Our Practice

We are a 60 strong team that collaborates with our clients to design and deliver projects that exceed expectations across our specialist sectors.

We work openly with clients and stakeholders to maximise the benefits of good design for all, across all our services.

We strongly believe that all design work should be delivered in 3D to maximise engagement and minimise misunderstanding. We continually review and improve our services and use technology to benefit our projects and services.

Our Sectors

  • We understand our strengths and stick to them. By only working in our focussed sectors, we add value to projects via our deep specialist knowledge, skills and experience.

    We deliver projects to the highest standard. Our experience includes traditional build, steel and timber-framed construction, concrete, modular solutions and hybrids of all types.

    • We work extensively throughout the accommodation sector including one-off private dwellings, mass housing, social housing, high rise city living, PRS, dementia care and parental accommodation linked to hospitals.

      Our design tackles regeneration, building communities, rebuilding communities and creating homes. Frequently, stakeholder engagement and ownership are key to success.

      We work for private and public sector clients, developers, contractors and registered providers.

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    • Our work in the industrial sector is extensive including distribution, warehousing, manufacturing, process buildings, energy and infrastructure projects.

      Our knowledge allows us to maximise the potential of sites in spite of constraints.

      We work for developers, institutional investors, local authorities, contractors and private clients.

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    • We design office space directly for end users and the speculative market. Our schemes range from full office parks to one off developments.

      Our experience leads to the combination of functional, efficient design with creative space and unique personality to generate inspiring places to work.

      We work for developers, contractors, occupiers, local authorities and private clients.

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    • Our wide-ranging experience in the retail sector includes the design and delivery of retail space and directly for retailers.

      We regenerate and extend town centres, design out of town shopping parks, roadside convenience and new district centres.

      We work with retailers to understand their customers’ needs and expectations and then exceed those with innovative retail interiors and customer experiences.

      Nationally, we work for high street brands, developers, local authorities and private clients.

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    • Our coverage of sport and leisure is comprehensive, ranging from national sporting facilities, technical guidance, monitoring, pools and gyms to hotels, museums and cinemas.

      Our combination of accomplished design and technical expertise ensures exciting yet functional facilities.

      We work with national sporting bodies, local authorities, developers, contractors and private clients.

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    Our Services

    • We are a Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA] Chartered Practice and have a large team of RIBA and Architects Registration Board [ARB] accredited architects. We have extensive experience throughout our specialist sectors, leading projects for conception to completion.

      Our design teams are supported by technical expertise from our Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist [CIAT] accredited technologists and technicians.

      We clearly set out our scope of works and fees on each commission and engage using the RIBA terms and conditions, which can be found here.

      • We understand BIM [Better Information Management] and look to maximise its benefits on our projects. We share our knowledge and passion collaboratively with our Clients and partners.

        Our BIM expertise is not reserved solely for our projects and we offer BIM CONSULTANCY as a standalone service. When working with a new Client it is critical to understand your current systems and processes, future requirements and organisational objectives. From this we can define and agree a BIM strategy with you to commence your digital journey and unleash the benefits.

        STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT is critical to the smooth-running and success of any project. We understand that projects have a large number of stakeholders, individuals and groups, all of which need communication and support in a variety of forms for successful engagement. We are able to offer a range of methods to support this, including, virtual reality, augmented reality using smartphones with QR codes to consultant and supply chain training, support and workshops.

        We undertake BIM COORDINATION for our own projects and as a separate service. The accurate and successful coordination of all stakeholders on a construction project can be a challenge. The use of a 3D model presents an array of opportunities for improvements on quality control, but these are often missed, with visual checking taking precedence. It is the adoption of digital tools and processes that improve the ability of the project team to collaborate, which brings a great benefit to any project.

        Our INFORMATION MANGER services ensure careful management of data that is captured through the design and construction process to maximise the potential for efficiency gains and risk reduction. We are able to assist with pre and post-contact BIM documentation, supply chain assessments. Common Data Environments, Asset information progress management, capture of installation, supply chain and manufacturers data and Asset information model support.

        • Our in-house Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation [AABC Register] architects offer expert opinion on projects that include or affect protected heritage assets and buildings.

          Our conservation experts are available to lead on listed building applications, applications in conservations areas, impact assessments, quinquennial surveys, specialist fabric repairs and expert opinion on works to listed buildings.

          • Our large team of interior designers provides concept design, space planning, interior design and workplace consultancy services across all our specialist sectors.

            As buildings must work increasingly harder for their occupiers, we can deliver coordinated architecture and interiors from the outset between our in-house teams.

            Our interiors team are available for direct commission as well as in conjunction with our architectural projects.

            • Our projects often begin with initial masterplans, having considered the physical, economic and strategic constraints of a site following extensive stakeholder engagement. Our in-house Planning Consultant enables early identification of constraints and opportunities, working with the National Planning Policy Framework.

              Our master planning experience covers our full range of sectors in varying size and scale from town centre regeneration, office parks, strategic housing sites, shopping destinations, sports villages, employment and distribution parks.

              • Our in-house Royal Institute of Town Planners [RTPI] accredited town planner enables early identification of constraints and opportunities on our projects, working with the National Planning Policy Framework. Working directly with the project team, our Planning Consultant is able to deal quickly and concisely with Local Authorities to obtain swift decisions working efficiently through the planning process.

                Planning consultancy is available as an independent service as well as in conjunction with our architectural or interior projects.


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