Community and Education

For most of our projects we are involved in initiating, monitoring and completing the following processes. 

-  Brief development
-  Feasibility studies
-  Visual materials for community/staff consultation
-  Design development and final design drawings
-  Working models and simple 3D images where appropriate
-  Planning application preparation and submission
-  Listed building and conservation area consent applications
-  Lead the design team and co-ordinate other consultants’ design and technical input into the
    final design
-  Advise on the CDM regulations and asbestos surveys
-  Building regulations applications
-  Detailed construction drawings, scheduling, specifying internal and external materials and
    fittings, colour schemes
-  Designing robust, easily maintained construction
-  Designing for full disability access and specific needs as appropriate
-  Designing with energy saving and ease of use in mind
-  Design of external areas and play spaces
-  Managing the tender process
-  Advice on appointing a contractor and the appropriate type of construction contract
-  Administering the contract during and after construction including regular site visits

Additional services we can offer include:

-  Assessment of potential buildings or sites
-  Brief writing (where the client has a need but is not sure how it can be fulfilled)
-  Advice on multi-use spaces - we can help identify the key possible uses and advise how these
    can dovetail together
-  Assistance preparing information for grant applications
-  Consultations/presentations to user groups and key stakeholders such as trustees - formal
    presentations or community workshops
-  Phasing the design or construction to specific timetables
-  Advice on building in occupied premises and maintaining public safety
-  Collaborative works: for example bringing in artists, getting user groups to complete elements in
    the work
-  Advice on furniture, signage and other graphics