Our portfolio embraces a broad range of sectors including residential, commercial, all levels of education, leisure and healthcare, with projects from the scale of individual houses to urban masterplans and including new build, refurbishment, conservation and interiors.
Our experience in the healthcare sector extends from treatment facilities to residential and non-residential care environments. In the design of these projects we apply our broad knowledge of the technical aspects of treatment, the organisational structures of large institutions and the particular requirements of care environments designed to support mental health and behavioural problems as well as age-related conditions such as dementia. Our collective experience, design skills, understanding of technology and management skills are all applied to the delivery of spaces which effectively meet the needs of specific communities.
Underlying our approach to the design of schools and colleges is an appreciation of the critical importance of the quality of spaces for effective teaching and learning. We aim to design well-functioning, comfortable and inspiring environments (both internal and external) within which staff and students can realise their potential. We have delivered over 180 education buildings across all levels from primary schools to university departments. Across the span of these projects we have seen many changes associated with advancing technology and evolving curricula, in response to which we constantly strive to develop new, innovative and flexible solutions.
Projects we have undertaken in the leisure sector include visitor centres, leisure facilities and a number of hotels for different markets situated in a variety of contexts. To every commission we bring a range of skills and experience suitable to the particular brief in order to deliver environments appropriate to site, brief and budget.
A focus upon low energy design principles and the relationship between internal and external living spaces informs our approach to housing. From one-off bespoke family dwellings to the planning of large residential communities, we apply our extensive knowledge and experience to create quality living spaces and to maximise the potential of any site, large or small. Our commitment to low energy design is reflected in the delivery over recent years of a number of dwellings to ‘Passivhaus’ standard.
We have delivered sports facilities for a range of public and private sector institutions, including sports halls, swimming pools and gyms for universities, colleges, schools and community centres. In addition, we have worked on pavilions and other facilities for sports clubs. As with our other work, developing a detailed understanding of clients’ needs, and awareness of site constraints, continuity of operation and budget are key to a successful project.
With our thorough knowledge of current work practices / technologies and practical approach to space planning, we design efficient and cost-effective workplaces that uniquely meet the requirements of clients. These include exemplar new build and refurbishment projects, all of which benefit from the input of our dedicated interiors team. We specialise in transforming inefficient or redundant spaces into dynamic work environments. At the same time, we understand the need for optimised and flexible solutions to achieve a rapid return on investment and accommodate future change.