Scott Munro, Julie Hunter, Lois Lovely and Helen Wilson have joined from law firm Ward Hadaway to set up the team. GVA Lamb and Edge partner Mike Cuthbertson explained: "They will co-operate closely with our development and agency teams to offer a start-to-finish service."
The formation of the Newcastle-based team is in line with the company's strategy to grow its expertise across the country, according to PDR head Stephen Brown.
"The arrival of four highly experienced planners will strengthen our national credentials," he commented. GVA partner Gerry Hughes added: "It is clear that there is a lot of opportunity in the North East."
The team will receive support from the company's established PDR set-ups in Scotland, Manchester and Leeds.