OUR SERVICES

OUR ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM & VISUALISATION SERVICES

From architecture through to urbanism and visualisation Noel Isherwood Architects offers you a comprehensive range of services for your construction projects. Providing efficient, pragmatic project management, from inception to completion, while avoiding potential pitfalls, and delivering high-quality, sustainable and cost-effective design outcomes are the aims of our practice.

We take this approach as much of the built environment field is in a constant state of flux. This includes design ideas, sustainability requirements, construction materials, product specifications and statutory regulations.

To help tailor our services to meet your specific needs, we have grouped them into three main fields: Architecture, Urbanism and Visualisation. The three, we believe, belong to the same overall built environment field we serve and therefore should be considered together holistically. This favours the creation of exceptional places that contribute to the creation of a low carbon sustainable environment for us all to enjoy.

Noel Isherwood Architects provides a comprehensive range of architectural, urbanism and visualisation services to allow you to develop exemplary buildings and places, rooted in sound, ethical practice. This includes navigating regulatory policy, guidance and standards, relating to both the natural and built environment. These may be applicable at national, regional or local level and necessitate our liaison with external specialists where needed on your behalf.

In some cases we may not have specific experience in a particular area. This is not an issue as we are experienced in working with experts and consultants across many disciplines. We can involve specialist expertise, on your behalf, to ensure that the right skills are brought in to suit any specific requirement of your project.

OUR ARCHITECTURE SERVICES +

At Noel Isherwood Architects we are well versed in architecture across many sectors. This derives from decades of hands-on project experience of our team members across the private and public sectors, both and home and abroad, including within residential, commercial, mixed-use, arts and culture, community/ecclesiastical, hospitality and heritage domains as well as in education and healthcare.

Our team members' individual track record of involvement of architectural projects ranges in scale from private residential homes, arts/cultural and community buildings, through to boutique hotels, housing schemes, commercial buildings, schools, healthcare facilities and mixed-use developments. Through this experience we have provided architectural services for projects, assembled collaborative projects teams, have administered traditional forms of contract and have worked within design and build scenarios.

As a practice, we have carried out work in the private residential, hospitality, and community sectors with either a partial or full architectural service remit.

The architecture services that we provide are based on the requirements of the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 (stages 0-7) and may include tasks relating to all roles, weather as project lead, lead designer and/or architect and thus any of the following standard service components relating to:

Brief

  • Strategic Brief contribution, Initial Project Brief contribution, Final Project Brief contribution

Design

  • Architectural Concept Design in accordance with Initial Project Brief, Design Responsibility Matrix (roles and responsibilities) incorporating Information Exchanges and Design Programme
  • Architectural Developed Design according to Final Project Brief, Design Responsibility Matrix (roles and responsibilities) incorporating Information Exchanges and Design Programme
  • Architectural Technical Design in accordance with Design Responsibility Matrix (roles and responsibilities) incorporating Information Exchanges, Design Programme and lead designer comments (if not appointed as such)
  • 'As Constructed' Information, review and update management according to Design Responsibility Matrix (roles and responsibilities) incorporating Information Exchanges

Feasibility Studies

 

Research and Development

 

Collaboration

  • Local authority liaison (Planning/Building Control)
  • 3rd party consultations
  • Specialist subcontractor liaison
  • Lead designer assistance (if not appointed as such)
  • Design team progress and performance monitoring and review
  • Design team assistance (with responses to site queries related to co-ordination or integration)

Project

  • Past project Feedback
  • Project Execution Plan information, contribution, reviews and updates
  • Project Strategies and updates
  • Project Information review and updaties
  • Construction Programme and Cost Information comment
  • Handover Strategy implementation and/ task management
  • Site Information report
  • Site inspections and review against specification and construction programme
  • Site queries responses

Regulatory

  • Health & Safety Strategy contribution
  • Planning Application Submission (including Design & Access Statements)
  • Building Regulation Approval Submission

There are sometimes requirements to explore aspects of an architectural project that would be outside architects’ normal services, or requirements to liaise with other specialists in order to fulfill a project.

