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- Development and Project Management

- Acquisition and Monitoring

- Cost Management Services


Development and Project Management


  • Acquisition advice

  • Developing a Project Brief

  • Selecting project team

  • Leading the planning approval process

  • Liaising with financial institutions for funding arrangements

  • Liaison with third party stakeholders

  • Sales & marketing strategy for the asset


  • Managing the design process and design team

  • Arranging site surveys

  • Managing the appointment of a Main Contractor

  • Administering the Main Contract as Contract Administrator or Employers Agent

  • Assessing and Resolving Contractor Claims

  • Programme and Schedule Management

  • Managing handover to an end user/ operator

The key goal and objective of our service is more than simply a third-party adviser to clients. We go the extra mile when presented with a real estate challenge. We understand that completing a development within a defined scope, quality and cost constraints can be a complex and time-consuming process. We offer the in-house skills and expertise to deal with these challenges.

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Acquisition and Monitoring

We regularly undertake pre-acquisition technical and environmental appraisals on proposed schemes and designs. This involves dialogue and interviews with the project team to gain a thorough understanding of the development and the issues most critical to informing the client’s investment decisions. We look at the key architectural, MEP and structural issues alongside all risks impacting on the viability of the scheme.

We are retained by the Lender or Borrower to monitor project progress against agreed plans and specification. This includes the timely draw down and expenditure of funds against phased construction programmes. Our monthly activities often include site inspections and progress reports to inform client on issues such as cost control, construction quality, deviations and change orders.

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We offer impartial and independent advice to investors and lenders to support their acquisition due diligence process. Our role can extend to providing construction advice and savings to our client’s legal teams during the preparation of funding agreements. We are often appointed to represent our client’s interests during the delivery phase and closely monitor the performance of the building contract.



Cost Management Services

Our direct approach and continued commitment to each project ensures that our clients achieve their building aspirations without compromising their budget. We provide senior and Director level support on all of projects and forge strong inter-personal relationships across our all of our schemes. Our services include:

  • Procurement Advice

  • Risk and Value Management

  • Change Management

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Cost Management Services

  • Employer’s Agent / Contract Administration Duties

  • Fund Monitoring

Our dedicated team of Quantity Surveyors are committed to obtaining cost certainty and optimising value throughout the project lifecycle. Working across a broad range of sectors, our Cost Management division can assist with delivering projects on time and on budget.

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