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SPV1004 - Project Status:
Under Construction

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3
46 Units | Sell For Profit Strategy

Property Summary

The development, which is a high quality contemporary scheme will be made up of three separate blocks:

Block 1 comprises 16 units Block 2 comprises 22 units; and Block 3 will comprise 6 units.

The one bedroom apartments will comprise entrance hall, lounge/kitchen, bedroom with built in wardrobe and separate bathroom. The two bedroom apartments will comprise entrance hall, lounge/kitchen, 2 bedrooms, master bedroom with en-suite, built in wardrobes and separate bathroom.

Duke Street is located close to the centre of the busy town of Ipswich. Ipswich is home to Ipswich Town Football Club, the town centre where a variety leading national retailers can be found. There is also a range of leisure activities including ten pin bowling and cinemas. The site is also located close to the popular Marina complex and is ideally located for University of Suffolk which opened as recently as 2007 and already accommodates circa 5000 students.

With nearby amenities including convenience stores, cafe's, bars, restaurants and the University of Suffolk make this area popular with students and young professionals. Transport links are strong in the area as the train from Ipswich is just over 1 hour into London, which makes the location a good option for those commuting into London. Regarding the Ipswich property market itself, over the last 5 years (as recorded by the House Price Index) prices have increased by 44.1% which represent an annualised increase of 8.82%. To break it down further, over the last 3 years 23.5% growth and the last one year 3.5%.

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Exit Strategy

The proposed exit strategy is to sell the units on the open market, with sales expected to begin 6 months before the completion of the construction works using an on-site furnished show apartment.

The apartments will be marketed with local estate agents, with the target market being a mixture of owner occupiers, first time buyers and single let landlords. As the developer is registered with Help to Buy, we're are able to target this market as well.

Based on sold comparables we expect to be able to sell the properties for the following prices:

2 bed flats - £230,000 each and 1 bed flats - £170,000 each.

These sale estimates have been supported by a development sales appraisal report from two estate agents based in Ipswich, Connell's and Haart. They have been further supported by a desktop survey conducted by Aitchison Raffety on the 20th January 2019 advising the 2 bed flats to be worth £250,000 and the 1 bed flats £175,000.

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Operational Delivery

With all JaeVee development projects, the SPV (in its role as the client) enters into a JCT 2016 design & build construction contract whereby the responsibility in delivering the project rests with the Principal Contractor.

The Principal Contractor has agreed to a fixed total contract sum of £4,295,200 (with an additional 5% contingency fund and 10% professional fees fund) in delivering the project within the set time frame of 18 months.

As the Principal Contractor is holding the design and build contract, it will select the sub-contractors to assist in delivering the project. The SPV has the right to request copies of the JCT subcontractor contracts which will be taken care of by JaeVee's inhouse project management team. This forms part of JaeVee's role as Employers Agent, overseeing the project from inception through to completion (the pre, during and post construction phases) assisting the property developer throughout.

As per CML regulations, a professional consultants certificate (also known as an architects certificate) will be issued after the building regulations completion certificate of works. This will provide a 6 year structural warranty which is a mandatory CML requirement for mortgage lenders to be able to lend on each dwelling.

The Property Developer also will be uploading updates to the JaeVee system throughout the duration of the project thus allowing investors to see the progress in real time.

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Proposed Plans

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