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The Roffen Club, Rochester

The Roffen Club, Rochester

Trinity School & College is an independent day school, college and gateway provision specialising in teaching children and young people aged 6 to 25 with a diagnosis of anxiety, speech, language and communication difficulties. DWD were appointed to advise on the potential expansion of the school’s campus, with particular focus on ‘The Roffen Club’ located

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Victor House, Hackney

Victor House, Hackney

DWD are retained advisers for SPACE Studios and represented them in negotiations for the 2016 lease renewal at Victor House, 282 Richmond Road, London E8. The property extends over 11,000 sqft of artist studio accommodation. The passing rent from the 2011 review, also set by DWD, was £55,500 per annum. The landlord proposed an annual

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The Triangle, Hackney

The Triangle, Hackney

DWD are retained advisers for SPACE Studios and represented them in negotiations for the 2016 rent review at their headquarters – The Triangle, 129-131 Mare Street, London E8. The property is the largest in the portfolio and comprises over 35,000 sqft of artist studio accommodation. The passing rent from the 2011 review, also set by

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64-84 Chisenhale Road, Tower Hamlets

64-84 Chisenhale Road, Tower Hamlets

DWD represented Chisenhale Art Place Ltd in respect of the 2016 rent review at 64-84 Chisenhale Road, E3. The property comprises four floors of artist studio, gallery and dance studio accommodation totalling over 33,000 sqft, with a passing rent of £47,000 per annum as decided by an Independent Expert at the 2011 review. The landlord,

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Groombridge Road, Hackney

Groombridge Road, Hackney

DWD secured planning permission for the demolition of an existing garage and garden shed and erection of a three storey dwelling house over lower ground floor at 28 Groombridge Road. The site is located within the Victoria Park Conservation Area and the contemporary design by Lynas-Smith Architects evolved through discussions with the Conservation and Design Officer at

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High Lane Estate, Ealing

High Lane Estate, Ealing

DWD have recently been instructed by residential leaseholders at the High Lane Estate, Ealing to provide valuation and compulsory purchase advice in light of the proposed estate regeneration. Phase One includes Humber, Colne and Dee Courts where leaseholder properties will be bought back by the Ealing council. Phase One is anticipated to be vacant by summer 2019 after which time buildings will be

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Bridge Close, Romford

Bridge Close, Romford

DWD have been instructed by a number of property owners in Romford affected by the Bridge Close regeneration scheme, providing both commercial and residential claimants with specialist compulsory purchase and valuation advice. On 28th February 2018, the Executive Director of Housing and Land at the Greater London Authority approved entering into a contractual commitment to provide grant funding of

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Erith Park, Bexley

Erith Park, Bexley

DWD have been instructed by a number of leaseholders in Erith, advising both commercial and residential claimants in relation to the on-going estate regeneration scheme and associated compulsory purchases. Erith Park, a £130m, 10 Ha mixed residential development replaces the former Larner Road estate of 8 tower blocks.  Phase One of the redevelopment is complete,

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High Road West, Tottenham

High Road West, Tottenham

DWD have been instructed by a number of property owners in Tottenham affected by the High Road West regeneration scheme, providing both commercial and residential claimants with specialist compulsory purchase valuation advice. The following properties are affected: The Love Lane Estate: 297 properties on the Love Lane Estate will be demolished, including: Ermine House Charles House

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Peel Precinct, Brent

Peel Precinct, Brent

DWD have been instructed by a number of leaseholders at Peel Precinct, advising both commercial and residential claimants in relation to the on-going estate regeneration scheme and associated compulsory purchases. On the 15 February 2017, the Planning Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the Peel site. Due to the size of the scheme, the

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Domex, Wimbledon

Domex, Wimbledon

DWD were initially appointed to provide valuation and compulsory purchase advice to Domex  following an approach by London Borough of Merton (LBM) to purchase their warehouse/office building to allow the development of a new school. DWD were able to secure a significant improvement in terms offered by LBM within a number of weeks of our

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1 Mabledon Place, Euston

1 Mabledon Place, Euston

DWD has acted on behalf of The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) to successfully acquire 1 Mabledon Place, known as The Halo Building, in Euston. TDL pre-let the entire property comprising 90,000 sqft, formerly occupied by Unison. When TDL acquired the building it was undergoing a substantial redevelopment to provide high quality office and laboratory accommodation. In

