Projects are delivered on time, to budget and exceed client expectations
At Gale & Snowden, we pride ourselves on the excellence of our working relationships with clients. Our services are tailor-made for each individual project to achieve high-quality, sustainable design solutions that meet the criteria for design, timescale and budget agreed with our client.
For design to be successful, it is essential that the client’s needs are clearly understood. At a project’s inception, we encourage a full and open discussion between architect and client. This dialogue continues subsequently with the design team and contractor to ensure complete clarity around the brief and to check that all feasible options have been sufficiently considered.
With an initial brief established, we will suggest a number of design alternatives for review with the client, allowing the brief to be tested against such criteria as cost, site conditions and planning issues.
Design options will then be developed until a definitive solution has been identified. As the project progresses, more detailed designs will be produced, all with the client’s involvement. This close collaboration continues throughout the design and building process and includes extensive post-construction support, including guidance on achieving low environmental impact, through to building operation, maintenance and cleaning.
As an RIBA Chartered Practice, the practice uses the RIBA Quality Management Toolkit (incorporating the RIBA QM Project Quality Plan which is based on the N=BS EN ISO 9001-2000) on all projects and for office procedures. This is appropriate for a medium size Architects Practice (11 to 49 staff). If our practice expands to 50+ staff, we would then operate an externally certified BS EN ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management Plan.