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Ben Thomas
Partner, Infrastructures
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Ben's role is providing land assembly services for infrastructure and regeneration projects, either through private treaty negotiations or if necessary through Compulsory Purchase Powers. He assists acquiring authorities promote and implement Compulsory Purchase Orders, including negotiating claims with affected parties whilst assisting authorities create and maintain realistic property cost estimates.Ben qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in November 2013 following past roles as a Compulsory Purchase Surveyor as well as working in property management and as a commercial agent. He has therefore gained a wide breadth of experience, but his specific expertise is in compulsory purchase and compensation.

Carter Jonas advised Network Rail on the compulsory purchase compensation liability that will likely result from the proposed Crossrail 2 surface works.

As part of the proposed Crossrail 2 project, upgrades to existing railway network will be required. These include level crossing closures, station upgrades together with the construction of new embankments, bridges and viaducts.

Ben Thomas, within the Infrastructures Team at Carter Jonas, provided Network Rail with an estimated cost for acquiring all land necessary to undertake these surface works on the northern section of the route between Chesthunt in Hertfordshire to Tottenham Hale, together with the southern section of the route running from Wimbledon to Epsom, Chessington, Hampton Court and Shepperton.

As an additional piece of work, Carter Jonas provided Network Rail with advice regarding the early acquisitions that are likely to be required through the Statutory Blight process following the safeguarding of land.

To complete the work, a presentation was delivered to senior members of the Crossrail 2 delivery team at Network Rail summarising the findings.