Axis Architects can provide the following services at varying stages of a project. This flexibility allows the client to utilise our extensive experience at the most beneficial stage for them.
EARLY ARCHITECTURAL SUPPORT SERVICES
In tandem with the concept architect, Axis Architects can provide experienced architects to ensure all statutory and technical aspects of the design are dealt with at the appropriate stage of the project.
This early input allows the concept architect to focus on the key design issues, while Axis Architects ensure all concept designs are deliverable. This stage of the project would normally extend to Stage C and a town planning application/approval.
EXECUTIVE ARCHITECTURE & DELIVERY
Following on from Stage C, Axis Architects would lead on scheme design development and co-ordination. This would include buildability and VE exercises, culminating in a signed-off and costed scheme design report. Axis Architects would also undertake discharging of all town planning conditions and achieve a conditional approval from Building Control.
In line with the contractor’s programme, Axis Architects would produce all tender documentation, including specifications, drawings, schedules and reports, enabling the project to be fully procured. All site activities, samples / testing, benchmarking and snagging, would be undertaken by the Axis Architects team.
Axis Architects can provide a stand-alone audit role, which in essence highlights the current status and risk in relation to the design; this will cover the following:
- Review of design team responsibility
- Building Control and outstanding/non-compliant issues
- Outstanding Town Planning conditions in relation to design, cost and inherent risk
- Design co-ordination between consultants in relation to M&E / structural / architectural and the overall level of co-ordination achieved relative to the stage of the project
- Review of contract drawings, specifications and schedules to highlight gaps, omissions and non-standard design solutions
- A review of programme and team resource to ascertain the levels of input required to conclude the design.