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      Biodiversity Net Gain

      When the property sector was still grappling with mitigating environmental harm in development, we were busy pioneering a start-to-finish biodiversity net gain solution.

      Thaxted

      Pioneering an ahead-of-its-time biodiversity net gain solution for the development industry

      It was the first biodiversity offsetting scheme of its kind in the UK. Since 2012, we’ve advised on net gain for projects delivering a total of 25,000 homes and 15m sq ft of business space, with a GDV of £15bn.

      Wildlife habitat creation was once seen as peripheral to the development process. Another complex problem to put on the long list of complex problems to be solved during planning.

      It’s still complex but having a credible biodiversity plan for your scheme is becoming integral to securing permission and maximising end values.

      Impending legislation will soon make it a legal requirement to deliver a 10% net gain during development. Some forward-thinking local authorities across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc are already demanding 15%.

      To pull together cost-effective and credible solutions, you need a close familiarity with ecology objectives, encyclopaedic land market knowledge and the contractual expertise to secure the right type of land interest

      Service options

      Sourcing opportunities

      Finding opportunities before other buyers is where development value lies. After more than 180 years in our markets, we know how and where to access the opportunities most worth pursuing.

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      Site and option analysis

      Your site has prospects, but only after its opportunities and constraints have been uncovered can you spot potential problems and turn them to your advantage.

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      Strategic planning advice

      Creative planning advice at an early stage of the development process helps you spot value where others may not see it, opening opportunities and creating value.

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      Financial modelling

      Fully maximising your development returns and accurately modelling your cash flow requires bags of experience. Getting the correct numbers out means putting the right information in.

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      Development funding

      We structure and agree creative development funding deals, sourced within our long-established global investor networks, helping you offset risk and maximise your profitability.

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      Pre-letting and leasing

      By leveraging our on-the-pulse market insight into what national and international occupiers need from their space and business locations, you can align your proposals to fund and develop with confidence.

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      Affordable housing and viability

      The scheme looks fantastic and ticks all the boxes, but can someone deliver it? Fully understanding the viability of your scheme from an early stage ensures it will be.

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      Land assembly

      Big is beautiful. By joining forces with neighbouring landowners or buying more land you can be more ambitious with your proposals, generating higher returns than you might going it alone.

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      Phasing and disposal

      You need to know when the money will start coming in and how quickly. Our local understanding gauges the market’s likely absorption rate and builds a phasing strategy to suit.

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      Project management

      Our project managers provide detailed benchmarking data from a broad portfolio of completed projects, allowing developers to make informed decisions.

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      Bringing a new type of commercial awareness and strategic thinking to the long-term custodianship of a new country park for the city
      Trumpington Meadows

      Bringing a new type of commercial awareness and strategic thinking to the long-term custodianship of a new country park for the city

      Bringing a new type of commercial awareness and strategic thinking to the long-term custodianship of a new country park for the city
      Pioneering an ahead-of-its-time biodiversity net gain solution for the development industry
      Thaxted, Essex

      Pioneering an ahead-of-its-time biodiversity net gain solution for the development industry

      Pioneering an ahead-of-its-time biodiversity net gain solution for the development industry
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