Viability

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CityCAD offers a unique combination of design and numerical analysis. You can enter assumptions on costs and values, and assign these to your masterplan, or to individual elements within your masterplan.

Full list of viability analysis features:

  • Assign costs and values to any land use, block, route, tree, junction or other element in the model. 
  • Cost and values can be set as absolute values, or can be set as a rate per unit area of GFA, unit area of NFA, residential unit, non-residential unit, any unit, non-residential person, resident, any person, hour of activity/day, metre of length (routes only), number of habitable rooms, parking space, vehicle trips per day, total length of vehicle routes, kg of embodied CO2, emissions of CO2 in kg/year, electrical energy consumption, gas energy consumption, other energy consumptions, electrical energy generated, water consumption, refuse generation or quantity of refuse recycled.
  • Costs and values can also be set as a % of construction cost, sale value, rental value or sale and rental value.
  • Default cost and values can be entered for any element type or land use, or this can be overriden for each individual element in the model.
  • Value items can be capitalized at an annual % rate e.g. £20/sqf capitalized at 6% per year in perpetuity.
  • Total costs and values can be viewed for the whole model, or can be filtered to show only defined groups or phases.
  • Costs and values can be residualized against a target net value, IRR, profit on cost or profit on value.
  • Costs and values can be set to occur at a fixed point in time, or assigned to user-defined phases, or set to occur at trigger points. For example, the cost of a new piece of road infrastructure can be set to occur when the quantity of development in the model exceeds 200 houses. The actual timing of the cost will then vary depending on changes to the planning model, allowing timings to be fine-tuned to improve the financial performance of a scheme over time.
  • Pie charts to display relative quantities of costs and values per group, phase or land use type.
  • Line chart to show quantity of costs and values over time, as well as cumulative net position as an approximate measure of cash flow over the length of a project.
  • All data from the financial model can be exported to Excel or a text file for more detailed analysis if required.