The practice provides a full range of architectural services from initial feasibility studies through to administrating your building Contract.
If you have a project you wish to discuss we can arrange to meet you for a free consultation at the prospective site to identify the scope of your project and discuss your ideas. It is essential to visit the site in order for us to highlight any planning or design constraints as well as potential opportunities. We can then advise the best course of action for your project, as well as providing a clearly laid out fee proposal, outlining each stage, timescale and prospective costs involved.
Concept & Feasibility
Depending on your project type we will undertake a survey of the existing building and/or organise a topographical survey of your site. Having developed the project brief, we will start to look at some concept proposals for discussion with yourselves as client and also early consultation with the local authority planning department.
Having worked up the final design proposals we then produce detailed planning drawings for submission to the local authority, along with the application form and supporting documentation. Depending upon your project type and scale there may be a requirement for a number of additional reports to accompany the application such as land contamination reports, ecology & biodiversity reports, arboricultural reports or heritage assessments - through to visual impact and BREAM assessments for some larger commercial projects. We can act as lead agent overseeing the project and commissioning any reports required for your project. We then monitor your application throughout the planning process and keep you informed of the progress of the application and any variations that may be required for a successful determination.
Having successfully gained planning permission we can then move on to producing detailed drawings including construction notes and specifications for the construction of your project. These drawings will need to be submitted to an approved building inspector in order to demonstrate the project's compliance with the relevant building regulations. Most projects will also require the involvement of other consultants and services such as structural engineers, mechanical & electrical consultants, drainage & civil engineers and quantity surveyors. Again, we can act as lead agent for your project, co-ordinating the work of the additional consultants required.
Having successfully gained the required statutory approvals it is time to consider the best way for you to realise your project on site. As a practice we can offer a range of services at this stage, tailored to both the project and your individual client requirements. We can help advise you on possible procurement routes, and if required, we can prepare all the necessary information and oversee the tender process, working alongside quantity surveyors and other design consultants. In addition we can also oversee the construction and delivery of projects on site, offering a full building contract administration service.