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Our Values Add Value

We combine the needs of our clients with the needs of the local community and end user.

We challenge planning policy while working collaboratively with the local authority.

We balance ambitious design with market awareness.

We deliver high quality sustainable buildings using the latest technology.

1.  Working Together

At the start of every project we ask questions to determine the aspirations of the client, a budget and a timescale. Collaboration is the key to this process, we tailor our services to suit the brief.

We will rise to any challenge, whether it be to deliver a school in time for the start of the next academic year, to work with local communities to determine what they need, or to maximise the floor area of a development and it's public realm.

2.  Learning from the Context

Every site is unique and so is every response. Our approach balances all of the site constraints leading to innovative architectural solutions.

We analyse the topography, history, climate and character before settling on an appropriate solution. We research the cultural and legislative context and establish clear dialogues with all stakeholders. We have a 100% planning success rate.

3.  Innovative Design

We challenge ourselves to find answers to all of the established project requirements. The right solution will deliver greater value to you, the context and the building users.

We develop ideas and concepts quickly working with sketches, physical models and digital multimedia. We utilise virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to allow you to understand your building before construction.

4.  Delivering Quality

Delivery is at the heart of our practice and we work tirelessly to ensure the finished project exceeds expectation.  

Our team are talented and ambitious with backgrounds designing and delivering projects totalling over £1 billion for internationally recognised practices. Through this experience we are well equipped to lead multidisciplinary consultant teams of specialists to bring projects from the concept to completion.

From the outset we use Computer Aided Design (CAD) to improve accuracy and efficiency.  We work with Building Information Modelling (BIM) to ensure well-crafted and fully co-ordinated buildings that can be delivered on time and on budget.

5.  Sustainability

We strive to reduce the impact of our work on the environment and so we monitor sustainability on all of our projects. We work with our clients to set appropriate and achievable targets from the outset.

For us an environmentally aware approach starts from the first sketches considering orientation and form. We look to maximise natural light and natural ventilation. We carefully select materials to be environmentally friendly and renewable from the cladding to the interior finishes. We aim for any additional upfront costs to be offset through bill reduction or a longer product lifespan.

Our team has experience of the relevant accreditation including BREEAM and LEED.