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4th June 2024

The power of collaboration

The Power of Collaboration: Unlocking Land Potential

 

At Land & New Homes Network, we continually emphasise the importance of collaboration with like-minded businesses and individuals. A recent project in the South East is a testament to how synergy within the ecosystem can lead to successful outcomes for all parties involved. This case study serves as a blueprint for other firms in the residential development sector to engage with our team and harness the benefits of working together.

 

Background

Our journey began when a respected independent estate agent, a member of our network, was approached by a family seeking expert advice on unlocking the development potential of their land. The property, unfortunately, was mired in complications. It was under probate, had a history of enforcement notices by the local authority, and had been mishandled by a previous development company, resulting in wasted years.

In response to this challenging situation, our member agent turned to us for support. We immediately saw the need for a robust structure to address the land’s development potential, given its greenbelt status but with existing commercial uses such as workshops and storage units.

 

The Collaborative Approach

 

Step 1: Land Survey

Understanding the topography was crucial. We recommended a topographical survey to determine the site’s levels, structure positions, and their relationships to surrounding properties. This survey was essential for providing accurate data to potential buyers and was funded by the landowners.   We engaged, a reputable firm who have done other surveys for us in the past, to conduct the survey. Their swift and professional work laid a strong foundation for the subsequent stages of the project.

 

Step 2: Architectural Input

With the survey results in hand, we collaborated with a leading firm of architects specialising in designing schemes for regional and national housebuilders. This partnership enabled us to present a well-considered scheme to potential buyers, showcasing the site’s value and development potential.

 

Step 3: Planning Consultation

Simultaneously, we onboarded a planning consultant to ensure all information shared with potential buyers highlighted the development opportunity. Their expertise added another layer of confidence to the project, making it attractive to serious buyers.

 

The Ripple Effect of Collaboration

 

The collaborative effort didn’t just stop at solving the immediate challenges. It created a network of connections and opportunities:

 

  • Land Surveyors and Architects: Our project facilitated a new partnership between the land surveyors and the architects, opening doors for future collaborations.

 

  • Architects and Development Opportunities: Architects, under pressure from their clients to provide access to land opportunities, found a valuable ally in us. We allowed them to nominate clients for site consideration, enhancing their service offerings.

 

  • Planning Consultants and Land Access: Similarly, planning consultants could offer their clients more land opportunities, thanks to our collaborative approach.

 

Outcomes and Next Steps

 

We are currently negotiating with several regional and national housebuilders, each working on their offers for the site. This reassures our vendor that the process has been managed professionally and that the right buyer will be selected for a win-win outcome. This transaction will benefit the council, landowners, and all involved businesses.

 

This case highlights the immense potential of collaboration within the residential development ecosystem. If your firm is looking to unlock land value and explore development opportunities, connect with the Land & New Homes Network. Together, we can turn potential into success stories, leveraging our collective expertise for mutual benefit.

 

Join Us

 

Are you ready to be a part of a thriving network that transforms challenges into opportunities? Contact us today and discover how our collaborative approach can benefit your business and clients.

 

By working together, we can achieve more. Let’s make land development a win-win for everyone involved.

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Dates for the diary

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