FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

About Townscape

The first thing you get is a free, no commitment, one hour consultation. You get to ask us all the questions you might have, and we will ask you any that we have. Very quickly we will both have a full understanding of the outline of your project and can decide how to work in the best way to meet all your requirements.

There is no point developing wonderful plans that are not financially viable. When you work with Townscape you get advice on likely costs and potential budget implications at every stage. Your project is kept on track with budget profiles in place from day one. No surprises, full control.

For Townscape to truly add value to your project, and to give you the best possible return on your investment, we usually work on commercial projects with budgets starting from £100k. We are flexible, and always happy to talk about potential projects, so pick up the phone or send us an email. Get in touch and we will see what we can do for you.

Long before any plans are needed, Townscape can help you with your potential projects. From advice on site purchase and initial feasibility studies, through to providing reports on viability and anticipated return on investment, we help make you sure that your project is going to be a sound commercial venture. From then on, all your project management needs can be met by Townscape.


Your Project

You will have a dedicated full-time project manager assigned to you. Their job is to make your life easy. You will agree with your project manager how and when you want to be updated and involved, and they will make it happen. Our project managers have a range of commercial experience, so we can make sure your project manager is exactly right for your job.

Anything in value from around £100k to projects in excess of £10million.

Our portfolio includes: office fit-out; office blocks; bars and restaurants; conservation and restoration work; multiple housing developments; student accommodation; warehousing; supported living developments; specialist healthcare premises; rehabilitation centres.

Long before any plans are needed, Townscape can help you with your potential projects. From advice on site purchase and initial feasibility studies, through to providing reports on viability and anticipated return on investment, we help make you sure that your project is going to be a sound commercial venture. From then on, all your project management needs can be met by Townscape.


Our Services

Thanks to our chartered practise status you can be assured that we work to the highest recognised industry standards and follow rigorous operational processes throughout your project. For every stage, from concept through to completion and client handover, you will have a dedicated project manager making sure that all aspects of your project run smoothly. Your project manager can work alongside other experts on site, or personally provide all the tender negotiation,contract management and inspection services you need.

Yes. We want you to confident of your return on investment before any major planning and development work begins.

Yes. Our experience can be your experience. As Chartered architects and with an extensive portfolio of successful projects completed, you know when you talk to Townscape you can get the best commercial architecture advice.

Yes. We understand the very specific needs of charities, the roles of Trustees, accountability and the regulations of the Charity Commission.


Awards & Accreditations

We are a RIBA Chartered Practice and we are ARB registered. This means we adhere to the highest professional standards, so you can be sure that:

  • All architectural work is under the personal supervision of an RIBA Chartered Architect;
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance cover is in place which satisfies the Architects Registration Board;
  • A Quality Management System is operational;
  • An appropriate Health & Safety Policy is operational;
  • A written Environmental Management Policy in place;
  • A return is made for the annual RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey;
  • A management system is in place to ensure adherence to the RIBA Code of Professional Conduct.

Yes. In 2013 Townscape won categories in The Northern Design Awards and The Leeds Architecture Awards for the best conserved building. The judges praised a “very fine piece of restoration which deserves top marks for conservation.