The so-called “turnkey” contracts are receiving an increasingly better reception among clients when it comes to architectural projects. So, then, we want to explore all the nuances of the term and explain in detail how we have adapted to this reality of the market.
A turnkey project is one whose design, construction and start-up only involves a contractor who will be in charge of solving all the needs arising from it in exchange for a price previously set. This supposes for the client the elimination of the managements what turns it into a most comfortable alternative.
This solution provided by the real estate market is, in short, a clear opportunity for the development of rehabilitations and new projects at a reduced cost, without any worries.
Growing demand in turnkey services
In recent years, we have seen that clients are looking for a more comprehensive solution to their problems, whether it is their private home or an investment: their needs have changed. This had resulted in more horizontal work methods with multidisciplinary teams in which all add value.
Likewise, the figure of the architect has suffered a great debilitation in the last decades in Spain, despite our international prestige; the architect appears as a mandatory legal form and becomes a necessary evil, when in fact is an ally that ensures the quality of the project.
Both realities have been directly responsible for the proliferation of architectural turnkey contracts.
Our version of turnkey service
As a boutique architecture firm, we were born with the vocation to offer a premium service to the client, creating unique designs that reflect the character of each client and complete their needs. We have always considered ourselves as a consultant, a counsellor who looks after their interests and helps them to develop an idea, a way of life.
We fight for the interests of the customer at very different levels: economically, aesthetically as well as in quality control. And we do it through a simple process, with the development of documentation that allows the control of the parties that intervene and contract with the client.
Being a studio that looks for inimitable, global, quality details which builds singular architectures, the adaptation to this type of projects could present some obstacles. However, we have made this attention to detail become our differential advantage, as we stick to the budget agreed while maintaining excellence in the works.
In other words, we offer a different turnkey service. Our architecture studio, hand in hand with a reliable builder, takes over the project from the first day of design until the delivery of the work to the client. This implies the design process, the definition of a fixed global cost, the adaptation of the design to all its requirements, the execution of the project with the work direction by our team and delivery of it in the scheduled deadlines. When making decisions with the customer at first the whole process is faster and, therefore, the execution times and costs are reduced.
With this new service we hope to improve the customer experience and ensure quality standards that we set ourselves. The delivery of turnkey projects, unlike the design service exclusively, offers greater security to the client in the final product process, as this will adapt to the one we marked at the beginning of the process.
After concluding this brief explanation of what we offer our customers adapting to the market, we want to know: what is your experience with turnkey projects?