Planning and development specialist earns top consultancy accolade

James Fennell. Image credit: onEdition

PLANNING and development consultancy Lichfields is celebrating after securing national recognition for its services.

The company has been named ‘Consultancy of the Year’ in the inaugural UK REiiF Awards – which celebrate achievements within the UK’s real estate, property, investment and infrastructure sectors.

The accolade comes as Lichfields marks its 60th anniversary across a network of nine regional offices employing 220 people.

Chief executive James Fennell said, “We’re delighted with this recognition at the inaugural UK REiiF awards especially from such a pre-eminent judging panel. Our submission focused on the best of our infrastructure and real estate planning and development projects, and seemed to aligned well with what UK REiiF is all about.

“UK REiiF is clearly hitting the right notes with its MIPIM-style operation and getting stuck into all the topical issues facing UK real estate.”

In its awards submission, Lichfields highlighted some of the large-scale development projects the consultancy is involved with, including Elements Edinburgh – a masterplan for a 30.4-hectare brownfield site that has changed and evolved over time, with a digital quarter at its heart along with housing for support workers.