Our commercial architecture practice has over 25 years experience of designing buildings, including schools and other education facilities. If you need architectural and design services for projects such as extending a school building, designing a new block, or adding a sports hall, we can help.
We provide the following services for schools and education clients:
1. Site Analysis & Feasibility Studies
We advise our clients on the feasibility of design options available for their setting. This includes existing buildings, brownfield and conversion sites and greenfield opportunities too.
2. Architectural Design
Our approach to 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 the learning environment for children and anyone undertaking an educational programme.
3. Sustainability & Legislation
There is a raft of legislation around sustainability in buildings which schools and their governors need to be aware of when planning and designing projects. Granit’s experienced 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.
In a complex planning and design process special drawings, models and technical information may help with tough decisions. We can provide you with computer generated 3D models that aid your decision making, both for building works and landscaping.
5. Planning Applications, Stakeholder Consultation & Negotiation
We will assist in navigating the complex planning maze. 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. 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.
6. 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 including providing building control documentation, tender and construction information, contract administration and professional certificates.
Granit’s Education Practice is led by James Munro. James has a wealth of experience and abundance of knowledge in relation to the education sector, having worked at a variety of different practices on educational projects.
For further information regarding Granit’s architectural services offered please contact us here.