What are the Development Stages?

 

'Development Stage 1'

This comprises the development of a proposed scheme from a Strategic Initial Business Case / Initial Agreement through option appraisal, cost benefit analysis, site selection and initial design and feasibility leading to a preferred option that is developed to RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Stage C design (planning permission in principal), drafting of a cost plan, demonstrating value for money and affordability and assisting the client to develop an Outline Business Case for approval.

 

'Development Stage 2'

This comprises reconfirming the brief and Stage 1 criteria, developing the design through to RIBA Stage E design (detailed planning permission), development of a cost plan, demonstrating value for money and affordability. Thereafter Full Business Case approval can be sought and completing of all technical and legal documentation to enter into a building contract.