Granit’s Developer & Investor services revolve around understanding our commercial clients’ business models and key drivers, and using that knowledge to unlock the potential of any site. Our experienced team will navigate the planning system and define a scheme that takes advantage of the space available while producing a desirable end product. We like to be the design team leader, providing a single point of responsibility to oversee every project. This enables us to drive the team towards the best possible financial result.
How We Help Developers
The services we provide to our developer clients revolve around helping them to achieve the best possible return on their investment. We follow the RIBA work stages but go beyond to ensure we provide the fullest possible service, from feasibility to practical completion.
Our service includes:
Site Finding, Analysis and Feasibility
We regularly assist our commercial clients in finding and assessing the feasibility of development sites in London and beyond. Our proprietary ROI calculator based on 30 years of experience enables us to advise property developers on site acquisitions, valuations, and profitable development strategies.
Brief and Planning Permission (RIBA Stages 0-2)
We help our developer clients to shape their strategy for a site, including preparing a brief, documents for pre-planning applications and those required for a full planning application too. We are happy to lead a team of consultants needed to guide our clients through the process of gaining consent for their developments.
On many occasions, we have assessed sites with an existing consent to identify opportunities for improving a site’s profitability. Improvements may involve reconfiguring a site layout, adding new units or even changing the method of construction to realise a higher return.
Architectural and Interior Design (RIBA Stages 3 & 4)
With planning consent in place, we prepare builders works packages that enable contractors to deliver high-quality buildings. This work includes technical and detailed design as well as interior architecture.
On-Site and Contact Administration (RIBA Stages 5-6)
We like to see our designs realised in a completed building and enjoy guiding our clients through the process of finding, procuring and managing contractors. Once a scheme is on-site, we provide regular inspections on progress to ensure our clients only pay for what is delivered and to the required standards.
Added Value Services
We regularly act as strategic advisors to our developer clients, guiding them on development strategy, arranging creative financing options (via partners) and establishing teams/joint ventures. We regularly create financial models and business plans that enable our clients to make go/no-go decisions on acquisitions.
Our interior design team is skilled at styling marketing suites, whether it’s furnishing a whole house, an apartment or dressing communal parts to give your development an edge in the market.
Our aim is to help developers realise a commercially successful project. We can help with your disposals by providing marketing ready floor plans, CGIs and brochures to help with off-plan sales.
Do you have a site or property you would like to discuss?
Take a Tour
We recently took some clients for a tour around a site in Kennington which we had helped to transform from a derelict garage site into 9 residential units. You can see the highlights here: