Environmental Due Diligence for Property Transactions

BWB has extensive experience delivering commercially focused and easily understood due diligence advice to support property transactions. Our due diligence team has experience providing environmental due diligence support for both individual property acquisitions and portfolios of over 1,000 sites.

BWB develop solutions through integrated environment, sustainability and flood risk advice to help clients make informed decisions on environmental risks and liabilities along with potential future asset management opportunities. By drawing upon the expertise within our Flood Risk and Sustainable Building Services teams, we are able to provide integrated due diligence solutions putting contaminated land, environmental liability, flood risk and sustainability issues into the context of the transaction.

In an increasingly low carbon property market, and with increased incident of extreme weather events, this level of expertise is highly important in assessing real estate opportunities. Our core services include the following:

  • Peer Review of existing Environmental Reports
  • Environmental Desk Study Assessments
  • Pre-Acquisition Phase I Environmental Assessments
  • Portfolio Assessments (tailored to your needs)
  • Compliance Audits & Pre-Divestment Environmental Audits
  • Phase II Intrusive Soil & Groundwater Investigations
  • Sustainable Building Surveys & Flood Risk Assessments
  • Advice on asset management to enhance value plus future development constraints and opportunities

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Land at Mansfield Road, Skegby

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Project Merlin, UK

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Project Apple, London Airports

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Former GE Lighting Facility

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GWIP, Southall

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Name: Dave Hollingsworth
Job Title: Executive Director - Business Performance

E: Dave.Hollingsworth@bwbconsulting.com