Repurposing & change of use
We advise on how to repurpose vacant and underutilised properties as well as the best way to bring them back into use.
Through our end-to-end planning and development advisory service, we help you realise the opportunities created by recent planning reforms, allowing vacant and underused property to be brought back into use.
Evolving shopping habits, wider market changes and the impact of the pandemic has created huge challenges for property particularly within our town centres.
Many opportunities have been created by the changes to the Use Classes Order and permitted development rights for the conversion or redevelopment of commercial buildings to residential.
Our planning team can help you to explore the opportunities available and guide you through the legislation. We identify the potential to best meet your specific property requirements, advising whether a change of use, conversion from commercial to residential or redevelopment of an existing commercial building is the best option for you.
Drawing from expertise across our business, we ensure a comprehensive service that can include values, sales, lettings, planning, and delivery.
Latest news & events
Spring statement 2022 commentsOn Wednesday 23 March 2022, the Chancellor gave the Spring Statement to Parliament. Here, our residential and commercial teams highlight key points, and the potential impact on the UK property market.
No North / South divide as independents keep the high street aliveThe effect the pandemic has ultimately had on our high streets has been profound, with more than 17,500 chain stores and venues closing in Great Britain in 2020 alone.
Does PDR have a chance to change its poor reputation and help revive town centres?It is no secret that our town centres are facing huge challenges recovering from a period of social and economic stagnation with many trends accelerated by the pandemic.
Amendments to the General Permitted Development Order: Class E to Residential (Class MA)Following the changes to the Use Classes Order last year and the creation of Class E, it has become necessary for the Government to regularise the associated permitted development rights to residential.
The Queen’s Speech 2021: what did it say?Sweeping changes to the property industry were announced in the Queen’s Speech.