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If you’ve got a construction project in mind, you would have already found yourself thinking about it and wondering whether your building project is really possible. We understand how stressful this process can be, which is why we want to help you navigate the unwieldy process of getting planning permission, and designing and building your development.
To that end, for a short time only, we offer a FREE Pre-Planning & Design Consultation at our Greenwich office. We will help you realise your vision, whether you’re building a new house, adding an extension or remodelling your home. This consultation is for you if you want to find out whether your project is feasible, viable and commercially sound.
The Pre-Planning & Design Consultation is completely FREE. There’s no charge and no obligation to continue or instruct us, it’s just a chance for you to find out about the level of planning and design work that’s required and for us to get to know you and your needs a little better. This consultation is for you if you want to gain realistic ideas about how your project can be achieved.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of highly talented RIBA chartered architects, ex-local authority planning consultants, private practice RTPI chartered town planners and interior designers. Depending on the type of your project and your goals and objectives, the most suitable member(s) of our team will attend your consultation.
We have a strong track record of helping national house builders and seasoned property developers right through to first-time investors and homeowners. Whether you are designing and building your own self build home, reconfiguring your existing home or developing properties, we can talk through the options available to make the most of your investment.
In order to get the most out of your consultation, it is always useful to do some preparation in advance. If you make a list of the main points that you want to discuss or the questions that you would like to ask and bring any plans with you, this will make it much quicker and easier for us to understand your circumstances and enable us to give you the most clear and definitive advice that you need.
Once you’re here, we will examine the planning considerations applicable for your development to assess the likelihood of securing Planning Permission for your project. We will then investigate opportunities and constraints, evaluate development potential and formulate an initial strategy to help you make the most of your investment.
During the consultation, we’ll gain a deeper understanding of your project aspirations and show you ways to make your vision a reality. You will walk away with concrete ideas about how your project can be achieved. You will leave this consultation with absolute certainty and resolution, and know that you have spoken with independent architects and planners who have your best interests in mind.
In our experience, many clients, from house builders and property through to investors and homeowners, simply aren’t aware of the potential value that’s lying unused in their buildings and lands.
Whether it is a house in a conservation area, a small plot in an urban setting or a large plot in a greenfield site, we will help you formulate ingenious design and planning strategies to unlock the potential of your property or land.
By attending your Pre-Planning & Design Consultation, you will gain valuable planning permission insights and discuss important matters affecting your project with our expert team. You will identify the most important planning considerations applicable for your development and how to effectively address those in your planning application.
In addition, you will have a clear idea of the strengths of your development and any obstacles standing in your way. You will analyse the precedents of your project, discover your development potential compared to other similiar projects and learn how to exponentially increase your chances of securing planning permission.
Your project can risk incurring unnecessary costs and delays as a result of ineffective time management, either by failing to allow for the full complexity of a project, or by failing to effectively manage scheduled work or unexpected events.
To complete your project on time, you and your team should anticipate, prepare and respond in advance of complex or ambiguous situations, and consistently focus on the activities that add the most benefit to your development. By attending your Pre-Planning & Design Consultation, you will learn the how to implement effective time management to effectively and efficiently meet programme targets, achieve profitability and withstand stress.
In the UK, it seems the norm for construction projects to go beyond budget. The key reasons include lack of pre-construction documentation, unexpected challenges, poor project management, poor communication, unrealistic cost estimates, skills shortage, changes in project scope, adverse site or ground conditions. and deficiencies and inaccuracies in design.
You will learn how to fixing cost overruns in your construction project by incorporating the right solutions, systems and methods. You will learn how to implement proper project planning, develop a total construction budget as early as possible, oversee value-engineering in cost and schedule and implement ongoing controls for real-time tracking and to significantly reduce overruns in your project and bring in more profits.
Urbanist Architecture is a London-based RIBA chartered architecture and planning practice with offices in Greenwich and Belgravia. We are on a mission to unlock the hidden potential of your site and deliver you a successful transformational change.