The team at Austen Estates has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the development of land and existing buildings. Offering accurate market driven advice, we give a unique insight into what makes a successful, salable and profitable development. Our clients benefit from the sharing of this wealth of knowledge, from conception right through to completion.

Our Approach

Our small, friendly team provide a flexible end to end service for land owners. Specialising in searching for and acquiring development land, obtaining planning permission, the design and build and finally the sale of new homes. We work with landowners on outright purchases or joint ventures.

We take a sustainable approach to our builds using high quality materials and excellent design. To compliment this we use some of the best craftspeople in the industry. Austen Estates have a permanent team who have been selected for their expertise. They include architects, designers, project managers, carpenters, electricians and plumbers.

PlanningBuilding permission can be a complex procedure. Our expertise puts you in the best position to have it granted.
ArchitectureWe can advise on the most suitable architects for your project and act on your behalf.
Interior DesignWe cover all aspect of property development, inside and outside.

Residential Development

At Austen Estates we take pride in approaching each development opportunity in a personal and carefully considered manner to maximise the potential of a building or plot of land. Residential development opportunities come in many forms but are usually based around redevelopment of existing houses and utilising garden plots. Existing houses can be divided into smaller houses or apartments, extended to create larger properties or demolished to provide space for an increased number of new dwellings.

Commercial Development

Commercial development takes a number of routes which can include the latest permitted development policies to allow extensions and conversion to residential use, redevelopment to create mixed use schemes including airspace developments above existing retail or commercial ground floor space. Other options include reusing existing commercial or agricultural buildings for conversion to residential use and utilising brown field sites.

Affordable Housing

We are also excited to work with land owners to provide sustainable affordable housing using the low energy design used in many of our developments and explore partnerships with community land trusts for town or village developments and rural exception sites.

These affordable housing sites work when owners have land which is not in prime locations and therefore carry a lower land value but are accessible to local amenities, new housing can then legally be secured to be sold on a reduced market value perpetually.


We are creative developers. We are known for finding existing features of properties and shaping them into a new home that provides something unique, interesting and bespoke.


We can work on your behalf to source land and start planning applications. We advise on costs, viability and potential resale or rental values prior to purchase.


For further information regarding our services or to make contact about your next building project please follow the link provided.