Bringing experience,
intelligence & imagination
to strategic regeneration
and development.

What We Do

Kanda is a new generation of full-service regeneration, property and planning communications agency, with the core belief that successful development needs an integrated and holistic approach.

We use our breadth and depth of experience to work intelligently and imaginatively to get the best results for developers, decision makers and communities. We know that there can be many competing interests and differing priorities, as well as legitimate concern about development. Our approach creates conditions for constructive dialogue that aims to resolve conflict and deliver development that isn’t just financially viable, but socially viable too.

We work with developers, local authorities, housing associations and charities, providing strategic advice, political counsel, community engagement, planning consultation, social value assessments and local investment and regeneration strategies.

Our team have extensive experience of working on some of the most challenging, exciting and complex projects being delivered in London and the UK today.

Kanda is hiring

Due to considerable growth in the past year, Kanda is keen to talk to consultants at all levels who are interested in joining a fast paced and dynamic agency. Excellent benefits, salary and bonus structure. Please contact hanna.boughtwood@kandaconsulting.co.uk.

Local Investment and
Regeneration Strategies
Community Engagement
and Planning Consultation
Visual & Digital
Social Value Assessment
Political Counsel
Strategic Advice

The Team

About us

Our talented team has a unique blend of skills, providing a wealth of experience in political decision making, planning policy, community engagement, urban design, regeneration, social and economic development and visual communications.

We use our skills to provide detailed, granular intelligence about the context in which you’re operating and how to navigate it to get the outcome you need - and one that works on the ground.

Our rounded approach means that your scheme will benefit from decades of experience at delivering a best-practice approach and top quality development.

Senior team

Karen Alcock

Managing Director

Karen Alcock has worked in regeneration and planning for over fifteen years, living and breathing politics for over two decades. She has worked as a parliamentary researcher, a public affairs adviser at Transport for London, public affairs and communications consultant as well as spending twelve years as a senior Councillor in the London Borough of Hackney, including eight years in Cabinet and as Deputy Mayor. As such, she brings an in-depth understanding of political decision making in local and central government.

She has spent the last four years as Managing Director of a large planning communications team where she worked directly with clients to deliver some incredibly innovative, complex and challenging schemes.

Email | karen.alcock@kandaconsulting.co.uk

Elly Tabberer


Elly has over ten years’ experience working in the field of public consultation and engagement for planning and regeneration. She has delivered creative consultation strategies for some of the most high-profile, complex and challenging developments in London.

Elly comes from a background in architecture and urban design and has an in-depth knowledge of the planning system and regeneration policies enabling her to act a conduit between clients, design teams and communities. She has a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes for both public and private sector clients.

Email | elly.tabberer@kandaconsulting.co.uk

Alex Wright


Alex spent several years working for the Conservatives as a Campaign Manager and Agent in both the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Kingston. He was responsible for fighting, and winning, elections and by-elections at every level. Alex secured victory in all his campaigns thanks to his in-depth knowledge of local and regional politics.

Alex remains an active member of the Conservative Party with a considerable network of parliamentary, local and central party contacts.

Email | alex.wright@kandaconsulting.co.uk

Contact us

Contact Info

T | +44 (0)20 3900 3676
E | info@kandaconsulting.co.uk

Kanda Consulting
69-85 Tabernacle Street


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