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Brief

McAndrew Martin were engaged by the Client, a property developer, to undertake a Feasibility Study to investigate and consider design options for the provision of new dwellings on an existing site, and to make recommendations regarding the final proposal in order to maximise the potential value of the Client's initial investment.

Our role

Our in-house Design Team of Architects and Surveyors brought their extensive skills and experience together to produce several schemes for consideration by the Client and for initial submission to the Local Planning Authority for approval.

Challenges

The nature of the site and its original use as a light industrial manufacturing unit meant that additional Geotechnical Surveys had to be carried out to establish whether the site had been contaminated in the past and to ascertain what level of pollution, if any, still remained. This task was accomplished by external consultants employed by McAndrew Martin from a list of approved suppliers.

Additional challenges included the removal of Tree Preservation Orders and the production of a total of six Outline Design Schemes, including a Rough Order of Magnitude Building Costs, to satisfy the requirements for maximising yields from the original land purchase.

Solutions

Our experienced Design Team worked hard to produce numerous construction drawings for submission to the Local Planning Authority, Building Control and other regulatory bodies. It was finally agreed that permission be granted for the construction of seven, three-storey town houses and one, two-storey maisonette.

Benefits

The Client and Developer was delighted by the service that he received from McAndrew Martin from his original brief, and was assured of a positive return on his investment based on actual build costs. Latterly, and prior to the start of Construction, he was presented with a full Pre-Tender Package together with all the necessary Planning Consents and Building Regulation Approvals.
Brilliant design and imagination from all the team at McAndrew Martin.

Skills: 
InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Feasibilty Study, Surveys, Architecture, Planning Consents,