ADVICE (ranging from area, district, patrimony, or building development to real estate completion)
We speak the language of town and city councils with items such as visual quality plans and development research. We speak the language of project developers with net present value calculations and market prices. We form a link between parties which usually do not speak each other’s language and act as a soundboard or GO between.
VISUAL QUALITY PLANS
Visual quality plans are being used more frequently and are becoming more important. By clearly setting out the buildings and areas in text and image, we create support for our clients, users, and community.
DESIGN RESEARCH OF A HIGHLY VISUAL NATURE
Together with our client, we set out the level of ambition by putting together all the demands and setting out the development framework. We formulate specific development proposals in which we develop a common language by weighing up the points of view and concept elements. We also give plenty of thought to the identity of a project.
MARKET-BASED FEASIBILITY STUDIES
Visual quality plans and development research becomes obligatory while testing for market conformity. We have all necessary expertise to draw up valorisation scenarios like project developers do. We judge the project against internal and external parameters and against the economic consequences such as financing possibilities. We make the project transparent so that it becomes clear from the beginning whether or not the project can lead to what our client has in mind.
SCHEDULE OF REQUIREMENTS
When it is apparent whether or not an initiative is feasible, a schedule of requirements can be outlined.
A quality plan is an integrally approached schedule of performance requirements. It is drawn up in the research phase of the project preparation in dialogue with our advisers and the client. The quality plan specifies the intended end product in all its facets: the necessary spaces and their lay out, the required performances of the various parts, the expected architecture, the internal conditions, including time management and budget control, and the external conditions such as legislation and regulations. In this quality plan we use the ‘weighing scale method’ to strike a balance between wishes and desires on the one hand and the available budget on the other. This quality plan includes the available budget for the project. For more detailed information about this innovative contracting, please contact us.
REAL VALUE-ADDED CONSTRUCTION: AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL TENDERING
We have introduced the method of ‘Value-added construction’ whereby buildings are developed and contracted out on the basis of a quality plan. Depending on the project, design research can be added to give those taking part in the tender a clear idea of the required architectural level of ambition. As a result of the tender via the alternative quality plan, the contract moment occurs much earlier in the preparation trajectory which creates more scope for market forces and quality. Involving the contractor’s building expertise in the design phase reduces the plan development risk to a minimum and creates a seamless connection between the design and completion phases.
LONG-TERM HOUSING PLANS
Where an organisation can theoretically be changed with one stroke of the pen, this is not the case for housing. Correct housing offers the organisation a chance to stand out in the market. A possibility tot get an insight into the housing need is the long-term housing plan (LTHP). Apart from its function as a guide for building plans, the LTHP has a communicative function for internal and external parties and is used as a strategic and a management instrument. The LTHP which we draw up in dialogue with all parties provides broad support for your strategy.
If an organisation or administration has a building patrimony, we investigate how this patrimony can be deployed to create social and financial added value. We look at how all the separate housing issues can create “more for less”. We analyse how we can best bring together all sorts of local services. We provide assistance with possible transactions, such as exchanges or transfers, and formulate advice on how empty property can be deployed relevantly on a temporary basis. We then chart all this policy and property information so that in the next step we can get an idea of latent opportunities in co-creation with all policy makers and executors. A patrimony study finally yields a supported LTHP for the entire patrimony.