Study Construction Site
In the first phase of the works, construction may be restricted to preliminary activities such as; securing the site, site clearance, setting up site facilities, demolition, groundworks, and so on. It is often apparent that a site has become a construction site when hoarding is erected to secure its perimeter.
It is relatively common for sites to remain in this ‘prepared’ condition for some time with little evidence of further construction works being undertaken. This may be due to complexities in securing all the land required, obtaining permissions, securing all the funding required, complex ground works, ongoing design, and so on. This can leave developers open to accusations of landbanking.