We have been fortunate to work on some of the country’s leading commercial architecture projects across all the major work sectors and throughout the UK. The team has a wide range of experience producing new builds and refurbishments office buildings that have won a number of prodigious construction industry awards whilst working for previous practices. Our involvement in these commercial architecture buildings has led us to develop a detailed knowledge of both the commercial pressures that exist on a project and the technical solutions required to deliver the scheme on time and on budget. In addition to office buildings the team have extensive education experience both in HE and FE fields this experience is both with new builds and extensive refurbishment schemes so has enabled the team to develop a workflow that engages with critical stakeholders and end users to ensure a project that meets the brief. Our leisure and tourism experience is equally wide-ranging providing successful planning and delivered schemes to help reinvigorate hotel and country club‘s alongside producing flexible event spaces to national attractions.
This broad range of projects scales and work types ensures that the team can draw upon a wide skill set to approach any projects in a number of ways to ensure an innovative, sustainable and cost-effective design. At OCRA we pride ourselves on getting the right people around the table and as such are long-standing relationships with industry experts providing QS, PM, structural and service consultancy solution enable us to ensure a team delivers on the clients needs. The backbone of all our projects is to listen to the client and to ensure that any design is responsive to the environment, the site, the budget, and most importantly the need.
We understand the importance of being practical on a commercial architecture project and always try to agree with our client the critical elements of a project early to enable the core design and aspirations to be delivered whilst understanding commercial and building pressures that need to be accommodated during any project. The team are well versed in working on design and build, traditional procurement routes.
A number of our commercial architecture team provide technical advisor roles back to large commercial organisations which enable the group to be exposed to a wide range and style of projects which insures that our knowledge and experience is kept up-to-date with all the current and emerging technologies, and legislation.