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Restrictive Covenant Release, Bedfordshire

Restrictive Covenant Release, Bedfordshire

DWD was appointed to advise on the release of a restrictive covenant that impeded certain uses taking place on land owned by our client in Bedfordshire. Planning permission for employment uses has been secured on the land, which comprised of over 6.5 acres. Our client had agreed terms to dispose of the site to an

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Medius House, Soho

Medius House, Soho

DWD have acted for Cinesite in the re-structuring of their leasehold interests in Medius House, Sheraton Street which involved surrendering 2 leases and acquiring additional space within the building. DWD have also provided business rates and planning advice to Cinesite. Cinesite are a digital entertainment studio based in Soho who provide visual effects to the

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Hackney Road, Shoreditch

Hackney Road, Shoreditch

DWD secured planning permission and conservation area consent on behalf of Intex Properties Ltd for a four storey building above basement to accommodate a ground floor restaurant and 9 flats above. The innovative design by Claridge Architects within the Hackney Road Conservation Area involved the rebuilding of the locally listed façade along Hackney Road and

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Beaulieu Urban Extension, Chelmsford

Beaulieu Urban Extension, Chelmsford

DWD provides strategic planning advice to Countryside Properties and L&Q to deliver a vibrant new district for Chelmsford set around New Hall School, formerly King Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace, and its estate parkland, the development is conceived as a series of individually designed neighbourhoods that connect to the wider landscape. DWD secured outline planning consent

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Five Oaks Lane, Chigwell

Five Oaks Lane, Chigwell

DWD provides strategic planning advice to Countryside Properties and L&Q to deliver Oaklands Hamlet in Chigwell comprising 425 new homes surrounded by 25 acres of public open space including a new country park and public transport provision. DWD worked with the London Borough of Redbridge to successfully promote the use of Compulsory Purchase Powers and

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Wasabi, Kensington High Street

Wasabi, Kensington High Street

Following Wasabi taking a unit in Kensington Arcade, fronting Kensington High Street, we reviewed the valuation to identify potential savings. The unit was valued on a zoned basis in line with other shop units along Kensington High Street. Although the unit is similar in position, layout and size to numerous A1 units on the High

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Royal Lancaster Hotel, London

Royal Lancaster Hotel, London

DWD have been instructed on both the 2010 and 2017 Rate Lists to review the values adopted for Landmark Hotels, which includes Royal Lancaster Hotel in Bayswater London. The rateable value of the hotel is around £4m, giving rise to an annual occupied liability of around £2m. Central London hotels are valued on a matrix

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Blackstone, Queen Victoria Street

Blackstone, Queen Victoria Street

DWD are instructed as an advisor to Blackstone in respect of their rate liabilities over the course of the 2017 Rate List. We were asked to provide advice at Queen Victoria Street following the Supreme Court’s decision in Woolway v Mazars. A tenant occupied several floors within the same building, with each floor having been

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Whole Foods Market, Kensington

Whole Foods Market, Kensington

DWD are instructed by Whole Foods Market to manage their business rates affairs During the 14-month construction period for the supermarket we achieved a 100% exemption from the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.  Using technical arguments regarding the fact that elements within the building envelope (albeit not in our client’s demise) were listed, we

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Stockley House, London

Stockley House, London

DWD acted for a private developer in respect of appeals on Stockley House. The scheme started, the building was stripped out and then access issues were encountered with TfL effectively ransoming the scheme.  Consequently, physical work on site was halted pending resolution of access issues that would facilitate the demolition of the building and the

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Pizza Hut, Hemel Hempstead

Pizza Hut, Hemel Hempstead

DWD are instructed by Pizza Hut on business rates matters. Leisure World is an out of town leisure complex and retail park in Hemel Hempstead.  We believed the price applied to the Pizza Hut restaurant in the 2010 List was too high.  We lodged an appeal and achieved a reduction from £308 to £265 per

