- Strategic Briefing
- Business Culture Alignment
- Workplace Analysis
- Landlord Building Appraisal
- Occupier Due Diligence
- Building Appraisal & Feasibility
- Post Occupancy Evaluation
We provide a complete service including due diligence, building evaluation, workplace consultancy, interior design, space planning and furniture design services for UK and international clients. Our expertise includes fit-outs, refurbishments and strategic consultancy, advising on relocation and consolidation projects.
- Zoning & Block Planning
- Space Planning
- Concept Design
- 3D visualisation
- Scheme Design
- Detail Design
- Construction Information
- Tender Action
- Design Management
- Quality Management
- Contract Administration
- Furniture Consulting
- FF&E Procurement
- Site inspections
STRATEGIC BRIEF & WORKPLACE ANALYSIS
Strategic brief is the starting point of the workplace consultancy process. High-level space requirements are determined based on the current demographics and business growth projections. Using a number of tools including occupation assessments, storage surveys, department head interviews or interactive workshops we aim to understand how our Clients operate now, and most importantly how they wish to operate in the future.
BUSINESS CULTURE ALIGNMENT
Companies with an adaptive culture that is aligned to their business goals routinely outperform their competitors. We help assess the current culture, develop a specific action plan that can leverage the good things in the current culture and correct the unaligned areas, brainstorm improvements in the formal policies and daily practices and develop models of the desired actions and behaviours.
Companies are eager to understand the link between their work environments and organisational performance. We carry out benchmarking metric to compare the workplace analysis data internal standards or design guidelines within organisations as well as the current and projected industry standards.
BUILDING APPRAISAL & FEASIBILITY
We assist companies in property short list & selection. We comprehensively examine building’s key characteristics: building envelope, floor plate efficiency, circulation, shared facilities, environmental considerations & views. We them input the Workplace Analysis data, including space standards current and projected headcounts & key adjacencies into speculative block plan and vertical stack models for the shortlisted properties to determine suitability and fit factor.
POST OCCUPANCY EVALUATION
POE is the process of obtaining feedback on a building's performance in use involving:
Environmental comfort and control over environmental conditions Building impact on productivity and performance, staff and user retention and motivation. Customer experience and user satisfaction with amenities, image and layout Review of design, procurement, construction and handover processes.
ZONING & BLOCK PLANNING
We produce zoning diagrams to evaluate the functional zones, key adjacencies and circulation flow. Vertical stacking diagrams are created to establish the building-wide allocation of space requirements in multi-storey accommodation schemes. Block plans are an efficient way to test various functional layout configurations.
Once the general space allocation has been established, detailed space plans are developed. Space plans provide a more accurate definition of space standards, feature areas, furniture modules, bespoke elements and rudimentary information about the proposed build specification.
The ‘look & feel’ aspect is often intangible and tends to be informed by a number of overlapping factors, opposing views and personal tastes. It is often aspirational, driven by current design trends and aimed to open up, energise and inspire. Other times it conservative and representative of ‘timeless’ values of stability and permanence. We do not have a ‘house style’ and not try to pursue any particular aesthetic convention. Most of our clients are international organisations employing people of different backgrounds and cultures. As part of the concept design stage we use mood images, finishes palettes, sketches and illustrations.
Photorealistic 3D computer generated images have become ubiquitous in Architecture and Interiors. They provide an accurate rendition of the design concepts and are a great tool to test various finishes, furniture, and lighting solutions in a realistic relative scale.
Concept design is developed into a more defined form: the scheme design. At this point design is aligned with the budget and the anticipated project programme. Input from other members of the professional team is incorporated. All fit out build and FF&E elements are specified in principle and signed off by the Client.
Detail design is developed from approved scheme design. Specifications and detail drawings are prepared. Requirements and design work done by other members of the professional team and specialist design consultants and specialist sub-contractors are coordinated. We regularly liaise with the appointed cost consultants to facilitate the monitoring of costs. With other members of the professional team, we advise the Client on the general methods of construction and quality of materials/workmanship.
Provide information to the professional team and prepare production information including drawings, specifications of materials and workmanship to enable the preparation of bills of quantities and schedules of works for tender purposes. Review and comment upon pre-contract programme and construction programme and assist the Project Manager in making proposals for suitable potential contractors and suppliers for the project. Assist the Cost Consultant in the preparation of documentation for the invitation of tenders and ensure their adequacy to meet the project requirements.
Advise on the procurement procedure for selection of contractors and any sub-contractors, the relative merits of the tenderers listed and any sub-contractors on the list of tenderers for the Building Contract, the technical suitability, experience and expertise of contractors and any subcontractors and the contract period. Revise production information as reasonably necessary for the execution of the Project.