James Brierley


London (West End)

Contact James
T: +44 (0)20 7333 6262

James is a Partner in Planning and Development, specialising in development consultancy. James is experienced in delivering viable solutions for complex development and regeneration projects. He has supported several major development opportunities through the planning process both in London and nationally and has a strong understanding of the impact of the local markets.

James’ work ensures delivery of development through viability assessment and S106 agreement advice; be it advice in regard to feasibility assessments, masterplans/regeneration, planning applications; or viability responses to planning policies.
Recent examples include

London Development – 22 Grosvenor Square – Grosvenor Estates/Blakes Hotels (Mayfair – WCC) ; Foyles – Soho Estates (Soho – WCC); 196-222 Kings Road – Cadogan Estates (RBKC); Chelsea Sorting Office – Coromandel Holdings Ltd (RBKC); Whitechapel – London Quadrant (LBTH); Borough Triangle – Peabody (Southwark); Paddington Cube – Sellar (WCC); 21 Dartmouth Street – Henley Homes (Victoria – WCC); The Chilterns – Frogmore (WCC); Millharbour East/West, Mile End (LBTH),  Wimbledon Dog Track (LBM); Peruvian Wharf (LBN) – Galliard and Lewisham Retail Park – Legal & General (LBL).

London masterplan/regeneration – Wembley Masterplan – Quintain (Brent); White City – LBHF; Convoys Wharf / Heathside and Leathbridge Estates – LBL (Lewisham); Brixton Masterplan – LBL (Lambeth); Thamesmead Masterplan – Bexley/Gallions (Thamesmead).

Regional Advice – Kingsbrook Masterplan – Barratt (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire); Boxted Wood Masterplan – Galliard (Essex); Zurich House – Knightsbridge (Brighton); Didcot Leisure Land Masterplan – SODC (Oxfordshire); North Heybridge – Persimmon (Essex); Havant Strategic Sites – HDC (Havant); Ipswich Garden Suburb Masterplan – IBC (Norfolk); Astoria – Threesixty Developments (Brighton); Cribbs Causeway – M&G (Bristol); Oaklands College – Taylor Wimpey (St Albans) and 1 Preston Park – First Base (Brighton).

Viability Review – James has also acted for a number of public bodies including Westminster City Council, Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea, LB Lewisham, providing financial viability advice on over 25 planning applications since 2014; including New Scotland Yard (Victoria); US Admiralty (20 Grosvenor Square) and Dukes Lodge (Holland Park).
Expert Witness regarding viability matters – Public Hearings; 80 Holland Park (APP/K5600/W/15/3007991); 38 Wellington Street (APP/E5330/S/16/3143743); Oaklands College, St Albans; Astoria, Brighton. Examinations in Public – Three Rivers CIL; Watford CIL; Maldon CIL and Ipswich Core Strategy.

Development advice – Sat on the working group which advised the DCLG on the amended CIL Regulations (2014) and has presented at various recent RICS conferences including 2016.