Landowner, Agent And Solicitors

Gallagher Estates recently purchased a block of agricultural land from my retained clients. From the outset, they were straightforward to deal with and were very fair in the proposal put forward. Once the sale was agreed they kept myself and my client well informed of progress which was generally fairly swift for a transaction with development clawback provisions which can delay matters. I would not hesitate in recommending them as potential purchasers to other clients.

Matthew Allen Partner, Fisher German LLP

Development deals are never easy, but Gallagher negotiated sensibly and efficiently and the deal was done.

Geoff White Simmons & Sons, Basingstoke

Hewitsons represented a number of landowner clients entering into Option Agreements over a large scale new settlement proposal in Hampshire.  Gallagher were not only very pragmatic negotiators but also demonstrated an impeccable understanding of the legal complexities associated with delivering development of this size and scale.

Martin Smith Partner, Maples Teesdale LLP

My Clients and I found the team at Gallagher Estates to be incredibly pro-active in their approach, undertaking a great deal of the planning promotion work in advance of the contract being signed. Within 8 months of the contract being exchanged Gallagher had secured resolution to grant planning consent.

James Coker James Coker Land Sales & Planning Ltd

Gallagher Estates purchased a 93 acre block of Green Belt land from my retained client, subject to an uplift arrangement.  The Gallagher team was highly professional at all times and a pleasure to work alongside.

Julian Pyrke Director: Commercial Property, Gregg Latchams Solicitors

Strutt & Parker have recently concluded a Promotion Agreement with Gallagher Estates over 116 acres of land, forming part of a much larger sustainable urban extension to a Warwickshire town. Gallagher fully appreciated our client’s unique contractual position and diligently considered the implications of this point to accelerate our contractual negotiations. Gallagher demonstrate an exceptional ability in their field and have been incredibly pro-active in promoting our client’s land interests.

Sophie Groves Associate, Strutt & Parker

Gallagher Estates has taken a very pro-active approach to promoting my retained clients’ land in South Oxfordshire, taking every opportunity to raise the profile of the site and keeping my clients and me regularly informed of their progress.

Mr B Chartered Surveyor, Oxfordshire

In 2016 myself and three other adjoining landowners selected Gallagher Estates to promote our 160 acre site in Braintree, Essex, for residential development.  Their skills, experience gained from other major schemes nationally and in-depth practical knowledge of the planning and development process have proved invaluable in successfully progressing the development of a masterplan for a mixed use scheme including 1,000 homes. A scheme on this scale is inevitably challenging on many fronts but the development team at Gallagher have guided us through the process and proved responsive and helpful at every stage.

Mr Keith Barker MRICS landowner

I have worked with Adrian and his legal team. They were proactive, constructive and collaborative. We worked positively together to achieve a mutually acceptable agreement as soon as was possible. It is refreshing to work with such a positive approach.

Katherine Herbert Partner, Birketts Solicitors, Cambridge (acting on behalf of a charity with 500 acres of land in Oxfordshire)

Gallagher approached this matter in a straightforward and clear manner and consequently confidence was generated in them to deliver on the terms agreed – which is exactly what happened. This has helped to ensure that the ongoing relationship between landowner and developer is open.

Stewart Waters MRICS FAAV Director, David James & Partners.

Planning Counsel

Gallaghers are a first class promotional outfit, and their staff are top drawer. Their work is rigorous and diligent and they are a pleasure to work for. In my experience the team are unrivalled in their commitment to the promotion of land for development in order to secure planning permission. They have an enviable record of success at appeal and when necessary, before the Courts.

Paul G Tucker QC Kings Chambers

I have worked with Gallagher Estates for a number of years now, and what has impressed me most is that whilst always alive to the short-term possibilities, they are not afraid to knuckle down and pump in the resources required to purse a long-term strategy if that is what the site requires.

Satnam Choongh Barrister, No5 Chambers

In my experience Gallaghers are a very professionally run business.  I have enjoyed acting for them in respect of a wide variety of developments over many years.  Their highly experienced staff are consistently well-informed and realistic, whilst demonstrating great determination in successfully carrying development proposals through to fruition.

John Randall QC St Philips Chambers

I have worked with Gallagher Estates over many years. Few companies have a more focussed approach with the willingness to take a long term view and remain committed and proactive. The prudent use of resources, taking a strategic view and being proactive not reactive are hallmarks of the Gallagher Estates approach. It is always a pleasure to work with them.

Martin Kingston QC, No5 Chambers

Local Authority

Gallagher Estates is one of those companies with whom Warwick District Council (WDC) has been working over a number of years on a very significant extension to the urban area of Warwick, Whitnash and Leamington involving several thousand new homes, primary and secondary schools, major open spaces, local centres and significant improvements to the local transport infrastructure.

Gallagher Estates is and has been very constructive and helpful in their approach, having signed up at the very beginning to the Council’s vision of creating a high quality Garden town concept and to our approach of infrastructure funding via a roof top tax approach on S106 contributions.  Gallagher Estates has assisted the Council more directly, by relocating key infrastructure to one of its sites to allow for the opening up a site in which the Council has a direct interest, without cost to the Council.

It is very clear to WDC that Gallagher Estates’ approach to bringing forward and investing in site infrastructure has delivered sites for housing earlier than most competitor sites in our vicinity and so has been significantly helpful to the delivery of much needed homes of all tenures in our District.

Mr Chris Elliott Chief Executive, Warwick District Council

Gallagher Estates has been at the heart of the expansion of Milton Keynes for the last 15 years. A key aspect of this success is the willingness to deliver for the changing needs of a growing new town population. Avoiding the temptation to fall back on traditional delivery methods they have embraced the “infrastructure first” model favoured by Milton Keynes Council and were one of the first partners in our tariff programme. During my time at Milton Keynes Council I have found Gallagher Estates to be an enthusiastic supporter of Milton Keynes, passionate about our approach to infrastructure delivery and committed to working in partnership to deliver great places.

Anna Rose Service Director – Growth, Economy & Culture, Milton Keynes Council

Developers

Having dealt with Gallagher Estates for over 30 years, Barratt regards them as one of the UK’s leading land promoters and suppliers of high quality residential development land. Their expertise in identifying land and in the promotion and planning process ensures they make sound, well- judged investment decisions. Their willingness to take on and deliver major land assembly and infrastructure projects is rewarded by being able to consistently bring high quality residential opportunities to the market.

The Gallagher team always adopts a professional approach when marketing and selling land. We are pleased to be their biggest customer and very much hope to continue purchasing land from Gallagher Estates in the years to come.

Steven Boyes Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Barratt Developments PLC

Gallagher Estates is effective in its delivery of strategic land through to implementable developments.

They understand both the challenges of the planning system and the requirements of the housing industry. Their pro-active attitude ensures they deliver an effective and engineered developer solution for major consortium sites, allowing for significant housing numbers to be constructed.

Their approach is professional and by utilising their expertise assists Linden Homes in delivering against our business objective of increasing housing volumes.

Peter Truscott Chief Executive Officer, GallifordTry

Having had dealings with Gallagher Estates over many years, I always know they will be honest, straightforward to deal with, providing accurate well researched information allowing for a fully quantified bid – a professional approach, making transactions so much smoother.

Darren Jones Midlands & South Divisional Managing Director, Miller Homes
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