Preconstruction


SURVEYS, FUNDING APPLICATIONS AND FEASIBILITY STUDIES

With any building or refurbishment project, the first thing to do is fully understand the scope of works required. To help you do that, we offer the following services completely free of charge:

  • Free initial survey and scope-of-works meeting with a member of our highly trained team
  • Free outline designs showing how things could work
  • Free outline programme of works, showing project timescales and key dates
  • Free budget costing, following your scope of works, with suggested options and alternatives
  • Free proposal report, to help you make your business case or application

Once you have all the information that you need, you may decide to submit an application to draw funds from the next round of EFA Expansion or CIF budget. Our team are experienced in assisting with and delivering both new build and refurbishment applications. We offer this guidance and support completely free of charge, and can even submit the application for you if required.

Alternatively, you may decide to present your business case to the governing body or board, at which point we can support you by preparing collateral and assisting with the presentation. For more information on just how much we can help, please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.

CONCEPT DESIGNS

Once the scope-of-works is understood, it helps to see a visual representation of what that scope delivers. We are able to deliver high quality concept work, free of charge, through our fully qualified team of:

  • Architects
  • Architectural technicians
  • Structural engineers
  • Town planners
  • Building surveyors
  • BREEAM assessors

We can provide you with 2D floor plans, 3D elevations and isometric views, realistic rendered visual representations and, on larger complete transformation projects, detailed 3D virtual walkthroughs. These concepts can help you to clearly picture the end result, and will increase chances of a successful funding application or business case proposal.

Our team can also provide you with outline performance specifications for the proposed works, vital in helping you make the decision on whether to proceed with the works or not. To speak to us about how to engage with our concept design team, please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.

PLANNING AND BUILDING CONTROL APPLICATIONS

Planning permission and building control applications can be a complicated process, requiring specialist knowledge of the national and local laws and regulations. Our team includes town planning specialists with vast amounts of experience in writing and managing these applications, and we are able to assist as little or as much as required with this area. Where a complete new application is required, we can undertake this for you, reducing the administrative burden.

Before the applications are submitted, we can advise on what intrusive surveys may be required in order to validate the application, and can arrange these for you. Once the applications have been submitted, we can manage them through for you; including the discharge of any conditions and negotiating with any other parties where required.

If you require any support or assistance with your planning permission or building control applications, or for any advice on an existing application, please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.