We’re right there with you, from the very first drawing to the day you throw open those brand new doors.
Designing the right building for you
In today’s climate, one size fits all isn’t right for everyone – and going bespoke isn’t always an option. That’s why we’ve developed a structured, three-tier approach to architectural design. It’s the way we start each project and, as part of a fully immersive engagement process, it helps us identify the right build for you.
It’s not about steering you towards one option over another, and it’s definitely not about compromise. It’s about working closely together to meet your challenges. We’re passionate about every design we show you and we’ll help you choose a route that gets the results you really want.
Approach 1: Standardised
The simplest, fastest, most effective way to get your new building up – and open – is to use one of our standardised Lungfish designs.
We’ve developed a whole range of pre-designed elements, from classrooms and bedrooms to sports halls, studio apartments, fire stations and entire schools. Each one can be delivered for a set price, in a fast, fixed timeframe. For even greater time and cost certainty, we can incorporate the latest in modular and offsite construction.
Approach 2: Hybrid
If you like the efficiency of standardised designs but want something a little different, explore our hybrid approach. Combining the benefits of pre-designed spaces with the chance to tailor specific elements, it really can be the best of both worlds.
It brings together design flexibility with tried-and-tested efficiency, adding just a few more weeks to your timescale, but a whole new dimension to your project.
Approach 3: Bespoke
The other end of the scale is a custom build – taking you all the way from the drawing board to a unique, bespoke building. It’s a fully immersive experience and an incredibly rewarding way to commission your project.
You’ll need time to engage with the project and an experienced, knowledgeable team to work closely with ours. But, if you’re ready to be really hands-on, you’ll love the results.
“Building great, honest relationships is a big part of what we do.”
Craig Taylor, Associate Director
Why Choose Lungfish?
We do this because we love it and we like to think that shows. Creating places that improve people’s lives constantly inspires us, and we’re excited about every challenge we take on. It’s a privilege to help you shape your community’s environment, designing places for people to live, learn, work and grow for generations to come.
With us, you’ll have the opportunity to be as hands-on as you want to be, supported by a team that understands your pressures and is committed to your goals. We’ll help you create a building focused firmly on the people who’ll use it – a place that meets their needs, anticipates their movements and makes life more enjoyable for everyone.
“[Lungfish’s] wealth of knowledge, skill and expertise underpinned by an open and willing approach make them a pleasure to work alongside. These attributes, coupled with a high degree of dedication and an equal attention to both strategy and detail have contributed towards the delivery of an extremely high-quality design which we are all delighted with.”
Tracy-Jayne Zbilut, Project Manager for Warwickshire County Council
There’s never just one way to go. Our bespoke designs are built on your bright ideas, our standardised route starts with your specifics and our hybrid approach opens a box full of brilliantly flexible design elements to help you achieve your goals.
A big project with a small timeframe doesn’t need to be a problem. Our standardised builds take shape incredibly quickly, our hybrid designs streamline everything and even our bespoke designs benefit from decades of experience of doing great work, fast.
Our standardised designs reduce stress and timescales, but they’re still delivered to the highest specifications. In fact, they work so well, you’d never guess they were standardised. They’ve been used in so many builds, in so many ways, that they’re incredibly robust, attractive and ready for everything life throws at them.
Going bespoke should be an exciting, rewarding experience – and with us, it is. We craft our design around you, immerse you in the build and put you at the heart of the debate. The result is a building you made – and you can be proud of.
“We were involved in the design process from the beginning and felt the whole experience was very consultative; our views and ideas were taken on board. The end result is a block that came together just as we’d hoped and imagined – a block that’s universally admired by children, parents and visitors – a block that feels airy, light and spacious and is a joy to work in.”
Virginia Gilks, Head Teacher, Bromham C of E Primary School