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Novartis, Horsham

Novartis, Horsham

DWD act for Novartis on business rates matters in respect of their site in Horsham. The management and execution of value appeals and exemption applications has yielded significant savings for Novartis.  Following the phased vacation of the site we obtained an escalating sequence of Section 44A certificates followed by 100% empty rate relief.  This resulted

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Mulberry, Westfield Stratford

Mulberry, Westfield Stratford

DWD are instructed by Mulberry in respect of business rates matters. This includes their shop at Westfield Stratford, where several DWD valuers participated on the Rating Surveyors Association committee that negotiated levels of value for the entire shopping centre in the 2010 List. The shopping centre opened in September 2011, with a rateable value of

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Indesit, Peterborough

Indesit, Peterborough

DWD are instructed by Indesit in respect of business rates advice. Following the cessation of fridge manufacturing on this site in 2008, Indesit vacated a number of buildings which were ultimately demolished. Straddling the 2005 and 2010 Lists, we achieved an escalating sequence of Section 44a reliefs for the empty buildings. Once demolition was underway

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Encon, Dagenham

Encon, Dagenham

DWD act for The Encon Group in respect of business rates matters across their estate. The Valuation Office originally entered the subject building as a new assessment in the Rate List when they believed construction work had finished. As a completion notice had not been served by the local council, on appeal we succeeded in

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Consumers’ Association, Marylebone Road

Consumers’ Association, Marylebone Road

DWD are instructed by the Consumers’ Association, a registered charity, in respect of business rates matters. On appeal the rating valuation of their assessment at 2 Marylebone Road London was reduced by 11% to reflect issues such as the accommodation’s fragmented layout and the mixed ages of different elements of the building. Consumers’ Association began

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Chipotle, Rates Management

Chipotle, Rates Management

DWD are instructed by Chipotle to manage their business rates affairs. As well as submission and negotiation of appeals to Rateable Values, this includes a rate management service. As Chipotle’s HQ is located overseas, in Denver, Colorado, we provide a rates management service for them. This includes receiving and checking their rates demands for accuracy

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Apple, Glasgow

Apple, Glasgow

DWD are instructed by Apple to manage their business rates affairs. This includes properties in Scotland, such as their shop on Buchanan Street, Glasgow. Apple carried out extensive works to increase the size of their shop from 417 sq m to 1,300 sq m.  This required us to submit an appeal to merge the rating

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Synergy House, Bloomsbury

Synergy House, Bloomsbury

DWD led the design team to deliver the client’s aspiration to refurbish a 1950’s office building in a sustainable way by increasing the available floorspace through rear infill extensions and an additional 5th floor roof extension that is not visible from the street in order to protect the existing roof line within the Bloomsbury Conservation

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44-46 Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia

44-46 Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia

DWD secured planning permission for the redevelopment of an existing office building in Central London to provide a 2-storey rear extension, a single storey roof extension and a new façade including 3 bay windows. The building is located in the Charlotte Street Conservation Area and planning permission was approved in July 2014 and construction completed

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Premier House, Edgware

Premier House, Edgware

DWD obtained prior approval on this 1960s office building in the centre of Edgware. The approval enabled  conversion of 8,773sq.m to 121 flats. Further changes of use to residential and permission to re-clad the building were also achieved. We then submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of the building`s car park to construct a 17

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Solar Farm Developments

Solar Farm Developments

DWD and its staff have advised clients including Belectric, Hive Energy and Luminous Energy on the development of in excess of 40 solar farms in locations across the UK.  The solar farms range in size from 1 megawatt up to 49 megawatts.  The largest site covered an area of in excess of 100 hectares, requiring

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Battery Storage Facility, North Yorkshire

Battery Storage Facility, North Yorkshire

DWD advised Eggborough Power Limited (EPL) on the consenting route for its proposals to develop a battery storage facility on land at the existing coal-fired power station at Eggborough. The battery storage facility would have an output of up to 50 megawatts and be charged from the electricity grid during periods of low demand for

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SuDS in London – a guide

SuDS in London – a guide

DWD was part of a team that advised Transport for London on the production of a guidance document for the provision of sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) in London. The document sets out how SuDS can be incorporated into London’s streets and wider public realm.  It highlights potential opportunities and constraints and aims to encourage

