Major projects require substantial planning and attention to detail. The complexities of site assembly, occupational leases, funding arrangements and planning regulations must be traversed for a commercial property development to proceed smoothly.

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Property development

We will take an active role and drive your project forward in a pragmatic, professional manner. We will work alongside you throughout the development process – formulating land buying strategies, drafting construction contacts and ultimately arranging sales.


As many of us have previously worked within the development industry, our knowledge of commercial property development is extensive. Our clients include several major development companies and we have worked on high profile infrastructure projects of national importance.


We use both tried and trusted techniques and creative thinking to overcome difficulties and provide best value. We also have specific expertise in the land regeneration process.


Our approach is flexible and responsive. We realise no two projects are the same and will work closely with your project team to understand your precise objectives. This includes discussing your options clearly.


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  • Conditional contracts
  • Promotion agreements
  • Development risk sharing between parties
  • Site assembly
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Highways and infrastructure
  • Joint ventures and collaboration
  • Development and funding agreements
  • Overage
  • Relationships with contractors
  • Environment issues (including remediation of contaminated land)
  • Affordable and key worker housing
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Development finance (loan facilities and security)
  • Leasing, plot sales and other exit arrangements



Highly recommended real estate practice advising housing associations and house builders on acquisitions, disposals, development and planning matters, as well as offering dispute resolution support.

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Very good technically, with a good range of specialisms.

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A major player in Kent and the South of England

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“The fees are competitive and good value for money.”

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“We’ve worked with Cripps since our foundation 10 years ago and have been very satisfied with the service we’ve received over a number of areas, from land and property through to planning and construction.”

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“We’ve always received a very prompt and professional service with a high standard of attention to detail balanced with approachability and a willingness to discuss issues and find workable and practical solutions.”

A business client

“It’s a real pleasure working with Sarah Ferguson and Bill Mackie whose experience and professionalism are first rate.”

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