These can be necessary to assist the decision-making process of your project at any stage of its lifecycle and Noel Isherwood Architects can assist you in several areas including the following additional architectural services:

Listed Building Consent Applications

Listed Building Consent applications are required when you want to demolish, alter or extend a listed building in a way that would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. It may also be needed for any works to separate buildings within the grounds of a listed building. It is a criminal offence to carry out such work without listed building consent.

Noel Isherwood Architects can undertake the preparation and submission of Listed Building Consent Applications, including all necessary liaison with the local authorities, heritage and officers.

Conservation Area Consent applications

Conservation Area Consent Applications are required when external alterations are made to a property located within a conservation area, such as the World Heritage City of Bath.

Noel Isherwood Architects can undertake the preparation and submission of Conservation Area Consent Applications, including all necessary liaison with local authorities, conservation bodies and conservation officers. 

Measured Building Surveys

Measured building surveys are plans developed at scale that reflect the dimensions of an existing building and are required where plans, sections and elevations, and in some cases models, of existing building fabric are needed.

Noel Isherwood Architects either performs measured building surveys in-house, or in association with specialist building surveyors.

Building Condition Reports

Building Condition reports are detailed written and photographic building condition reports and required to describe defects and identify required remedial work.

Noel Isherwood Architects can perform building condition reports in-house, or in association with specialist surveyors. We recommend input from a Structural Engineer where structural elements are to be assessed.

 

 

 

 

OUR URBANISM SERVICES +

According to the United Nations, by 2050, approaching 70% of the world population will live in urban settlements. Architectural projects are increasingly set within urban contexts or contributing to urban communities. Community-led development is key to dealing with the global pressure of climate change, population increase and the need to move away from dependency on fossil fuels.

At Noel Isherwood Architects, we believe that a good building or development needs to be supported by a suitable context to be truly sustainable. Our desire is to ensure places are developed or enhanced contribute to the quality of life at a neighborhood level.

Our urban design services include:

    • Strategic Masterplanning: structuring of new settlements to support low carbon communities.
    • Masterplanning: Urban Extension design for city districts, towns and more rural locations
    • Public Realm Design Guidance: streets, squares, shared surfaces
    • Characterisation Studies: including building typology
    • Urban Regeneration: including arts and cultural engagement
    • High Street regeneration: including engagement with stakeholders such as local traders
    • Enquiry by Design: a specific workshop-based tool for engaging communities and other stakeholders in the process of urban design.
    • Scoping workshops: public consultation

View our urbanism project portfolio, or contact us at Noel Isherwood Architects to discuss your urban project.

 

 

 

OUR VISUALISATION SERVICES +

Architectural and urban visualisations can be used in different ways. It is increasingly important to understand what a new building or urban quarter is going to look like before pressing ahead. Planners often require a 3D view to explore a design before giving detailed comments. Likewise, local communities can be involved in decision-making and the best way to explain your ideas is through visualisation.

As a practice Noel Isherwood Architects is well regarded for the variety and high quality of drawings skills it can bring to an architectural or urban project. In public workshop settings we can capture the ‘vision’ that a community has been aiming for but has not been able to visually articulate. This can occur even before a masterplan or urban design has been developed in any detail. The same applies to building projects where there is insufficient information to design in detail but a feel for how the project could look is still essential to move things forward.

Our visualisation services

  • Hand-drawn perspectives, isometrics and birds-eye views:
  • Drawings/Illustrations: in watercolour and other mediums: pencil, ink, pastel – in colour or black and white
  • 3D wire-frame models
  • Full Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) rendering
  • Physical models built to scale.

View our visualisation project portfolio, or contact us at Noel Isherwood Architects to discuss your visualisation project.

 

 

How can we be of service to you?

You can see how we have served our clients architectural, urbanism and visualisation projects through our project gallery and read how we have met their needs through their testimonials.

Contact us at Noel Isherwood Architects to discuss your own architectural, urbanism or visualisation project requirements today.

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