We work closely with our clients and stakeholders to design sustainable and distinctive buildings with a focus on place-making, character and identity.

House on Sydnope Hill

House on Sydnope Hill

Our involvement encompasses all project stages, from initial site analysis, briefing and concept design, to detailed design and construction information, and all the way through to successful completion on site.

Our services include:


Site Analysis and Feasibility Studies

Our in-depth approach to site analysis provides a clear understanding of context and character, identifying key constraints and opportunities for development. Initial ideas and concepts can then be tested against this, and in light of planning policy, in order to assess site viability.


Concept Design and Pre-application Submissions

Early dialogue with the local planning authority can help to smooth the path to a successful planning application. Our concept proposals and pre-application submissions, including sketch proposals (supported by a clear design ‘narrative’) help instil client confidence to proceed to a formal planning application.


Securing Planning Consent

We deal with all aspects of planning applications and will help steer a clear path through the often complex planning process. Our approach involves creating a clear and compelling justification for our design proposals, in order to give your project the best possible chance of success.


Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent

With specialist heritage skills in-house, and established working relationships with Local Authority Conservation Officers and Historic England, we are adept at securing listed building and conservation area consents for development. Our approach to historic buildings is informed, thoughtful and respectful, with a focus on creative re-use.


Technical Design and Building Regulations Approval

In preparation for the construction stage, we provide robust technical design information in support of comprehensive Building Regulations applications. We are proud of the positive working relationships we have built with Approved Inspectors and this helps in easing the approval process.


Tendering, Construction and Handover

With the necessary consents in place, we can invite tenders from suitable building contractors and assist during the construction phase, including inspecting the works, administering the contract, issuing certificates and providing ongoing advice and support, to ensure a successful outcome.

Considered, robust & appropriate

A lot of our work involves listed buildings and sites of historic interest which means we’re often dealing with complicated and challenging sites. We apply this experience and detailed knowledge to any project, in any context creating robust, contextual responses to place and setting.