Land Assembly

Managing land development, large or small, comes with its own set of unique and complex challenges, particularly when combining a number of strategic parcels of land. Land assembly plays an integral part in streamlining this process, resulting in larger and more efficient development sites. 

Ardent is proud to be the market leader in Land Assembly and Compulsory Purchase throughout the UK and Ireland, drawing on our extensive experience of acting on behalf of both claimants and acquiring authorities. 

Our growing team of land specialists successfully coordinate Land Assembly strategies that efficiently and effectively promote projects covering a wide range of sectors. We offer leading advice on all land assembly and compulsory purchase stages, drawing on our unparalleled industry knowledge to develop the most appropriate land assembly strategy for each project. 

We are supported by a growing portfolio of services which include:

  • Land & Property Strategy
  • Management Consultancy
  • Project Management
  • Survey Access
  • Landowner Engagement & Consultation
  • Order promotion and production of application documents
  • Land & Works / Option Agreements
  • Expert Witness, Hearings / Inquiries / Examinations
  • Acquisition / Exercise of Powers
  • Compensation

Complementary Land Assembly Services

What our clients have to say

Head of Strategy and Estates

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.


Strategic Development Manager

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.

MetroWest Phase 1 Project Manager

MetroWest Phase 1 is a complex project requiring a Development Consent Order for powers to build and operate and compulsory acquisition of land.  Ardent have led on the land assembly for the project working closely with the wider consultant client team.  Ardent have brought considerable experience and expertise to the project and this is reflected in the high quality of their work.