Up-front feasibility studies
There’s so much to consider when you commission a build, and a feasibility study can be a powerful way to gather a large amount of information, quickly. It’s your chance to find out more about your proposed site – from hidden gas mains to protected wildlife – as well as starting to identify potential design routes, costs and timelines.
Feasibility studies are also an opportunity to build a much clearer picture of your end users, stakeholders and project partners. Whether we’re masterplanning a major development or extending your school, we’ll use interviews, workshops and footfall mapping to get under the skin of what everybody needs, helping us create designs that are practical,
buildable and affordable.
Proactive planning support
Planners want projects to make a positive impact on their communities, and we’re here to help you make that case. Our experienced team takes a proactive approach, understanding planners’ positions, anticipating their concerns and helping you put forward the best possible application.
But that’s just the beginning. We keep the lines of communication open right through the process, so if local planners have an issue, we can resolve it right away. It’s a simple, transparent way of working and it’s helped us get 100% of our clients’ planning applications approved.
The power of groundwork
Feasibility studies give your project the best possible chance, straight out of the gate. We recently worked with a large borough council on a major feasibility programme for the overhaul of its education estate – moving from a three to two-tier school system and replacing large numbers of tired, temporary classrooms right across its region.
As well as reviewing each site, the study saw us interview every head teacher. Working closely with so many end users, we compiled reports on everything they wanted for their evolving schools, from the must-haves to the nice-to-haves. It paved the way for a really successful programme, providing over 9,000 new pupil places in fresh, inspiring learning environments.
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