Based in Glasgow, Intelligent Alternatives Ltd (IA) was formed in 2009 to provide development services to the UK wireless telecoms, digital outdoor media and renewable energy sectors. IA’s development team seek to build on their extensive experience at developing agricultural land based projects in identifying suitable land, securing planning, grid connection rights and managing the full acquisition process on over 500MW of renewable energy projects and 12,000 mobile comms sites. Its small but focused group of industry professionals seeks to deliver a high-quality service by maximising in-house skills and expertise to minimise the development timescale for its clients.
Our in-house services include:
- Site searching, site identification and site acquisition services
- Heads of Terms, wayleaves & easement negotiation, and Option to Lease negotiations services
- Planning Services (applications, appeals, consultations)
- Grid application / connection services
- Photomontage generation
- Site assessment / due diligence reporting
- Management and review of 3rd party surveys (landscape & ecology, archaeology, flood risk assessment, etc)
Meet the team
With over 23 years of experince in delivering land based infrasturcure projects, Roy heads up IA’s development team. A Chartered Electrical Engineer, Roy has previously worked in the telecoms, and renewables sectors.
James is a MRTPI Chartered planner with over 10 years experience of delivering a wide range of development projects, ranging from peaking gas schemes to large scale solar projects. He has experience of working closely with a wide range of clients, stakeholders and collaborators, and has first hand experience of local authority, consultancy and developer roles.
A qualified geologist, Stephen has spent the last three years developing his CAD design and GIS skills to help maximise the design opportunity for IA’s projects. Having worked on a range of industrial build schemes and solar farm projects, he fully understands the challenges associated with energy project development.