What We Do

Design & Architecture

NextPhase has an in-house design team offering an efficient and professional service to put your ideas on paper.
We can create a design tailored to your requirements and offer a high quality, dedicated design advisory service specialising in the following areas.

MAJOR CONCEPT & DESIGN
Our major applications design service allows for initial concept ideas to be visualised for larger residential and commercial schemes, before detailed architectural design work in relation to the relevant project begins. Such a concept through to completion design service allows for ideas to be discussed and stakeholders engaged before such concepts are brought to fruition. The subsequent major design application plans delivered by our team are of the highest quality, to add credibility to your proposals.
RESIDENTIAL DRAWINGS
Whether an individually tailored new build home or a plot of multiple housing, our design team can deliver a full survey, concept and design service that meets your requirements and provides drawings suitable for the planning arena. Our clear lines of communication mean that you will discuss your proposal with one designer who will lead it through to the final design stage, resulting in high quality architectural plans being produced.
COMMERCIAL DRAWINGS
Our design team have the full range of skill sets to provide the nuanced and varied requirements of plans for commercial schemes, from elevations for commercial office blocks through to section plans for a proposed quarry. Our experience across the commercial sector results in high quality, highly technical plans that will meet the objectives of your commercial scheme.
3D VISUALS
Visualisation continues to become a more important component of any scheme as technological advancements continue to be made; our design team have the skillset to create visuals that can add life to projects, whether a simple run through of a residential floor plan or a large scale concept virtual design. Such visuals have the ability to underpin design standards of your project or provide useful project public relations.
HOUSEHOLDER “FIXED PRICE” PLANS
We offer a fixed price service for household renovations and extensions that require Householder Planning Permission or fall under Permitted Development. Our service includes a full site measurement survey and the production of floor plans and elevations to meet the requirements of your consents. For more information on our fixed price approach contact the design team.
SITE ASSESSMENTS
Are you trying to decide whether to move house or unlock the development potential of your existing property? NextPhase offer a Design Site Assessment service where one of our design experts can meet to discuss your requirements and help to develop your project before the detailed architectural design work begins. Working hand in hand with our team of planning consultants we can ensure your concepts are viable and have the best chance of gaining planning approval.
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ROBERT LORD, HEAD OF DESIGN
MCIAT BSC (HONS) ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

Robert Lord graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Architectural Technology and is a Chartered Member of CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists). He has  a vast amount of experience in a wide range of diverse projects from typical residential extensions & bespoke new builds, to large commercial schemes including multi-storey apartments, waterside marinas & the master-planning of residential developments.

 

As head of our design team Robert is at the forefront of delivering an efficient and professional architectural service; from developing the initial project brief, through to creating a design individually tailored to the clients’ requirements. Working hand-in-hand with our expert planning consultants, Robert is able to provide a high-quality and personal service throughout the design process. Robert specialises in:

 

  • Site Appraisal
  • Initial Concept Design
  • Residential & Commercial plans
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Building Control Plans
  • Technical detailing

 

Robert also represents NextPhase’s architectural department at a number of public exhibitions across the UK, speaking directly to people about a variety of projects; whether that be helping to develop a project brief, generating design ideas, or generally informing them on the potential constraints of their development, including regulatory, local planning, general feasibility & practicality etc.

OUR WORK

Our project range is vast and our service is tailored to meet your specific needs.So whether you are looking for a major mixed use residential and commercial development or a simple householder extension, our professional in house expertise delivers a one stop service recognised for its excellence within the industry. We have included a small sample of our projects, if you can’t see or are not sure what you are looking for please contact us.

Major Schemes
MAJOR
SCHEMES
NextPhase are experienced major development programme managers. Our current projects consist of a mix of large scale residential developments... Read More...
INDIVIDUALLY-TAILORED RESIDENTIAL SERVICE
INDIVIDUALLY-TAILORED
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE
NextPhase offer a full design package for individual new builds through to householder renovations. We provide open communication with our clientele... Read More...
APPEALS & EXPERT WITNESS SERVICE
APPEALS & EXPERT
WITNESS SERVICE
NextPhase offer an established and high quality Planning Appeals and Expert Witness Service. Led by our Managing Director, Christopher Whitehouse... Read More...