LONDON, UK - 31 OCTOBER 2018: A low angle view of the scaffolding, cranes and construction works being carried out on the redevelopment of the iconic Battersea Power Station building in South West London.
Economic Development and Regeneration
We support developers with socio-economic advice through the planning process, and provide economic strategies on a range of policy topics.

Experts in economic and social impact

Volterra’s team has unrivalled knowledge in assessing the economic and social impact of infrastructure and development, as well as the economic importance and potential of geographical areas. We are experienced in undertaking economic assessments of large and complex schemes across the UK. Major projects we have worked on include: Battersea Power Station, Olympia London, HS2, Heathrow expansion, London Resort, Crossrail.

Our experts are well versed in the planning application requirements for the property development market. As well as using statistical analysis, our techniques allow for input from market experts working on the ground to present a combined qualitative and quantitative approach to the economics of property development. We regularly work for developers in producing the socio-economic chapter of Environmental Statements, Economic Impact Assessments, Employment and Skills Strategies, Health Impact Assessments, Equality Impact Assessments and Regeneration Statements, supporting them at public inquiry when needed.

Public Sector Work

At Volterra we have a strong understanding of the link between developments and the wider economic and policy environment. We regularly work for public sector clients in producing strategic regeneration and inclusive economic growth strategies, as well as experience of more bespoke research projects such as understanding the challenge of addressing London’s housing crisis.

What We Deliver

Volterra is experienced in drafting:

  • Socio-Economic Chapters
  • Economic Impact Assessments
  • Economic and Regeneration Statements
  • Employment and Skills Strategies
  • Affordable Workspace Strategies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Equality Impact Assessments
  • Health Impact Assessments (HIAs)
  • Open space Assessments
  • Social Infrastructure Assessments

     

Our Results...

Volterra has significant experience in providing robust outputs resulting in successful planning applications. We also provide support to S106 discussions, focusing on jobs, skills, workspace and social and community infrastructure aspects of negotiations.

I have worked with Ellie, Alex and the Volterra team several times over the years. They are professional, thorough and efficient, producing quality work which clearly and robustly estimates economic impacts. Their work was vital in us promoting the redevelopment of Olympia London, and ultimately securing planning permission.

Dominic Holmes, Director of Development, Yoo Capital

who we work with

Volterra advises on small to large schemes going through the standard planning process, through to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) going through the Development Consent Order (DCO) route. We provide Environmental Statement chapters, reports for submission alongside planning applications, evidence for public inquiry, and standalone economic impact reports for business developments.

some of our clients

case studies

Private Sector

Volterra regularly works with developers to understand the economic, social, health and equality impacts of development.

Our work covers all stages of development, through providing pre-application advice and inputting into EIA strategy, to drafting planning deliverables (ES chapters, economic statements etc) and post-submission support (such as understanding scheme contributions relating to healthcare provision, employment and skills, and affordable workspace).

We also work with companies, business improvement districts and business groups to understand their economic footprint, provide economic research and develop strategy.

Elizabeth House

Battersea
Power Station

London
Peninsula hotel

London Resort

MSG Sphere

London Olympia

case studies

Private Sector

Volterra regularly works with developers to understand the economic, social, health and equality impacts of development. Our work covers all stages of development, through providing pre-application advice and inputting into EIA strategy, to drafting planning deliverables (ES chapters, economic statements etc) and post-submission support (such as understanding scheme contributions relating to healthcare provision, employment and skills, and affordable workspace).

We also work with companies, business improvement districts and business groups to understand their economic footprint, provide economic research and develop strategy.

 

Battersea
Power Station

London
Peninsula hotel

London Resort

London Olympia

Public Sector

Volterra has significant experience working for the public sector. This work ranges from providing evidence base for policy, economic research underpinning strategy and social and economic analysis, or market feasibility studies for specific proposals. Some examples of our public sector work are provided here.

Surrey County Council asset & place strategy

LEEDS
GROWTH STRATEGY​

London First:
Future Need for
housing in the uk

GLA employment forecasting

Wycombe feasibility study

Do you have a project
that we can help with?

If we can help you make your development application stronger, contact Ellie Evans

Ellie Evans | Partner

t: +44 020 8878 6333

e: eevans@volterra.co.uk