We have found that often, a site remains locked down, because the project has become too silo’d and focussed on delivering a development that no longer works. Looking at the site collectively from the multiple perspectives of planning, architecture, valuation, finance and legal perspective, will often generate a fresh and viable perspective.
We will review locked down sites, and pooling our several specialisms we will provide a high level, impartial commentary on the site. By pooling our expertise and experience, we can identify avenues and approaches which might unlock the site, whilst discounting options that are unlikely to work in the real world.
We do not do this as a business, and there is no charge for this. Our commentary can then be taken back to the original team, or the possible solutions can be identified in more detail, via any of our individual companies.
If you have a site, which seems locked down, please do make contact.
We also see that smaller housebuilders, and smaller scale, low volume sites are in need of a voice and a platform which understands their needs and the hurdles that are thrown in the way of providing homes on these sites.
Through Enabling Development and individually, we are regularly consulted with by Scottish Government, and engage in many other consultations where we can help promote and understanding of this sector.
We also arrange seminars and discussion groups to bring smaller housebuilders and developers together, with other relevant parties: such as Scottish Water, Open Reach and local authorities. So far we have arranged meetings in Glenrothes, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Perth.
Please see our case studies page for more details, but recent successes include:
Collaborating with Scottish Government and Homes for Scotland on Building Scotland Fund. Our engagement led to minimum loan criteria being reduced from £1m to £350k.
Openreach reducing their free full fibre installation offer to include smaller developments of 20 or more, previously set at 30 or more.
If you have any issues that you would want championed, please do let us know.