PLOT Architecture is a London based Architecture and design practice currently working on a range of projects worldwide. Our portfolio covers a broad range of sectors including residential, workplace, temporary installations and healthcare. 

We offer architectural design services from concept and planning through to management of practical completion. For an overview of the services we offer and how we work please see information and examples below. 

 

We are always happy to discuss new projects and welcome you to get in contact through the email below to arrange an informal, no-obligation chat.

office@plotarchitecture.co.uk

                                                                       

1. The Brief

The Brief  |  Design Fees  

2. Concept Design

Scheme |  Costs   

3. Planning

Research | Local Authority Liaison | Application Submission | Specialist Input 

4. Design Development for Tender

Architecture | Interiors | Bespoke Design | Design Team | Tender

    

5. Build Process

Review Suitability of Main Contractors  |  Build Process 

6. Handover

1. The Brief

Your Brief  |  The Process  

2. Concept Design

Design  |  Budget   

3. Planning Application

Research | Local Authority Liaison  |  Submission | Specialist Input 

4. Detailed Design

Architecture | Interiors | Bespoke Design | Design Team | Tender

    

5. Build Process

Choosing The Right Builder  |  Construction

6. Handover

Living In Your New Home  

1. The Brief

The Brief  |  Design Fees  

2. Concept Design

Your Design  |  Your Budget   

3. Planning

Research  |  Local Authority Liaison  |  Submission  

4. Detailed Design

Architecture  |  Interiors  |  Bespoke Design  |  Design Team  |  Tender

    

5. Build 

Choosing The Builder  |  The Actual Build

6. Handover

Getting you back into your home 

The Brief and Fee Proposal 

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The Brief 

Before we provide a fee proposal we will review your requirements with you and ask any questions we feel are key to generating a fair and honest fee proposal. We understand that for many of our clients, we may be helping them through their first build project and we will do what we can to discuss key project components and requirements as early as possible within the project.   .   

Design Fees 

Below is an overview of the Architectural consultancy services that we offer. When developing a fee proposal for your project we will clearly indicate which of the below services we are including in the fee. If anything in the proposal differs from what you were expecting , this can be discussed and services can be added or omitted. We will be as open and honest as possible with you about what our fees allow for throughout the project. At this stage, we welcome any queries that you may have on the fee proposal as we want you to feel comfortable and confident with our input on your project. 

                                                                                                               

Concept

Planning

At PLOT we have extensive experience with various types of planning applications and have successfully achieved planning permission for clients on various contentious schemes. It is standard practice for us to carry out a planning feasibility study at the earliest stage on the project to review possible implications of local and national planning legislation on the scheme. On occasion we will recommend going through a 'pre-application' process to liaise with the local authority on the scheme and get preliminary feedback prior to full planning submission. We will feed this information into the scheme.  

Costs

At the beginning of the project we will review your budget with you and review how the project costs can be managed throughout the process. We believe ongoing review and clarity on the budget is the key to a successful project. Generally costs will be monitored through assessment from a quantity surveyor at key project stages or, when possible, through direct discussion with contractors. 

Scheme 

Whether you have a strong sense of what you would like to achieve with your project or are after guidance and inspiration at this stage we can help you. To develop the preliminary scheme we will use a variety of sketches and 3D computer generated models to   

                                                                                                             

Planning

Research

We are hugely experienced in all types of planning application and have experience working on applications within various urban and rural locations. There are national planning frameworks and then each London borough and outer London county has their own local policies. Smaller areas will also have more specific requirements; these can range from conservation areas and listed buildings, to flat conversion barriers. As part of the planning process we will thoroughly investigate specific planning restrictions for your project and preferences of the local authority to develop proposals which meet your requirements as closely as possible and are acceptable to the local authority. 

Local Authority Liaison

As part of the planning application process it will sometimes benecessary to attend meetings with the local authority to discuss the site and proposals. We will always be available to arrange a meeting of this nature and are experienced in understanding the general process of this meeting and achieving the best outcome from the local authority evaluation. 

Application Submission

As part of the planning application process we will act as your 'agent' make the physical planning submission ensuring allnecessary information is provided.  

Specialist Input

On occasion, specialist input will be required as part of the application process. For example when working with listed buildings the local authority may insist on a report on the proposals from an independent architectural historian. Any requirements of this nature we will notify you of immediately and progress the scheme working with recommendations from the specialist to ensure that coherent proposals are submitted to the planning department.   

                                                                                                             

 

Design Development

Architectural Design Development 

At PLOT we pride ourselves on being well rounded architectural designers. We add value to any scheme with our ideas encompassing creativity, style, function and longevity. We will develop the scheme with you, ensuring you are always abreast of design developments and liaising with you to finalise and approve design decisions as required throughout the process.

 

We will use a variety of tools to communicate design ideas throughout the design process including; sketches, mood boards and product samples, computer generated models, technical drawing and physical models.     

 

Interior Design Services

On many projects we will be appointed to input into the interior design of the project, which can vary from simple furniture layouts to ensure your chosen items fit within the architectural space, to designing bespoke joinery and creating detailed drawings. We have always received very positive feedback on the design information produced which has ensured carpenters and fabricators have plentiful information on the scheme to build exactly what you want to see.  

Bespoke Design Information 

Selection of Design Consultants

Every project is different, however for most, specialist consultants will need to be brought onto the project for example: Structural Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers etc. Appointing the right consultant is key to ensuring the project develops in an efficient and timely manner and a well considered holistic end solution is achieved.

You may have a selection of consultants you would like on the project, or we can provide guidance and help with obtaining quotes for professional services. Over the years we have developed good working relationships with various consultants and effective methods of co-ordination to manage the design process in a lead consultant role. Within the company we have design professionals with broad experience within the construction industry to ensure design input is considered from all angles. Between the PLOT team we have qualifications in Architecture, Structural Engineering, Interior Design, Lighting Design and Construction Project Management which we take advantage of on a daily basis.  

Specialist Input

Tender Information

                                                                                      

Build Process 

Review Suitability of Main Contractors 

 

Build Process

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