We provide a full commercial architectural service, encompassing the RIBA Plan of Work Stages 0 through to 7.
We drive for creativity in our work, and have a team of experienced architects and technologists who understand the balance needed between craftsmanship and commercial enterprise.
Our portfolio of work is varied and extends across a mix of sectors, which include residential, offices, health care, education, community hubs, hospitality and historic buildings.
We enjoy the mix of clients who bring enthusiasm to our design and embrace our philosophy. Architecture is about many things, but we give particular emphasis on place and setting, giving a positive response to wellbeing on both a personal level but also within the wider community.
We have strong working relationships with a range of professionals both in the built and design environments, our strong ethos and collaborative approach allows us to extend the knowledge and experience we have beyond just architecture. As such our clients welcome the service and dedication we provide, which often leads to repeat work.
Feasibility studies are a vital first step in any design project.
We undertake these as part of any preliminary briefing discussion with a client and together with a site appraisal, we pull together a comprehensive picture of the development proposal and identify any possible issues with planning.
Any feasibility study might include discussion with specialist consultants who we work closely with, to ensure our draft layouts, massing models and viability reports are detailed and our clients are fully informed on the next stages of the project objectives.
Interior Design of your establishment is a very personal requirement. We have experience of commercial interiors which is often part of our architectural role.
This can include kitchen design, bathrooms, bespoke furniture and more. We can go much further as we have a strong relationship with interior designers locally, so by working with them we can deliver a holistic approach for your architecture and interior design requirements including furnishings and soft fabrics. We are happy to discuss how this service might benefit our clients at the outset or during any project.
This collaborative approach offers efficiency in design and reduces client cost. The dynamic delivery of multiple services such as architecture and interior design, even landscape design allows a holistic view of our clients built environment.
PLANNING & MASTER PLANNING
To assist with project objectives, we are able to offer master planning and phasing layouts. These are important aspects of any project.
These designs can be used to negotiate with planning officers and other statutory bodies, which means we can strike the right balance between the requirements of our client and the specifications of the authorities. They also help the client understand the overall project aspiration and vision.
We actively help direct our clients through the public consultation process and provide well documented Statements of Community Involvement for all projects taken though the planning process.
We provide a tailored approach to each project as the needs vary significantly. We hope to find the perfect solution for your planning needs, we work with a range of consultants helping to deliver large multi build mixed use developments, to simple domestic extensions or alteration. Our Planning Consultants are specialists in their field and have a wealth of experience, helping secure planning approval sometimes in difficult circumstances.
Graphic design takes many forms. We often find the need with our commercial clients to enhance their brand identity, which fits in part with the interior design.
Creating the right synergy with the built environment and personal engagement is so important – this becomes the overriding vision of our clients. we can assist with the development of the brief, and coupled with our graphics consultants help to deliver the full package.
If you need a brand or a re-brand you can develop a new look with research and development through our partnerships. By listening to you and finding out what you are all about, what you want your business to say to your customers, we can drive the project and business forward together.
Recent Commercial Work
Dip Arch RIBA
AABC Architect Accredited in Building Conservation
Underpinning Nick’s work is 35 years of accredited conservation practice, caring for and helping to re-vitalise historic buildings thus giving them sustainable futures. Be they ecclesiastical or secular, ancient ruin or modern classic, cottage or country house, the same enthusiasm and energy is applied to each.
MCIAT, ACIOB, Affiliate member of the RIBA
Shaun manages the larger projects within the practice leading a teams of architects and technologists. Shaun is very focused on his commitment to clients, their needs and aspersions. Helping manage these are projects progress through all work stages.
Shaun also oversees the IT provision within the practice, including the resource planning and project systems.
Stephen joined the practice in 2016 as a Conservation Architect, after working for a London based Conservation practice following a short placement with Purcell. Stephen works on a variety of projects, he also oversees much of our historic building appraisals and impact assessment and has a real interest for timber framed buildings. His knowledge of conservation, helps our younger members hone their own skills. Despite this passion for older buildings Stephen also enjoys the mix of old with new and has developed some very successful schemes that use a contemporary solution within a historic context.
Richard combines creative architectural flair with solid structural understanding. Previously working in private architectural practice for 18 years, Richard’s career was in construction engineering: mostly working in London. He combines experience in structural design and site engineering with a sensitivity for the aesthetic and an understanding of the subtle way buildings can enhance our lives.
Nathan joined us in 1999 with a BTEC HND Building Studies and GNVQ in construction. Employed as an Architectural Technician, he is an integral part of the design team specialising in product specification, construction technology, design solutions and building regulation requirements.
He uses AutoCAD, Photoshop and traditional methods.
Justin joined Nicholas Jacob architects in 2003 coming from a background of classical Architecture working under Quinlan Terry. Employed as an Architectural Technologist he has BTEC HND in construction and experience in assisting in the running of projects on site as well as producing drawings utilising Autodesk software from planning through to Building Regulation stages of the project.
In 2015, he became an approved member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists achieving MCIAT status.