When it comes to major projects, there are no automatic answers. We marry together the needs of the resident with the pressures of commercial business to develop schemes that are both aesthetically pleasing and commercially viable.
Prior to purchase / commencement of any development project, it is imperative to establish the feasibility of the site and its location. Design cannot work without finance and finance cannot work without design in the creation of desirable residences which will in turn create profit. Accurate architectural appraisal of the site enables the financial assessment to be carried out and also pre application discussions with the Local Planning Authority. Site appraisal is far more than making dwellings fit a piece of land, does the scheme tick all the Government / Local Authority boxes. Does it take into consideration the locality / constraints and neighbouring community? Are the house types of the correct variety in order to sell in the current market conditions?
Geoff himself appraises more than 20,000 plots a year and is renowned for fast turnaround of viability work.
Sites must be aesthetically pleasing for future residents, commercially viable and acceptable to the Local Authority. Client relationships are of upmost importance and producing what you require a priority.