Industry leading experts

At United Living, we have a wealth of experience in legally acquiring rights and planning consent for various infrastructure rollouts.

Our acquisition team is headed up by industry leading specialists with a wide range of knowledge and experience. This leadership has been a key contributor to our successful delivery of these services over the years. Key contributors to our success include:

  • Unrivalled industry knowledge
  • Excellent communication
  • Diligence
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Desire, drive and positivity
  • Professional, long-standing relationships

We have over 1200+ successful agreements with site providers and site agents across the country.

A tried and tested approach

Town and country planning

Our town and country planning team operates in collaboration with our acquisition department. The team has excellent knowledge of town planning criteria and extremely strong relationships with local planning authorities.

We have attained over 2500+ successful planning approvals with local planning authorities across the country in the last five years.

Our team is committed to ensuring the accurate and efficient progression of client schemes, through a well-structured feasibility assessment, always aiming for right first time.

This assessment includes the identification of fast track opportunities and understanding of potential risks and issues, ensuring that all requirements are adhered to. Our team implements robust mitigations to guarantee timely project delivery, ensuring that projects are on schedule and clients are consistently informed of progress.

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ensuring high performance

Our three step process

Our in-house acquisition team will perform a detailed planning assessment of the site, including inspection of the lease, landlord contacts, and the RAG rating. We proactively address any potential factors that may lead to project delays.

Our team will complete third party submission requirements, and explore eligible fast track opportunities, including consent submission and planning submission. These steps identify the most suitable path and ensure that forecasts are secure.

Once all steps above are completed, we can plan for site access completion and handover to build. This ensures that on the day, build requirements or risks are communicated and the build team has the correct contacts for requesting access.


What our clients say about us…

“GBC was introduced into the programme to diversify the supply chain.  Their agile adaptable approach has seen them become one of the key suppliers.  They continue to strive to achieve more, constantly reviewing the complex interactions to reduce overall delivery timescales.  The programme is extremely challenging but would be even more so without their support.”

Client Senior Delivery Manager, March 2023.

“Thank you to GBC – MAS32 programme – speed of reaction to instruction with initial MS8s in less than three weeks. What’s been going well? The can-do approach and dynamism of the team, HOP closedown plans, data alignment, planning submission volume, MS8 alignment to 4G/5G.”

National MNO Client, Q3 progress report 2022.

“I thought I would pass on my thanks for a great delivery in H1. All baseline targets are hit or exceeded with exception (by 15) of the DD Approve all – that in itself is part of the radio review throughput recovery piece (we can see the TandT clear).  Very well done!

Client Deployment Manager, July 2022

Our clients

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Get in touch

Whether you have a specific project in mind or if you’d like to find out more about our infrastructure acquisition services and how we can help you, we’d love to hear from you.


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