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Virginia Blackman

Avison Young, Principal

Virginia is a Principal and National Head of Site Assembly & Compulsory Purchase at Avison Young. She has over 20 years of experience advising on development, regeneration and infrastructure projects across the UK, focusing on projects with public and private partnership, particularly those requiring site assembly and compulsory purchase. Clients include local planning authorities, developers, infrastructure providers and regeneration agencies and she chairs the RICS Expert Working Group on Compulsory Purchase.

Her experience spans the development process, from early-stage feasibility assessments through to delivery of projects. She combines a commercial understanding of the development process with experience of the entire land assembly process to provide realistic and deliverable advice to clients.   Recent projects include The Landing, Maidenhead, West Hendon estate regeneration, housing scheme in Rochdale, advising Walsall Borough Council on delivery of new housing and employment space, garden communities and other new residential settlements as well as business cases to justify transport infrastructure to facilitate economic development.