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OSG Architecture have extensive experience of delivering projects across the full range of architectural stages, from site feasibilities and assisting our clients in defining their briefs all the way through to managing tendering, contract administration and project handover.
We take pride in our approach to the design of all the projects with which we are involved, focusing our efforts on listening carefully to our clients and working closely with them. Our skill is responding to this dialogue creatively, adding maximum value to our client’s projects. Within the company we consider each project from a team perspective, drawing on the wealth of experience and specialist knowledge that is at our disposal so that we can provide our clients with designs that are imaginative, but also appropriate and considered and therefore deliverable.
Along with our architectural and technical design services we are also able to assist with interior design of spaces. We can produce 3D visualisation of interior spaces, and aid in selection of colour schemes and finishes and provide furniture layouts. We believe that it is most important to understand the architectural intent of a space’s design so that it can inform the interior design and the way in which a space is intended to be used and so interior design goes hand in hand with architectural design.
Client Advisory /
Our Client Advisory role is a service where we work with the client’s team, independent of the supply team. We provide monitoring and help the client to manage the design process from its earliest stages. We advise clients on key decisions during the whole process, review projects at various stages with the client team and carry out site visits to visually control the quality of the project.
OSG boasts a leading technical delivery service, where we can take on a project from RIBA Stage 3 works through to completion on site. Our experienced technical team can deliver complex and challenging schemes in all sectors, with projects completed from specialist commercial buildings to high end luxury apartments. We, as a practice, have delivered a substantial number of projects on programme and with exceptional client feedback. Each technical package consists of General Arrangement drawings, specifications, production information detailing, scheduling and any other specialist architectural design information where required. We work as the lead consultant on every project controlling and managing each design team member, to ensure the project is delivered successfully every time.
3D Design & Visualisation
Much of our work is now undertaken in BIM ready software, predominantly using Autocad Revit. This allows us to produce a 3D model of projects as we proceed through both planning and technical stages of a project. Using this approach we can produce rendered visualisation images with relative ease and these can be used to visualise the final scheme. We can also drop these renders into photographs of sites, aiding the planning process by demonstrating how developments will look in-situ and produce images for sales brochures.
We have also produced interactive render models, which allow clients to ‘walk around’ schemes, both on computer and using virtual reality headsets. This can be especially beneficial when people find drawings difficult to interpret.
OSG’s masterplanning and urban projects vary widely in scale as well as geographical and social contexts, with a central focus on building and improving communities. Urban environments are becoming increasingly complex; issues such as changes to household composition, land scarcity, air quality and noise require innovative solutions. OSG’s technical understanding of all layers of the built environment allows our masterplanning to redefine urban living and working practices.
Recent projects have included the rethinking of infill garage sites for local authority housing and how they can integrate into the wider community, transportation and fulfil a varied local need. Strategic masterplanning in Essex on a large 200 plus dwelling site as part of a village expansion. Land disposal for utility companies promoting their green credentials through development briefs and masterplans to support outline planning applications.
Typical project range of services
OSG Architecture Ltd. provide a full range of Architectural Services through the RIBA Plan of Work from stages 0-7. This would include:
- Assisting with the definition of brief and scope of project.
- Site assessment, appraisal and feasibility studies.
- Preparation of concept designs.
- Liaison with cost consultant.
- Development of design.
- Manage liaison with other consultants.
- Manage planning process.
- Prepare full technical design.
- Submit building regulations application and manage process.
- Make tender & procurement suggestions
- Manage Tender Process / Assist Project Manager with tender process.
- Prepare and administer contracts / Assist Project Manager with contract administration.
- Manage handover process / Assist Project Manager with handover process.
- Issue and prepare as-built drawing package.
Within the above processes we would generally act as Lead Consultant, providing coordination of information from other consultants and managing the design program and process.
In addition to the above we can also offer building compliance services, including sound testing and acoustic surveys, SBEM calculations and EPC certificates and air testing. This would be undertaken through our sister company SEA Building Compliance Ltd.
We also have long standing close relationships with many other construction professionals within the Southeast and are able to make recommendations for all other services.