IGL’s experience of new build is predominantly related to the design of significant extensions to existing buildings or, where a new building is required to fit in with an existing built environment. The approach begins with pragmatism. The building must serve the client’s needs first and foremost. Then begins the consideration of aesthetic aspects of the design.
IGL like all designers will work with planning authorities to create design solutions that both complement an existing building, whilst at the same time also add a sense of styling reflecting the time of construction. IGL act as designer, project managing the procurement process, and administering the contract on behalf of the client through to completion, including the cost control of the works. IGL is also able to undertake the role of Principle Designer (Design & Management) Regulations 2015
In some cases of a completely new building, the client’s best needs are served by not procuring the design service themselves. They are better advised to utilise a ‘Design & Build’ route to obtain their building. In this way, they are gaining the benefits of the contractor-led design team. Our expertise here lies in interpreting the client brief into quality tender documents to establish the fixed price tender. IGL uses their experience as professional building surveyors and site monitors to ensure that the quality of the building is delivered for that cost.