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New development team at Concert

 

Construction consultancy Concert (https://www.weareconcert.com) is launching a new Development

Management team, with a particular focus on responding to demand within the affordable housing

sector.

Headed up by Fraser Allen, who brings with him 30 years’ experience in the property sector, the Development Management team will provide a trusted link between housing associations, developers, funders, planners, local authorities, plus their professional teams and the construction supply chain. Allen’s team will take responsibility for managing and coordinating; development appraisals, business planning, pre-contract activities for projects across the UK, in all aspects of property and site-wide infrastructure.

“What we offer is unparalleled expertise and knowledge, adding value to our client’s development activity from the acquisition stage and risk mitigation advice through to cost effective structural and building know-how,” explains Fraser Allen, Development Management Director at Concert.  “We can identify inefficiencies, cost overruns and time delays on site using our specialist dashboards and reporting structures.”

“We recognize that, quite rightly, affordable housing is one of the government’s priorities over the next few years,” adds Rennie Dalrymple, Concert’s Managing Director.  “With the establishment of our Development Management team, we can provide a value-add, end-to-end service from a strategic focus to professional management throughout the development life cycle. We aim to support a range of clients, from private developers to local authorities to ensure affordable housing commitments are fulfilled in a timely, quality-driven way.”

Concert’s value lies in managing and advising on the development process from initial site acquisition strategies to working up initial concepts to create optimum value, right through to procurement, construction, and project completion. The scope of the new team’s expertise extends to stakeholder engagement, Section 106 advice, affordable housing viability as well as joint venture and partnership strategies.