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Site selection and acquisition for construction

Site selection and acquisition is crucial when the client does not own the site to be developed. It should be undertaken as early as possible, ideally, in parallel with feasibility studies. This work may be carried out by a specialist consultant.

Key to the process is ensuring that the requirements for the site are properly defined, that the selected site meets these requirements and that it is acquired within the constraints of the project programme and with minimal risk to the client.

To achieve these objectives the following tasks need to be carried out:

The text in this article is based on an extract from PROJECT MANAGEMENT, by Eric Stokes and Saleem Akram. The original manual was published in 2008. It was developed within the scope of the LdV program, project number: 2009-1-PL1-LEO05-05016 entitled “Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction”. It is reproduced here in a slightly modified form with the kind permission of the Chartered Institute of Building.


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