Civic

Civic buildings can have an extraordinary effect on their surroundings; regenerating whole areas by attracting all sorts of different people. Our cultural and civic buildings include state-of-the-art performance venues with improved access and increased capacities. We frequently work with multiple stakeholders to secure grant funding, and we know how to improve and refurbish listed buildings whilst always retaining their unique and historic character.

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Schools

School environments can have an enormous effect on learning and teaching. Through constant engagement with those who teach, those who learn and those who manage, we’ve grown to understand their needs and how to meet them. Whatever the budget, we create distinctive inspiring buildings that are conducive to education.

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Higher Education

Universities and colleges are transformational places. Which is why the quality of their design is so important.  They now have to compete in a more globalised environment and have to invest in better buildings to attract the best students and staff. Our Higher Education buildings reflect this, allowing for new ways of studying, learning, and researching.  We also have great experience in managing the organisational change that accompanies changes in Higher Educational environments.

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Residential

Our residential design work ranges from a small development of sheltered accommodation to a new village comprising 1,700 homes.  Whether we’re working in urban or rural development, our aim is to provide harmony and a real sense of place.  The experience we’ve gained in health, education, workspace and retail ensures that we create a balance between good places to live and great places to go.

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Elderly Living

Our homes for people in later life are distinctive, accessible, comfortable and safe. Projects have included sheltered housing, extra-care, frail-elderly and dementia-care facilities. We understand the delicate balance required in ensuring that residents are well cared for while feeling truly at home. Our careful designs minimise risk and maximise the sense of well being through connections with nature and with other people.

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Health

From our first projects in primary care to more recent work with hospital trusts, our buildings are designed to enhance the process of healing and recovery.  All designs are carefully researched and based on the evidence and experiences of patients, visitors and staff. This is why they turn out so smart, flexible and clinically efficient.  Our experience also enables us to give practical, strategic and budgetary advice to healthcare providers.

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Workplace

Our workplace designs can accommodate organisational change whilst promoting well being and the constant exchange of ideas and knowledge.  Our experience in designing higher education and healthcare buildings has given us valuable insights that inspire the design of a flexible, open and interactive 21stcentury workplace.

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Masterplanning

Our masterplanning experience includes a number of studies where our in-depth analysis has resulted in strategic development frameworks that succeed over a considerable time frame. We bring a multi-disciplinary approach to all our masterplanning, providing innovative but realisable long-term visions for our clients. This strategic overview of sites and their frequent capacity for mixed use is integral to our design approach.

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