Property Development – How Do I Complete my Residential Development?
Last week we discussed procurement strategies, but what happens next? How do you complete your residential development? Once you have selected a Contractor to carry out the construction works for your development, a Building Contract needs to be draw up between you the Developer, acting as Employer, and the Contractor. The Building Contract requires a […]
Property Development – how do I select a tender strategy?
Last week we introduced the statutory consents that may be required when embarking on residential property development. This week we discuss procurement strategies – competitive or negotiated tender. It is an Architect’s professional responsibility to advise their Client on procurement and which tender strategy is best suited to the nature of the project and scope […]
Property Development – I’ve got a building, what’s next?
Last week we discussed identifying the right building for property development, what happens once you’ve found that building and how do you progress? The preliminary design stage for any project requires a clear brief to facilitate discussion and ensure that specific requirements are taken into consideration. The concept stage for residential property development will involve […]
Property Development – is this the right building for me?
Investing in property can be highly rewarding, not only in terms of profit, but the restoration and refurbishment of existing buildings is extremely fulfilling. Neglected buildings can be renovated to transform and revive existing buildings and they present attractive opportunities for residential development. There are important factors to consider during your property acquisition such as: […]
We can live anywhere we please
Living in the western world in the 21st century we like to claim that we are free to choose how we live. We can eat anything we like. We can wear anything we want. We can live anywhere we please. But can we?
13 Atholl Crescent: Home Again
13 Atholl Crescent exemplifies the GLM seamless approach: from due diligence to project design and management. Work to convert this grand city centre townhouse turned office back into a splendid family home started just before Christmas. Formely occupied by Brodies Solicitors, it is destined to be the home to a young family. It will also […]