Communication is key to the successful delivery of their projects, and we are experienced and skilled in obtaining relevant briefing information from our clients and their stakeholders. We establish a detailed brief with our clients at the outset, identifying key drivers such as construction cost, programme, and other project specific constraints and aspirations, providing a benchmark against which the success of the project can be measured.
Our approach is value-driven, and cost management is central to our design philosophy. We have experience with innovative approaches to cost estimating, risk management and whole life costing, allowing budget risks to be quantified at the earliest stages. Assessing and prioritising of project risk according to cost impact helps clients structure their expenditure and achieve an acceptable level of cost certainty at each stage.
We can carry out assessment studies for complex projects identifying specific project constraints, stakeholder requirements and project risks. We collaborate with whole life cost consultants to quantify cost benefits of different design solutions over our clients’ preferred investment horizon even before design work has begun, to avoid abortive work and maximise client value.
All our projects are designed to be as environmentally sustainable as possible. We will prioritise strategies that reduce construction costs before considering those that minimise running and maintenance costs to meet and exceed building regulation requirements cost-effectively.