The major development of recent years is how the boundary between development management and project management
The major development of recent years is how the boundary between development management and project management has become less visible.
From being two disciplines with established practitioners, they are now more often two stages in a constantly shifting journey guided by the same pair of hands.
Does it really matter where development ends and project management begins?
From the desire to get things done, probably not.
Every development relies on using technical knowledge and negotiation to unite different groups of people behind a common objective, and doggedly see it through to completion. That sounds a lot like project management.
But looked at another way, from feasibility, scoping, business case, financing, due diligence and planning to the design, construction and delivery of the project, someone with extraordinary capability is needed.
That is how we see our role.
Development is one of the economy’s more agile activities
Development is one of the economy’s more agile activities. It is constantly pulling its focus from place to place, or from sector to sector.
If it wasn’t for the endless flexibility of everyone involved it would be a miracle for anything to be built at all.
We believe it is most important to understand how the environment in which we want to build is changing, and how attitudes and risks faced by all the participants in the process are shifting.
Such instability creates uncertainty, but also opportunity.
TPS is made up of people with specialist technical knowledge and broad commercial experience. Everyone here is enthusiastic about every project’s potential and we’re all committed to finding the best way to deliver it.
That doesn’t always mean the conventional way. For developers with an open mind, there are always possibilities for every site and every scheme, even if they were not part of the initial idea. In every design there are alternatives and inspirations that, if you know the process and you’re willing to work with planning, with architects and with builders, can deliver unexpected returns.
As facilitators of development and construction projects we have built a surprisingly high profile portfolio of work. Our range includes infrastructure and buildings for commercial and residential schemes, healthcare, leisure and retail environments and place-making projects in towns and cities in the UK.
We’re always open to ideas, even if you’ve got a difficult site that’s run out of ideas.
Getting our team involved in your project at an early stage can give it a better chance of success, as well as a smoother journey
Getting our team involved in your project at an early stage can give it a better chance of success, as well as a smoother journey.
We are frequently asked to assist with land assembly and asset management. We undertake feasibility, viability and sensitivity studies, and engage stakeholders in project design and planning consultations and applications.
On the financial side we can help with funding options, disposal strategies and value management. We can also handle legal negotiations and navigate overall project risk management.
We’re ready to oversee the project from its initial programme formation analyst and management, including undertaking technical due diligence and development monitoring throughout.
We help select and appoint the professional team as well as procuring contractors, handling contract administration and managing risk throughout the process.