Development Management

Continuum have a strong reputation for helping local authorities, public bodies and private developers to bring forward complex mixed-use development and exemplar regeneration schemes by unlocking value to create great places. We provide clients with a tailored service which works to identify the key development issues, create bespoke solutions, and lead the project through the development process to a successful conclusion.

Our multi-disciplinary development management team are committed to building strong relationships with clients, project teams and other stakeholders early in the development process. These relationships maximise collaborative working which allows optimal solutions and outputs to be realised.

Continuum bring a proactive, knowledgeable, and detailed approach to development management offering an independent and flexible service. These qualities ensure the delivery of successful schemes to meet the aspirations of our clients.

Our core development management services include:

Delivery and implementation

Continuum have a proven track record in the delivery of complex regeneration projects. Our skillsets include the procurement of revenue streams, management of the planning application process and the physical delivery of projects post the granting of planning permission.

Development appraisal and cash flow modelling

Continuum are specialists in the preparation of development appraisals for both public and private sector led projects. Each project has its own tailored approach from the in-depth analysis of relevant market evidence to inform inputs to the creation of financial modelling tools utilised to appraise and create sustainable development projects.

Development procurement

We have been involved in the procurement of numerous development projects and have extensive knowledge in forms of contracts such as: JCT, NEC, early contractor engagement and public private partnerships.

Site assembly and disposal

Continuum have extensive experience in the site assembly and disposal of public sector assets. We provide specialist advice in relation to site disposal, site acquisition and assembly, compulsory purchase and selection of development partners.

Site constraints analysis

Continuum have knowledge and experience in the assessment of information provided by consultants regarding detailed sites analyses. We use this information to understand the site-specific challenges associated with development projects and how they will impact upon the viability and deliverability of proposed schemes.

Feasibility & viability studies

Extensive experience and specialist skillsets in the creation and delivery of viable projects on public and private sector sites.

Project Team Management

Continuum create and lead teams on behalf of clients to closely manage the development process. By taking a position within and leading client teams it allows us to drive better outcomes, this embedded position includes both secondments and the Project Director role.  We use our knowledge of the development process to produce a detailed, tailored programme and risk registers for each individual project.

Finance Management

Continuum apply their specialist knowledge of the development process to managing project finances, including tracking, reporting and assisting on procurement. By closely linking the finances with the programme and by working directly with our client's finance teams we are able to control the costs and associated risks for a development project.

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Frambury Fields

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Godley Green Garden Village


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Parc Pelenna

Neath, Wales

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Alker Lane Development


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“The Continuum team have been part of the successful Wokingham Town Centre regeneration team since 2008 providing a wide range of development advice including land acquisition, procurement and financial viability”

Director of Commercial Property

Wokingham Borough Council

“Continuum have been integral in managing the development process and securing funding for the Godley Green Garden Village project”

Head of Major Programmes

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

"Following the appointment of Continuum, their professional and forensic review of viability cases has resulted in the Council being able to robustly challenge developers’ assertions relating to viability."

Head of Major Planning Projects

Trafford Council

“Continuum have been an integral part of the Trivselhus UK team in delivering high quality, sustainable, Swedish homes into the UK marketplace”

Development Director


"Continuum have provided advice on a range of projects to Chorley Borough Council and latterly South Ribble. Their expertise in Viability in Planning has been invaluable in helping both Chorley and South Ribble secure much needed affordable housing and s106 contributions from Developers and Housebuilders."

Chief Executive

Chorley Borough Council