We have been both winners and nominees for multiple industry awards in categories such as sustainability and regeneration. We have managed to unblock barriers to access utility information for a client where others could not. We also solved a particularly challenging ventilation system issue which overcame a client’s requirement for smoke dampers and smoke damper system. We have also completed a major council services depot which provided a close temperature control records store, office and workshop/warehouse.
We firstly approach a project by finding out what the client brief is. This includes a brief priority hierarchy which determines what brief requests are; supplementary, important and critical. Once a brief is established, we discuss with the quantity surveyor or the client the budget and programme. At this stage, we advise on which elements can or cannot be achieved. This frank and transparent discussion is important to ensure that client expectations are managed as well as providing an efficient design rather than commencing something too expensive which requires significant redesign at a later date to fall within budget.
We then provide a scheme design and energy strategy for the project which we discuss with the rest of the design team including what extent of energy efficiency is provided by the mechanical and electrical services and how much is provided through the building fabric.
Throughout the whole life of the project, we discuss the servicing strategy in detail with the design team, focussing on how it will fit into the building, its appearance and functionality. A successful design will fully integrate, and be in keeping with the style of building.
We provide a friendly, open and professional service to every project large or small.