|The winners with Adrian Wilson from Knight Frank (l to r: Chris Green, Nick Moore, Adrian Wilson, William Oliver)|
The winning students were:
1st prize (£250 + internship at Knight Frank): Nick Moore
2nd prize (£175): Chris Green
3rd prize (£75): William Oliver
This year, the Development Project was a feasibility study of three logistics units at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT). This site is being used as a case study for all final year modules (take a look at the recent blog post on DIRFT here). The students were required to undertake a market analysis of the scheme and determine the land value and potential funding options of the site using current market parameters. Their recommendations were contained in a full report of thescheme.
The winning team produced a joint report and then each gave a short presentation to the awarding committee. The committee was Adrian Wilson (Head of Development, Knight Frank), Rebecca Gee (BSc REM Programme Lead, Oxford Brookes) and Nick French (Professor in Real Estate, Oxford Brookes).
Find out more about the developments taking place at DIRFT: