We are a specialist land promotion, town planning, and development business with a proven track record and deep understanding of the UK residential, rural and commercial real estate markets.
Our principal objective is to provide land owners with an experienced, independent partner with whom to promote land or property with development potential. We provide a highly beneficial alternative to the traditional 'option' type arrangements favoured by house builders, but that all too often operate to the detriment of the land owner himself.
Our clients include private land and property owners, large and small, investors and occupiers on who's behalf we use our extensive expertise and contacts to promote land for development, or for whom we formulate and implement strategies to maximize the potential of their property assets. This may involve creating value through the town planning process, development of the property or site in question, or through other forms of active asset management.
From our offices in London and Gloucestershire, our activities are focussed throughout Southern England (including London) and the Home Counties, with the size and type of project varying greatly.
Land promotion projects are typically for developments of between 20 and 200 dwellings, with most involving land areas of between 5 and 50 acres. However, no site is too small and every opportunity will be considered on its merits.
Developments vary from single dwellings to more substantial housing, mixed use or commercial schemes. We also specialise in refurbishment projects, and rural development, including barn conversions and changes of use of other redundant agricultural buildings.
A key element of our approach is to minimise the risk to the landowner and maximise their return.
Whatever the project, our approach is highly personal, and in all cases we endeavour to gain a thorough appreciation of the goals and priorities of our partners and seek to create close and lasting relationships built on mutual trust and achievement.
Newmarket Appeal Success: Following a prolonged campaign involving two planning applications and two public enquiries, outline planning consent has been obtained on appeal, for the development of 63 new homes plus construction of a new racehorse training yard in the heart of Kentford.
Southend planning success: Detailed planning consent has been obtained for the development of 9 contemporary flats on London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. The site has since been sold to a local house builder.
Private Equity group Resolution Property appoint Agora: Working with RP, we are actively seeking substantial town centre mixed use development opportunities throughout Southern England.
Rural development/diversification, Berkshire: Agora are working with the owners of a prestigious rural estate to formulate a development plan to secure the long-term future of the property. This is likely to include the development of rural offices of c30,000 sq ft, a number of new-build homes and conversion of existing buildings to residential.