How Can Architects Help Property Developers?
When planning a new residential property development, working with an experienced Architect can help maximise the market value of your investment, optimise your properties to appeal to your target audience, and keep your project on track – reducing costs and avoiding delays.
In this article, we discuss the main benefits of working with an Architect with specialist property development experience, from the earliest planning stages of your project.
1) Budget Support And Cost Analysis
An experienced Architect will be well placed to advise you on the best ways to optimise your budget for the best financial returns, including support with cost analysis, design and feasibility studies etc. This may help you optimise the number of dwellings you can accommodate on your plot, establish realistic market values for your properties, and create realistic goals and outcomes for your project.
2) Advice On Local Design Constraints
Large-scale property developments face a range of design constraints, including tree preservation orders, flood risk zones, local conservation areas, line of sight to listed buildings and landmarks, and so on. Working with an experienced Architect can help property developers navigate the complexities of local planning requirements to give their project the best chance of gaining planning consent first time. This knowledge can also help businesses pre-empt local objections and provide a better, more responsive service to the local community – as well as avoiding potentially costly delays.
3) Funding And Investment Support
Successive governments have been active in their support for property developers to build new houses in and around urban areas. An Architect with experience in residential property developments will be able to advise businesses on the funding sources, grants, and investment support available to developers working on specific types of projects.
4) Detailed Design Consultancy
A crucial element of property development is ensuring that each design is detailed and considered, taking into account not just the characteristics of individual properties, but the development as a whole. Even if you already have an Architect or Architectural designer within your team, an external, specialist Architect can give you an outside opinion on the best design aspects to include in your project and provide you with multiple potential routes to fulfilling your project objectives.
5) Support During The Building Process
An experienced Architectural firm will include project management within their service for property developers, providing a valuable source of support and information for businesses engaged in designing and constructing a series of buildings. They can help you avoid pitfalls while obtaining planning consent and will also know about any relevant permissions that are needed beforehand – tailoring their service to help you shorten your build cycle and reduce project costs.
6) Increased Market Value For Your Properties
Engaging an Architect at an early stage of the project allows you to tailor your designs to appeal to specific buyer groups, increasing the market value of each property and reducing your sales cycle once the build is completed.
Architectural Services For Property Developers From DS Squared Architects
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