We provide a full range of commercial architecture services including:
Site & Property Selection
We advise our clients on the suitability and selection of sites for development. This includes existing housing stock, brownfield and conversion sites and greenfield opportunities too. We manage a team of skilled professionals to enable our developer clients to make smart investment decisions.
- Site and building inspection.
- ROI analysis.
- Development appraisal.
- Planning research.
We work with commercial developers to help maximise the return on every aspect of their property investment. Our approach to commercial architecture is to combine inspirational concepts with practical building and fabrication specifications. We underpin this with experienced consultation to add value at all levels of the development process. We firmly believe good building design improves developer margins through reduced sales cycles and higher sales prices.
We have 25 years experience of working with property developers and a knowledgeable and accomplished commercial architecture team.
- Building design
- In-depth knowledge of commercial building schemes
- ROI Analysis
- Good design sells
- Offer of drawings for off-plan sale
- Offer of pre-completion presentation
Sustainability & Legislation
There is a raft of legislation around sustainability in buildings which property developers need to be aware of when planning and designing projects. Granit’s experience team can guide you through this legislative landscape to ensure you meet the standards required by law but also achieve a suitable return on your investment.
Key legislation we have experience with:
- Code for sustainable homes and BREEAM
- Renewable energy, retrofit technology appraisal and return on investment
- Secured by design
- Lifetimes homes
In a complex planning and design process special drawings, models and technical information may help with tough decisions. Can you achieve those extra units, will you gain planning permission, and does the design fit the context?
We can provide you with computer generated 3D models that aid your decision making, both for building works and landscaping.
- Computer generated 3D modelling
- Building and landscape models
Planning Applications, Stakeholder Consultation & Negotiation
We will assist in navigating the complex planning maze across London and south east of the UK. We often conduct exceptional negotiations in connection with planning permission, building acts, regulations and other statutory requirements.
With any size of development you need to secure buy-in from stakeholder groups. This will certainly include the local authority, but potentially also utility providers, housing associations and local residents.
We can work with you to communicate with these groups, including making applications for local authorities or government grants and submitting plans for proposed works for approval by landlords, funders, freeholders, tenants or others.
- Submission of planning applications
- Exceptional negotiations for planning permission
- Stakeholder communication
- Managed grant applications
Construction & Delivery
We work we our clients throughout the property development lifecycle, including during the construction phase. Our experienced commercial architecture team can help you ensure your development goes to plan and we provide the following services:
- Building control documentation
- Tender and Construction information
- Contract Administration of Building Contracts
- Professional Certificates
- Professional consultancy
Granit’s commercial architecture team is able to consult and all aspects of a development project. This also includes:
- Analysis of mixed use developments
- Advice on means of escape
- Liaison with consultants, party wall etc.