What we do

We are a well resourced team of experienced professionals, specialising in providing development management and advisory services to help our clients:-

Our services

We guide our clients through every stage of the development process, adding value and removing areas of project risk. We are often appointed to take schemes through the full development cycle, from helping to set the vision and identifying the optimum uses, through to managing the design stages and then overseeing the delivery, leasing and sales activities. In most cases the objective is to maximise returns, but for some clients the drivers may be regeneration goals or delivering a property to meet their business needs.

Understanding our clients requirements

Initial feasibility study

Detail feasibility study

Design & planning

Detailed design & procurement

Construction Phase

Handover & marketing

Additional Services

Understanding our clients requirements

  • To add value, deliver superior development returns, regeneration goals or occupational requirements;
  • Identify the potential development options of a site, building or portfolio;
  • Site identification or assembly;
  • Identify joint venture opportunities to bring in capital and expertise and mitigate risk.

Initial feasibility study

  • Property due diligence;
  • Market analysis – demographics, demand, supply and values for different uses;
  • Planning policy framework review;
  • Assess high level development options;
  • Initial financial modelling.

Detail feasibility study

  • Core team selection and appointments – architect, planning consultant, cost consultant etc;
  • Detailed assessment of the site constraints and opportunities;
  • Studies to assess bulk, height and massing;
  • Detailed financial modelling, scenario testing and sensitivity analysis to identify a preferred option;
  • Preparation of a project budget and programme for the preferred option;
  • Evolve the land assembly and/or vacant possession strategy;
  • Assess the different delivery, funding and exit options;
  • Identify the key risks and potential mitigation strategies;
  • Organise the first planning pre-application meeting.

Design & planning

  • Define the detailed development brief and client financial targets;
  • Prepare the professional team scopes, negotiate and manage the procurement/appointments;
  • Manage the design team through RIBA Stages 1 & 2;
  • Negotiate heads of terms for site assembly and joint venture arrangements;
  • Coordinate the agency and investment input to help optimise the scheme design;
  • Coordinate a detailed development constraints audit and to manage third party rights;
  • Negotiate and or coordinate third party agreements to enable development commencement, e.g. rights of light;
  • Planning pre-application meetings and stakeholder engagement;
  • Review and update the financial appraisal, master programme and budget;
  • Critically review the developer proposals in joint venture situations;
  • Manage the planning submission – masterplan, outline or detailed application;
  • Statutory negotiations – CIL, S106, S278 etc;
  • Develop the funding and exist strategy options.

Detailed design & procurement

  • Manage the design team through RIBA Stages 3&4;
  • Value engineering exercises to secure cost efficiencies;
  • Third party negotiations and implement the vacant possession strategy;
  • Prepare detailed phasing;
  • Occupational and development pipeline reviews;
  • Organise project financing;
  • Assess the optimum procurement route, early engagement with contractors and oversee the tender process;
  • Review and update the financial appraisal, master programme and budget at key milestones.

Construction Phase

  • Organise the project insurances;
  • Oversee the build, monitoring progress against the programme, budget and appraisal;
  • Coordinate branding, marketing, leasing and sales activities;
  • Negotiate pre-lets and sales.

Handover & marketing

  • Coordinate as built construction information, O&Ms warranties etc;
  • Manage the marketing activities and lettings/sales;
  • Set up the future management arrangements.

Additional Services

  • Structuring joint ventures to deliver projects;
  • Negotiating overage arrangements and calculating payments;
  • Expert witness on development matters;
  • Development monitoring to protect client’s interests;
  • Acquiring and disposal of development opportunities.

Understanding our clients requirements

Understanding our clients requirements

  • To add value, deliver superior development returns, regeneration goals or occupational requirements;
  • Identify the potential development options of a site, building or portfolio;
  • Site identification or assembly;
  • Identify joint venture opportunities to bring in capital and expertise and mitigate risk.

Initial feasibility study

Initial feasibility study

  • Property due diligence;
  • Market analysis – demographics, demand, supply and values for different uses;
  • Planning policy framework review;
  • Assess high level development options;
  • Initial financial modelling.

Detail feasibility study

Detail feasibility study

  • Core team selection and appointments – architect, planning consultant, cost consultant etc;
  • Detailed assessment of the site constraints and opportunities;
  • Studies to assess bulk, height and massing;
  • Detailed financial modelling, scenario testing and sensitivity analysis to identify a preferred option;
  • Preparation of a project budget and programme for the preferred option;
  • Evolve the land assembly and/or vacant possession strategy;
  • Assess the different delivery, funding and exit options;
  • Identify the key risks and potential mitigation strategies;
  • Organise the first planning pre-application meeting.

