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James Brierley



I’m a Partner in the Planning and Development team here at Gerald Eve, specialising in development consultancy. I am experienced in delivering viable solutions for complex development and regeneration projects and have supported several major development opportunities through the planning process both in London and nationally.

My 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.

I also provide development advice, sitting on the working group which advised the DCLG on the amended CIL Regulations (2014)/ I have presented at various recent RICS conferences and acted as an expert witness regarding viability matters.

I have acted for a number of public bodies including Westminster City Council, Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea, LB Lewisham, providing financial viability advice on over 300 planning applications since 2014; including New Scotland Yard (Victoria); US Admiralty (20 Grosvenor Square) and Dukes Lodge (Holland Park).



  • London Development: My work on London developments includes advising on:  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: My work on London masterplans and regeneration projects includes advising 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: Some of the regional projects I have been involved with include advising 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).

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