After gathering the vital preliminary information about the project, we prepare an initial project brief. We incorporate findings from the preliminary research stage, as well as the risk assessment, agreed budget and our understanding of the scope of work and client requirements.
At this stage we begin establishing project roles and responsibilities, and we’ll conduct a measured survey and any other necessary investigations. It also may be useful to hold pre-application planning discussions with the local authority to help inform the design direction and key decisions. The result of this stage is an initial project brief to guide the design concept to be developed in the next stage.