A Consultancy With Real Expertise In Land And Property

Higham Commercial specialises in bringing land forward for development and handling the entirety of the relevant transaction, 

both on and off market, on behalf of landowners, developers and other clients throughout the UK.

Work includes instructing and managing the entire development team on behalf of clients including planning, all technical support, and the legal team, and providing strategic advice on the most appropriate way forward in all the circumstances.

The nature of recommended land transactions is normally predicated on the likely planning outcomes. We have extensive experience of a wide range of completed deals involving the following:

  • Unconditional disposals where development value has already been established
  • Contracts conditional upon the grant of outline or detailed planning permission and the satisfaction of other preconditions
  • Options to purchase - conditional and unconditional
  • Promotion agreements
  • Overage and sharing agreements

Transactions may be on behalf of individual clients, or, in the case of large strategic proposals, frequently on behalf of multiple ownerships. The majority of the work in which we are involved is handling disposals though we also act for clients in the acquisition of land, and in land assembly as part of a development proposal.

The firm is well organised to handle any format of work from immediate consultancy to a long term work plan and strategy. Our first priority is to gain a close understanding of the requirements of the client as we are fully aware that each has their own objective and each will require an individual solution particularly having regard to available resources.

Throughout the process we anticipate close liason with the appointed lawyers in order to evaluate all title matters and to secure the best prospect of a legally completed deal at the appropriate time.

Professional Expertise

  • Our expertise embraces an extensive working knowledge of the wide and complex raft of considerations necessary to advance a development proposal.
  • We will thus advise upon all property matters which need to be addressed including in relation to the fundamental interface of transactional issues with the planning system. Negotiations are handled from inception to completion.
  • We have wide connections in the professional market and we advise clients on the appointment of the team which will be best suited to their needs and who will add value to the process.

Assurance To Clients

  • Top drawer advice tendered in a focused, analytical and integrated manner.
  • Commercial and professional expertise merged to provide an overall view.
  • Team approach with complete dovetailing of property, planning and professional advisers.
  • Full distillation of information in order to facilitate rational decision making throughout what is invariably an extended period of time.


Landed Estates Farmers Private landowners Developers

House Builders Public and Private companies Educational Institutions

Charities Trusts Public organisations Sports and Leisure Organisations





Higham Commercial
500 Styal Road
M22 5HQ

Tel 0161 493 9393
Email info@highamcommercial.com

Higham Commercial is located adjacent to Manchester International Airport in offices it developed and opened in 1998.The offices have their own car parking, good accessibility from the motorway network (junction 5 M56), from the rail network (Manchester Airport, Heald Green and Wilmslow for London) and from the Shadowmoss station on the Metrolink Airport line.

Road Directions
500 Styal Road is located at the junction of Styal Road and Ringway Road.
From the M56 take the motorway spur at junction 5 for Manchester Airport. Follow signs for T1/T3, and then for "Wilmslow, Wythenshawe, Gatley A555 (B5166)". Follow the dual carriageway for 1 mile, and turn left at the sign "Gatley Wythenshawe B5166". You are now on Styal Road. Take the inside lane and after about ΒΌ mile, go though the traffic lights with Ringway Road (at the Shell Garage), and then turn left after 40m into our car park. Styal Road is a dual carriageway and thus our offices can only be accessed from the North (Heald Green) by turning right into Ringway Road and turning around to re-enter Styal Road.