Samantha Sainsbury

Senior Associate

London (West End)

Contact Samantha
T: +44 (0)20 7333 6257

Samantha is an Senior Associate within the firm’s Planning and Development Team. Samantha is also a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Samantha has a thorough understanding of complex issues within the planning process, with nine years’ experience in the property industry. She is able to effectively work within large multidisciplinary teams, providing imaginative and considered town planning advice in order to optimise outcomes and manage risk for a range of clients.

Samantha has particular experience in providing planning advice, and co-ordinating the submission of planning applications for a wide range of strategic mixed use and often complex commercial and residential development proposals, with a particular focus on central London boroughs. Samantha also has good connections with officers of the London local planning authorities and the GLA.

Specific experience
Central London Estates – advises on a range of planning and development projects for the Cadogan Estate, Great Portland Estates and The Portman Estate.

Strategic major developments – advises on high profile strategic schemes in Central London with a variety of complex land use, heritage and policy issues including 30 Grosvenor Square, the US Embassy, for Qatari Diar, 19-35 Baker Street and wider site, for Derwent London and The Portman Estate.

Residential – developments throughout central London involving affordable housing issues, residential mix and various heritage, amenity and viability issues for Berkeley Homes, Dartmouth Capital and other central London developers.

Commercial – advises across the commercial sector including office, industrial and retail and associated mixed use implications for Land Securities, Derwent London and other commercial operators.

Hotels – advising on change of use, sensitive extensions and alterations to existing, and the creation of new, central London hotels including Grosvenor Square.

Medical – advising on new world class medical facilities, including neurological rehabilitation centre, in Central London.