KnoxClayton has gained a reputation for high quality innovative design and reliable service. The practice offers a full range of architectural services, progressing projects from inception to conclusion. Our design philosophy is focused on aesthetic quality, functionality, flexibility along with environmental awareness. Our aim is to provide Clients with intelligent building solutions, meeting their aesthetic aspirations, operational needs and standards and within the agreed budget. We are committed to maintaining high standards. All our staff undertakes a programme of continual professional development (CPD) to ensure they are up-to-date on new specifications and developments in statutory planning and building legislation. Procurement methods continue to change. We are experienced in all current procurement routes e.g. Traditional Design and Build, PPP, PFI, Prime Contracting and NEC.
KnoxClayton offer an Interior Design service alongside their Architectural services.
- Developing design concepts in consultation with and to the benefit of our clients.
- Production of ‘sample’ or ‘mood’ boards for presentation to clients.
- Sourcing products, e.g. fittings, furniture, lighting, finishes, decoration/dressings, and providing samples for clients.
- Preparation of detailed working drawings, designs, plans and
- Supervision on site.
KnoxClayton understand the delivery of sustainable buildings is the outcome of a process where every element is given due consideration. Throughout the Design Process we evaluate the impact of sustainable solutions within the envelope. We consider the needs of the site, the people and the environment within our designs and seek to optimise the sustainability of finished buildings in use. Thorough consideration as to the sustainability of the construction and the ecological impact is paramount.
KnoxClayton has significant experience in this specialised area of work, having recently won awards for their Dementia designs on their Cullingtree Meadows and St Paul’s Dementia Projects.
Attending “Intersection of Dementia + Design / Dementia Design School” at Stirling University, has helped The Practice develop its knowledge of the key principles of “dementia friendly” design by focusing on the complex combination of the individual, dementia and the built environment.
KnoxClayton is a Conservation Award winning practice. We have worked on projects involving the Conservation, Refurbishment and Restoration of key historic buildings throughout theUK and Ireland. Key staff members have completed the Historic Building Conservation Course (RSUA Stage 2). This course meets the criteria for formal accreditation to the RIBA Conservation Register as a Conservation Registrant. The course program is based on the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Education and Training Guidelines.
KnoxClayton has developed a reputation for expertise in Project Management. Key staff hold accredited Project Management Qualifications and are active in the development of the discipline of Project Management within the Construction Industry through involvement in APM, CIFNI, and CIG.
We can offer Project Management Services to include:
- Defining the Client’s requirements and identifying constraints
- Leadership of Project and Design Teams
- Developing and management of change control procedure
- Performance monitoring
- Risk management and resolution
- Ongoing performance evaluation of the project
Within the construction industry Health and Safety is governed by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. These regulations apply to all construction jobs. Knox and Clayton are well placed to advise the different parties of their Duties under the Regulations and to assist in fulfilling them:
KnoxClayton are qualified DDA Access Auditors. Our DDA Audits examine buildings in relation to their environment and the management structure of the organisation operating within the building. They identify and list the ‘impacts’ which influence and restrict Universal Access to and within a building, and as a result access to the services provided by the organisation. Information regarding these ‘impacts’ can then be considered and mitigating solutions developed to enable Clients to satisfy the requirements of Universal Access. KnoxClayton’s knowledge and understanding of Accessibility issues and requirements of current legislation is beneficial for all Clients.