Budget and Cost Management
Designing a scheme that will be viable, valuable, and to institutional standards is only possible with the right development budget in place that will bring you return on investment.
A 50-year project to establish and evolve Europe’s first and most successful science park
We don’t always wait for our clients to come to us; we’ll pick up the phone if we spot an opportunity that fits your goals.
We’re able to make an informed budget assessment of proposed facilities on your behalf from our awareness of local market demand, whilst demonstrating cost effective solutions that generate value and return.
Our development management experts devote time, keeping abreast of the market and conducting our own research through data acquired from our office, science and tech, residential and mixed-use projects, as well as closely following the local planning arena.
Many of our clients are colleges, charitable trusts and perpetual funds without the resource for in-house property experts. Our knowledge makes us a trusted adviser, able to recommend the capital required to achieve your investment objectives.
In reviewing one of our science park client’s assets, we identified a case and budget for redevelopment that was lucratively snapped up by an investor before construction was completed.
Pre-letting and Leasing
Our uninterrupted vision of shifting supply, global demand and rent levels in our chosen markets mean we spot trends early, so you deliver what the market wants, at the right time.
Sharing in development risk with a funding partner can make good sense but finding a UK or international investor with compatible objectives is crucial.
Joint venture and partnering
If you don't wish to go it alone, we can set up innovative joint venture arrangements that build in flexibility and help share development risk.
Strategic planning advice
Securing planning permission is critical in securing an uplift in the value of your land but long before submitting an application, you may need advice on the best strategy to employ.
Site and option analysis
It is only after your site’s opportunities and constraints have been fully uncovered can you decide the best way of unlocking its full potential.
Piecing together land to create large-scale plans often pays off with a smoother path to planning permission and higher returns.
Development appraisal and financial modelling
Funding development and generating returns is a long-term undertaking. It takes time for money to start coming in, so it pays to be clear on your development cash flow and likely returns at the outset.
Assembling and managing key consultants
Any development will require a wide-ranging cast of experts to realise a vision; the key is modelling the appointment of these experts to best manage project cash flow.
Gaining planning consent
Getting your planning application approved is more than just box ticking. Securing planning consent means persuading the doubters and managing conflict along the way.
Our project managers work closely with our commercial team to formulate a viability statement, giving you expectations on affordability, deliverability and potential yield before embarking on the complex construction stage.
We use our in-depth market knowledge to provide asset valuation advice on your investment before, during and after your acquisition or disposal.