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Lidl, Feltham

Lidl, Feltham

DWD has provided planning advice to Lidl in respect of a number of its existing and proposed assets, including proposals to redevelop the Lidl foodstore in Feltham, London. DWD produced the planning application documents on Lidl’s behalf, including the Planning Statement.  DWD also advised on the Community Infrastructure Levy and helped negotiate the Section 106

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The Honourable Artillery Company, Islington

The Honourable Artillery Company, Islington

DWD advised the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) on obtaining the necessary planning permission to hold events at the Artillery Garden, which forms the grounds to Armoury House, the headquarters of the HAC and a Grade II* listed building. During two periods each year (summer and winter) demountable structures are erected within the southern part of

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Central Park Estate, Hounslow

Central Park Estate, Hounslow

DWD is advising the Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT), part of Aberdeen Standard, on the potential release of 4.2 hectares of greenfield land from the Metropolitan Green Belt for industrial and warehouse development in close proximity to Heathrow Airport. DWD has prepared and submitted representations to the consultations on the London Borough of Hounslow West

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Ravenhead Retail Park, St. Helens

Ravenhead Retail Park, St. Helens

DWD provides planning advice to Hammerson in respect of Ravenhead Retail Park in St. Helens, which forms part of its UK retail warehouse portfolio. The Retail Park provides over 30,000 sqms of non-food retail floorspace in an out-of-centre location.  Work has included securing planning permission for a number of restaurant pods, the subdivision of and

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King’s Lynn ‘B’ CCGT Power Station, Norfolk

King’s Lynn ‘B’ CCGT Power Station, Norfolk

DWD is providing advice to EP UK Investments on proposals to vary the existing Section 36 consent for the King’s Lynn ‘B’ combined cycle gas turbine (‘CCGT’) Power Station Project in Norfolk. Consent was granted under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 in 2009 for a 1,020-megawatt (MW) CCGT power station at the site.  Due

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Boots, Chester

Boots, Chester

Negotiating the new lease on renewal of a large retail store. Appraisal of site, legal documents and collation of evidence to assess the rental value of a 66,000 sqft gross retail store located in a Cathedral City Centre. Advising client on strategy and rental value, negotiations with the other sides surveyors, liaising with client’s lawyers,

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Sainsbury’s, Pimlico

Sainsbury’s, Pimlico

Expert referral on a rent review dispute on supermarket premises. Appraisal of site, legal documents and collation of evidence to assess the rental value of a 54,000 sqft gross supermarket premises located in SW district of London. Following break down in retail negotiations, preparations and submission of Expert Reports and Points of Replies to appointed

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House of Fraser, Norwich

House of Fraser, Norwich

Expert referral on rent review dispute on a Department Store Appraisal of site, legal documents and the collation of evidence to assess the rental value of 140,000 sqft gross Department Store located in a prime retail centre. Rent Review – 29 September 2015 Defended a nil increase on an upward only rent review, securing a

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Listed Laboratory, Welwyn Garden City

Listed Laboratory, Welwyn Garden City

A major UK housebuilder submitted a planning application for the conversion of a Grade ll listed former laboratory and manufacturing premises located in Welwyn Garden City extending to circa 33,000 sq ft to provide 34 flats. Planning policy required 30% of the flats to be provided as affordable housing units split 70:30 between rented and

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Victorian Mill Conversion, East Sussex

Victorian Mill Conversion, East Sussex

DWD are advising in respect of the redevelopment of a derelict Victorian Mill and surrounding land extending to circa 10.8 acres to deliver a 98 residential unit scheme incorporating circa 13,000 sq ft A3/B1 commercial space in East Sussex. We were instructed by the landowner from scheme inception to provide design and valuation advice as

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HS2, IBIS Hotel, Euston

HS2, IBIS Hotel, Euston

We are currently providing compensation and strategy advice to Accor Hotels UK and Ireland following the acquisition of their 380 bed IBIS hotel next to Euston railway station for the purposes of the High Speed 2 railway between London and Birmingham. We previously liaised with their legal team including Counsel in the preparation of representations

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DCO, A14 Highway Improvements

