Land Acquisition & Compulsory Purchase


forward-thinking land assembly & compulsory purchase solutions

Our specialist compulsory purchase capability, aspireCP provides land assembly solutions for developers and acquiring authorities, to minimise their risk throughout the compulsory purchase process.

A complete land acquisition service


aspireCP's expertise is far more than just property estimates, negotiating compensation and expert evidence. Its Managing Director, Adrian Maher, brings 30 years' experience in Transport for London assembling land on major infrastructure projects such as Crossrail 1. We have engaged with HM Treasury, DCLG and other key stakeholders to forward clients agendas on compulsory purchase law reform and other matters.

Expertise in CPO strategy


We provide expertise in managing acquiring authorities compulsory purchase strategy, assurance and compensation negotiations to support more effective management and delivery of infrastructure and regeneration projects. We specialise in supporting in house client teams to develop and manage the processes as well as getting the best out of your compulsory purchase consultants. All this is in addition to providing the usual range of compulsory purchase negotiating expertise and expert witness capability you would expect from other top compulsory purchase firms.

We understand the client mind set and how to mitigate risk in delivering land assembly, whether by agreement or under a CPO, DCO or TWAO.

Expertise in CPO strategy


We provide expertise in managing acquiring authorities compulsory purchase strategy, assurance and compensation negotiations to support more effective management and delivery of infrastructure and regeneration projects. We specialise in supporting in house client teams to develop and manage the processes as well as getting the best out of your compulsory purchase consultants. All this is in addition to providing the usual range of compulsory purchase negotiating expertise and expert witness capability you would expect from other top compulsory purchase firms.

How AspireCP minimises risk throughout the compulsory purchase process:


As a client benefitting from compulsory purchase support, we offer strategic and tactical guidance in the following:

  • Best practice guidance in managing compensation risk
  • Strategic and tactical advice including development of polices and stakeholder management
  • Supporting public bodies in the management of the acquisition process from beginning to end
  • Installation and support for specialist CPO software for demonstrable financial controls and efficiencies
  • Assessment of compensation of even the most complex compulsory purchase negotiation
  • Expert evidence at a Tribunal or inquiry
Adrian has led the delivery of the GLA's extensive CPO portfolio and done so with great efficiency and success. By outsourcing to his team, the GLA achieved very substantial cost savings, we had access to excellent expert advice and achieved very satisfactory settlement terms on the huge London Olympic CPO claims without undue recourse to expensive Tribunals.
David Lunts, Executive Director, Housing and Land
Greater London Authority

See our Land Acquisition & CP projects


Click below to learn more about some of our Land Acquisition and Compulsory Purchase projects.