Time, cost and quality are the key drivers and measures of success for any project and in most cases, the cost is normally number one. For a project to be a success, costs need to be meticulously managed from conception through to completion. If it is delivered on time and looks great but has blown the budget, it is not considered a successful project.
We provide cost consultancy services at pre-contract and post-contract stages to ensure awareness, accuracy and value for money in relation to construction costs. We work with landlords, tenants and investors to drive financial efficiency throughout the life cycle of construction projects and identify and manage risk.
We provide the following services:
Feasibility Studies and Cost Advice;
Contract Procurement, Appointments and Documents;
Final Account Negotiation and Agreement.
We deliver value through rigorous cost management and value engineering, adherence to project schedules, assurance of quality, risk mitigation and economies of scale through leveraged procurement.
In addition to the above cost services we provide the following in conjunction with our other core service offerings:
Dilapidation Cost Advice;
Capital Allowances Support;
Reinstatement Cost Assessments;
Bank and Development Monitoring;
Claims advice and cost settlement.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Early engagement of the Black Cat Team can help build cost efficiency and value for money into the project from the design stage. We work with our clients to understand their aspirations and constraints and can advise on opportunities to achieve the former and reduce the latter. We work closely as an extension to our clients own team throughout the project to manage cost, from setting budget estimates through to procuring contractors and negotiating final costs
We do not see cost management as just a reporting function, we are actively involved in the design and implementation of the project and constantly seek to ensure the client gets value for money. Our experience in a variety of project types allows us to advise on more cost effective solutions which do not adversely affect the quality of the finished article. Irrespective of project size we can tailor our cost consultancy service to suit you.