Our core service is based on the RIBA Plan of Work to design projects from inception to completion on a wide range of building types, inclusive of projects large and small, old and new.
We collaborate with clients and talk through their expectations in order to create a beautiful and responsive brief to meet any requirements.
We also undertake site inspections, condition surveys and detailed analysis of existing buildings to determine repairs and maintenance strategies for many types of property.
For Further information about the RIBA Plan of Work click here
For Further information about RIBA Chartered Practices click here
+Asset Management Plans
The challenge many schools face is understanding the condition of their buildings and how to create and manage a planned programme of maintenance, repairs and replacements. Here at Pearce Bottomley Architects, we can provide such a plan to ensure that any maintenance works are completed in a professional and timely manner to the highest quality standard, within the budgets set. An Asset Management Plan (AMP) forms an integral part of your school’s development plan and includes the repair, improvement and replacement of your existing school buildings, facilities and services.
THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF YOUR ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN
The aim of the AMP is to ensure the efficient and effective management and use of school buildings. This enables you to meet the needs of your pupils and align investment in schools with wider business priorities. We can also help you to find the most cost effective solution to your design and to provide an agreed basis for decisions on spending, to help your school in developing and prioritising plans and to maximise opportunities to secure funding.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
We are able to carry out a comprehensive Asset Management Plan that enables you to have a greater understanding of the condition of the buildings and services in order to be able to plan effectively for maintenance in terms of time and cost. We have over 40 years’ experience of carrying out condition surveys and maintenance plans that clearly show priorities and budgets. We understand how important it is for the AMP to be thorough and practical, clearly showing the condition of your assets, their efficiency and budget costs against a programme of works.
The most important aspect of the AMP is how it is managed after the initial surveys to ensure that the information is kept updated and budget costs reflective of current prices. Therefore our fee includes for an annual review over five years after the initial report, after which we would discuss reviewing the AMP to keep it up to date.
THE AMP WILL INCLUDE:
External joinery and decoration
Internal walls and partitions
Fireplaces and chimney stacks
Site and boundaries
Heating and associated installations
Gas installations and oil storage
As part of the AMP we can also out-source a mechanical and electrical review, if this is required for your school. The M&E review will check records of electrical test inspections, fire alarm test, emergency lighting tests and boiler servicing, and include a summary of actions recommended to reduce energy costs/consumption.
Here at Pearce Bottomley Architects, we understand that different schools may have different needs and requirements. We have therefore developed different levels of service to choose from; depending on the size and nature of the school and what you feel you need as well a number of enhancements. Please contact Sally Beeden at Pearce Bottomley Architects for more details.
We can act as the single point of responsibility for a building project, overseeing the construction, management, coordination, fit out and furnishing of a scheme. We have Members of the Association of Project Managers within the Practice.
For Further information about the Association of Project Managers click here
+Public Consultation and Engagement
We act as independent facilitators bringing stakeholders together to explore ways in which a community can develop. We have worked successfully with a range of stakeholders from inner cities through to rural communities, housing estates, schools and community centres, high streets and health facilities. By using a range of proven tools and methodologies – as well as considerable enthusiasm – we help make the connection between the design and the people for whom we are designing.
+Design Review and Advisory Services
Design review is an independent and impartial evaluation process that offers feedback and observations of schemes but does not necessarily seek to redesign them through this service. Members of our team at Pearce Bottomley Architects sit on the Regional Design Review Panel supporting decision makers across the Yorkshire region in their pursuit of high quality buildings and spaces. We also offer an advisory service to a range of clients including community groups, local authorities and commercial clients, acting as an independent reviewer.
+Sustainable Design and Construction
We believe that a sustainable approach to design and construction should be considered from the initial conception of a design, through to its completion. We certainly do not believe it to be an add-on or an optional extra. We look at the basics of a project at feasibility stage, designing out energy consumption by considering building orientation, building depths and natural ventilation, to ensure that we do not over complicate the initial design. Where possible, we then also encourage the specification of materials from sustainable sources and consider the use of appropriate renewable building technologies, including air and ground source heat pumps, wind turbines and solar thermal systems.
+CDM Coordination and Health and Safety Consultancy
The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 require certain types of building projects to be notifiable to the Health and Safety Executive and necessitates the need for a CDM Coordinator. Our team are Corporate Members of the Association for Project Safety thereby enabling us to fulfil the role of CDM Coordinator and demonstrate compliance through each individual stage of the project.
We are also able to provide wider health and safety services including audits and workplace risk assessments. We help our clients provide suitable and sufficient training, reducing the risk of accidents or ill health and assist in meeting your legal requirements as employers through inspections and audits of construction sites and offices. These are useful for providing information at senior management level down, making decisions on where resources should be allocated and where performance needs to be improved. In summary they provide information to clients on the following;
Hazards which could lead to accidents and ill health
Compliance with legislation
Potential areas of improvement
Areas of good performance
For Further information about the Association of Project Safety click here
We are committed to Quality Assurance Requirements and are a member of 'Construction Line' Certification No. 9616.
We embrace the principles of environmental care, the use of materials from renewable and managed sources, encourage energy conservation by design and detail, discourage the use of harmful chemicals, such as C.F.C.'s and H.F.C.'s, in construction, and promotes the principles engendered within BREEAM.
Pearce Bottomley Architects are members of the Green Register.
We are committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy.
We are committed to delivering our client’s information requirements with appropriate use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), working towards BIM Level 2 in accordance with the HM Government 2016 mandate. We are registered on the BIM Staged Certification Scheme for the assessment of compliance with PAS 1192-2 by a UKAS accredited Certification Body, and have so far achieved Stage 1 Certification.