Design Development At Bryonn Architecture

Bryonn Architecture offers complete range of architectural and management services from inception to completion of the project. There is no distinct route towards design development of a project due to the varied nature and constraints of each project. Typically, in a medium to large scale scheme, Bryonn Architecture has proven to generate highly successful outcome based on the following stages. We have simplified the description for easy reading and to help one understand the stage wise progress of a scheme.

Initial Design and Pre-application

Scope of works:

What is really involved in the contextual analysis?

Identifying the variables in the project brief and expected project outcome is very crucial before we approach the local authority via Non-householder pre-application or Householder pre-application so that the benefits and impact of the proposed scheme are conveyed with utmost clarity. It is highly crucial in understanding the potential impact of the proposed scheme on various urban, environmental and social aspects of the wider context so that the design is sympathetic to the surrounding context and much more likely to be seen favourably by the local authority. The contextual analysis almost always incorporates factors such as the architectural vocabulary/ style in the neighbourhood/street/zone, the mix of class use, proximity to sustainable transport, market conditions, etc.

For large scale residential schemes, commercial or mixed use scheme , a detailed dialogue and consultation with local authority is a crucial starting point for the future design development. It not only enables to take informed decisions in the following design stages but also addresses various constraints and issues that are best identified before the scheme progresses towards detailed design development.


Where Stage 01, 02, 03 may not be required :

For Householder planning application we may skip this stage and move to planning application directly if the scheme is straight forward and if it meets the local authority requirements. Typically the schemes that are straightforward and can benefit from applying for planning permission directly are House extensions, Side extensions, detached garage conversion, porch larger than 3.0sqmt and other conversions within residential class use such as change of use to residential class use from a different category of class use

Design Review, Design Development and Planning Applications.

Scope of Works

This is a very important stage in the initial design development because the project risks are identified in detail.

Review of the outcome of various survey and assessment can help determine the acceptability of the proposal in terms of technical constraints. The intern discussions with local authority also enables us to determine if the project requirements and stakeholder / client aspiration can be achieved how a revised scheme can affect the acceptability and viability of the Client Requirements. This also enables us to explore other opportunities within the project brief to unlock the full potential of the project before generating a detailed design. The updated cost analysis and the variables can play a massive role in determining if the scheme should proceed further or not before applying for planning permission

Where STAGE 03 is not required.

There are many schemes and proposals which may benefit from Permitted Development rights (not requiring planning permission) provided all conditions are met. Examples of such schemes are house extensions, loft conversions, garage conversions, porch and certain Change of Use from one Class use to another. It may not always be safe for investors/ property owners to assume that the scheme comes under permitted development and a profession advice should be taken. There may be instances where PD rights may be removed.

A professional advice should be take or a Lawful Development Certificate can be acquired at early stages

Technical Design and Building Regulations Application

Although Stage 04 is predominantly about development of technical design, some aspects of the design may still continue to evolve as and how project information is delivered by various other participating consultants. The information exchanges play a vital role is making the scheme ready for construction and mitigate the risks pertaining to construction management, health and safety, environmental impact during Construciton, waste management, etc.

The procurement stage may commence at this stage to work out the Construction strategies and Construciton phase plan depending on the nature of the project.

Manufacturing information and Tender documents are issues at this stage

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