Adding Value & Optimisation

We have created a distinct niche and reputation for adding value to projects and making them feasible for clients by improving efficiency, buildability and commercial viability without compromising design.

In some cases our ability to add value has allowed the budget to be re-distributed where it can make a difference. In other cases it is the difference between a building getting built or not.

We excel at finding innovative solutions to challenging situations, helping clients realise projects that other teams could not make financially viable.

We consistently look for and optimise opportunities for our clients to obtain the best value for their investments.

Brentford Lock West Phase 2, London

Added Value:  £400,000 worth of Value Engineering in basement and structure – equating to £1.1m.

Through the rationalisation of the structural grid/removal of transfer structure alone we were able to shave £1.1m off the projected contract value.  None of these changes affected the overall design of the project.

In order to secure funding for this £50m apartment development for Muse Developments, we were engaged to assess the planning approved scheme (by Mae Architects) and made numerous value engineering recommendations which did not affect the overall aesthetic or quality of the scheme.

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The Clayton Hotel, Cardiff

Added Value:  10% reduction in construction cost – equating to £1.4m.

By designing a more efficient footprint – we removed one floor by reconfiguring the layout to accommodate the same number of bedrooms.

The client, a commercial developer, had previously experienced several unsuccessful attempts to come up with a viable form of development on the restrictive, complex site.  Our design proposal was more efficient than previous efforts – and issues such as buildability and logistics were considered and ‘designed in’ from the outset.

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