Preparation of The Brief

Development and Review of:

Project Objectives – Sustainability Aspirations – Project Budget – Project Brief – Feasibility Studies

Potentially the most important stage of works but often the one that is most over looked. DESIGN21 approach every project regardless of scale as a unique and individual challenge, commencing with a detailed analysis and dissection of the projects needs through dialogue, observation and research informed by our considerable project and technical lead experience.

The principle objective of this stage of the works is to develop an intuitive understanding of the people, place and most importantly the budget that defines and unlocks the potential for each project from its inception. Our commitment and attention to detail serves in delivering the highest level of design quality, providing simple, functional and inspiring structures.

Preparation of The Brief
Concept Design

Concept Design

Development and Preparation of:

Project Objectives – Site Evaluations – Concept Designs – Outline Proposals – Outline Cost Plans – Design Programme – Planning Applications

We pride ourselves on being able to clearly articulate ideas and concepts in presentations to our clients and building users. We use a variety of media to develop and convey our designs including sketching, drawings, perspective images and 3D renders and physical models enabling our clients to clearly visualise their buildings as it develops.

Developed Design – Technical Design

Preparation and Development of:

Developed Design – Structural Design – Building Services Systems Design – Outline Materials and Finishes Specifications – Cost Reports – Building Regulations Pre Construction Programming – Contract Procurement

Our strength and work is characterised by a rigorous and analytical approach to the function and planning of each project and through the process of continued refinement, applied to every detail and the work stages. We relish the challenges inherent across the wide range of work undertaken and engage our expertise and agility to prioritise the delivery of all projects within budget, on time and that brings value and joy to our clients and users.

Developed Design – Technical Design


Management and Support of:

Contract Procurement Strategy Development – Construction Programming – Contract Administration – Site Inspections – Design + Construction Queries Resolution

Paul and Steve have gained and developed invaluable knowledge and experience working within a wide range of demanding and specialist construction sectors specialising in the lead design, project management – procurement strategies, detail design, contract documentation development and site administration for traditional, negotiated and design and build contracts, for small and large scale projects and within all sectors of the industry.

Project Management – Collaborations

We enjoy the process of understanding the complex briefs and the unique challenges every project brings. We have a natural dive, dedication and ambition to deliver buildings rich in character, distinct in identity, integrity and within budget.

The key to a successful project is good communication and is considered very much a collaborative process throughout the various stages of works. DESIGN21 works closely with a large number of leading committed cooperative Specialist Consultants working towards common goals.

  • Town Planning Consultants
  • Conservation and Listed Building Specialists
  • Arboriculturalist
  • Ecologist
  • Archeaologist
  • Structural Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Services Consultants
  • Energy Assessors
  • Renewable Energy Consultants
  • Landscape Consultant
  • Building Inspectors
  • Contractors
  • Suppliers
  • Craftsman
Project Management – Collaborations
 Staffordshire Office .  01782 944321
 1 Spark Terrace, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire  ST4 7QA
Cheshire Office         .  01260 602321
Grosvenor House, 3 Chapel Street, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4AB
DESIGN 21 Architecture Ltd