Project Management

Project Management Services:

  • Management and monitoring of the overall build
  • Monthly reporting; including production of detailed reports for funders
  • Reduced client interaction with contractor and design team by full time project cost management
  • Instruct, chair and record when necessary regular meetings with you and the professional team and communicate actions
  • Creation of a detailed project plan including roles and responsibilities of parties involved
  • Monitor performance of the professional team
  • Manage failures and implement procedures to resolve if necessary
  • Monitor change control processes and communicate proposed change control
  • Production and control of risk registers
  • Advise on potential surveys and reports including site investigations
  • Liaise with you to appoint specialist consultants and contractors when needed

Why you should use our services:

  • We ensure the project complies with Construction (Design and Management regulations 2015 (CDM)
  • We reduce the need for you to deal directly with contractors
  • You get increased and better cost control
  • You achieve a smoother interaction with your funders
  • We make sure your costs are kept under control
  • You get the peace of mind that the project is being managed by skilled professionals on your behalf
  • Risks are significantly reduced when your project is managed by a professional team
  • Full access to your project manager.  This has never been more important in the fast-paced world of construction
  • Every project in construction carries an element of uniqueness and the majority remain fully bespoke. We respect this and work with you to deliver your project
  • We have the experience to assess and make informed, structured, and logical decisions
  • There is a greatly reduced risk of time over run
  • We operate on three core values:  Time – Cost – Quality…  giving you peace of mind that your project is being expertly handled
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Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveying Services:

  • Attend site to review proposed design and ongoing build progress
  • Interrogate design scope to identify risk
  • Selection of appropriate form of contract for the project
  • Composition of building contracts structured to the uniqueness of each build project
  • Production of cash flows
  • Monthly reporting; including production of detailed reports for funders
  • Production and control of risk registers
  • Production & issuing of payment notices for contractors or sub-contractors
  • Regular assessments to project costs and projected final costs
  • Negotiations with clients supply chain on settlement of final accounts
  • Undertake preparation of contract documents
  • Preparation and submission to applications to funders/bank for fund draw down scheduling
  • Prepare cost estimates of contract instructions
  • Compiling of cost reports of all stages
  • Prepare final accounts
  • Appraisal and performance reporting

Why you should use our services:

  • Our experience and intuitive approach ensures a smoother progress of the build
  • We have a broader access to the commercial knowledge base
  • You are able to take advantage of our greater knowledge of the mechanics and processes of the industry
  • The risk of conflict between client & contractors is reduced by us by acting as intermediary
  • You achieve better control of costs
  • You take advantage of our administrative approach by utilising of appropriate building contracts
  • You get increased and better cost control
  • You achieve a smoother interaction with your funders
  • We make sure your costs are kept under control
  • We operate on three core values:  Time – Cost – Quality…  giving you peace of mind that your project is being expertly handled
DDS Estimating Services


Estimating Services:

  • Creation of ‘Broad Brush’ build costs estimates derived from outline project concept information
  • Production of detailed costs estimates utilising detailed information such as planning consents, architectural concept drawings and if available specifications
  • Analysis of existing third-party costs estimates for robustness
  • Production of value engineering possibilities from estimates
  • Material, Labour and Plant scheduling from exiting Bills of Quantities
  • Production of in-depth Bills of Quantities for proposed build
  • Tendering for projects using an array of services and information ascertained though direct interface with the Clients team of contacts

Why you should use our services:

  • Your risk is reduced. We use an extensive build knowledge portal which means that no assumptions are made – saving time and costly mistakes
  • We have built a greater depth of relationship with our Supply Chain than is normally achievable. This allows us to achieve the best pricing possible for your project
  • Using our network we will achieve more accurate cost information
  • Our process delivers useable Bills of Quantities
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Project Feasibilities

Feasibilities Services

  • Analysis of development plans
  • Create budget estimates
  • Assess financial viability and report findings
  • Impartial and objective review of the plans
  • Identifying risks of time and costs

Why you should use our services:

  • We help our clients to maximise profit where possible
  • We offer honest and fair information
  • Execute a 16 point build plan
  • Our experts offer best practise solutions
  • You are advised before any work is executed providing you the knowledge on how to progress your project
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Contract Administration

Contract Administration Services

  • Manage pre-construction process
  • Invite and administer tenders
  • Arrange schedules of works
  • Write and issue contract documentation
  • Appoint, manage and co-ordinate individual parties
  • Deliver instructions and co-ordinate payment requirements
  • Oversee and execute change control procedures
  • Prepare and issue construction progress reports
  • Assess claims for extensions of time, loss and expense
  • Manage completion and possession issues
  • Advise all parties of their contractual rights and obligations
  • Assist in compiling and distributing schedules of defects
  • Issue the certificate of making good defects and final certificate

Why you should use our services:

  • We act as an impartial individual between client and contractor
  • The risk of conflict between client & contractors is reduced by us by acting as intermediary
  • Objective and reasonable solutions
  • Professional and experienced staff to anticipate potential issues
  • Reduce risk thus reduce stress
  • You achieve improved cost control
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Dispute resolution

Dispute Resolution Services:

  • Interrogation of matters forming disagreement
  • Assessment on matters and if a dispute has crystallised
  • Guidance of possible resolution within the confines of the contract
  • Forensic approach on conflict
  • Guidance on best form of resolution
  • Detail assessments of issues resulting in the dispute

Why you should use our services:

  • We have a wide experience and knowledge on all forms of resolution
  • We provide a structured approach to dispute resolution
  • We are able to provide you with impartial guidance and support
  • You benefit from direct access to a greater knowledge base
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Total Turnkey Solutions

We offer the option to cost, manage and run your project on your behalf, or to supplement your day to day activities and work with you.

We believe it is very important that you receive a service which has been individually tailored to your needs and expectations.

We provide a ‘total turnkey solution’ for our clients, actively offering the ability to cost, manage and run the projects for them or to supplement their day to day activities.

Dan Stiles – Managing Director

Need more information?

If you need any more information or maybe you would just like to have an informal chat about your project, please do get in touch…

We have used Syndicate Property Development on a number of our development projects and have always found them to be extremely professional in everything they do. They have always gone out their way to make the process as easy as possible for us and to ensure the project runs smoothly. We find the team at Syndicate Property Development to be accessible when needed and helpful and proactive with their advice. Their processes and systems have worked well for us and we are pleased to say that the last few projects they have managed for us have been delivered comfortably within budget.

Richie Clapson
Syndicate Property Development