Land Acquisition and Planning

Unless land suitable for new student accommodation development is already controlled, identifying and acquiring suitable land can present a challenge. Osborne has a highly experienced team of surveyors with an enviable track record in site identification and assembly.

In many cases Osborne has identified land (or existing buildings) and negotiated their acquisition to bring forward new student development. Our schemes in Winchester, Southampton & Cambridge all brought vacant or underused brownfield sites back to life, which often acts as a catalyst for further investment in the locality.

A good site is nothing without a viable planning consent. Osborne takes a collaborative approach to design and planning. We work closely with the local authority, our partners, neighbours and other stakeholders to guide schemes through the planning process and ensure they are deliverable and fully reflective of the client’s needs.

Success in sensitive locations such as Cambridge, Chichester & Winchester resulted from this collaborative approach.

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