Client story

Medway Council

Future Hoo, Housing Infrastructure Fund.

“The JLL CPO team have been engaged with us right from start, they have been very proactive and efficient in dealing with a large number of property interests”

Janet Davies, Head of HIF and Regeneration at Medway Council
The ambition

First instructed in 2019 this instruction required CPO advice and strategy for a £190 million Housing Infrastructure Fund programme. The CPO includes the acquisition of a number of property interests across a number of interventions Road, Rail and SEMS. Further challenges included:

  • Property Cost Estimates

  • Consultation & engagement with those affected in the scheme

  • Engagement with consortium members

  • Licence agreements for environmental surveys

How we are achieving it

As an experienced team we understand the necessary steps to take when engaging and negotiating with affected parties. Due to the size, scale and implications of the scheme, early engagement with affected parties has been imperative. The team are leading on the acquisitions and have provided valuation advice in relation to each of the property interests and negotiation strategy.

We have systems in place to ensure detailed record keeping of all communications, participating in weekly calls with the project team to update on discussions.

The team have also engaged with a consortium of key landowners / developers to ensure that major issues are eliminated at the earliest stage.