Strategic Estates


Our Approach



We take time to understand you and your site; what is the ambition and vision? Opportunities, challenges and risks; determining of development criteria.



How is it done elsewhere? What can be learnt and adapted? What is to be avoided?



An exhaustive search for the optimum solutions to the development criteria, working with you to identify preferred options.

Cost analysis and business case

Cost analysis and business case

Looking at the cost implications of the preferred options, modifying and improving through an iterative process.



Looking at the cost implications of the preferred options, modifying and improving through an iterative process.

Developing your built assets

In order to develop your site you need to assess your assets and formulate a vision. We work with you to understand your needs and ambitions and make sense of your site, adopting a back-to-basics, no-nonsense approach that underpins the masterplan with an intimate understanding of its potential — where to conserve and enhance, where to intervene.

At the heart of this is understanding the business case, identifying and creating links, both physical and commercial and identifying potential that can be exploited to your benefit.

Why we're different...

We keep it simple and straightforward

Getting the best out of your assets can be complex, but it doesn’t have to be. We help you understand your estate and its potential through our processes and the shared decisions we are making. We work with you through the key facts and figures and give our no-nonsense, strategic advice in an easy-to-understand format.

We Get the Best Out of Your Assets

We realise that in order for buildings and estates to have a sustainable future they need to earn their keep. Our consultants look at key objectives, agreed with your team, to assemble a masterplan with short, medium and long-term goals that success can be measured against.

Full Team of In-House Specialists

Having a range of Heritage Consultants, Surveyors and Architects means we have all of the expertise in one place with a free-flow of ideas. It also means our team have a huge bank of knowledge and experience to tap into at the right time in the process to formulate a flexible masterplan that works for you now and into the future.

Problems we can solve

Improving Visitor Arrival and Orientation

  • Improve the welcome
  • Provide clear routes through your site that allow visitors to orientate themselves and plan their visit
  • Increase dwell times and potential revenue opportunities

Improving Integration

  • We identify areas of underactivity and where the natural flow of activity is disjointed
  • We look at reintegrating areas into the wider whole and create physical, visual or intellectual links

Unlocking Potential

  • Our optioneering process makes an exhaustive study of building elements individually and collectively
  • We arrive at the optimum solutions, using our extensive heritage and architectural knowledge to uncover the opportunities

Prioritising the Budget

  • Our masterplans take a holistic approach, looking at the entire site in forensic-like detail to draw comparisons and establish hierarchies and priorities
  • We help you plan effectively for the future

Reducing Costs

  • We look at strategies for integration across sites using sustainable technologies to reduce running costs and boost environmental credentials, attracting further funding in a win-win scenario

Increasing Income

  • We look at the best ways to maximise your site’s revenue potential - retail or commercial opportunities linked to visitor numbers and hotspots
  • We enable reinvestment and development of your assets