DCO, A14 Highway Improvements

Our client acquired a former public house on the A14 with the intention of obtaining planning consent for truck stop facilities. However, shortly after the submission of the outline planning application Highways England published plans for the upgrading of the A14 and issued safeguarding directions such that the Local Planning Authority were unable to determine the

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Premier House, Edgware, London

Premier House, Edgware, London

DWD obtained prior approval for office to residential conversion of 8,773sq.m to 121 units, and submitted an application for the redevelopment of the rear car park to construct a 17 storey building providing a further 122 additional residential units and a podium level landscaped communal gardens. The application followed extensive collaboration with Barnet Council and key

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Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, Heathrow Airport

Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, Heathrow Airport

DWD has advised the Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT), part of Aberdeen Standard , on an air cargo warehouse of approximately 6,200 sq ms and ancillary office space on a site of 1.6 hectares at Heathrow Airport for occupation by Cathay Pacific. The air cargo warehouse is located ‘on-airport’ close to the Heathrow Cargo

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Drax Biomass Conversion, North Yorkshire

Drax Biomass Conversion, North Yorkshire

DWD provided planning support to Drax Power Limited in respect of its proposals to facilitate biomass co-firing at its 4,000 megawatt coal-fired power station near Selby in North Yorkshire, through the conversion of three of the existing six generating units from coal to biomass. DWD secured planning permission for new biomass handling, storage and distribution facilities, including biomass storage domes

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Gateway Gas Storage Project, Cumbria

Gateway Gas Storage Project, Cumbria

On behalf of Stag Energy, DWD provided planning support to the Gateway Gas Storage Project near Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.  The project encompassed the creation of 20 offshore caverns in salt strata beneath the East Irish Sea for the storage of natural gas.  The caverns would be linked to new onshore gas processing equipment adjacent to Centrica’s South Morecambe

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Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge

Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge

Negotiating new lease on renewal of a retail outlet: The services provided included an appraisal of the site, legal documents and collation of evidence to assess the rental value of a retail premises arranged over ground and basement levels in Beauchamp Place, London SW3. Advising client on strategy and rental value, negotiations with the landlord’s

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Keadby 2 Power Station, North Lincolnshire

Keadby 2 Power Station, North Lincolnshire

DWD is advising Keadby Developments Limited (KDL), a subsidiary of SSE Plc, on it proposals to construct a new combined cycle gas turbine power station (CCGT), known as Keadby 2, on land adjacent to its existing Keadby 1 power station in North Lincolnshire. Consent was granted under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 in

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KIA Motors UK, Brentford

KIA Motors UK, Brentford

DWD secured planning permission in 2013 for a 4,000 sqm flagship motor showroom spread over four floors, including café and decked vehicle display and parking, for KIA Motors UK on the Great West Road in Brentford, adjacent to the elevated section of the M4 on the approach to central London.  The dealership is Europe’s largest KIA showroom.

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Letchworth Embedded Power Plant, Bedfordshire

Letchworth Embedded Power Plant, Bedfordshire

DWD successfully advised Green Frog Power Ltd in securing planning permission for a 20 megawatt embedded power plant within the Green Belt on the edge of Letchworth Garden City. The power plant is now operational and is connected to the local electricity network via an existing electricity substation and generates electricity through the operation of a

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Red Gap Wind Farm, Teesside

Red Gap Wind Farm, Teesside

DWD provided planning advice to British Telecom Plc in respect of its proposals for an onshore wind farm at Wolviston, Teesside. Planning permission was secured in 2011 for five 125 metre high wind turbines with a combined generating capacity of 15 megawatts.  The project formed part of BT’s UK wide renewable energy programme. DWD was

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York Gas Field, North Yorkshire

York Gas Field, North Yorkshire

DWD advised Centrica in respect of its York Gas Field development in the southern North Sea.  The York Field has estimated recoverable gas reserves of around 3 billion cubic metres.  The gas field is connected to the Easington Gas Terminal on the North Yorkshire coast by 34 kilometre subsea pipelines.  First production from the York Field took place

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Relocation of Overhead Electricity Lines

Relocation of Overhead Electricity Lines

DWD was appointed in 2017 to advise a national housebuilder on the prospect of overhead electricity lines being relocated and to provide associated valuation advice. Our client has option agreements in place with landowners to purchase over 300 acres of greenfield land located in the South East, which has a draft site allocation. The Local

