brownfield regeneration

our brownfield expertise


We have been trusted by clients to work on some of the most challenging, high risk brownfield sites across the UK and internationally.


As sustainability and carbon performance have become stronger components of brand and reputation management, so these issues have risen up the corporate risk hierarchy. 

Carbon issues are also critical in securing a sustainable future for certain sites and winning over stakeholders and the planning authorities. 

Reflecting this shift in priorities, our team has been called to engage earlier and at more senior levels in the projects it supports.

We cover all aspects you would expect from a brownfield practice, including:

  • transactional elements, in which we provide detailed strategic input and advise on the environmental implications of alternative deal structures. 

  • “post-transaction” compliance programs and liability management

  • project elements, in which we advise on site closure issues, in particular those with significant brownfield legacies, compulsory purchase,

  • Cost recovery opportunities - claims under warranties and indemnities and the potential for insurance recovery

  • major development projects – we help them obtain planning permission and negotiate infrastructure agreements





Steven McNab ... is adept in planning cases involving complex environmental element” 


Chambers UK - Planning