A Clients Contaminated Land Requirement

By Christopher Rowland-Smith

Lumière Property have recently delivered a client’s requirement to identify potential contaminated land opportunities across a large area of the south east of England and are delighted to announce that the project was a success for us and our client.

As far as we are aware, this is the first time that software technology has been used to identify this type of opportunity. Furthermore, when we began to explore the requirement in detail, we realised that the contaminated land registers that local authorities are required to maintain by law are nearly always empty.

This meant that we needed to design alternative ways of identifying all forms of contaminated land which included pinpointing several thousand good quality sites across Kent and Surrey. And now we have an algorithm that can be deployed anywhere in England to give instant results.

As part of this project, we also designed and implemented a marketing strategy to target the sites we had identified through the algorithm. This was an exciting opportunity to efficiently and effectively make contact with land and property owners to spark interest.

As responses were received, these were passed on to our client as warm leads for them to take forward using their expertise in appraisal and negotiation of these types of sites.

“To the team at Lumiere,

I just wanted to write to commend you on the impressive targeted site search service you’ve provided me and my team.

Our business model involves identifying land with specific legacy issues where we have specialist value added skills, negotiating to acquire (often through option), then undertaking the value add.

It usually involves VERY close work with an area’s agents, lots of time on the ground and a lot of wild goose chases.

With Lumiere’s tech, we were able to sidestep much of this leg work and short cut directly to a list of potentially suitable sites along with contact details etc.

It’s transformative for us and I can see how it could benefit so many other developers out there.  On top of that Chris and his team are great guys to deal with, very straightforward, efficient and friendly – and not overly tech-y!

Would very much recommend.

With thanks again,


Director, C&R Developments

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    After meeting Chris and Andrew from Lumière Property I felt they were very open, explained everything well and were able to give me a good offer. I felt safer with Lumière Property than selling through a local estate agent and it’s proved to be a good business relationship.
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