We understand that within a housebuilding environment, Land, Sales, Construction, Commercial & Technical disciplines can have significant challenges, some of which can be conflicting. To maximise the businesses performance, it requires Management Teams of all disciplines to work in collaboration with each other to deliver an effective business plan.
Allison Developer Services can offer a strategic business review & audit of the business across all disciplines offering both short and long term guidance on objectives to improve efficiency and profitability of the business and aid in driving growth.
Guidance on land viability, bid preparation and ‘hands on’ assistance in active land bids.
Allison Developer Services are hugely experienced in assessing land appraisals and bid submissions. Possessing an umbrella of skills in managing land, technical and commercial teams in bid submissions, they are in a unique position to offer expertise in reviewing land bid submissions from a multi-discipline perspective, ensuring that the land owners’ nett land receipt is maximised.
This encapsulates guidance on the preparation of land viabilities, including a review of appraisals, assessment of abnormal costs, value engineering of technical solutions, and guidance on appropriate interaction with specialist supply chains. All of which combine to ensuring land values are maximised and bid-submissions are clear, transparent and in a format compliant with vendors' requirements.
Project-managing design teams directly, Allison Developer Services will ensure all parties work collaboratively to aid ‘in-time-delivery’ of all consents, whilst ensuring risks are appropriately assessed and managed in order sites within your ‘land bank’ are commenced as quickly and effectively as possible.
Understanding the importance and pressure associated in delivering land as quickly as possible through the consent and procurement process, ADS offer assistance in minimising delays and protecting the business plan for both large or small scale projects.
Procurement & 'Value engineering'
The pressure on the cost-base since coming out of the pandemic has seen unprecedented fluctuation in the cost of labour and materials, with lead-in periods and availability of materials having a significant impact on building programmes if not managed.
Support and advice ensuring procurement is managed during the pre-planning process, thereby ensuring projects are let on a fixed price basis ensuring cost certainty where possible.
As part of the project-management service, design teams would be challenged to ensure that the ultimate design solution is cost effective, implementable and offers 'best value'.
Audit, review & reporting
Comprehensive audit and reporting on existing processes and procedures, with recommendations of improvement to ensure effective communication and work practices operate efficiently.
ADS can further provide full audit on sales performance, showhome and sales presentation, and the review of sales and marketing strategy including digital presence.
Process & procedure guidance
All encompassing reviewing of process and procedures within a technical department thus ensure full collaboration between all disciplines. This will drive the developer towards effective and efficient pre-planning and site-delivery processes.