Education & Community Services

Thinking Buildings deliver exciting and beautiful spaces for our clients. We offer a wide range of services to suit our client’s requirements to deliver the very highest quality projects; our services can be broadly categorised as follows:

• Architecture
• Masterplanning

• Interior Design
• Landscape Design

• Project Management
• Other Consultancy

Fairford School

The following services are provided by Thinking Buildings or by our reliable and trusted supply chain of consultants:

  • Brief taking & developing the client requirements
  • Building & site analysis against BB103 requirements
  • Financial & Cost Viability Assessments
  • Arranging surveys of sites and/or buildings
  • Appointing any other specialists
  • Feasibility studies
  • Premises Development Plans (PDP), looking at ways to develop and expand based on the requirements highlighted in the BB103 analysis
  • Master-planning studies
  • Concept design proposals
  • Low energy design
  • Landscape design
  • Sustainability & energy assessments
  • Heritage Impact Assessments
  • Transport Assessment
  • Pre-planning Advice consultation & applications
  • Budget costs
  • Architectural building design
  • Interior design
  • Landscape design
  • Planning drawings
  • Design & Access Statement for planning applications
  • Highways Impact Assessment reports for planning applications
  • Listed Building Applications
  • Heritage Impact Assessment Reports for planning applications
  • Submission of planning applications
  • 3D Building modelling, including 3D visualisations & animations
  • Integrating information from other consultants, including ecology, flood risk etc.
  • Detailed costs analysis and reports
  • Technical drawings for construction
  • Discharging planning conditions prior to start on site
  • Building Regulations drawings
  • Building Regulations applications & compliance
  • Low energy and sustainability assessment
  • Passivhaus accreditation
  • Advice on the procurement route & off site build methods/systems
  • Coordination and project management of other consultants (Civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, landscape etc.)
  • Pre-construction Health & Safety Plan (a legal requirement)
  • Cost report or Bill of Quantities
  • Tender documentation
  • Managing contractor tendering
    Tender reporting & contractor selection
  • Preparing the building contract
  • Contract administration & management of the Building Contract
  • Contractor’s Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan review
  • Site visits & quality control
  • Responding to contractor queries
  • Project management for specialist installations, for example science labs, sports facilities, hygiene rooms etc.
  • Soft landings management
  • Practical Completion inspection and Certification
  • Post-completion support during the defects period (usually 12 months)
  • Post Occupancy Assessment & building user feedback

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We’d be happy to discuss our services in more detail
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