1. Step 1. The Land

    • Discuss target areas with client
    • Find / Assess Site
    • Location – OS reference / Google Earth photo
    • Site Area – Hectares – Acres

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  2. Step 2. The Deal

    • Land costs
    • Outline building costs – per bed space / per sq ft
    • Professional fees
    • Site investigation fees

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  3. Step 3. Planning

    • Geotechnic Desktop Survey
    • Foundation Constraints – Contamination – Water Table – Mining
    • Services Overhead – Electricity
    • Services Underground

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  4. Step 4. Design Development

    • Commissioning the professional team
    • The Brief – standardise product
    • Design stages – detailing, schedules, sections, structures, mechanical and electrical, finishes, etc
    • Statutory Approvals

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  5. Step 5. Funding

    • Invite tenders / negotiate with nominated contractor
    • Agree price and programme
    • Devise feasibility / business plan
    • Take opportunity to funding banks

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  6. Step 6. Construction

    • Project Management / Employer’s Agent
    • Role of professional team
    • Construction Management
    • Life Cycle costing / appraisal

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