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Design Services

Design Services is an award winning section of expertise.

Design Services

We deal with all stages of design, refurbishment and project management of local authority owned or occupied buildings in Derbyshire. We also offer our services to other public bodies.

Design comprises of the following areas:


All design stages from conception to completion can be provided using state of the art presentation systems including 3D and walk-throughs.

Master planning and site development, interior design and space planning, landscape architecture, and access audits are also available.

Structural engineering and land surveying

We provide a comprehensive service in all aspects of the design, repair and maintenance of existing and new building structures.

Carbon management

We deliver legislative reporting and monitoring of energy and water usage throughout the authority including the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and production of display energy certificate (DECS).

We also offer an energy and water consumption advisory service.

Mechanical and electrical design

We are committed to delivering an excellent service combined with value for money from the outset of a project.

We have qualified and experienced engineers who are able to assess and advise the client and other members of the design team on the most cost-effective strategies for achieving a sustainable design.

We pride ourselves on our ability to build and maintain close working relationships. Because of this, we are better placed to understand and articulate our clients' values and requirements. This produces good mechanical and electrical design strategies so that projects are delivered successfully.

Quantity surveying, cost planning and project management

We are able to provide cost advice and control throughout the feasibility, pre-contract and post contract phases of projects. Advice can be given on construction costs, procurement options and strategies as well as pre and post-contract financial management. We provide client support on all aspects of project delivery.

Disability design team

We have a team of specialist design technicians who design and manage adaptations to private and social housing, so that disabled and elderly people to retain their independence in their own homes.