Development Optimisation

Development Optimisation

AspinallVerdi has a very experienced senior team in managing complex development and regeneration projects from inception through to start-on-site. This includes secondments into Local Planning Authorities and Development Director roles. Our experience in development management has taught us to focus on the following aspects to optimise schemes:

End User Focus

Efficient house types with an adequate floor area, and flexible efficient commercial floor plates to drive maximum value and minimise voids.

Sustainable Design

Efficient urban design to maximise density whilst maintaining high quality streets and public realm.  We interrogate schemes to ensure they relate well to their surroundings in terms of desire lines and sun-path etc. to maximise footfall, vibrancy and dwell times.    

Land / Site Assembly

Increasingly, land is a substantial cost to any scheme.  We work with land owners and developers to agree phased payments, overage and partnership arrangements.

Financial Viability & Funding

Our financial modelling skills are used to carry-out detailed sensitivity analysis and scenario testing.  Where schemes are not commercially viable we also advise on public sector interventions such as loans, equity arrangements and grants.   

Planning Policy & Consents

We have extensive experience in making the economic viability case for affordable housing and other S106 obligations. We also seek to optimise developments through challenging the house-type mix and tenure e.g. starter homes.  

Delivery Mechanism

We like to incentivise agreements with all parties to align interests and deliver successful outcomes.  We are used to negotiating partnership agreements, joint ventures and development agreements etc.  We are also keen to incentivise our development management fees.

For further information about our services browse our case studies.