Understanding of the associated risk of the construction costs is essential when purchasing a site. Having a solid understanding of the abnormal costs are imperative when obtaining the optimum land value price during acquisition.
Site acquisitions are undertaken to tight deadlines in which accurate information is required and relied upon to ensure the land purchase meets the viability. Time pressures, limitations of data availability and ever more complex legislation; it is essential to have the right advisors.
During the site acquisition process, a full assessment of risk even for the experienced land developer, needs a well-structured approach and effective team that can be relied upon to ensure the optimum land value is achieved.
Sutcliffe Civil & Structural Engineers, Building Surveyors and Geo-Environmentalists Engineers have the resources and capabilities to provide a full comprehensive consultancy service for developers which will be able to provide a full technical due diligence for site acquisitions. Our technical and business skills are dedicated to delivering strategic, technical and engineering solutions which bring commercial benefit to customers.
Working alongside designated layout architects, a three dimensional assessment can be made to ensure best use of the land is taking into account the site topographical issues and minimising engineering works. Working with the developers commercial and land teams, a viability scheme and costing & value engineering reports can be carried out to ensure the optimum solution is selected.
With the aid of the latest market leading hydraulic modelling software, flood risk assessments, storage analysis and flood routing can be generated and placed into the initial site layout. Working with the client’s internal or nominated external Quantity Surveyors, we are able to provide costing for engineering works and provide several costing options.
Sutcliffe can provide engineering support to the planning process which includes services such as drainage strategies, flood risk assessment, transport assessments, statements and travel plans. Partnering with our clients allows potential land opportunities to become unlocked to maximise the potential of any sector type of development.