Feasibility studies are preliminary studies undertaken in the very early stage of a project. They tend to be carried out when a project is large or complex, or where there is some doubt or controversy regarding the proposed development. If an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is required, this may involve assessments best undertaken as part of feasibility studies.
ARTEC’s feasibility studies and purpose is to:
- Establish whether the project is viable
- Help identify feasible options
- Assist in the development of other project documentation such as the business case, project execution plan and strategic brief.
ARTEC’s Feasibility Study considers:
- Planning permission
- Likelihood of any environmental impacts or assessment requirements
- Legal / statutory approvals
- Analysis of budget relative to client requirements
- Assessment of the potential to re-use existing facilities or doing nothing rather than building new facilities.
- Assessments and of site information provided by client
- Site appraisals, including geotechnical studies, assessment of any contamination, availability of services, uses of adjoining land, easements and restrictive covenants, environmental impact and so on.
- Considering different solutions to accessing potential sites.
- Analysis of accommodation that might be included or excluded
- Assessing of operational and maintenance issues and strategies.
- Procurement options