Minerals and waste management

A one stop solution of specialist property services

The minerals and waste management team at GVA have the skills and know-how to unlock asset value, generate cash savings and develop your business:

Asset valuations

Whether for loan security, balance sheet, merger, acquisition, property fund, sale or corporate restructure, capital gains tax, compulsory purchase or expert witness, we produce valuations based on an extensive rent and royalty database and in-depth market knowledge.

Site acquisition and agency

We add value, minimise risk and achieve positive results through advice on the sale and acquisition of mineral reserves, void space, wharfage and industrial land for waste transfer and material recycling facilities, waste to energy and concrete batching plants.

Marketing strategies

We provide marketing strategies to guide you in achieving maximum returns from your property asset.

Due diligence for acquisition and disposal

We provide transaction advice in respect of the technical issues, and uncertainties that can arise whilst considering a deal. We ensure that all assumptions are validated, that all checks are carried out, so we can show clients, investors and stakeholders that they have taken steps to mitigate risks.

Rent reviews and lease renewals

We provide advice for landlords and tenants on heads of terms for options and leases and licenses together with rent and royalty reviews. Our extensive database for minerals and waste management rents and royalties enables us to provide a rapid response on valuations, business rates and rent reviews.

Business rates

We have an enviable track record of cash savings on specialist mineral and waste properties, in particular waste to energy, biomass and anaerobic digestion projects. Our services include referencing and valuation, lodging appeals, negotiations with mineral valuers / regional assessors, expert witness attendance at Valuation Court and Land Tribunals and care and maintenance to check and approve rate bills.

Estate management

Our expertise includes investigations into ownership / title and we also monitor conformity with lease requirements, planning permissions and providing royalty statements for accounts.

Expert witness / dispute resolution

We have extensive experience of providing valuation advice in these niche sectors with particular emphasis in Ireland in recent years.

Mineral Ownership

We have first-hand experience of negotiation ransom claims that affect surface development from severed mineral rights/trespass.

Business development

Through our knowledge of the mineral and waste sectors, we are able to identify sites utilising our national industrial agency teams. In addition, site ownership can be established so that a quick and comprehensive evaluation can be made towards realising a site’s strategic importance.

Negotiation of way leaves and easements

We undertake negotiations to minimise and secure adequate compensation due to disturbance and sterilisation caused directly by works affecting landowners and occupiers.


Buildings and infrastructure on minerals sites are specialised and following the resultant tender price rises within the construction sector, we are able to offer reinstatement valuation advice.

Current Sums Insured and Declared Values are accurate and consistent to prevent over or under insurance, create higher confidence levels from insurers and reduce cost and risk factors to our clients.

Banking support

We work closely with our banking support team to assist in the realisation of asset value from administration and receivership.


Through our extensive contacts and team experts, we have established a strong reputation across the UK and Europe, both in public and private companies.