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A new 1,033-acre eco-town of 3,500 new homes with plans for future expansion to over 6,000 new homes, the settlement also includes new employment areas, a town centre, a multi‑purpose building and new primary and secondary schools.

Our Role

We have been assisting the development consortium for Cranbrook since 2004, having initially been appointed to help move the project through the planning process with a series of technical appraisals. 

Our services included:

  • Budget and financial management on the £875m GDV scheme 
  • Contract drafting, tendering and administration
  • Cost reporting and cost control 
  • Project management of infrastructure delivery across the scheme 

During this time, our role has been extended to include project management and financial control services. We have helped lead innovation through the development of district heating and project procurement routes and have led on the delivery of major infrastructure across the whole scheme including securing technical approval for S.38, S.104 and S.278 agreements, and carrying these through to formal adoption by the relevant local authorities. 

The Outcome

We worked to engineer value at all stages, avoiding the use of a detrimental indexation category and delivering a cost saving of £4m for the developers.

You can learn about our town centre retail work here, and more about the site here.

Project Highlights

  • Client: Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Hallam Land Management

Key Team Members

Senior Cost Consultant

George Wood

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Project Manager

Joe Bates

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Associate Director, Cost and Commercial Group

John-Michael Davies

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Group Commercial Director, Cost and Commercial Group

Jon White

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Senior Associate Director, Cost and Commercial Group

Mark Miller

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Production Director, Development Management Group

Richard Darlow

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