Delivering breathtaking spaces with unparalleled passion.
Our team of talented and visionary architects are skilled in delivering spaces that walk the line between challenging convention and enhancing everyday moments of the people and communities that will use them.
We believe the ‘story’ is perhaps the most important starting point for any project.
Inspiration can take many forms. From an ear of corn representing the history of Harbour Central to the strong urban vernacular inherent to Enfield Town’s Colosseum Retail Park – every one of our designs needs a clear narrative before it can progress from sketch, model or proposition. Only then can we delve into the intricacies of design.
It’s a thoughtful approach. Evaluating aspirations. Understanding cultural and social context. Constantly going back to the brief. Every design solution not only takes into account social and economic factors – but also the individuals who will live, work in or enjoy the space.
We specialise in the design of complex urban sites with multiple constraints. We are experts at mixed-use developments of all sizes – taking pride in maintaining a human scale at the heart of even the biggest of regeneration projects.
Placemaking is at the heart of everything we do. Our design approach responds to the built heritage and context of each site by considering established routes, thoroughfares and street patterns, plus the scale and proportion of the existing vernacular. Our architectural approach is as rooted in its location as its locals – creating new opportunities for engagement and interaction while creating a wider sense of community.
As linked architectural and planning practices we understand that what we do is at the forefront of climate change. The built environment has been historically one of the largest contributors in the generation of carbon dioxide in our environment and development has resulted in the loss of important biodiverse habitats and impacted water management.
We are committed to challenging ourselves by producing smart designs and using available technologies to ensure that structures generate minimal harmful effects on the ecosystem and the communities.
We assess every project against our cornerstone principles: build less, build light and simple, build for flexibility, adaptability and reusability, build for passive efficiency, build for low carbon, build for the users, build green, and build for operation.
Our interiors team bring together a broad range of experience – across a wide range of sectors – to work hand-in-hand with our architectural team in creating the perfect finish for our clients.
As the crucial interface between the building’s designers and those who will use it every day, our interior design team is focused on creating modern, elegant and restful spaces that inspire at every level.
We provide a rounded and effective design and delivery service from concept through to completion. We lead and manage the design team through all stages of the project including concept design, tender information, production information, delivery, quality control, construction and installation.
Our design philosophy is carried through all aspects of interior design including the forming of concepts, creation of imaginative interior spaces, the compilation of finishes palettes and FF&E.
As strategic thinkers, we never underestimate the power of the brief. By placing considerable emphasis on detailed analysis, the development of a deep understanding of our clients’ aspirations and a collaborative approach to stakeholder engagement – our design process is always transparent and informed.
No two projects are the same. We take great care in considering the needs of each individual space and how we can create a sense of place that fits with the location, client goals and the community it is serving. Walking in the shoes of our end-user to elevate their experience through adaptable and flexible designs – that reinforce the message of the architecture.
As a multi-disciplinary company of Architects, Town Planners and Interior Designers, we have decades of experience in understanding the benefits of collaborative working practices in offering an end-to-end service to our clients.
We appreciate that quality design always starts with a collaborative approach. By working closely with clients, consultants, communities and end-users we are able to better respond to their needs – realising their aspirations whilst respecting the social, economic, and environmental context of a place.
Collaboration isn’t without its challenges. As the parameters of projects grow, the breadth of consultants, stakeholders, interest groups, specialists, and contractors expand. Requiring our expertise to steer, inspire and co-ordinate this group – from start to finish.
Our team provides a rounded and effective design and delivery service from the outset. We take an integrated and proactive approach in leading projects from inception through to the detailed design and approvals processes. We are rigorous through the technical and production stages and scrupulous during the construction phase.
To ensure high quality delivery, we always provide clarity of information and communication. Responsibilities, project programs and deliverables are thoroughly coordinated, and clearly defined. We continuously assess for optimisation opportunities in the design and collaborate with the client, cost consultant, and contractor to identify improved value.
Our meticulous experience with building systems, materials and techniques means we understand construction detailing and building longevity. While our technical solutions successfully transfer the design intent vision into a constructible and maintainable asset – regardless of size.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING
Our Building Information Modelling (BIM) philosophy is to embrace the opportunity it gives us to improve the processes involved in the design, construction, and future operation of the buildings we design.
The new standard in the construction BIM fosters a more collaborative approach than the traditional workflows – with all stakeholders sharing and working with coordinated intelligent information. A process we streamline by creating an individual BIM Execution Plan (BEP) in response to the Client’s Exchange Information Requirements (EIR). Ensuring our design standards and protocols comply with the latest BS 19650 documentation every step along the way.
With our increased use of BIM processes and tools (Revit and Navisworks) we are seeing a more collaborative approach both internally and externally – with communication, accuracy and transparency vastly improved within the design team.