Development of a mixed-use scheme, Great Western Park, Didcot
Henry Davidson Developments & Taylor Wimpey
Financial Viability Assessments
Retail & Leisure
Transport & Infrastructure
We were instructed by HDD (Didcot) Ltd (the Applicant) in respect of their planning application to provide an assessment of the economic viability of their proposed mixed use development on the subject site at Great Western Park, Didcot.
The Applicant submitted a planning application to Vale of White Horse District Council for the erection of 10 ground floor retail units, 20 first and second floor apartments, car parking, landscaping and associated infrastructure.
We provided detailed development advice and worked with the project team to confirm an affordable housing strategy with the client. We considered appropriate residential and commercial sales values, build costs and benchmark land value. Upon agreeing the affordable housing strategy, we prepared and submitted a full viability report to the local authority.
We engaged with the Local Authority who dealt with the viability negotiations in-house and agreed with them the affordable housing and s.106 financial contributions.
We achieved an affordable housing position in line with the client’s expectations and below
that which the Local Authority originally sought.
Our Track record
Stadium Holdings Ltd
1 Olympic Way, Wembley
Neighbourly Matters advice for a 7-storey extension to provide student accommodation
Acquisition for Kwik Fit, Atex Business Park, Stowmarket
Instructed by Kwik Fit as national retained acquisition agents
Acquisition of a former public house, Godalming
Identified and acquired the site for Majestic Wine
Affordable housing provisions for a mixed-use scheme, Balham
Provided a detailed FVA, development advice and affordable housing strategy
Affordable Housing valuation for a mixed use scheme, Garratt Lane, Wandsworth
Development Consultancy advice to support a planning application for a mixed use scheme
Ropemaker Properties Limited
Alfa Laval Tower, Brentford
Assessed the financial viability of the scheme for a planning appeal
Orchard Street Investment Management
Altrincham Retail Park expansion
Secured planning permission via a Section 78 appeal
The Crown Estate
Application and Environmental Impact Assessment for land off Beavor Lane, Axminster
Planning application and EIA for for part of the east Axminster urban extension
The Arch Company
Providing a full suite of Building Consultancy services throughout the UK
London and Regional
Archers Spring, land North of Welwyn Road, Hertford
Instructed to to provide strategic land and planning application advice