We are a market leading advocate of accessible design, assisting clients to create and manage their built environments so that everyone can use them.
We offer a wide range of high quality and expert access consultancy services tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients. We are able to carry out either detailed analysis of proposed design schemes (prior to construction) or provide Access Consultant duties as part of a Design Team.
It is vital that an access specialist is included in any new build project Design Team and that reliance is not made simply on the ‘architect or designer’ producing an accessible solution. Sadly we have audited many new build schemes where the client anticipated that the architect would fully meet their obligations under the Equality Act only to find that costly and difficult design changes then had to be made post completion to make their new building fully accessible. This often also resulted in protracted legal challenges and delay in commissioning.
Insisting that an Access Consultant forms part of the Design Team so that the design can be evaluated as the scheme progresses will save both time and cost. It will also result in an accessible, as well as an aesthetic design solution when the building is completed.
We help businesses and organisations meet their duties under the Equality Act 2010 and have experience of projects of all sizes, ranging from evaluating access routes through whole towns down to small individual design problems.
Our consultants have provided Access Consultancy for World Heritage sites, Historic and Listed Buildings, Acute Hospitals, Health Centres, Clinics, Doctors Practices, Universities, Colleges, Schools such as Special Needs, Pre-school and Nursery, Infant, Primary, and Secondary, numerous Government and Local Authority Offices, Police and Emergency Services, Industrial and Manufacturing Premises, Parklands, Public open spaces and Leisure Complexes.