There is often an opportunity to unlock hidden value in your buildings or site. We have a long standing experience of dealing with the local Planning Authorities in the Thames Valley, London and Surrey. If you have ever passed a site and wondered "How on earth did they manage to get Planning Permission there?" the answer is likely to be that they used a professional team with local knowledge who doggedly knocked down one obstacle after another to obtain permission. We can be trusted to deliver planning success, together with our partners in planning, transport, arboriculture and planning.
FALLSBROOOK ROAD, LONDON
The client owned this site in Mitcham, and came to us with a request to add value by reducing planning risks for the purchaser. We provided a well detailed proposal for consideration at pre-application stage. The scheme was designed with a number of consultants including transport and planning specialists. The proposal provides much needed housing, with a minimum of parking and amenity. The building is of a high quality contemporary design whilst taking clues from it’s surroundings. The scheme provides 36 flats on this site which was successfully sold by our client.
Construction of two new dwellings for Gloucester Diocese. One dwelling being a new Rectory, and the other a small bungalow for private sale. The project uses traditional natural stone walling, and tiles to blend with the surrounding properties and to create a high quality build that will stand the test of time. A rectory is a semi-public building and needs a presence as well as fitting well into the Cotswold village setting. This was a back land plot with mature trees on site and the proximity of neighbours to deal with. Both buildings were required to be designed to exceptionally high environmental Passivhaus principles with the integration of solar panels.
We were approached by this client to obtain planning pre-app response to inform potential purchasers. It was essential for the client to obtain unconditional bids (with overage) in order to allow purchase and development of an alternative location for their thriving business. The proposals include 160 flats, in 3 separate buildings, with associated parking and landscaping. A positive pre-app was essential in obtaining bids for this great development site.
We were involved through the commercial agent for this site in Wandsworth, along the River Thames. The existing buildings were 2 storey office buildings, although the site was clearly suitable for residential development. It was agreed that a policy compliant scheme should be designed to establish the basis for an unconditional offer. Various options were prepared, including care home use, and a sequence of pre-app meetings and public consultations established the proposal for 80 flats.
The site was successfully sold to Barrats for a sum well in excess of original valuations, unconditionally, with an overage for additional units.