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      Sourcing Development Opportunities

      Pulling off development projects in our high-growth markets is challenging but also highly rewarding. We’ll help you source opportunities - and make the most of them.

      Hotel at Cambridge North
      Cambridge North, CB4

      Creating a new home for science in one of the largest innovation districts in Europe

      Our intimate knowledge of the economies powering the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, and decades of development experience, converts ideas into reality and opportunity to profit.

      With long established land and property networks across our markets, we will help get your development project off the ground and support your delivery in globally significant places such as Cambridge and Oxford, ensuring your scheme is part of their next 100 years of history.

      Our chosen markets are some of the most fiercely competitive in the UK. We help both domestic and international developers and investors act fast by running the numbers, modelling cash flow, looking at the options and shaping the master plan and planning strategy before they sign deals.

      When you’re ready to go, we help assemble land, identify those all-important occupiers and help secure finance to deliver your scheme, sitting beside you throughout the process and helping drive your scheme over the line.

      We can draw on specialist services from across our development team, pulling in the right skills and experience at each stage of the development process, adding value and fully realising your opportunity.

      Service options

      Sourcing opportunities

      Finding opportunities before other buyers is where development value lies. After more than 180 years in our markets, we know how and where to access the opportunities most worth pursuing.

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      Site and option analysis

      Your site has prospects, but only after its opportunities and constraints have been uncovered can you spot potential problems and turn them to your advantage.

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      Strategic planning advice

      Creative planning advice at an early stage of the development process helps you spot value where others may not see it, opening opportunities and creating value.

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      Financial modelling

      Fully maximising your development returns and accurately modelling your cash flow requires bags of experience. Getting the correct numbers out means putting the right information in.

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      Development funding

      We structure and agree creative development funding deals, sourced within our long-established global investor networks, helping you offset risk and maximise your profitability.

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      Pre-letting and leasing

      By leveraging our on-the-pulse market insight into what national and international occupiers need from their space and business locations, you can align your proposals to fund and develop with confidence.

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      Affordable housing and viability

      The scheme looks fantastic and ticks all the boxes, but can someone deliver it? Fully understanding the viability of your scheme from an early stage ensures it will be.

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      Biodiversity net gain

      When the property sector was still grappling with mitigating environmental harm in development, we were busy pioneering a start-to-finish biodiversity net gain solution.

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      Land assembly

      Big is beautiful. By joining forces with neighbouring landowners or buying more land you can be more ambitious with your proposals, generating higher returns than you might going it alone.

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      Phasing and disposal

      You need to know when the money will start coming in and how quickly. Our local understanding gauges the market’s likely absorption rate and builds a phasing strategy to suit.

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      Project management

      Our project managers provide detailed benchmarking data from a broad portfolio of completed projects, allowing developers to make informed decisions.

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      Featured insight

      The leading position of the Arc’s scientists and technology innovators on the international stage has been underlined by the global challenge of COVID-19.

      Contributions range from vaccine development and treatments driven by the region’s universities and pharmaceutical players, to specialist therapeutic equipment development by a coalition of technology and automotive companies.

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