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St Barnabas Church, North Finchley

St Barnabas Church, North Finchley

St Barnabas Church, located in North Finchley within the London Borough of Barnet, sought advice on the disposal of their existing church and adjacent land. The church sought to dispose of the site in order to generate funds to facilitate the relocation of the church to a larger and more suitable property. DWD provided planning

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Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

The Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project in the City of London is being undertaken by Transport for London (TfL). To facilitate the project TfL applied for an Order under the Transport and Works Act, to secure powers to compulsorily acquire several buildings located above Bank Station, in third party ownership and occupied by both commercial

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Change of Use, Kew College, Richmond

Change of Use, Kew College, Richmond

Kew College is pre-preparatory and preparatory school located in Kew Gardens within the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Kew College required additional accommodation to support the school. DWD was appointed to advise on the proposed change of use of a detached residential property to educational use to be used in connection with the main

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Prayer Halls, Bushy Cemetery

Prayer Halls, Bushy Cemetery

DWD was appointed by The United Synagogue, who sought to secure planning permission to extend Bushey Cemetery, which is located in the Green Belt within Hertsmere Borough Council. Detailed pre-application discussions and negotiations with Hertsmere Borough Council took place to ensure that DWD secured planning consent in 2013 on behalf of The United Synagogue. The

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Topps Tiles

Topps Tiles

DWD provide ongoing planning advice to Topps Tiles throughout the UK in both managing planning applications for new units and their existing portfolio of sites. DWD have secured recent planning permissions for Topps Tiles, ensuring that the decisions meet their operational requirements. DWD have recently secured various planning permissions for Topps Tiles including via change

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The Klinger Building, Bromley

The Klinger Building, Bromley

DWD has secured planning and listed building consent at planning committee for Chancerygate for partial demolition and redevelopment of the grade II listed Klinger factory and associated buildings to provide 15 units to be used for B1(c), B2 and B8 uses comprising approximately 160,000sqft. The site is located in Bromley however the site’s access is

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Costco, Stevenage

Costco, Stevenage

DWD secured planning and listed building consent for Costco at planning committee for external alterations and change of use of the Grade II listed former John Lewis warehouse from Use Class B8 (with associated Use Class B1) to Sui Generis use as a Membership Warehouse Club. The planning permission and Listed Building Consent was issued

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Singapore High Commission, Belgravia

Singapore High Commission, Belgravia

DWD has supported the Government of Singapore with its proposals to modernise its listed buildings at Wilton Crescent in the Belgravia Conservation Area and to change the use of one listed building from a residence to consular space. Collaborative consultation with the City of Westminster on detailed design and heritage impacts produced a scheme which

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Raglan Court, Wembley

Raglan Court, Wembley

DWD were instructed to advise in respect of the extension of a 1930’s apartment scheme in Wembley to provide an additional 72 residential flats. We were initially appointed to provide planning feasibility and appraisal advice to the project team during the design stage and to analyse the viability of a number of potential schemes which

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Dulwich Village, Southwark

Dulwich Village, Southwark

DWD was appointed to assess the redevelopment potential of a site in Motor Trade use in Dulwich Village. The project involved a Joint Venture partnership between the landlord and tenant. DWD provided advice on lease re-gearing, together with advice on development viability and planning feasibility, to identify the optimum scheme for the site. Alongside heritage

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Willow Vale, Shepherd’s Bush

Willow Vale, Shepherd’s Bush

DWD was appointed by City Innovations to prepare an application for planning permission for 4 dwellings at 58 – 76 Willow Vale, London. Prior to our involvement planning permission had been refused for 3 dwellings that was subsequently dismissed at appeal. Our role was to assist the preparation of a new scheme that overcame the reasons

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St James School, Hammersmith

St James School, Hammersmith

DWD was appointed by St James School, located in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, to advise on the change of use of a 3 bed self-contained house, adjacent to the main school site, to use as the schools Bursars Team office. Changing educational requirements and teaching methods mean that it is currently not

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Jaguar Land Rover, Tonbridge

