in securing an uplift in the value of your land but long before submitting an application, you may need advice on the best strategy to employ.
Site and option analysis
It is only after your site’s opportunities and constraints have been fully uncovered can you decide the best way of unlocking its full potential.
Development appraisal and financial modelling
Funding development and generating returns is a long-term undertaking. It takes time for money to start coming in, so it pays to be clear on your development cash flow and likely returns at the outset.
Assembling and managing key consultants
Any development will require a wide-ranging cast of experts to realise a vision; the key is modelling the appointment of these experts to best manage project cash flow.
Gaining planning consent
Getting your planning application approved is more than just box ticking. Securing planning consent means persuading the doubters and managing conflict along the way.
Budget and cost management
Designing a scheme that will be viable, valuable, and to institutional standards is only possible with the right development budget in place that will bring you return on investment.
Our project managers work closely with our commercial team to formulate a viability statement, giving you expectations on affordability, deliverability and potential yield before embarking on the complex construction stage.
We use our in-depth market knowledge to provide asset valuation advice on your investment before, during and after your acquisition or disposal.
Changes to permitted development rights is positive news for Scottish farmers
The Scottish Government recently announced its new rules for the development of agricultural buildings, bringing with it some very positive news for farmers.