Planning and Environment

Our planning work delivers a beautiful new building, transforming an area or environment. Some of our largest project work is founded on planning schemes, and here, we provide a service to our Clients where we are able to take a cultural influence or character of an area and give it new life in the form of new buildings, public realm and infrastructure. We work closely with our Clients to understand their goals for a regeneration scheme and produce target numbers in terms of building typology sq.m, numbers of people expected to populate a scheme, types of people, and economic and social values. We appreciate political factors, and use these to advantage a discourse amongst groups which are in the interest of the project. We work with communities and develop a design which is likely to satisfy our Client, all parties and stakeholders. Through our thorough work, we develop a scheme which is likely to gain outline, or further, detailed permission with local authorities and governments. We provide our Client with a deliverable scheme, and then we work with the Client to deliver the architectural components of the buildings on the masterplans.

Our aim in all cases is to build long term relations with our Clients, Communities and Governments we work with, to ensure work is to the highest standard and delivered by the same team.

Planning Process

We have 10 years of experience working with planning authorities. Over this time we have built relationships with London’s central boroughs, including City of Westminster, Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea, and City of London authorities.  Our Planning Service provides a detailed response to planning policies and processes according to the particular borough.  Each project has its specific requirements, spacing, and environment. Our proposals respond to the unique characteristics of the project in an innovative and robust style. We have developed tools and techniques to navigate the web of planning policies, helping our clients gain the necessary permissions from the authorities.

From the start of the project, we work closely alongside internal planning teams and case officers. This ensures our proposals are developed in line with individual requirements and specific objectives for each street, area, and district, to enable a smooth forecast of timings, factoring in external factors and new opportunities.