THREE STAGE APPROACH

Land Aquisitition support

We offer a three stage Scope of Services for Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Developers, specifically tailored to support the land acquisition process through to the appointment of a Main Contractor. 


The scope can be tailored to reflect any number of land acquisition processes, including conditional, unconditional, land transfer and a JV Development opportunity.


In our experience this is the single most important process in the project lifecycle as it underpins a Client's ability to achieve their Development programme aspirations.  

STAGE 1 PRE-LAND OFFER

· The preparation of an initial cost plan, based on a comparitive cost per m2 basis and insight into Main Contractor allowances for design fees, contingencies, preliminaries and OHP, updating as additional information is developed.


· Completing an independent design/technical appraisal of the inherited design and/or recommending a Design team to develop feasibility options that maximises value for the Client.


· Developing a comprehensive risk and mitigation register, a fundamental requirement of our service offering. This ensures that adequate contingencies are included in the cost plan, provisions made in the land offer and implications reflected in the Project programme.


· Supporting the Client in determining the Project budget and making recommendations to underpin viability, including proposals for sectional handovers that will facilitate improved revenue and reduction in interest payments.


STAGE 2 PRE-AQUISITION

· The preparation of a detailed, elemental cost plan, utilising a significant library of current market rates, updating as additional information is developed.


· Completing an independent design/technical appraisal of the inherited design and/or recommending a Design team to develop feasibility options that maximises value for the Client.


· Developing a comprehensive risk and mitigation register, a fundamental requirement of our service offering. This ensures that adequate contingencies are included in the cost plan, provisions made in the land offer and implications reflected in the Project programme.


· Supporting the Client in determining the Project budget and making recommendations to underpin viability, including proposals for sectional handovers that will facilitate improved revenue and reduction in interest payments.


STAGE 3 PRE-CONTRACT


Following the acquisition of the site the scope of services is developed to support the Client in securing a Construction partner within the project budget. 


A key focus is the development of a more comprehensive risk register, with mitigating solutions and design information that will support the procurement of a Main Contractor in line with project budget.


A fundamental differentiator is our approach to managing risk and how liability is transferred to the Main Contractor in a mutually acceptable and cost-efficient manner. 


Scope of Services for the Pre-Contract stage,


· Advising on procurement options and the method of tendering. 


· Supporting the selection of contractors, arranging for pre-qualification/interviews as required.


· Draft and prepare the Employer’s Requirements and supplementary information, taking full cognisance of the Client's standard suite of documents.


· Facilitate the appointment of specialist consultants to provide identified technical information to supplement the Employer's Requirements. 


· Update the pre-acquisition cost plan in line with the Employer's Requirements to ensure the project budget is still achievable prior to the commencement of the procurement process.


· Facilitate the tender process, act as single point of contact on behalf of the Client. On receipt of tenders, examine, and prepare an initial report with an evaluation of the proposed offers. 


· Make recommendations to the Client in regards the Contractor's Proposals and advise where these differ from the Employer’s Requirements with a considered recommendation. 


· Prepare a final report with a recommendation for the Client's consideration and approval.


· Negotiate with the selected Contractor during the post tender submission period, aligning the Employer's Requirements as required with any agreed changes and project timetable.