We advise clients on the potential for development of their land or buildings for the purposes of subsequent disposal or retention as investment property. This may involve initial appraisals and preliminary enquiries of relevant authorities. We may recommend the client to other professional services including planning consultants, construction cost consultants, structural engineers, if required. Ashley Smith can assemble the professional team, to be engaged by the client, for the purposes of progressing development.

Projects include Durham City Retail Park (with B&Q, Argos and Currys amongst the tenant list), Broomside Park, Belmont, Durham which includes development of a Whitbread public house / restaurant and travel inn, 7,000m² (75,000 sq ft) indoor soccer centre and BMW/Mini car showroom. And Thorn Lighting's new 400,000 sq ft facility at Spennymoor, County Durham.

We are sensitive to the Local Planning Authority's requirements and policies whilst endeavouring to obtain the best possible returns for the client.