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16th April 2021

A coffee with… Land Consultant, George Lamb

We recently caught up with George Lamb, who joined the Redbrik Land & New Homes as a consultant, looking for new development opportunities within the region.

He plays a pivotal role in the work we carry out and is the first point of contact to the Land & New Homes Network.

What is your background, and what is your role within Redbrik Land & New Homes?

I have been working within the land and new homes sector for a number of years, and I support the entire team. I’m known as the data person as I track, monitor and assess every single planning application and new build site across our area to ensure the team have the latest local market data to hand to best advise landowners and housebuilders clients.

Tell us about the partnership between Redbrik and the Land & New Homes Network?

Redbrik joined the Land & New Homes Network in August 2020 as the Redbrik team saw it as an ideal opportunity to accelerate the growth of their Land and New Homes department. The partnership with Land & New Homes Network and the teams working so closely together has been pivotal to delivering a number of brilliant land opportunities to clients. Leveraging the wider Network connections has introduced new business relationships with a number of housebuilders, architects and planners.

Do you have any exciting plans in the pipeline in South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire?

Absolutely! In conjunction with Redbrik, we can offer housebuilders and landowners a unique proposition to support them by providing everything from off-market land opportunities to market-leading new homes sales offering and development consultancy advice. All regional and indeed National members work collaboratively, providing a far wider reach for delivering new home buyers and land opportunities.

What do you think is the best piece of advice for landowners and developers in 2021?

My most extensive advice for landowners would be to instruct an agent at an early stage to make sure you’re given the very best advice. We’ve seen a number of landowners with schemes devised that don’t always fully optimise a site or with the wrong type of development planned, which therefore reflects in a potentially lower land value being achieved.

My advice for housebuilders and developers would be to get in touch. We work continuously to ensure we understand their ongoing land requirements to offer them suitable land and development opportunities that match their criteria and ensure that they’re at the forefront of buying land.