We believe that well-considered design is the only way to truly deliver what the Client needs from a construction project. This principle applies to all design, whether it be for a small extension to a home, or a multi-storey commercial venture.
Before any design work is undertaken, all projects should begin with the gathering of information and we always try to make sure that we have a thorough understanding of:
- the building, or site,
- any external influences, including adjacent buildings, orientation, traffic, etc.
- the Planning Policies affecting the site and it’s proposed use,
- what the occupants will need from the building, including how they would like it to help them live, work, play, heal, etc.
The results of this kind of in depth analysis allows us to carefully evaluate the feasibility of the Client’s ambitions, and means that we are able to design without inhibition.
Our principal aim is to provide our Clients with an architectural solution which provides innovation, practicality, aesthetic integrity and value for money.
The process of achieving Planning Consent for your development is often arduous and time-consuming if not controlled and planned from the outset of the project. Many factors determine how difficult the Planning Approval process might be, but we can advise and guide our Clients appropriately to ensure the best outcome. We have extensive experience in dealing with all types of Planning applications, from Outline to Listed Building Consent.
Once the initial design is complete, and Planning permissions received, we can assist our Client’s with any, or all aspects of the next phases of the project, dependent of the need.
Whether or not we were responsible for the initial design, we are available to develop projects through the phases of detailed design, Building Regulations applications, tender process and administration of the Contract with the builder.
We believe that well-conceived and constructed architecture has a tremendous beneficial effect on the lives of people who come into contact with it.
We work closely with our clients and stakeholders to develop viable and innovative designs, which respond in direct ways to the context of the building and its function.
Drawing on our breadth of knowledge and experience, we design schemes which engage with specific conditions. A highly attuned sensitivity to user requirements, strategy and phasing results in our design schemes being responsive at all stages of the development process.
Carefully selected materials and sophisticated detailing complete spaces and places in which people want to live, work, learn and heal.
JDS Design has opened our eyes to the potential for creating bespoke and exciting environments for our service users which will keep them safe whilst encouraging their personal development.
Dean interpreted our ambitions quickly and produced an innovative design which far exceeded our expectations. Great work!
Throughout our involvement with them, JDS Design have demonstrated strong design ability balanced with a keen commercial awareness. Exactly what we needed.