Architectural design

NPS offers a holistic and collaborative approach to architectural design.  We are also a dependable partner to protect our customers' interests, when awarded the responsibility of acting as an employer's agent.


Our approach with all projects is to spend time with our customers, listening to their needs and aspirations.  This ensures that we understand the specific drivers and constraints for each project.  We provide innovative and imaginative design solutions, in a process that involves communicating frequently with all stakeholders.  Our service is designed to be flexible and responsive, allowing clients to use our skills and services to suit their individual project requirements.  We approach each project in a pragmatic, customer-focused manner that is appropriate to the site, its context, and the resources available.


Our multi disciplinary approach allows us to package together an integrated set of design and consultancy capabilities, providing a complete architectural design service where required.  Our technical disciplines collaborate from the early stages of a project to design the aesthetic and functional elements in harmony with each other.  The interiors and exteriors are harmonised with the structures, services, and technology that support them.


Our technical disciplines can also be provided as individual stand-alone services for new-build or refurbishment projects, or as part of an overall property strategy.  As a multi-disciplinary consultancy, our architects are able to draw upon the full range of property design and support services offered by NPS Group:


  • Feasibility studies
  • Tendering as a bid partner
  • Sketch designs and gaining approval from stakeholders
  • 3D rendered computer visualisations
  • Planning and building control applications
  • Detail design and specification
  • Contract administration
  • Site inspection and quality management


Please see our project gallery for examples of architectural design projects.

Our approach

Academies Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)

We have the right knowledge and expertise to give your application the best chance of success.

Treading carefully with Canal Centre scheme

Tiverton Canal Visitor Centre gave us an interesting structural engineering challenge - constructed over a Grade-II listed lime kiln.

Dealing with works completed on a sensitive site

NPS was instructed to provide a two-classroom extension. However, the site was possibly one of the most complicated NPS has had to deal with.

New resources centre and rejuvenation of the ticket office at a unique Norfolk visitor attraction

Works involved the provision of a new education resources centre, ticket office and toilets.