what we offer
ULL don’t just give advice; we bring guidance, support, and in-depth knowledge of property development for our clients and partners.
Our range of advisory and professional services are designed to support property developers, landowners and other property people in achieving their development goals.
Whether you are seeking strategic development advice, project management delivery, or wishing to transact disposal or acquisitions on land and property deals, we’re ready with the expertise you need.
We’re a multidisciplinary property development consultancy specialising in residential and mixed-use development.
We advise clients on a wide range of site uses across property sectors and guide them through the site analysis, planning, appraisal and construction processes.
Using our extensive market knowledge and research capability we can best inform on appropriate development opportunities and site uses.
Our development advice is sought by landowners, house builders, property companies, Registered Providers and investors.
ULL is an agile company and understands flexibility in how we deliver our services is key to meeting our clients’ requirements. That’s why we’re happy tailoring our services to meet your needs.
Residential and Mixed-Use / Assets Option Appraisal / New Home Advice
ULL’s expert affordable housing and viability team provides detailed advice in relation to economic viability assessments and has vast experience in this field.
Our objective is to help to make your development financially viable and deliverable, and we do this from project inception through design support and Section 106 drafting advice. Our experience is also equally strong in the build for sale and build for rent sectors.
Local authority approval of development often hinges on the ability to deliver a robust, credible and detailed economic viability assessment. As this area of work becomes ever more politicised, we believe adopting a client-centred approach is essential to delivering the best outcomes.
Often, developers are required to fund amenities in the local area, as well as providing affordable housing. ULL’s expertise in negotiating these terms can be the difference in delivering a viable scheme.
Our work in this area also extends to providing early stage design advice for scheme optimisation. Furthermore, ULL can act as a planning appeal expert witness in problematic planning cases.
Economic Viability / Planning Appeal Expert Witness / Section 106 Negotiations Early Stage Advice / Build to Rent and Build to Buy sectors
Affordable housing is often a feature of larger residential developments and developers are usually required to include a component in new mixed-use and residential schemes.
Navigating the difficulties of including affordable housing as part of a new development can be complex and have significant impact to its viability.
We provide support to help optimise value through design support, pricing analysis and wider agency advice for the affordable housing element.
We advise on deal structures that optimise cash flow benefits for developers and funders alike. While our agency disposal team’s guidance on disposal or purchase decisions, and access to our network of potential partners, means we have the reach to find the most appropriate purchases.
With many years of close engagement in this sector, our knowledge and understanding of its requirements and nuances is exemplary.
Agency Disposals / Pricing Advice / Joint Ventures / Strategic Sites / S106 Advice
ULL specialises in the disposal and acquisition of residential led, mixed use development opportunities. And because each disposal or acquisition is different, we tailor our advice and strategy for each instruction.
For us, understanding the unique qualities each site offers is fundamental to bringing the right partners together.
We advise clients on early stage development options, offer market appraisals, support detailed property bids and work towards agreeing an exit strategy that optimises value – while always seeking to mitigate risks.
Our clients in this field include landowners, private developers and Registered Providers, and whether in disposing or acquiring sites, we always act with integrity.
Our Acquisitions and Disposal service assists buyers and sellers and we understand the delicate margins involved in ensuring positive investment results in this area.
What’s more, our market experience gives buyers and sellers strong confidence in their decision making.
Acquisition and Disposal / Investment / Public and Private Sector
LAND / DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Let’s face it; from concept to completion, bringing developments to delivery is filled with complexities and challenges. So keeping a project on-track, on budget, and managing the difficulties that inevitably arise on development construction, are key in successfully delivering the project vision.
ULL’s team provide the leadership and project management expertise to drive development forward. We provide services across the full project management and development lifecycle - managing project risk, ensuring cost control, quality of finish, and timely delivery.
Our acute understanding of the disciplines involved, together with our experience in delivering in residential, commercial and retail sectors means our project managers are able to meet the most challenging projects - regardless of complexity.
As with all ULL’s services, we deliver our project management services in a straightforward, transparent manner, and our bespoke solutions give the flexibility to tailor for the services you need.
Consultant & Contractor Selection / Contract Administration /
Pre-Construction Advice Planning and Feasibility / Risk Management / Project Management & Reporting / Employers Agent