Quod is a specialist in the sector, with a strong track record of providing innovative and successful planning strategies for our industrial and logistics clients. We provide commercially astute planning advice at all stages of the process, ranging from very early-stage advice on the acquisition of land, right through to delivering successful, flexible and implementable planning consents.
We act for a range of clients which include developers, landowners, financial institutions and occupiers, including DHL, GLP (formerly Gazeley), Grosvenor, BlackRock, LaSalle Investment Management, Barwood Capital, M7 Real Estate, TJ Morris Limited, Travis Perkins plc, Big Yellow, Kier Property, Valor Real Estate, Next plc, IM Properties plc, Henry Boot, Bericote, Aviva Investors and Equation Properties, amongst many others.
The industrial and logistics sector has grown to become a crucial part of our UK economy with the growth of e-commerce creating significant demand for warehouse infrastructure. Occupier requirements however often conflict with local planning policies, resulting in a complex planning stage for such developments.
Quod has delivered consents for industrial and logistics developments in the most challenging of planning policy areas, including in the Green Belt and in countryside locations. Quod’s approach is to undertake a thorough evidence-based assessment from the outset, enabling us to provide robust advice to clients of the prospects for achieving deliverable consents to meet their requirements. Our clients appreciate our honest, early advice and if there is a good planning case to be made, Quod will recommend the most appropriate strategy to secure consent(s).
For more complex projects, Quod has expertise in co-ordinating Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and assessing the economic and labour market effects of logistics infrastructure.
Wherever possible, we engage with local authorities and stakeholders at an early stage to understand their planning priorities and competing land use needs. We focus on providing solutions to both local authorities and our clients to secure commercially viable and deliverable planning consents. Strategies may involve submitting evidence to influence the planning policy context, or strategic employment land allocations to aid in delivering the best consents for our clients.