Shortlisting and Selection Process
Your site has development potential, but you need a partner to help unlock its full value. Choosing the right one is not always a matter of simply picking the highest bidder.
Creating a new home for science in one of the largest innovation districts in Europe
We help you take that first step, identifying your requirements, the parties who can meet them and ultimately, help you choose the right partner.
Understanding what you really want is the key to achieving it. Asking the right questions is crucial. A financial offer may appear fantastic, but it is not always realistic.
Do you need to carry out a comprehensive process with strict selection criteria, or would you prefer a more limited competition and choose more quickly from a shortlist?
Either way, we help you find a partner with interests aligned to yours, who you can trust to work their hardest in achieving your shared objectives.
Promoting and delivering development can be a long and complicated process. Choosing a capable partner that you trust is vital - we’ll help you do just that
Strategic planning advice
Securing planning permission locks value into your development, but it’s early strategic and creative planning advice that creates it.
It pays to be bold when assessing whether acquiring more land or partnering with your neighbours might deliver something bigger - and perhaps more valuable - than if you went it alone.
By focusing on maximising the opportunity, we will help you look beyond the site’s constraints and see what might be possible.
Initial concept design and financial analysis
At the inception of a project you need someone to have a feel for where you are headed, helping you sense check ideas and look at the financial implications of design choices and technical information.
Scoping financials and other priorities
Understanding what you want from a development project is the starting point. It’s different for everyone but only once your objectives are clear can we shape your strategy around them.
Joint venture and partnering
We pair ambitious developers with long-term UK and global investors, setting up innovative joint venture arrangements that build in flexibility and work for everyone from start to finish.
Project commencement and performance monitoring
Agreeing the right deal up front is important but good performance monitoring ensures project objectives are hit. You need sustained focus from a well-oiled team delivering from day one.
The new single planning framework could be the vital catalyst that will see the Oxford to Cambridge Arc begin to achieve its vast potential and become a vital part of the UK’s post-pandemic recovery.
Head of planning, Mike Derbyshire, explains how the spatial framework from MHCLG could provide a viable vision for the growth of the knowledge economy across the Arc.