Working with government and transport authorities

Government support - including DfT Star 2 Framework

We have a specialist rail property and regulatory team who can support on all aspects of industry property and regulatory matters:

  • Support franchise/concession bids
  • Review of franchise asset management compliance
  • Franchise compliance (Property)
  • Due diligence (Property & Regulatory)

We also provide support on station asset management and property due diligence.

Asset management & strategies

A well-managed property portfolio enhances the services you provide to the public, as well as generating substantial income. We work with train operators and local government to make the most of retail units, car parks, advertising space and other under-utilised property. We recognise the contractual, regulatory and political complexity that train operators and local authorities face when making changes to stations and other rail property. However, from many years’ experience we know where to focus attention for the best results and creating solutions that are acceptable to regulators, tenants and the public.

We provide an end to end solution by taking the lead in shaping and developing the strategy, advising on funding and liaising with stakeholders. Our team will provide strategic reviews, develop detailed options for change and lead negotiations with lease holders and other parties. We are experienced at managing station change processes, transferring capital investments into franchise assets and the wider regeneration around station developments. We can also develop a bespoke commercial and retail strategy to suit your budget and requirements. This will highlight any inefficiencies in your existing portfolio, and how to extract the maximum value by developing an improved commercial strategy.

Contact us to discuss your property aspirations and project challenges