R&D Case Studies

See how we have helped various companies across different sectors claim R&D Tax Credits

R&D Case Study No.1: Algorithm Development

Company Turnover £3,511,230

A property development company was competing in London’s highly competitive market, that many believed was reaching saturation. In order to ensure continued expansion in the face of the changing environment around them, they decided to develop a system that would analyse multiple data points as the basis for a calculation which could empower strategic decision making. The most effective solution was computer-based, and the team allocated significant resources into the development of a bespoke algorithm that enables them to this day to be highly selective when choosing potential partners.

R&D Case Study No.2: Urban Gardening

Company Turnover £4,045,069

With a commitment to creating greener living spaces, a central London property developer designed a bespoke garden with the goal of establishing a more positive living environment. They worked with third parties to create a tailored garden that included herbs and ‘bee friendly’ pallets to establish a micro-ecosystem within one of the busiest cities in the world. Other green systems were introduced, most notably a unique HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system, that worked in harmony with the existing central heating.

R&D Case Study No.3: Heritage Building Refurbishment

Company Turnover £14,159,379

With limitations placed on a refurbishment project due to a building’s Grade II heritage status, a contractor had to create a bespoke external rendering with increased breathability due to existing on-site moisture problems, and which simultaneously was in keeping with the prior aesthetics of the site and its surroundings. Additional problems were also faced, including the need to develop a unique flooring solution which accommodated all services, and simultaneously contributed towards keeping moisture levels low.

R&D Case Study No.4: Unique Temporary Works

Company Turnover £15,428,273

In order to meet client’s wishes for a three-storey basement to be built underneath their existing property, a London-based building contractor had to develop unique temporary works; essentially supporting the entire property 8m above the ground for an entire year. In order for a system to be devised, extensive modelling processes needed to be carried out together with a series of review and development stages.

R&D Case Study No.5: Penthouse Construction

Company Turnover £17,231,162

A contractor was presented with numerous challenges when tasked with constructing a modern penthouse on top of an existing eight-storey building; site accessibility in itself required an extensive review process. The project demanded innovation from this company in a number of areas. A bespoke metal cladding system had to be developed, but also a unique adhesive system needed to be devised to keep this in place. With the extensive use of glass throughout, the property also required a specially designed glazing solution.

R&D Case Study No.6: Removable Walling

Company Turnover £6,761,048

To combat contamination a company designed new buildings where each had removable sections. Exterior walls could be slid away and a unit could be removed in total and replaced by a new unit before the exterior walls were slid back into place. The technological uncertainties surrounding the mechanisms to achieve this had to be overcome before the concept proved viable, making this a qualifying project.

R&D Case Study No.7: Air Conditioning

Company Turnover £2,045,395

An air conditioning company faced the challenge of designing and developing a bespoke solution for an 84-apartment building project. Simultaneously they wanted to reduce the lifetime running costs, make substantial energy savings, and reduce the carbon footprint of the building. Developing this unique system involved the total integration of all building service requirements. The project enabled the correct distribution of heat, better ongoing management and maintenance, as well as savings on running costs, a substantial carbon footprint reduction, and the integration of cooling within the same installation.

R&D Case Study No.8: Drainage Design

Company Turnover £5,967,739

A contractor was tasked with the refurbishment of a cottage, as well as constructing two annexes. Preliminary risk assessments identified a high risk of water damage due to an existing watercourse, as well as culverts, within the site´s boundaries. The requirement for a unique drainage system was established, which called for a considerable amount of modelling and presented multiple uncertainties, particularly with regards to materials.

R&D Case Study No.9: Insulation Solution

Company Turnover £6,231,723

A building´s ambitiously low U-value requirement established the need for the development of a bespoke insulation solution. The successful design of this new system required a considerable amount of testing beforehand to ensure that it fulfilled all requirements. The contractor had to receive help from a separate company in order to develop this for them but were still eligible for a percentage relief of the costs involved.

R&D Case Study No.10: Supporting Structure

Company Turnover £13,567,327

The owner of a central London property wished to add a single-storey extension with no visible supporting structure. After winning the tender, a contractor had to develop a bespoke zigzag laser cut steel structure that required extensive structural planning and could not be readily adapted from any similar projects. This solution also required a further solution of its own; a special water proofing membrane needed to be created that needed numerous review and development stages.

R&D Case Study No.11: Business Digitisation

Company Turnover £398,392

With a need to integrate legacy systems, an accountancy firm embarked on a review and development process that enabled them to not only modernise their core business operations, but also transition to become an entirely paperless company. Alongside this process, they also looked to update their standard operating procedures.

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