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Dilapidations: Section 18(1)

Dilapidations: Section 18(1)

Our client had been the tenant of a 62,000 sq ft Grade A office building in St Albans, Hertfordshire, constructed circa 1992. The property was let in its entirety to our client, The Secretary of State (SoS), and fully occupied by sub-tenants up to lease end. As the lease came to an end the SoS

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Red Book Valuation

Red Book Valuation

Our client, a business owner and investor, instructed DWD to provide a Red Book valuation of a silk weaving factory in Suffolk, to assist in the potential acquisition of the freehold interest. The property is situated in a town centre environment, with a high site coverage, and significant local heritage. The previous business had, unfortunately,

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Lease Advisory

Lease Advisory

Acting for the instructional owner of a high-quality scheme situated in Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, comprising over 200,000 sq ft of warehouse accommodation. On-going lease advisory advice to the owner’s investment manager, Abrdn, in respect of rent reviews, lease renewals and re-gearing events, helping to ensure improving rental returns and capital value growth for

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Restrictive Covenants

Restrictive Covenants

Frontier Estate Limited (Frontier) has secured planning permission in respect of a 2 ½ storey, 71 bed care home. However, part of the land upon which the development was intended to be implemented was subject to restrictive covenants benefitting adjoining land which was owned by national housebuilders. That land was part of a large housing

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Land Assembly

Land Assembly

Chichester District Council and Countryside Properties (UK) Limited intended to assemble circa 76 hectares of land and bring forward the Tangmere Strategic Development Location to deliver 1,300 dwellings, a village centre, primary school and associated infrastructure. The required land was in a number of ownerships. Whilst the landowners had previously been in negotiations with each

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Compulsory Purchase Expert Evidence

Compulsory Purchase Expert Evidence

Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK Limited (SSI) operated the former Redcar Steelworks which extended to circa 600 acres. SSI’s purchase of the steelworks was funded by a consortium of Thai Banks. In addition, SSI owned 50% of Redcar Bulk Terminal (RBT) with New British Steel owing the remaining 50%. SSI went into liquidation such that the

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Accountancy – Professional Negligence Litigation

Accountancy – Professional Negligence Litigation

Our client is a Family Office who own a residential and commercial property portfolio situated in various Prime and North London locations. The client was incorrectly advised that SDLT would not be payable upon a demerger. In addition, the transfer of properties included qualifying leaseholders where Section 5 Notices should have been served and where

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Banking Litigation

Banking Litigation

The client, a High Street Bank, had lent to a private company to purchase properties comprising of a mixed-use portfolio of offices, retail, warehouses, development land and residential housing in Cambridgeshire.  Following the purchase, the borrower brought a damages claim in respect of an alleged “SWAPS” interest rate.  Having acted as the lending Bank, the

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Contractual Dispute

Contractual Dispute

Our client, a property company, had previously owned a commercial site of circa 1.5 million sq ft at Winnersh Triangle business park.  The site comprised offices, warehouses, data centres, a hotel and retail uses. A significant damages claim was brought against our client in relation to an alleged contract breach concerning a potential disposal. Our

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Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence

Our client is a property company who own the freehold of a 20,000 sq ft Grade A office constructed circa 2007 and situated in the Home Counties. They had purchased the property to supplement their portfolio, however there was an issue regarding a potential disposal of the asset due to a defective lease clause. As

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Dilapidations: Section 18(1)

Dilapidations: Section 18(1)

Acting for the owner of an iconic freehold building in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, comprising 64,000 sq ft of a Grade A office building.  The property had been constructed around 1982 and is known colloquially as the “Blue Leanie”. The property had previously been let in it is entirety, having been originally occupied by The Equitable Life

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Accountancy – Professional Negligence Litigation

Accountancy – Professional Negligence Litigation

Our client is a Family Office who own a residential and commercial property portfolio situated in various Prime and North London locations. The client was incorrectly advised that SDLT would not be payable upon a demerger. In addition, the transfer of properties included qualifying leaseholders where Section 5 Notices should have been served and where

