Telford Architectural Design
All buildings undergo refurbishment and redevelopment at some point during their lifespan. This may be as a result of changing user demand or simply decline or backlog maintenance. One of the keys to success of such a project is the appointment of the right designer coupled with the arrangement of a technically capable design and specification where the works are both fully detailed, clear & unambiguous so as to amplify one’s chances of completing the works within budget, on programme and to the clients expectations.
That though is only part of the picture as getting best value for money is an absolute necessity within the current economic environment. With this in mind we need to occupy space efficiently and effectively, invest capital where the greatest value is derived and procure works and services in the most cost effective manner possible has never been as important. This all requires careful planning and often involves regular meetings, targeted interviews, the development of design options eventually final plans.
At all times throughout a project the designs should be checked and monitored against costs to ensure that the plans remain affordable.
All too often these fundamentals are not bedded into place so a project gets off on the right foot and as the project progresses the opportunities to cut costs get smaller and smaller. Remember this – Value is created on the drawing board and not on a building site where decisions are far more limited and the risks are far greater.
The Architects Appointment…
Record Associates are familiar with all of required ingredients required for the delivery of a successful project and can prepare designs and specifications across a comprehensive spectrum of work, and for various types of clients as well as engaging architects and engineers for more complicated requirements. This can be commenced as a ‘turn key’ arrangement where we offer the full suite of services or we can simply act as the client agent / project manager and help facilitate their appointment using our knowledge and insight of architects and engineering practices.
The associated services we provide include:
- Procurement of specialist surveys and reports;
- Space planning;
- Option appraisals & feasibility studies;
- Pre-application consultations;
- Town planning, listed building and building regulations submissions;
- Cost control;
- CDM co-ordination;
- Measured surveys;
- Workplace / Estates strategy;
- Contract administration; and
- Move migration management.
The full range of services offered by Record Associates are detailed below:
- Building Surveys
- Condition Surveys & Schedules of Condition
- Planned Preventative Maintenance
- Defects Diagnosis & Repair
- Dilapidations Consultancy
- Architectural Design
- Due Diligence & Assurance
- Development Monitoring
- Technical Advice
- Project & Programme Management
- Contract Administration / Employers Agent
- Strategic Property Advice
If you would like to discuss your situation, Ask the Expert about a specific enquiry or obtain a quotation then please Contact Us and we would be delighted to assist.