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 24 years of experience in delivering land based infrastructure projects, Roy heads up IA’s development team. A Chartered Electrical Engineer, Roy has previously worked in the fixed line & mobile telecoms sectors, general engineering consultancy, and renewables sectors. Roy has successfully developed and secured funding exists on over 250MW of renewable projects in recent years.
Stephen is an award winning Licentiate member of the RITP with over 3 years experience of working on a range of development projects. Having previous working in both a developer / agent and a Local Authority role, he has first hand experience of process and challenges required to successfully secure development consents.
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.
Using his CAD and GIS skills to help maximise the design opportunity for IA’s projects, Stephen has worked on a wide range of energy and infrastructure projects, including solar, peaking gas, outdoor advertising and comms mast projects. He is experienced in coordinating utility connections, including electricity import & export connections (11kV – 132kV), and gas connections (low, medium and high pressure).
As a graduate in Law and Land Economy, Laura is a qualified Surveyor, with over 8 years experience in commercial property valuations and transactions in the UK.