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Tybalds Estate, Holborn

Tybalds Estate, Holborn

DWD has secured planning permission for Camden Council’s Development Team on a 56 unit residential scheme within the Tybalds Estate, Holborn. The London Borough of Camden’s Planning Committee granted consent for the regeneration project, which is part of Camden’s Community Investment Programme. The development comprises of infill development across the existing Council owned residential Estate,

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Big Yellow – Harrow

Big Yellow – Harrow

Big Yellow purchased Plots C2 and D3 of the Harrow View East development from Barratt in 2019 with the intention of providing a new Big Yellow Self-Storage facility with flexible-office space, and 11 industrial units on these plots. The site was subject to an outline planning permission, which had been granted for the phased comprehensive

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Big Yellow Self Storage – various sites

Big Yellow Self Storage – various sites

DWD act as the sole planning agents for Big Yellow Self Storage Company Ltd. The planning team at DWD have acted on over 75 schemes for Big Yellow Self Storage, including some technically complex applications with significant issues relating to height, scale, massing, transport, noise and air quality. Many of the applications are within strategically

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Managing Change – Deletion of Assessment (retail)

Managing Change – Deletion of Assessment (retail)

DWD act for Kering Group in relation to business rates matters.  Kering owns brands such as Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Venetta, Brioni, Boucheron and Balenciaga. Balenciaga planned to open a new shop in New Bond Street.  They faced a significant empty rate liability during the construction and fit out period prior to opening. 

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Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station Project

Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station Project

SSE Thermal and Equinor are exploring opportunities for decarbonised power generation on the site of SSE’s existing power station at Peterhead in Aberdeenshire.  The new gas-fired power station, which will be fitted with carbon capture technology, will have an electrical output of up 910MW.  Situated on Scotland’s east coast, the Peterhead site is ideally placed

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Geffrye Street, Hackney.

Geffrye Street, Hackney.

DWD secured permission for the approval of a roof top extension to an office building in Geffrye Street, Hackney. The property is located in the Kingsland Conservation Area and is adjacent to Grade II listed properties. A unanimous approval of the application at Planning Committee was the result of two rounds of pre-application engagement with

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London Road, Epsom

London Road, Epsom

DWD received the Decision Notice granting approval for the construction of a three to six storey building comprising 45 flats at London Road in Epsom and Ewell in August 2021. The application was originally put forward for approval at the Council’s Planning Committee in April 2021 and following the provision of additional details, and the

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Treetop Adventure Golf Manchester

Treetop Adventure Golf Manchester

Treetop Adventure Golf launched a new centre in The Printworks in Manchester in August 2018.  Approximately 6 months after opening they received the assessment of the rateable value (RV) for their premises from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).  The RV ascribed by the VOA was massively in excess of any estimates they had obtained and

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Pizza Hut, Solstice Park, Amesbury, Wiltshire

Pizza Hut, Solstice Park, Amesbury, Wiltshire

DWD are instructed by Pizza Hut on business rates matters. The Solstice Park is an out-of-town leisure complex, close to Stonehenge in Wiltshire.  We identified that the value applied to the Pizza Hut restaurant on the Park by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) was too high. We lodged a Check (1st stage appeal) and a

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Brampton Grove, Barnet

Brampton Grove, Barnet

DWD secured Full Planning Permission for the demolition of one large dwelling on Brampton Grove in Hendon and its replacement with three contemporary family sized dwellings. The design, by Claridge Architects, sought to provide three generous, contemporary and contextually appropriate houses which provide high quality living accommodation and generous rear gardens. Whilst careful consideration was given

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The Quant Building, Walthamstow

The Quant Building, Walthamstow

DWD secured planning permission on behalf of Hiltongrove Ltd for a two-storey extension to an existing three storey building in Walthamstow, to accommodate nine residential units.

