Our Projects: Who is involved?
At J. & W. Lowry we believe in surrounding ourselves with an expert team who can enable us to create exceptional developments and deliver the very best results.
Development projects typically require a team of individuals all performing their different roles and responsibilities, each of which is required for the project to be a success.
We always encourage open communication between our clients and our team, so let’s take a look at who is involved in a typical development project.
Although every project is unique and may require additional or fewer personnel, the key team members typically include the following:
Also known as Client or Employer, the Owner is responsible for providing the equity and making all the final decisions and signing all contracts.
It’s not unusual for this to be the same party as the Owner, however, when the Owner is not experienced in property development it is not normally advised that they undertake this role.
When this is the case, the Owner would typically hire a third-party developer who will act on behalf of the Owner and coordinate all the team members to ensure a smooth process and successful project.
Some of the tasks required could include:
overseeing the design
ensuring required permissions are obtained
procuring the construction of the development
This will include a number of roles normally fulfilled by different individual designers, or organisations whose business involves either
preparing or modifying designs for construction projects
arranging for, or instructing, others to do this.
Designs can include everything from drawings, design details, specifications, bills of quantity and design calculations.
We work with designers to ensure that everything is in place to create the best and most functional and viable development possible.
Some of the key members of our design team include the following:
Most of our projects at J. & W. Lowry will also require a principal designer who is appointed by the client to take control of the pre-construction phase of any project involving more than one contractor.
We also work with consultants who may be required at various stages throughout a development and typically these include:
Planning Consultant: this role enables the project to benefit from advice and support connected to planning, development and environmental issues.
Fire Consultant: working alongside Fire Safety Surveyors, a fire consultant provides crucial input into creating safe and sustainable developments.
Acoustic Consultant: offering services such as sound insulation testing and remote noise monitoring, acoustic consultants provide us with expert insight into creating peaceful developments.
Sustainability Consultants: this role will advise on the sustainability performance of a development both during the design and as built. There is a wide range of sustainability key performance indicators and these can include SAP, SBEM, EPC, BREEAM, LEED, WELL etc.
Legal Consultant: Legal consultants will assist with matters such as land transactions, leasing agreements, finance agreements, as well as consultant and contractor appointments.
Finance Brokers: This role will advise and assist the owner to source any lending requirements
Insurance Brokers: They will advise and assist in sourcing the owner with any insurance requirements
Surveyors: Including land surveyors, measurements surveyors, party wall surveyors.
Property Agents: They will assist with finding sites as well as future purchaser and / or tenants, they may also be of assistance in establishing the client brief to the design team if there is a future purchaser or tenant for the completed development.
At J. & W. Lowry we also work with contractors. Depending on the procurement route, the general contractor / main contractor can be a key team-member, as they will typically manage all the sub-contractors.
The general contractor will enter into contract with the Owner to deliver the works for an agreed price and once in contract are generally responsible for ensuring the construction phase of the project is delivered on time and on budget.
Work With Us
At J. & W. Lowry we are always delighted to speak to potential clients or those who may have a project that you want to speak to us about. Whatever your role or position, get in touch with us to discuss further.
Call us directly on +44 7361 590822, email us at email@example.com or fill out the Contact Us section on our website and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your potential projects today.