Jaguar Land Rover, Tonbridge

DWD were instructed by Jardine Motors Group in 2017 to provide planning consultancy advice in respect of a planning application for the erection of a Jaguar Land Rover showroom and aftersales facility. DWD secured planning permission for the proposal, consented by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. DWD’s primary role was to provide a Planning Statement

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Five Oaks Lane, Chigwell

Five Oaks Lane, Chigwell

DWD were initially appointed to provide valuation and site assembly advice to Countryside Properties following unsuccessful attempts to acquire all the necessary land interests to allow the development of a 425 unit residential scheme. Securing the development was a longstanding policy for the London Borough of Redbridge and DWD successfully promoted the use of Compulsory

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Camden, Estate Regeneration

Camden, Estate Regeneration

DWD has acted for Camden Council in relation to a number of projects within their 15 year Community Investment Programme (CIP). This has included the Bacton Low Rise Estate redevelopment for 290 residential units, employment floorspace (Use Class B1) and new open space. Sarah Price co-ordinated a multi-disciplinary team of consultants to prepare and manage

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Big Yellow Self Storage, Kings Cross

Big Yellow Self Storage, Kings Cross

DWD is acting for Big Yellow Self Storage in relation to their proposals for a mixed use development on York Way, Kings Cross.  The scheme includes a self storage centre, flexi-offices and new offices and small business units to meet the needs of growing businesses emerging from the Tileyard Studio cluster.  The scheme is being

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Big Yellow Self Storage, Battersea

Big Yellow Self Storage, Battersea

DWD is acting for Big Yellow Self Storage in relation to their proposals for a mixed use development at the corner of York Road and Lombard Road, Battersea.  The scheme includes a self storage centre, offices, artist’s studios, retail and food and drink uses and around 180 residential units, in a building of up to

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Big Yellow Self Storage, Camberwell

Big Yellow Self Storage, Camberwell

DWD acted for Big Yellow Self Storage to secure planning permission for a self storage centre and flexi-office scheme on Southampton Way, Camberwell. The consented development incorporates around 8,500sqm of self storage space (including mezzanine floors) and 2,000sqm of flexi-offices, designed to accommodate small businesses and start-ups. DWD led the preparation of the planning application,

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Solar House, North Finchley

Solar House, North Finchley

DWD were appointed by St Barnabas Church and The London Diocesan Fund to advise them on the change of use of an existing 36,000 sqft office building in North Finchley for St Barnabas Church to relocate to and to support their go+grow project. We undertook extensive pre-application engagement with the London Borough of Barnet and

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Maddox Gallery, Westminster

Maddox Gallery, Westminster

DWD was appointed by the Maddox Gallery to secure internal and external alterations to their new gallery at 112 Westbourne Grove within the City of Westminster. The unit is a large Grade II Listed corner unit with beautiful curved glazing and façade details. The proposed amendments to the unit needed a strong justification to demonstrate

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Imperial House, Barnet

Imperial House, Barnet

DWD were appointed by United Properties London to manage and submit an application for planning permission for the demolition of the existing showroom and construction of a part 16, part 7 and part 3 storey mixed use development comprising 81 residential dwellings and 8,000sq.ft of offices. The main issues that the development needed to overcome

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519 – 523 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets

519 – 523 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets

DWD was appointed by the freeholders to manage and submit an application for planning permission for the demolition of the existing D1 education Use building and construction of 9 flats from 1st to 4th floor and replacement ground floor education facilities measuring 2,500sq.ft. The key planning issues to overcome were the tight site constraints, the

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Dollis Valley Estate, Barnet

Dollis Valley Estate, Barnet

Countryside Properties was selected by the London Borough of Barnet in late 2011 as its development partner for its regeneration project at the Dollis Valley Estate, located in High Barnet. The estate renewal includes replacing the existing 436 homes with a mixed tenure high quality development of over 600 new homes. A number of homes

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Glasgow Caledonian University, London

Glasgow Caledonian University, London

DWD advised Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on the rent review of their London campus at 40 Fashion Street, London, E1. The landlord quoted a rent of £1,032,000 based on earlier rent review settlements within the building and we agreed a rent of £825,000 (20% less) through negotiations. Counsel’s advice was sought over the legal interpretation

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