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Lytag Lightweight Aggregate Manufacturing Plant, North Yorkshire

Lytag Lightweight Aggregate Manufacturing Plant, North Yorkshire

DWD acted as planning consultant on behalf of Lytag Limited, part of Aggregate Industries, to obtain full planning permission from North Yorkshire County Council for a 15m lightweight aggregate (LWA) manufacturing plant near to Drax Power Station. The facility, near to existing Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA) deposits, processes PFA and manufactures it into a range

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Phase 1C, Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration

Phase 1C, Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration

In April 2019 DWD received the approval of reserved matters for 352 residential units within Phase 1C of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration area on behalf of Argent Related. The application sought the approval of details relating to the layout, scale, appearance, access and landscaping of a residential-led mixed use development (known as ‘Plot 11’)

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Caravane, Coal Drops Yard

Caravane, Coal Drops Yard

Following the successful acquisition of Caravane?s first UK store in 2014 on New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, DWD were instructed to secure Caravane?s second London store.

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Commercial Road , Limehouse

Commercial Road , Limehouse

Full planning permission and listed building consent has been secured by DWD for the extension and sub-division of a Grade II listed, split-level apartment in London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The scheme involved sub-dividing the existing ground floor/ basement apartment into two separate apartments, and providing a rear extension to increase the amount of floospace

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Festival Way, Basildon

Festival Way, Basildon

DWD has obtained full planning permission for a commercial development scheme close to Festival Leisure Park in Basildon, Essex. The approved development comprises 2,194 sqm of floorspace for B1(c)(Light Industry), B2 (General Industry) and B8 (Storage and Distribution) uses with ancillary B1(a) office use with associated parking, landscaping and infrastructure. A key challenge for this

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GBN, Enfield

GBN, Enfield

DWD secured planning permission for a new waste management facility on behalf of GBN Services at Gibbs Road, Edmonton, LB Enfield. The facility will accept up to 200,000 tonnes of predominately construction waste to produce Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and will recycle material where possible. The innovative process of separation and waste management helps GBN

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South Humber Bank Energy Centre, North East Lincolnshire

South Humber Bank Energy Centre, North East Lincolnshire

DWD is acting as lead consultant to EP UK Investments (EPUKI) providing planning, consultation and examination management support for a new Energy Centre on vacant land at South Humber Bank Power Station site, near Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire. DWD provided all town planning and consultation activities and led engagement with the local planning authority

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Seneca Resource Recovery, Neasden, North London

Seneca Resource Recovery, Neasden, North London

DWD has provided planning advice to Seneca Resource Recovery, part of Carey Group, on its Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Neasden, North London. The MRF has planning permission to accept approximately 1 million tonnes per annum of waste from various sources and also produces Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for use in energy from waste plants.

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Gale Common Extraction Project, North Yorkshire

Gale Common Extraction Project, North Yorkshire

DWD is advising EP UK Investments on proposals to extract pulverised fuel ash (PFA) from the Gale Common ash disposal site in North Yorkshire. The proposals would also provide for the restoration of the site. The Gale Common site extends to approximately 301 hectares in area and has been receiving PFA (the ash left after

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dnata City East, Heathrow Airport

dnata City East, Heathrow Airport

DWD are pleased to have supported Aberdeen Standard Investment’s Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) in obtaining planning permission from the London Borough of Hounslow for a landmark cargo warehouse immediately south of Heathrow Airport. The warehouse, which has been pre-let to dnata, extends to nearly 28,000 sq ms, including a decked car park, and

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 fa ade along Hackney Road

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Beaulieu Urban Extension, Chelmsford

Beaulieu Urban Extension, Chelmsford

DWD provides strategic planning, site assembly and valuation advice to Countryside Properties and L&Q to deliver a vibrant new district for Chelmsford set around the former 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

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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

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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

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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 has acted as lead consultant to EP UK Investments on the variation of the 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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