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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Before you develop or buy a site, we’ll explore all its options. By fully identifying and analysing the planning and technical constraints you can understand what lies ahead.
Trees, service utilities, drainage strategy and road access must all be investigated, and each will have a site-specific development cost. Our knowledge of local planning policy and market trends completes the picture of what is feasible.
How much will each option cost to deliver? Which scheme looks the most profitable? How likely is planning permission? By becoming conversant of all the constraints, you can set a baseline for assessment.
This full evaluation will provide you with the comfort you need to begin investing further funds and resource into the project. But sometimes it might be best to walk away.
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.
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.
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.
We structure and agree creative development funding deals, sourced within our long-established global investor networks, helping you offset risk and maximise your profitability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our project managers provide detailed benchmarking data from a broad portfolio of completed projects, allowing developers to make informed decisions.