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Gascoigne Halman expands in Cheshire

Gascoigne Halman, part of the Connells Group, has announced the acquisition of a market leading estate agency practice in the popular market town of Frodsham. The office is Gascoigne Halman’s 22nd location and adds to a network that covers Cheshire, South Manchester and the Peak District.

Andrew Hayes [left] with John Halman of Gascoigne Halman
Andrew Hayes, who has been an estate in Frodsham for over thirty years and who has built up the practice, will lead the new office.

Gascoigne Halman has opened new offices in Tarporley,  Chapel-en-le-Frith and Glossop in the last 18 months.


Carter Jonas expands in Birmingham

National property consultancy, Carter Jonas has secured 12,000 sq ft of office space on the eighth floor of Two Snowhill, Birmingham, in a move that creates a permanent base for the firm in the city.

Christian Green, Partner, Carter Jonas Birmingham, said: “This new office is the culmination of four years hard work and investment by our business. We opened in Birmingham with just 12 people, but it was a catalyst moment from which we have developed into an established and sustainable hub office, providing a full-service consultancy working across all property sectors with more than 80 people in our team. Collectively, we have worked to capitalise on the wealth of opportunities in what is the UK’s second-largest city.

The office will accommodate Carter Jonas’s growing team delivering specialist services across infrastructure, compulsory purchase, valuation, geospatial, minerals and waste, energy, planning, development, commercial agency and professional services, land assembly, building consultancy and contract management. The Birmingham team is set to relocate in the coming weeks.


Landmark Information hosts Planning for the Future event

Landmark Information, is chairing an online event to discuss the Government’s Planning for the Future consultation. It brings together industry leaders to debate the details of the consultation paper, share their views and raise questions on how the proposed reforms to the Planning system may affect property professionals, ahead of the submission deadline in late October.

The event, which takes place online on Tuesday 6th October at 10am, will be introduced by Simon Brown, CEO of Landmark Information Group, and chaired by Alex Wrottesley, managing director of Landmark Information’s Environment & Mapping division.

Paul Maltby, Chief Digital Officer of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will be discussing the Government’s perspective of the planning system, while Denise McKenzie, the Chair of the AGI will be discussing a view from Data Users’ perspective.

A panel conversation will be chaired by Tony Mulhall, Associate Director of RICS, which will include guest speakers from BRE and One Search Direct.   Questions will also be invited from the audience, who are invited to attend the open event.

The Planning for the Future industry discussion event will take place online on Tuesday 6th October, between 10.00am and 12.00 midday. To pre-register visit

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