Design & planning

Design & planning

  • Define the detailed development brief and client financial targets;
  • Prepare the professional team scopes, negotiate and manage the procurement/appointments;
  • Manage the design team through RIBA Stages 1 & 2;
  • Negotiate heads of terms for site assembly and joint venture arrangements;
  • Coordinate the agency and investment input to help optimise the scheme design;
  • Coordinate a detailed development constraints audit and to manage third party rights;
  • Negotiate and or coordinate third party agreements to enable development commencement, e.g. rights of light;
  • Planning pre-application meetings and stakeholder engagement;
  • Review and update the financial appraisal, master programme and budget;
  • Critically review the developer proposals in joint venture situations;
  • Manage the planning submission – masterplan, outline or detailed application;
  • Statutory negotiations – CIL, S106, S278 etc;
  • Develop the funding and exist strategy options.

Detailed design & procurement

Detailed design & procurement

  • Manage the design team through RIBA Stages 3&4;
  • Value engineering exercises to secure cost efficiencies;
  • Third party negotiations and implement the vacant possession strategy;
  • Prepare detailed phasing;
  • Occupational and development pipeline reviews;
  • Organise project financing;
  • Assess the optimum procurement route, early engagement with contractors and oversee the tender process;
  • Review and update the financial appraisal, master programme and budget at key milestones.

Construction Phase

Construction Phase

  • Organise the project insurances;
  • Oversee the build, monitoring progress against the programme, budget and appraisal;
  • Coordinate branding, marketing, leasing and sales activities;
  • Negotiate pre-lets and sales.

Handover & marketing

Handover & marketing

  • Coordinate as built construction information, O&Ms warranties etc;
  • Manage the marketing activities and lettings/sales;
  • Set up the future management arrangements.

Additional Services

Additional Services

  • Structuring joint ventures to deliver projects;
  • Negotiating overage arrangements and calculating payments;
  • Expert witness on development matters;
  • Development monitoring to protect client’s interests;
  • Acquiring and disposal of development opportunities.
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US Embassy Relocation

Nine Elms, London

Circa 500,000 sq ft (46,450 sq m)

Undertook an extensive site search and acquired the targeted site. As Development Manager, managed a full multidisciplinary team to secure a detailed planning consent....

33 Grosvenor Place

Belgravia, London

Circa 200,000 sq ft (18,580 m2)

Appointed to undertake a site search for a new hospital and from a long list of 70 sites, successfully acquired the preferred option. Assisted...

Project Cavendish

Sheffield

Circa 220,000 sq ft (20,440 m2)

Responded to a request for proposals from HSBC for a new office to secure preferred developer status and negotiated an Agreement to Lease. As...

Earls Court

Earl's Court, London

Circa 10 million sq ft (929,000 m2)

Advised Transport for London on how to unlock value from their land holding and the formation of a £1.0 billion joint venture with Capco....

Clare Hall

South Mimms

Circa 129,000 sqft (11,985 sqm)

The site was identified as surplus to needs for CRUK and C&W were instructed to dispose of the site. C&W managed a multi-skilled professional...

Norfolk House

St James’s, London

Circa 165,000 sq ft (15,300 sq m)

Appointed from project inception to undertake feasibility assessments to identify the preferred option to accord with investment criteria. Created and ongoing management of the...

Greenwich Peninsula

Greenwich, London

Circa 1.1 million sq ft (102,190 sq m)

TfL instructed C&W to advise on a joint venture with Knight Dragon to bring forward the development of North Greenwich Station, at the heart...

40 Long Acre

Covent Garden, London

Circa 12,000 sq ft (1,115 sq m)

C&W appointed a professional team to undertake a feasibility study for this complex property above Covent Garden Station. C&W led the team to a...

Miles Street

Vauxhall, London

Circa 1,000 sq ft (92 sq m)

Vodafone instructed C&W to negotiate heads of terms for use of part of their land to facilitate a neighbouring development. C&W assessed the financial...

Farringdon Road

Farringdon, London

Circa 250,000 sq ft (23,225 sq m)

C&W appointed to assess the feasibility of redeveloping a significant office building on Farringdon Road. An ambitious scheme was considered where the footprint of...

St James’s Market

St James's London

270,000 sq ft (25,085 sq m)

C&W advised Oxford Properties, the property arm of one of Canada’s largest pension funds, on a £320 joint venture agreement with the Crown Estate...

Creechurch House

City of London, London

28,800 sq ft (2,676 sq m)

Advised on the purchase of the long leasehold interest in Creechurch House; a City office building with a two year unexpired term to a...

