Simon Cook BSc (Hons) MRICS
Director

Simon has acted on many of the major compulsory purchase schemes nationwide including:- Liverpool One, HS2, London Olympics, Mersey Gateway and Crossrail. He also provides development consultancy advice on behalf of clients.

Contact Simon Cook BSc (Hons) MRICS0161 817 3390
compulsory purchase

Head of the Compulsory Purchase department, Simon has over 20 years’ experience acting for both claimants and acquiring authorities on CPO matters.  His career began at Manchester City Council where he was involved in the acquisition of land for Manchester’s second runway.  Since then he has dealt with CPO’s nationwide including sites affected by the London Olympics, Cross Rail and Liverpool One Redevelopment. He has also been involved with complicated Compulsory Purchase issues involving severance, rights of way and injurious affection.  Simon is regularly instructed to act as an Expert Witness in disputed Compulsory Purchase cases.  Clients include business owners, developers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Pension Funds.

hs2

Head of the Compulsory Purchase department, Simon has over 20 years’ experience acting for both claimants and acquiring authorities on CPO matters.  His career began at Manchester City Council where he was involved in the acquisition of land for Manchester’s second runway.  Since then he has dealt with CPO’s nationwide including sites affected by the London Olympics, Cross Rail and Liverpool One Redevelopment. He has also been involved with complicated Compulsory Purchase issues involving severance, rights of way and injurious affection.  Simon is regularly instructed to act as an Expert Witness in disputed Compulsory Purchase cases.  Clients include business owners, developers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Pension Funds.

capital allowances

Simon is the Director responsible for Capital Allowances being provided as a specialist service within Roger hannah & Co. having established the department in 2010. During this time he has overseen the claiming of more than £300 million of Capital Allowances on behalf of clients.

investment

Simon has acquired and disposed of investment properties on behalf of clients for almost 20 years with a particular focus on identifying property acquisition opportunities to meet specific client requirements.  These have included portfolio acquisitions, industrial estates, retail parades etc.

land and development

Simon is experienced in both acquiring and disposing of development sites for residential and commercial use. Recent disposals include 22 acres in Gloucester, 5 acres in Heaton Moor Stockport, City Centre residential development sites and an Aldi supermarket development.