With the Government’s current target to build 300,000 homes every year and increasing demand for large commercial units, the pressure is on both developers and landowners to deliver. Our team of experienced in-house planners has been brought together from house builders,consultants and local authorities. Commercially focused, we ensure that both development value and design quality are maximised, together with appropriate infrastructure planning.
Key to our success is our commitment to working and engaging with the local communities within which we operate. We take a lead role in engaging with local residents, stakeholders, community groups, councils, ward members and politicians.
Our team of experienced in-house planners has been brought together from a background of house builders, consultants and local authorities. Commercially focused, we ensure that both development value and design quality are maximised throughout the promotion and development process.
Our planning team work very closely with our engineering department throughout the planning stages to ensure that development costs are properly managed by identifying the most cost effective and innovative infrastructure design solutions.
Key to our success is our commitment to working and engaging with the local communities within which we operate. We pride ourselves on the efforts we go to in ensuring we fully understand the needs of the local community, with the L&Q Estates team taking a lead role in engaging with local residents, stakeholders, community groups, parish and town councils, ward members and politicians.
Our extensive experience of dealing with sites of all sizes and complexity means there are few issues we have not come across before. Whether highways, drainage, flooding or site- remediation problems, we are able to find a solution which is cost-effective enabling us to unlock complex sites where others may have failed before.
Our in-house construction team sets us apart from many of our competitors. Involved in our site promotion from conception to the very end of the development, we are able to ensure that our master plans are created with one eye firmly on the provision and delivery of site wide strategic infrastructure.
This thorough and detailed approach also ensures that all aspects of the overall infrastructure package are rigorously tested and value engineered to ensure our vision for the overall development is delivered in the most cost effective way possible.
Undertaking the negotiation of section 38, 104 and 278 agreements and designing, pricing, tendering and delivering site-wide infrastructure not only ensures the prompt delivery of our sites to the market but also serves to reduce house- builder contingencies, and lead-in times thereby maximising land values.
Having acquired an interest in the land, secured planning and either partly or fully serviced the site with infrastructure, our development team sell fully serviced “oven-ready” and de-risked plots to a combination of PLC and SME house builders.
Our unique approach to site servicing allows us to create a multitude of different sized development land parcels. This enables us to sell to numerous house builders to suit their size and return on capital requirements.
In turn, this not only ensures we maximise land values but also enables us to deliver developments at a far faster pace than many of our competitors. This assists local authorities in keeping up with their housing delivery targets and
ensuring that we are at the forefront of helping to solve the national housing shortage.
From PLC to SME housebuilders, L&Q Estates has established a broad network of partners, all focused on quality developments.
“L&Q Estates is one of those companies with whom Warwick District Council (WDC) has been working over a number of years on a very significant extension to the urban area of Warwick, Whitnash and Leamington involving several thousand new homes, primary and secondary schools, major open spaces, local centres and significant improvements to the local transport infrastructure.
L&Q Estates is and has been very constructive and helpful in their approach, having signed up at the very beginning to the Council’s vision of creating a high quality Garden town concept and to our approach of infrastructure funding via a roof top tax approach on S106 contributions.
It is very clear to WDC that L&Q Estates’ approach to bringing forward and investing in site infrastructure has delivered sites for housing earlier than most competitor sites in our vicinity and so has been significantly helpful to the delivery of much needed homes of all tenures in our District.”
Mr Chris Elliott
Chief Executive, Warwick District Council
“Our team is well versed in dealing with the complexities of large-scale site assembly, equalisation and tax matters, ensuring you are in safe and experienced hands throughout the process. An initial meeting is informal and entirely at your own convenience - you will find us straight-talking and always willing to listen”.
Ian Hardwick - Group Managing Director, L&Q Estates