UNDERSTANDING THE CLIENT’S BRIEF
We believe that effective communication and flexibility are essential to new business ventures. For this reason, we offer an initial consultation where new projects can be discussed in further detail so that the client’s brief is fully understood. In this initial consultation the client’s vision for their new business, the intended market audience, details of the site and resources available going forward are discussed.
Based on this initial consultation we will prepare a written brief and proposal of how best to go forward; whether it’s developing a new interior concept for a business plan or working with the client to visualise and implement their new brand.
Presenting and realising ideas
The design team will research the competition and amass ideas to come up with a concept that fits the brand. The concept will then be presented back to the client. Following the presentation we discuss the concept with the client, incorporate feedback and tweak the concept so it is right for the client’s vision, space and market audience.
Once the concept is approved, we will draw up layout options and put together a sample board of materials and colours. We produce visuals of the design and translate the concept into working drawings that can be submitted to a contractor for tender.
If required, the working drawings will be submitted to the planning authorities for approval. We have had a huge amount of experience with planning submissions and are aware of the requirements as detailed by building control.
Project Management Assistance
We work closely with associate project managers and quantity surveyors and are able to incorporate their services as we head toward the build stage. A project manager will produce a detailed Schedule of Works that lays out all the elements of the work needing to be done. Once this has been finalised the project is put out for tender to three contractors.
Additionally we have a wealth of experience in working alongside project managers and are able to assist during tender negotiations and attend site meetings to ensure that the design is implemented correctly and within budget.