In-depth, knowledge based consultancy

In-depth, knowledge based consultancy

We provide our clients with strategic advice and support, helping them create environments that combine the appropriate mix of services, facilities and activities to establish communities that excel in their fields. Those occupying space enjoy high productivity, those visiting a place enjoy the experience and promotional stakeholders realise their objectives.

Our advice spans not just property but most key management disciplines too – including people, marketing, business planning etc.

Sector trend analysis
Sector trend analysis
We understand the key trends within the sectors you are trying to attract. We research business and financing trends. We understand how businesses are changing what they are doing, how they are adapting for the future, and importantly, how this impacts on needs for interaction and property. We apply this experience to help create places and activity that can deliver enhanced, relevant, opportunity.
Stakeholder development
Stakeholder development
Stakeholder buy-in is essential – not only in planning for a project but also in realising its potential. We understand that stakeholders play a key role in creating demand and promoting a project. We therefore spend time with them to understand their objectives, build aspiration and assist in raising the profile of projects within their organisations, as well as with those they want to reach out to.
Rental and capital value advice
Rental and capital value advice
Early understanding of the true potential value of your property enables more realistic and effective business planning. Our extensive experience enables us to accurately assess likely value for specialist spaces, particularly those incorporating laboratories, providing realistic projections on likely take up rates, rental outcomes and risk - identifying any potential funding gaps and advising on appropriate next steps.
Viability assessment and optimisation
Viability assessment and optimisation
Our expertise in building, master planning, design and leasing arrangements for specific sectors allows us to quickly understand the cost and value of a potential project as well as assess the demand and supply factors to determine viability. Our unrivalled knowledge of what tenants will pay for allows us to optimise developments to deliver the best possible value outcomes.
Project positioning and marketing
Project positioning and marketing
We understand the value of undertaking a thorough process of evaluation to determine how best to position a property project within the market in order to maximise demand. We explore the research strengths of the location, interview key stakeholders and conduct background research to understand how best to create and position your proposition in the most effective way for your target audience.
Business plan development
Business plan development
Our sector specific experience, in-depth understanding of property markets and the mechanics of delivering space ensures all business plans developed by us provide realistic projections focused on the evolution of the project. We can help you develop plans for entire developments or specific buildings within a development; we also develop bespoke programme plans, planning for activities such as public sector stakeholder engagement.
Project funding, including grants
Project funding, including grants
We can help you navigate the financing options for the delivery of property (stakeholder and grant funding, private sector investment), highlighting the pros and cons of each before recommending an appropriate course of action. We know how to bring together the public and private sectors in a way that delivers sustainable outcomes and meets their often competing objectives.
Master planning and public realm
Master planning and public realm
Successful master plans address demand, are deliverable within realistic timescales and ultimately support your objectives around collaboration. We know what occupiers are looking for and how to deliver a development’s objectives in the most commercial way. We are used to working as part of a broader team of master planners, architects, town planners and cost/service consultants, combining our experience to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Soft infrastructure development
Soft infrastructure development
Attracting R&D businesses to innovative spaces isn’t just about buildings, roads and utilities. In addition to gyms and central hub facilities we have seen the value of developing programmes around networking and community activities to stimulate further engagement. Our expert working knowledge of what others are doing in this area and what works enables us to advise on the right mix of facilities and activities required to drive demand.
Amenity delivery
Amenity delivery
As part of our master planning and soft infrastructure development service we also provide guidance on what businesses are looking for in terms of amenities – meeting spaces, outside space, cafés, recreation space etc. Our advice centres on what needs to be developed to fulfil demand and the most effective way of delivering it to ensure value is created and sustained.
Property specification
Property specification
We advise on the nuances of building specification, including size, level of fit out and the finishes most appropriate to the needs of your potential occupiers. It is as much about knowing what you don’t have to deliver as what you do and at what stage, to ensure time, effort and money isn’t wasted on things that are not relevant to the audiences you want to attract.
Master planning, public realm and planning support
Master planning, public realm and planning support
We can help you traverse the planning process – promoting district projects or seeking building specific planning permission. We support planning specialists through research and appropriate project positioning, ensuring initial allocation and then consent for your property. Typically, this involves the preparation of all necessary reports, however, our unrivalled understanding of the UK R&D sector and the planning process means we are also comfortable navigating planning inquiries and plan reviews in person too.
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