Land + Development

The go-to team for land development

We are experts at helping our clients find and purchase the most appropriate development land for their strategic needs. When it comes to disposals, our extensive contacts allow us to attract the most promising individuals or companies to purchase land. We can help you with all other aspects of land development, such as securing planning permission.

Based in eight city locations, our Development Consultancy teams provide a friendly service and local expertise. Our wide geographical reach allows us to respond quickly to our clients’ requests and gives us national coverage – something many of our competitors cannot match.

Everything we do is designed to add value to your business. We’ll work closely with you to provide a bespoke solution to your specific needs. Our comprehensive range of services includes:

Valuations

Our RICs-registered valuers have considerable experience producing detailed commercial property valuations for land development projects and feasibility studies. To produce these valuations, we draw on the expertise of our in-house planning team, construction cost specialists and our in-depth knowledge of local market conditions.

Buying and Selling

We offer high-value, results-driven land acquisition, marketing and sales services, all delivered in a friendly and professional manner. Our RICs-registered agents can help with all aspects of the acquisition and disposal of development land. Our team offers an unrivaled mix of development consultancy services including site finding, agency, valuation and strategic planning consultancy. Our land promotion team also works to prepare sites for development.

Investment

We identify investment opportunities for a wide range of land development businesses. We also provide detailed appraisals of the viability of different options and advice on funding strategies and marketing.

Planning

Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the planning system, we can advise on the feasibility of gaining planning permission for a development site and work to get such permission in place. We provide a full range of planning services (including appeals) and have a strong track record of getting planning consents. We work with specialist technical and public affairs consultants to ensure that any issues (such as complaints from the public) are dealt with professionally and in good time

Development land specialists

Our Development Land teams provide a friendly service alongside national reach and local expertise. We work on some of Scotland’s most high-profile land transactions, but provide the same high level of service to all our clients big or small.

We understand how complex acquisitions and disposals in this sector can be and are able to provide the necessary support and advice to ensure that negotiations progress successfully from start to finish. We have a successful track record of getting class-leading results and specialise in finding creative solutions to complicated contractual, planning and development issues. We can also provide strategic and financial advice to help you to build a dynamic and profitable development land portfolio.

We draw on the resources of all of Graham + Sibbald departments to help our clients maximise their returns on land transactions and developments. For example, we utilise the expertise of our Planning Department to advise on how to add best to add value to development sites that are being put up for sale.

Our network of offices means we can provide a fast, responsive service and a deep understanding of local markets and planning issues. Our extensive corporate resources allow us to work as long-term partners with our clients and help them to achieve their business goals.

40+ years experience

100% coverage in Scotland

c£70 m Acquisitions per annum

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