Television Centre

Shepherd's Bush, London

Circa 1.4m sq ft (130,000 sq m)

The BBC and Stanhope sought to review the overage provisions from the sale of the iconic BBC Television Centre in West London in 2012....

Angel Lane

Stratford, London

Circa 120,000 sq ft (1,148 sq m)

Westfield London sought to develop a land holding adjacent to their Stratford shopping centre. C&W assisted with obtaining planning permission to maximise value whilst...

Fielden House

London Bridge, London

Circa 180,000 sq ft (16,722 sq m)

C&W negotiated the acquisition of air and access rights for a vent shaft serving the Jubilee Line which was within the planned curtilage of...

47-49 Charing Cross Road

Covent Garden, London

Circa 7,272 sq ft (676 sq m)

TfL instructed C&W to advise on the optimum route realise value from the property. C&W undertook a viability study to assess the optimum scheme...

Hamble

Hamble, Southampton

17 acre site

C&W were instructed to manage a professional team in order to prepare a 17 acre site for a planning application and eventual sale. C&W...

Bus Stations Project

Various; South London

Various

C&W were appointed to assist the client to rationalise their estate of five bus station sites in South West London. C&W conducted extensive feasibility studies...

Case studies

Our projects range in value from £5.0 million to over £1.0 billion and we have a track record of successfully delivering complex development projects, including conversions, redevelopments and new build schemes. The following is a selection of our case studies.

  • Norfolk House

    St James’s, London

    Appointed from project inception to undertake feasibility assessments to identify the preferred option to accord with investment criteria. Created and ongoing management of the...

    more info
  • Project Cavendish

    Sheffield

    Responded to a request for proposals from HSBC for a new office to secure preferred developer status and negotiated an Agreement to Lease. As...

    more info
  • 33 Grosvenor Place

    Belgravia, London

    Appointed to undertake a site search for a new hospital and from a long list of 70 sites, successfully acquired the preferred option. Assisted...

    more info
  • Hamble

    Hamble, Southampton

    C&W were instructed to manage a professional team in order to prepare a 17 acre site for a planning application and eventual sale. C&W...

    more info
  • Bus Stations Project

    Various; South London

    C&W were appointed to assist the client to rationalise their estate of five bus station sites in South West London. C&W conducted extensive feasibility studies...

    more info
  • Greenwich Peninsula

    Greenwich, London

    TfL instructed C&W to advise on a joint venture with Knight Dragon to bring forward the development of North Greenwich Station, at the heart...

    more info
  • 40 Long Acre

    Covent Garden, London

    C&W appointed a professional team to undertake a feasibility study for this complex property above Covent Garden Station. C&W led the team to a...

    more info
  • Miles Street

    Vauxhall, London

    Vodafone instructed C&W to negotiate heads of terms for use of part of their land to facilitate a neighbouring development. C&W assessed the financial...

    more info
  • Farringdon Road

    Farringdon, London

    C&W appointed to assess the feasibility of redeveloping a significant office building on Farringdon Road. An ambitious scheme was considered where the footprint of...

    more info
  • St James’s Market

    St James's London

    C&W advised Oxford Properties, the property arm of one of Canada’s largest pension funds, on a £320 joint venture agreement with the Crown Estate...

    more info
  • Creechurch House

    City of London, London

    Advised on the purchase of the long leasehold interest in Creechurch House; a City office building with a two year unexpired term to a...

    more info
  • Television Centre

    Shepherd's Bush, London

    The BBC and Stanhope sought to review the overage provisions from the sale of the iconic BBC Television Centre in West London in 2012....

    more info
  • Angel Lane

    Stratford, London

    Westfield London sought to develop a land holding adjacent to their Stratford shopping centre. C&W assisted with obtaining planning permission to maximise value whilst...

    more info
  • Fielden House

    London Bridge, London

    C&W negotiated the acquisition of air and access rights for a vent shaft serving the Jubilee Line which was within the planned curtilage of...

    more info
  • 47-49 Charing Cross Road

    Covent Garden, London

    TfL instructed C&W to advise on the optimum route realise value from the property. C&W undertook a viability study to assess the optimum scheme...

    more info
  • US Embassy Relocation

    Nine Elms, London

    Undertook an extensive site search and acquired the targeted site. As Development Manager, managed a full multidisciplinary team to secure a detailed planning consent....

    more info
  • Earls Court

    Earl's Court, London

    Advised Transport for London on how to unlock value from their land holding and the formation of a £1.0 billion joint venture with Capco....

    more info
  • Clare Hall

    South Mimms

    The site was identified as surplus to needs for CRUK and C&W were instructed to dispose of the site. C&W managed a multi-skilled professional...

    more info

Why us?

