50 St Mary’s Gate
1 College Place
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.