Ardent has a strong team of experts who have provided advice across the traditional utilities sectors (Water, Electricity and Gas) and in the Nuclear industry. Our team of rural surveyors, located across the country in all 5 Ardent offices, are always on hand to provide strategic land and property advice to new projects, upgrades and future extensions.

Two of Ardent’s Directors have spent a large proportion of their careers at National Grid, providing them with industry leading knowledge and insight into the UKs electricity and gas networks. The team remain committed to ensure that the UK continues to provide businesses and homes with reliable utility infrastructure and supporting new connection requests. Our utilities team are proud to have been recently appointed onto Western Power Distributions (WPD) land team framework, to provide land and consent services across the regions to which they supply power.

Whether you are looking to develop new connections, extensions or diversions to existing infrastructure, or simply renewing old equipment, you will need to ensure your necessary land rights are in place whilst safeguarding your existing network so it continues to operate and deliver the required service to customers.

Ardent’s team of experts can offer you industry leading advice and guidance to avoid the common pitfalls and deliver your project on programme and to budget. Our network of UK offices ensures that we can provide services to you in the most efficient manner and we frequently place our team members within client offices to ensure integration and efficiency.

Our services include:

  • Land & Property strategy
  • Management consultancy
  • Project management
  • Land referencing
  • Data management and GIS plan production
  • Order promotion and production of application documents
  • Survey access
  • Landowner engagement and consultation
  • Land and works / Option agreements
  • Expert witnesses, Hearings / Inquiries / Examinations
  • Acquisitions / Disposals/ Exercise of powers
  • Compensation

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 For more information on Utilities, contact Peter Gibbard on 07917 341614 or petergibbard@ardent-management.com