The Purpose of the CBC Tool

The aim of the Community Buildings Checker is to help your community or organisation to get a feel as to whether your community project is potentially viable or not. It covers new build projects that have either or both housing and community building elements. The tool helps to give an overview of the potential income and costs for both the capital element (such as land and construction costs) and ongoing operational costs (such as maintenance, insurance, staff costs etc).

It is important to emphasize that this tool does not in any way replace proper professional appraisal or analysis that is essential for any such new build scheme but is really about aiding early thinking about what may be possible. The tool allows you to change the assumptions so that you can try a range of different scenarios.