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Design Consultation

New House Planning

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Regardless of project size, the processes involved for a successful outcome remain broadly the same. Social, physical, mandatory and budgetary aspects all need to be addressed and acted upon in order to reach the objective.

The reality today is we face shrinking budgets, increasing amounts of bureaucracy and lengthy stakeholder consultation. Some projects never get going, and others take years to kick-off; a few are last-minute dashes.

We understand the issues you face and can help you right from the start. By getting in touch early on in the process, will enable you to make better-informed decisions and take the appropriate action to progress your project, maximising the use of available funds and ensuring that sustainable product and architectural design are at the heart of the project.

Commercial Design Consultation Projects

Call Centre Staff Cycle Hub with CBRE for The AA
  • Project title: Staff Cycle Hub

  • Client: The AA

  • Completion date: 2018

Project summary

The design brief was to create a new cycle hub that aesthetically matched to corporate brand identity and included secure cycle parking for 30 bikes with e-bike charging points. The purpose was to convert workplace commuters from car to bicycle for well being and health benefit. Funding for the new build was to come from freeing up leased land for staff car parking.

We presented three proposals from a starting point of a stand-alone 30 bike hub, a larger insulated and heated cycle room for 40 bikes that scaled up to a higher capacity providing 100 bikes parked with showers and changing block.

  • Project title: Forest Green Rovers

  • Client: Ecotricity

  • Completion date: 2016

Project summary

We felt that our sustainable credentials and our knowledge of stadia development placed us optimally for entering the competition Ecotricity launched in April 2016.

The design competition was for the new Forest Green Rovers (FGR) stadium which forms the centrepiece of its proposed Eco Park development near Stroud, Gloucestershire. ‘The winning stadium is to be an exceptional iconic building, bold and innovative, designed to the highest architectural and sustainability standards.’ The challenge was to design a state-of-the-art stadium for a sensitive rural location, one which is an exemplar sustainable development, addressing both technical and local constraints and opportunities. Emanating the vision of Ecotricity, within our design proposal there is as much green technology utilised as possible, taking full advantage of the aspect to harness the sun for power whilst providing a level of wind and shade protection for spectators and staff. Our stadia was designed for phased build enabling the infrastructure to grow with the club’s successes and future-proofing it for further expansion. The larger stand would be built first and incorporate all the necessary facilities for match day and beyond. The roof of the smaller stand to be included in phase one to enclose the ground for easier management. Seats and extra spectator facilities could then follow in phase two. This phased build provides shelter and a windbreak for those inside the ground and would also help complete the acoustic break for the surrounding properties and allow the entire scheme to sit quietly in the landscape.

  • Project title: Greenwich Pennisula D&F

  • Client: Knight Dragon & Kettle Architecture

  • Completion date: 2014

Project summary

The client wished to convert a brownfield site into a golf driving range complex of 2556m2. We were engaged to proceed with design feasibility for the two-tier driving range element of the project, providing 60 driving positions. The materials palette was pre-selected, and therefore limited and the design was restricted by very specific site conditions.

Eco Park – Forest Green Rovers (FGR) Stadium Design Competition
Two Tier Golf Driving Range Structure Design Consultation