Architectural Services for Community Organisations

Community projects can involve converting and refurbishing buildings or enlarging existing premises. Funding is generally restricted and so clients look for practical and cost efficient solutions. Sometimes feasibility studies are carried out to assess the viability of a projects and used to help attract funding.

All public access buildings need to be DDA compliant which means they are accessible for users and visitors with all types of disabilities. We provided disabled access at the Compass Centre using external ramps and internal platform lifts. We have also converted a Grade II listed flat for a partially sighted client.

We have carried out a major refurbishment to the Compass Centre in central Bristol where the ground floor was substantially altered and extended to provide accommodation for a Homeless Assessment Centre. We provided full architectural and project management services.

We carried out a feasibility study to relocate the Citizens Advice Bureau to new premises in Bristol. The scheme obtained planning permission and was submitted to the Lottery for funding.

Redundant rooms at The Greenway Centre were refurbished to provide educational and training facilities for the local community and we also obtained planning permission for a new community bar and café within the main hallway.

A barn in the Brecon Beacons was converted for an Outdoor Activity Centre to provide accessible accommodation for children with disabilities.

We work for Housing Associations and Charities throughout Bristol and recently worked on a listed Manor House (see right) which provides supported housing for the elderly.

Homeless centre disabled access Greenway Community Centre computer room Manor House Quinquienial survey