As part of a leading global property consultancy, we have access to extensive data and research to underpin our work. We draw upon the knowledge and skills of our agency, investment, planning, project management, cost management and debt financing teams and work with best in class external consultants. We are well versed at assembling and successfully leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects.

We understand the importance of great design and with large scale developments, the added value that can be created with place making. We are driven to deliver exceptional developments.

With extensive and high level contacts across the property industry this puts us in an enviable position to unlock development opportunities. We are highly skilled at managing risk and stakeholder relationships. Our team combines strong technical and negotiation skills, with vision and drive, and a client mindset to fully protect our client’s interests and provide the role of trusted lead advisor.

Our fees are consultancy based, transparent and fully aligned to our client’s objectives. Typically our fees are linked to achieving project milestones and reflect the value we add.

Meet the team

We have a well-resourced and very experienced team and with director level involvement on all our commissions.


  • Mark Imms, Dip Surv MRICS

    Head of Development Management

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    Mark is a chartered surveyor with over 25 years’ experience gained at a number of leading property companies, consultancies and for a period in the public sector. He is a specialist in property development and has successfully put together and delivered a wide range of schemes, from refurbishing individual buildings through to large scale, complex city centre developments and regeneration schemes.

    • A track record of leading development projects from inception to completion;
    • Highly skilled at unlocking complex development opportunities and providing strategic advice;
    • Experience across all the main property sectors and in particular mixed use urban developments;
    • A depth of market knowledge and extensive contacts in the property industry;
    • Retained by developers, institutions, corporates, high net worth individuals and a range of public sector clients.

  • Nichola Walker, BA (Hons) MSc MRICS

    Senior Development Manager

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    A graduate of Architecture and Real Estate, Nichola joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2013 and has specialised in Development Management and Advisory. She has worked on a wide range of mixed-use projects from 10,000 sq ft to one million sq ft, across London and the Home Counties. This has involved advising a wide spectrum of clients, from public sector bodies to private landowners, estates, and high-net-worth individuals.

    • Strong technical background in valuation, agency and development;
    • Skilled at undertaking development feasibility studies and appraising development options;
    • With a background in architecture, valuation and agency, perfectly placed to advise on scheme optimisation and value engineering;
    • Used to appointing and managing professional teams and undertaking development monitoring.

  • Alice Prentice, MSc MRICS

    Senior Development Manager

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    Alice is a Senior Development Management working in the London Development Group. Alice provides consultancy and management services relating to development, working with landowners, investors, and the public sector.

    Alice helps clients to identify and unlock potential development opportunities by finding the best financial and practical solutions. She is experienced in procuring and leading design teams from conception through to delivery.

    Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Alice worked at Grosvenor, managing a portfolio of developments on the Grosvenor Estate including retail, office and residential properties.


  • Tashmeen Haque, BSc (Hons), MSc

    Graduate Surveyor

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    Tashmeen is a graduate surveyor working in the London Development Group. A graduate in Geography, Real Estate and Planning, Tashmeen assists in consultancy and management services relating to development.

    With experience in financial modelling, Tashmeen assists with development appraisals alongside undertaking market research for feasibility studies and development reports. She also assists the team in securing planning by engaging with professional teams.

     

Our clients

We work for a wide spectrum of private and public sector clients, including property owners, institutional investors, corporate clients, overseas clients, high net worth individuals, funders, developers and a range of public sector organisations. Our services are always bespoke to the specific circumstances and client requirements.

News

  • 10-18 Union Street, South Bank, London,

    55,924 sq ft office building located within 5 minutes’ walk of London Bridge.  The building has recently been granted planning permission for a new 77,662 sq ft office development. The building will appeal to owner occupiers, serviced office and co-working providers, refurbishment specialists and developers aiming to take advantage of strong...

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  • Clare Hall, Blanche Lane, South Mimms, EN6 3LD

    The building is arranged over basement, ground and two upper storeys. The ground floor comprises spacious dining rooms, meeting rooms, and a coffee lounge. The ground floor was also extended in the early 1990s to include a large kitchen and serving area with commercial capability. There are a total...

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  • Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove, BN3 2LS

    The original Victorian building currently is arranged as cellular office suites over eight storeys. These have solid concrete floors and electric controlled heating systems, some sections of the offices have a retro-fitted suspended ceiling and recessed lighting, with some having the original ceiling features with suspended lighting. This building...

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Contact us

For further information, please contact:-

Mark Imms,


Head of Development

+44 (0) 20 7152 5953

+44 (0) 7790 846 956

mark.imms@cushwake.com

43/45 Portman Square, London, W1A 3BG