Town Planning

The Town Planning team is run by Andrew Clarke, a Chartered Town Planner and a member of the RTPI, providing expert advice on behalf of a range of clients including homeowners, landowners, private individuals, investors and developers.

We predominantly cover Essex, Hertfordshire and London, with a few ongoing projects elsewhere within the south-east.

We advise in relation to the full remit of town and country planning matters, managing and providing expert advice on a range of projects and planning applications of different scales and complexities. We specialise in unlocking planning potential and managing planning applications.

Some of the areas we cover include: –

  • Householder (extensions, alterations, outbuildings etc.)
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Rural diversification
  • Listed buildings
  • Conversion and change of use

We also provide the following planning services: –

  • Planning applications
  • Planning appraisals and site assessments
  • Pre-application Enquiries
  • Permitted development rights
  • Planning conditions
  • Law enforcement
  • Advertisement consent
  • Certificate of lawfulness
  • Local Plan representations
  • Planning Appeals
  • Legal Agreements (including Section 106 and CIL)

Please contact us today for a free planning consultation.

Architecture & Master Planning

Architecture & Master Planning

We believe architecture and masterplanning demands great creativity, skilful analysis and meticulous attention to detail in order to ensure your project is a success.

Working closely with our Project Management and Building Surveying team, our architects provide valuable support on design, building regulations, space planning, space audits, building detail and materials.

Building Surveying

Our full range of professional building surveying services means that we can advise you on the physical aspects of your building, while also helping you manage expenditure, liabilities and potential risks.

Our highly experienced team handle the most professional and forensic building surveying instructions, including:

  • Party Wall Surveyor and Neighbourly Matters
  • Licence to Alter and General Landlord and Tenant Matters
  • Schedule of Condition
  • Dilapidations, Disputes and Negotiations
  • Disabled Access Audits
  • Reinstatement and Term Maintenance Programmes
  • Minor Works Project Management
  • Acquisition Surveys and Due Diligence
  • Building Pathology
  • CDM – Principal Designer

In addition, our Building Surveying team can provide Principal Designer services on a wide variety of projects.

Development Management

Our highly experienced development management team can make a significant contribution to your project, advising on how planning, procurement, design and construction decisions can impact on its timescales and eventual success.

Delivering robust development appraisals, we can assess the viability of your projects to eliminate risk and provide cost and schedule certainty.

We can also make recommendations on the implications of legal agreements, help you compile development agreements, heads of terms and non-disclosure agreements, and co-ordinate stakeholders including funding bodies, tenants, occupiers, legal advisers, asset managers, statutory bodies and local authorities.

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We help our clients achieve the best possible solution to any dispute on contractual problems they may face, in the most commercial and cost-effective way.

To ensure a successful result, we’ll accurately assess the merits of your position and recommend and implement an effective strategy for you, based on a realistic budget.

We’ve worked closely with (or against) the major UK law firms, have a full working knowledge of this legal protocol and pride ourselves on giving you the advice you really need.

Project Management

As a specialist project management company, we can successfully deliver construction projects of any scale and complexity for our clients, from simple builds to highly complex projects.

We work with you and your team to accurately define and understand your business requirements. Using our vast experience, management expertise and knowledge of the latest legislation, we’ll then convert your business requirement into a full structure and brief for a successful construction project.

From retail ‘roll outs’ to complex factories and headquarters buildings, we have the full range of skills to handle all the tasks needed for a successful outcome.

Our services include:

  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Tenant Surveying and Monitoring
  • Fit Out and Relocation Management
  • Contract Administration / Employer’s Agent
  • Local Authority and Development Consultancy

Quantity Surveying & Contract Administration

Quantity Surveying & Contract Administration

Our team of quantity surveyors offer a wealth of experience and dedication.

Providing accurate and strong independent advice and cost control from start to finish of each project, our team remain focused on the principal objectives to ensure a successful outcome that meets your financial requirements.

Within our quantity surveying team, we offer:

  • Full Quantity Surveying Services
  • Cost Planning, Value Engineering and Cost Management
  • Tender and Contract Documents
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Insurance Claims and Reinstatement Assessments
  • Legal Disputes and Adjudication / Expert Witness
  • Contract Administration / Employer’s Agent
  • Building Procurement Advice, Contracts and Warranties

Tenant & Fund Monitoring

Our in-depth knowledge of property and construction documents, funding, warranties and appointments means we are perfectly placed to represent tenants in the process of assessing, securing and agreeing new expansion space or relocations.

We’ve acted for retailers, office users, banks and corporations as Tenant Surveyor throughout the whole process, monitoring developers’ performance and obligations, and often the subsequent fit out and relocation.

Our clients find our knowledge, service and skills in this area invaluable; that’s why we’ve been asked to work on a wide range of projects for our clients time and time again.