A study of user-requirements and a thorough understanding of the statutory framework on town planning and building control are essential elements in our approach to architectural design.
We are able to assist in the full design, technical and construction phases of new build, conversion and refurbishment, or to provide stand-alone services for a particular work-stage. We have experience of working on projects with tendered, negotiated and design and construct contracts.
We specialise in designing schemes for complex and sensitive sites that require careful consideration of the range of development options. We assist in promoting projects through presentations and exhibitions, and consultations with planning authorities, statutory consultees and third parties,
Our experience includes planning large residential layouts for previously developed land in urban areas and the green belt, and on greenfield sites.
Our conservation team takes a creative approach to the re-use and conversion of heritage assets to support their restoration.
We advise on design and conservation issues relating to development which affects listed buildings and conservation areas and we prepare heritage appraisals and impact assessments. Where intervention is required in the historic fabric, we carefully research the history of buildings and their construction to inform their repair and conversion.