We work with organisations, businesses and professionals across a range of project types, with particular experience in designing innovative workplaces, housing projects and buildings for the Arts & Education sectors. These include industrial and science buildings, offices, agricultural facilities, museum and sustainability projects which form part of our commercial portfolio. Our work includes extension and alteration of existing as well as new buildings.
Much of our work is located in and around Bath, Bristol, Chippenham, Swindon and the South West of England, but we have designed projects around the UK, as well as Europe. We don’t feel it’s necessary to be based near the site in order to fully understand it, or vital to have a close connection or prior knowledge of the location. Very often, it’s best not to have pre-conceived ideas, so we can start with a fresh set of eyes.
We are professional, collaborative, creative, responsive and take care to find efficient and elegant solutions to organisational problems. Whether we are designing for future expansion, relocation, changing requirements or optimising commercial value, we have the expertise to develop a bespoke solution for you. We’ll take the time it needs for us to get to know you and for us to fully understand your brief and your priorities.. Many of our clients come to us when a standard solution will not work and design ingenuity is required.
We want you to find the experience of working with us, and using a Designscape building, an enjoyable and rewarding one.
It has recently been my privilege to work with Designscape Architects. I have found them understanding of my needs, supportive and intuitive. The designs they have produced are second to none and I can easily state that I would not wish to work with any other Architect.
Nigel Richings, Facilities Manager, Alliance Pharmaceuticals
We can assist from project inception in defining the project brief and outcomes.
Considering the strategic project holistically, phasing or the integration and development of a number of buildings or processes across a site, possibly as part of an infrastructure coordination exercise.
Space organisation, process flow and associated inter-relationships forms part of our work.
The majority of our work starts at the concept stage. We develop alternative options for feasibility testing, leading to a developed design.
Either working with Planning Consultants or acting as agents we are experienced in obtaining planning approvals in many locations
Our experience of working with historic building has enabled us to develop expertise in obtaining consent for alteration, extension and conservation works.
Our commitment to technical design informs the design process at all stages. Detail design and specification usually follows our work at concept and Developed design stages.
We can produce design intent information for Design and Build projects.
We can provide technical design and architectural services for contractors working on design and build projects, usually ones which we have previously designed.
We can fulfil this service and review progress and works on site.
We are familiar with a range of standard forms of procurement and can provide this as part of our architectural service.
Our experience includes new build projects of different scales and uses.
Adaptation and extension of existing buildings for future uses can have considerable value and sustainability benefits.
We are involved in a number of R&D projects, currently in the fields of parametric digital design and manufacture.
Client: Exactaform Cutting Tools Ltd
Status: Completed 2017
Key Materials: Steel portal frame with insulated cladding panels and curtain walling
Designscape are exceptional and possess a spirit of adventure with a practical rigour and love of detail. From an open culture of debate and mutual respect often arises something different and buildings to be proud of.
Stephen Melville, Director, Format Engineers
Seco Tools (UK) Ltd
Exactaform Cutting Tools Ltd
Crapper and Sons Landfill Ltd
C & J Clark International Ltd (Clarks)
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Spring Mill Holdings Ltd
Science (UK) Ltd (Damien Hirst)
Bath and North East Somerset Council
Cotswold District Council
Sports and Leisure Management Ltd
Environ Communities Ltd
The Ethical Property Company
Accident Claims Handlers Ltd
Firmstone Developments Ltd