RIBA Stages 2 and 3

+ Appoint Consultants

Appointing a strong design team is a high priority for a successful project; we can recommend a number of experienced consultants that are well suited to the type and scale of your project.

+ Develop Outline Design

Our initial sketches will be developed into a full set of planning drawings with all the reequired information for the permissions required. Scaled, hand drawn views or 3D visualisations will also accompany these drawings. These will help you to better understand how plans and sections will translate to the built form of your project. We may also begin to collect material samples in line with the mood boards that you have approved.

+ Review of Cost

At this stage we suggest undertaking a detailed cost review to ensure the project budget is on track. In most cases we will involve a cost consultant with this process.

+ Prepare and Submit Planning Application

Pre-application advice may be sought from the Local Authority. Following this, a planning application will be prepared in line with the required consents. Plans, elevations and sections will be submitted. Alongside the drawing set, a Design and Access Statement will be produced. This is a very detailed document that fully describes the proposal's design and construction methods, as well as how the project will fulfill the requirements of the Local Authorities.

+ Application for Other Consents

Depending on the scope of the project. Various other consents may be required. These can include listed building consent, freeholder consent for leasehold properties or Highways approval for developments that have road/pavement frontage or new access locations.

+ Post Planning Application research

Once the planning application has been submitted, we will begin to research the suppliers and specialists we would like to involve in the project.