Once appointed we will set about investigating the site in more depth. This includes a more detailed site visit to assess the current condition and its immediate surroundings, along with conducting a measured survey of the existing building or site if required. We will then start creating a number of sketch designs from which we will select the best options to present to you. We will produce: plans, elevations, sections and 3D models that best explain to you how your new building, extension or remodelling could work, along with material examples and precedent images.
Initially, we will undertake local research: Heritage Appraisals and historic research; Local research, feasibility and precedent studies; Site appraisal. They can range from a relatively simple assessment to a complex review of different sites and potential uses. In all cases the project is appraised, options are identified in discussion with the client and outline schemes are developed, costed and reviewed with the client body and other interested parties.
Our specialist conservation and heritage planning team provide: building surveys; Building Enhancement statements; Design and Access Statements; Traffic Management Plans; Environmental Impact Assessment reports (EIA); and Liaison with local planning departments. Once a successful planning application has been achieved, we can then begin to realise your scheme in more detail.
Turning a development idea into something deliverable requires absolute clarity on objectives, opportunities and risks. Our comprehensive approach combines technical and engineering expertise with knowledge of architecture, construction costs, sustainability, and investor and consumer markets. We know what it takes to make a sale or rental agreement successful: a clearly articulated and well-argued business case, with a focus on the long term, materialized on a powerful architectural design and an efficient and reliable execution.
Working within the conservation and heritage sector demands a high level of expertise and sensitivity. Our conservation architects design team have a wealth of experience having worked on a range of different types of conservation design projects across London & Internationally, including listed buildings, conservation sites and buildings of town scape merit. Operating in this field for many years has allowed us to develop strong links with English heritage and conservation team within the local authorities across London.
Our feasibility studies are always tailored to meet a client’s needs. They can range from a relatively simple assessment to a complex review of different sites and potential uses. In all cases the project is appraised, options are identified in discussion with the client and outline schemes are developed, costed and reviewed with the client body and other interested parties.