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Locality Brokers webinars

Locality Brokers ran a series of webinars giving practical advice, tips and guidance to anyone thinking of taking on a building project.

We recorded the webinars sessions.

What’s the process?

Ben Downie, Director of Inkpen Downie Architecture & Design talks about communicating your project and the RIBA ‘stages of work’. The webinar covers:

  • The RIBA stages of work and why they can help you prepare your project
  • What can you expect at these stages and which professionals may be involved at the early stages
  • How the work stages work with a refurbishment project rather than a new build
  • How best to communicate your project
  • Why this matters – doesn’t the architect just know what to do?!!

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Business plan vs building planning?

Jonathan Platt, GCP Architects, gives an architect’s point of view about constructing a viable business plan and the role the business plan has in shaping a building project. The webinar covers:

  • The relationship between a new or existing building and the business plan,
  • What a business plan should cover,
  • How you construct a business plan if you don’t know the cost of building, and
  • Once the plan is made – will it change?

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What if it goes wrong?

Ian Lush, Chief Executive of the Architectural Heritage Fund talks through due diligence and issues for managing risk.

  • What is due diligence?
  • Who is it for and why do a due diligence exercise?
  • How do we identify risk
  • What can we do to mitigate risk (need to talk about the importance of contracts!)
  • What due diligence do funders do?

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Who do we need to help us?

Community asset expert Lorraine Hart, Community Land Use, will share some very practical advice on how to choose and appoint your property professionals.

  • Which property experts do we need
  • How do we find them?
  • What about procurement rules?
  • Can’t we just use the architect on our committee?
  • How do we select the right one for us?
  • Do we really need a legal agreement?

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