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Key Contacts

Town Planning

Urban Design and Commercial Real Estate

Knight Frank Town Planning’s Urban Design team brings together a wealth of knowledge from multidisciplinary backgrounds, drawing on experience and qualifications in urban design, town planning, landscape architecture, architecture, statutory planning and GIS mapping. The team is well rounded and capable of efficiently delivering projects from concept development to approval, at any degree of complexity.

With a demonstrated understanding of land use policies and planning frameworks, the Urban Design team has the experience, dedication and desire to apply skills and knowledge to achieve a superior outcome every time. We deliver design solutions that respond to our client’s needs, and offer cost effective solutions that consider the urban environment within which they sit.

What is Urban Design?

Urban design has been described as “a collaborative and multi-disciplinary process of shaping the physical setting for life in cities, towns and villages; the art of making places; design in an urban context”.

Urban design operates at varying scales and Knight Frank’s Urban Design team draws on extensive experience to undertake projects.


Knight Frank delivers:

  • Site scoping, including identifying areas for investment based on emerging planning trends
  • Due diligence assessments
  • Ongoing market scoping, to identify forthcoming policy or development proposals that may impact on client interests
  • Strategic planning
  • Site development options including master planning, development yield assessments, urban design outcomes and development briefs
  • Development feasibility studies
  • Approvals for commercial, industrial, multi-unit / residential and recreational development, including design and development approval for greenfield development.
  • Document review and the preparation of submissions and representations
  • The delivery of expert witness evidence in courts and tribunals
  • Statutory interpretation and policy advice
  • Community consultation
  • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • Master Planning