Results for ambitious, high-achieving and purpose-driven property entrepreneurs
1 PRE-PLANNING ADVICE + FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT
Unlock the potential of your property.
Just imagine how much easier your life would be as a property entrepreneur if you knew whether your project was feasible, viable and commercially sound. Rather than fret over whether your project is possible, you could be confident that you’re making the most of your investment with proven steps.
A feasibility assessment of the planning considerations for your development will allow us to assess the likelihood of securing planning permission for your project. We will then investigate opportunities and constraints, evaluate development potential and make site specific recommendations to help you make an informed decision about your project. If you like us to carry out a comprehensive feasibility assessment, we will also calculate your ROI and explore outline design options tailored to meet your specific needs and site constraints.
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2 CONCEPTUAL DESIGN + PLANNING PERMISSION
Get your planning permission without a hitch.
We love reading about how other architects’ and planning consultants’ planning applications get turned down. But we do it for one important reason: We’re paranoid about our clients’ applications getting refused. We learn from the mistakes of others so that we can avoid them for you. As the saying goes: “An intelligent man learns from his own mistakes. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”
Thanks to our tremendous breadth of experience in UK planning law, excellent working relationships with the councils, and professional care and attention in the preparation of planning drawings, 3D visuals, and design and access statements; we have made a name for ourselves as London’s most successful planning architects. As an architecture practice with unmatched success rates, we use a proven planning permission preparation system that incorporates safeguards for many of the pitfalls and failings of typical planning application submissions. Over the years, we have seen amazing results in the projects of dozens of property entrepreneurs.
3 STRUCTURAL DESIGN + BUILDING REGULATIONS
Design safe and cost-effective spaces.
The average homeowners spend more than £36,000 on unnecessary building-related costs, but a large percentage of these costs can be mitigated by working with the right structural engineer. We can lessen your overall spending by helping you design simple, feasible and cost-effective structural solutions, with highly accurate building regulations drawings, structural calculations and specifications for your Building Regulations (or Building Control) application.
We also strive to bring together architectural design and structural design, because we believe that this is crucial for beautifully crafted living and working environments. We work, every time, to create structural solutions that blend seamlessly with the character of the building, and by doing this, we make the most of the potential of exciting spaces.
4 TECHNICAL DESIGN + TENDER
Design eye-catching buildings and interiors.
Unlike many architecture companies, we will work with you as we develop your detailed design and tender. We use hi-tech BIM programs so that we can create 2D & 3D models with you. This makes the design process intuitive and allows us to almost prototype your project before it is built. This also makes the design and the construction way simpler, and eliminates some of the mistakes that used to happen with old school pen and paper drawings, and removes the barriers to collaboration between clients, architects and builders.
In the detailed design and tender stage, we will put all of the pieces together – to empower you to design your building – from your full set of construction drawings and your full specifications detailing all materials, finishes, fixtures and fittings through to your kitchen design and your bathroom design. If you want to go from frustrated, confused and uncertain to satisfied, confident and clear, then work with us at Urbanist Architecture. We're convinced that we can give you the solutions you need to achieve your goals on your project.
5 TENDER PROCUREMENT + CONTRACT ADVICE
Choose the best builder.
Whatever bad experiences you've had with your previous builders, we know how to help you choose the best builder for your project, have a written, legally enforceable building contract and make your next project the best one for you, in terms of cost, time and quality. We can do this by preparing your project's admin and technical specifications, identifying suitable builders and inviting them to tender on your behalf.
We'll contact their previous customers, interview their representatives and review their insurances and procedures to assess their technical competence. We can then make a professional judgement on the prospective builders, negotiate to reduce the price of the works, and advise you on how to manage a building contract between you and the qualified builder, which will clearly spell out what you want and what happens if this isn't done.
6 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION + CONSTRUCTION MONITORING
Take control of your project.
How would you feel if your architect carried out periodic site visits and continuously monitored and evaluated your construction to make sure that the building works meet your needs and aspirations? Think how reassuring it would be to know that your architect is guaranteeing effective management and health and safety coordination, solving building work challenges and approving milestone payments for you.
Construction work can feel chaotic and uncertain, but we are here to change it and give you the remarkable project you want and deserve. Based on years of practical experience with builders, the proven steps we've set up and the hands-on construction inspection approach we've developed, we can help you avoid any possible issues that may arise onsite. That way, you can build with a minimum of stress, complete your project on time and avoid budget blowouts.
Of course, the benefits of using our services extend far beyond the 6 results above.
We surveyed our clients and asked them to name the three benefits of our services that they found most useful. Here are the top benefits as cited by more than 100 survey respondents.
Get access to proven strategies
Have a dedicated architect
Minimise risk and feel safe
Make the project stand out
Get photorealistic 3D visuals
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