Development: Fast-acting relief for development headaches

At a glance

Combining land acquisition, finance, planning and more, development schemes have the potential to cause many headaches. We can’t claim a miracle cure, but we do make the process easier and less challenging, by applying our strengths of thoroughness, resolve and experience. This has resulted in Memery Crystal being appointed to support many developments around London and the South East.

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"It feels like they don't have any other clients. They make you feel important and like you are number one."

Chambers UK - 2016

In detail

We frequently work on complex developments, including mixed-use schemes where there are competing rights, and those involving objections from local interest groups.

Communication is always crucial. That’s not just sending letters and emails, but taking the time to sit around a table with concerned parties and work patiently towards agreement.

Developments inevitably take time to be realised, and it’s always necessary to keep an eye on the markets – funds that were readily available may suddenly appear to disappear. By using our experience gained over many years, we keep our clients in touch with evolving situations, so they have a realistic view of their development’s timescale and prospects. And, we sincerely hope, much fewer headaches.

Recent matters

Acted on the acquisition of three development sites in London for Fairview New Homes with a GDV in excess of £300m.

Advised on the sale of a substantial site for the development of luxury units in North London with overage provisions.

Managed the retrospective appointment of contractors and professional team members for “shell and core” and “fit out” development.

Advising on the site acquisition and subsequent redevelopment of land in Southwark for a large mixed-use development.

Advised on the negotiation of a development management agreement, funding document and sales of a development site in North London.

Advising on the acquisition and development of student accommodation in Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield.

Advising on the acquisition and development of a Central London site as residential accommodation.

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