Accolades

We pride ourselves on giving a high quality service to our clients. We have longstanding relationships with a number of them where the quality of our work has lead to repeat business. Here is what some of our clients have said about us:

“Richard Caten and team have provided an expert and professional service to ensure timely project delivery in coordination with a large, multi-disciplinary team.  All done with a minimum of fuss and with a smile!”

Jason Saldanha, Senior Project Manager
TfL Silvertown Tunnel


“The Ardent team were employed by the innovative Bank Station Capacity Upgrade (BSCU) project in 2015 to support the London Underground team and lead land owner negotiations and objection management for the Transport & Works Act application. Richard Caten subsequently acted as our Land and Property expert witness.

The project operates an alliance partnership working environment which was fully embraced by the whole Ardent team with them becoming integral to overall project team. Lucy Dunglinson offered a seamless service with an ongoing landowner Case Management service minimising risk to the project as it moves from consent into construction.

BSCU is an extremely complex and challenging project in both land and engineering requirements and Ardent have been an invaluable part of the solution.”

Viki James, Senior Project Manager
London Underground Station Capacity Programme


“Ardent approached the land referencing in a professional, structured and robust way, designed to ensure that the risks involved in a complex site and large scale CPO were effectively managed. I was particularly impressed by their repeated quick turnaround times.”

Nick McDonald, Senior Associate
Pinsent Masons LLP


 “Ardent has advised both the Council and developer on the CPO to facilitate the proposed new Brentford Community Stadium and associated regeneration since 2013. Ardent has played an important role in ensuring the satisfactory progress of the CPO since appointment. They have provided good technical and administration support during the process. The team works cohesively to ensure the correct level of expertise is applied to the relevant project matter and fee levels are managed accordingly. Response times are good for both written and verbal communication.”

Chris Gammon, Director
Lionel Road Developments Limited


“Ardent has provided invaluable advice and support through our first CPO process.  There has been a clear pricing structure and the time spent on the project has been sufficient without being given excessive.  The staff involved in the delivery of the project have been proficient, responsive and professional throughout and have worked closely with us to achieve our desired outcomes.  We have been more than happy with the services provided, we are happy to have them on our team and would happily work with them again in the future.”

Paul Weston, Head of Asset Management
Tamworth Council


“RWE Innogy UK have employed Ardent since 2012 to advise on compulsory purchase matters, to undertake land referencing and land valuation, and to carry out negotiations for land agreements in connection with Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, including the associated electrical system Development Consent Order. The team have provided consistency, are quick to respond and understand the wider project context when providing specialist advice.”

Adam Kendall, Land Transaction Manager
RWE Innogy UK


“The team at Ardent consistently meets our expectations and often exceeds them. They take the time to think beyond the brief to bring more value or find a solution that delivers time and cost benefits. They are committed to getting the job done.”

Jonathan Fox, Director
TfL London Rail


“We started to use Ardent following a recommendation and the team has never let us down. They have the knowledge and experience to provide an exceptional service and always give excellent advice, which often leads to elements of the strategy being improved as a result.”

Andrew Sissons, Head of Regeneration Delivery
Hackney Homes


“Ardent is the market leader in providing land advice for TWA Projects. With Ardent on board, I can focus my attention on Chiltern Railways’ overarching objectives, confident that all land issues are being managed and delivered to programme.”

Allan Dare, Strategic Development Manager
Chiltern Railways


“With more complex CPO sites Richard Caten of Ardent has provided strategic and in depth knowledge and experience of the available options. This positive approach has given us excellent results and value for money.”

David Nuttycombe, Head of Strategy and Estates
Cambridgeshire County Council (for Cambridge Guided Busway)


“On appointment Ardent took the reins immediately, working within tight deadlines and carefully handling issues and objections. I have every confidence in the team, which is professional and offers specialist advice based on excellent experience and a strong track record.”

Chris Deas, Project Director
Nottingham City Council (for Nottingham Express Transit)