Knowledge & Experience
We bring clear advice and ways to support your business based on years of professional and lived experience. Our approach goes much further than simple design advice. We've been joining the dots of inclusion in housing for years and have an enviable depth of contextual understanding, case studies for innovation and change within the sector, and a progressive client base.
Accessible Design Consultancy
Creating accessible and inclusive designs that work for a diverse range of people is much more than just giving your architects the brief and assuming that accessibility starts from the unit front door. Regulations are open to interpretation and, as we see too often, too many designers with no understanding of disability get it wrong. When brought onto the Design Team from the outset, we work alongside the architects to ask questions, scrutinise plans and objectives and optimise the project generally, as well as all accessible units. We have a deep understanding of common issues to avoid, user experiences. Furthermore, we offer advice on procurement of fixtures and fittings.
"Is there really demand?" Usually the first question asked by all property companies, who don't see it because they've not catered for inclusion in any of their digital or physical marketing, and don't have staff processes to deal with any speculative questions which do come in. There is demand: allocate and fit out a number of units to M4(3) standards and let us source wheelchair users as tenants for you.
There is a long history of overlooking the needs and experiences of older and disabled people when it comes to housing. It requires insight and knowledge to create credible and successful marketing strategies to reach people with accessible housing needs. We will support your team to do this for themselves. Getting it right shows leadership and corporate integrity.