Development Consultancy

Delivering results, not driving turnover

Development Consultancy covers a range of disciplines and expertise.

Over the last 30 years we have worked on a wide variety of development projects alongside architects, project managers, mechanical and electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, planners and contractors.

As part of our Development services, we stand alongside both Investor/Developers and Occupiers seeking to design and build their own premises, working on as many of the key stages as they require, including:-

  • Site assembly and purchase
  • Review of planning options
  • Site and building design
  • Construction programme
  • Disposal Strategy - pre and post building completion

There are many aspects to the development process that can impact on the end investment or occupier's building.

For the Occupier, we can help ensure that the premises not only suit their purpose, but also create a valuable asset, not too bespoke for future effective disposal or impacting on asset valuation.

For the Developer/Investor, by being a part of the whole process Lambourn Commercial will bring a unique knowledge to the disposal process and an in-depth understanding of the completed building that can highlight the property's benefits over other competing schemes.

At the same time we provide market knowledge and expertise on what property use and size will create the best value, having regard to planning policies, and work alongside the client and their team to design the best building for the market and see the build programme through and the premises let or sold.


Case Study - Kensal Road, London W10

Kensal Road, London W10
Kensal Road, London W10

Appointed by Housing Association clients on the evening prior to demolition of the original premises, Damian had to review and make recommendations to the original design and specification, thereafter attending monthly Contractor and Project Management meetings on this mixed-use development of 108 flats and 62,000 sq. ft. of Office and Industrial premises fronting the Grand Union Canal in what was then a non-trendy part of Kensington and Chelsea.

  • Design and Specification advice
  • Leasing strategy to include size and type of premises to construct
  • Guidance on the future management of the asset
  • Implementing a TMT focussed marketing campaign
  • Letting and selling the commercial premises
  • Onward Tenant liaison
  • Overseeing rent reviews, lease renewals and dilapidations
  • Close working relationship with the Managing Agents and occupiers

Case Study - 15 London Street, Chertsey

15 London Street, Chertsey

Having sold this small town centre site in Chertsey to Chase Midland Plc, it was recognised that Damian had a long and in-depth knowledge of the SW M25 office market, developed since 1991. As such we were retained to:

  • Advise on the Design and Specification of the premises, involving regular meetings with architects, mechanical and electrical engineers and monthly site meetings with the contractor throughout the build programme.
  • Upon Completion, implement a marketing campaign, negotiate and successfully lease the premises
  • Advise on and transact a successful investment sale

"Having purchased this town centre site from Damian, it became apparent quite quickly that he had a real grasp as to what the occupier market required in terms of style, specification and layout. We therefore retained him to work with our architects and construction team to refine the design and specification. He worked alongside us throughout the construction process, during which time Damian suggested we converted part of the plant room space to offices, adding more value to the scheme.

Damian's unique insight into the building's specification enabled him to speak knowledgeably to interested parties and, having concluded lettings of each of the three floors, we felt he was the perfect agent to act for us on the investment sale."

We found his experience and knowledge of the whole development and letting process a breath of fresh air.

Tim Haslam - Director, Chase Commercial