The cost of development and viability is an integral part of the planning process. Policy compliant affordable housing targets provide a challenge to viability in development schemes. Our team have experience in advising upon construction cost – a key component of a financial viability appraisal.

Our Clients include property development companies, housebuilders and valuation consultants. We also act for Local Authorities advising upon construction costs as part of the Viability Appraisal which places us in an ideal position to understand the challenges from both perspectives.
We can help developers achieve a viable solution and assist local authorities in achieving the correct provision of affordable housing for a particular scheme.

Cost Plan Preparation
We can prepare cost estimates for schemes which underpins the cost inputs for an appraisal and provides a realistic forecast of construction cost. We also prepare reports reviewing cost estimates prepared as part of the planning process.

Accertum offer expert assessment of building costs and our services include:

Preparation of Cost Estimates
Assistance with Viability Appraisal costs
Review of Cost Plans
Benchmarking of Project Costs
Assistance with Affordable Housing Assessment
Advice to Planning Departments within Local Authorities