Local land experts merge to form a one stop shop consultancy

Development Nous is a growing local multi-disciplinary land consultancy following the merger with well- established Hastings businesses Shanley Surveyors and Design Phase, a leading Structural and Civil Engineering consultancy.

Development Nous was set up by Principal Planner Matthew Holder and Licensed Cadastral Surveyor Karl Carew in 2016 and with strong organic growth over the last 6 years along with significant changes in local body and central government in regard to land use and development opportunities, they are keen to strengthen their locally based one stop offering.

Shanley Surveyors owner Aaron Brittin brought across his team at the end of 2022 while Design Phase’s Kelvin Landon and Rachel Landon, Structural Engineer and 3 Waters Engineer respectively, joined Development Nous around the same time. “Joining forces with these other well established local businesses will provide greater resilience and deepen our professional expertise for the benefit of our clients and their projects.

Collectively our aim is to continue to develop quality and enduring communities,” says Karl. Shanley Surveyors has been surveying land across the many parts of the east coast since 1931,originally established by Harry Davies, Norman Hewkin and Colin Shanley, first known as ‘Davies and Hewkin’ and from 1968 ‘Shanley & Co’.

Aaron was a longstanding employee of Colin Shanley’s for over 30 years before taking over the business in 2020 and rebranding to ‘Shanley Surveyors’. Aaron joins Development Nous as a company Director and Survey Lead. Kelvin says “Design Phase has collaborated on projects with Development Nous for many years therefore it was a logical step to join forces to increase the depth to the senior leadership.”


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First published by The Profit. Click here to read the full article.