Feasibility & Strategy
We identify and analyse with you the spatial, organisational, environmental and technical challenges in meeting your requirements in the context of your existing estate. Time spent during RIBA Stages 0 and 1 on a Strategy Plan and Feasibility Studies will enable you to make informed development decisions and action plans.
Your brief is key. We spend time with you, on your site, in your buildings and with you and your staff listening to your ambitions and scope, cost and time parameters. Sometimes the best project is not the obvious one. This dialogue is maintained throughout Design and Coordination during RIBA Stages 2 and 3.
Our record of winning planning permissions includes challenging sites, Metropolitan Open Land, Green Belt, Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings. We advise wide consultation and information sharing with statutory organisations, community and stakeholder groups and write and illustrate documents to support the application process.
Buildings repay the investment in them over time. A well designed building will be more flexible and useful for longer. Staff will be more engaged. We work with environmental and structural consultants to ensure projects use appropriate strategies to reduce their footprint of both embodied carbon and energy in-use.
With architectural knowledge and intuition, we develop a clear concept for each project. Spatial and technical information and details are developed during RIBA Stages 3 and 4 to produce buildable descriptions, coordinating the input of our design and construction partners for Design and Build or Traditional contracts.
Innovation & Research
Many projects pose new design questions and we innovate with new insights or bespoke design. Our prefabricated Forest Home building system is supported by InnovateUK under their Transforming Construction Challenge. For the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership we are pioneering a prototype timber bike store.
We love to see our client’s ideas realised and their ambitions fulfilled. Inspecting construction quality or resolving site queries during Construction RIBA Stage 5, we focus the resources and energies of the project team on the ultimate goal, timely delivery of a high quality project, on budget. We are aiming for a successful project that exceeds expectations.