Our Residential Team Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial Education Health Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential Retail
Introduction Watson Batty was established in 1976, offering architectural services to a wide client base. Over the years the practice has expanded its services and scope to provide cutting edge Company Profile architecture, surveying and interiors to a wide range of clients.Commercial/ Industrial Education We strive to add value to every project by firstly taking the time Health to understand our clients and their specific needs and Leisure [Insert Picture Here] subsequently providing exceptional service combined with the Residential highest levels of design and technical expertise. Retail We appreciate that good design must be combined with the ability to undertake projects to time and budget, and employ only highly qualified personnel and the most sophisticated technology available to achieve these aims. We undertake projects throughout the UK ranging from commercial refurbishments to multi-million pound new builds to ground breaking regeneration schemes.
Introduction Established since 1976 Conveniently based in Guiseley north Leeds Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial Developed our own sustainable offices in 2006 Education Health 42 staff Leisure [Insert Picture Here] 14 Architects Residential Retail 19 Technical Staff £3M turnover last year Cross sector experience Housing and regeneration experience Specialist services
Our New Offices Passive sustainable design Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial Grey water recovery Education Health Thermal mass Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential Building orientation Retail Natural stack ventilation Under floor heating and cooling Ground source heat pumps
Company Structure Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial Education Health Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential Retail
Company Structure Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial Education Health Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential Retail
Team Structure Richard Merrills Company Profile DirectorCommercial/ Industrial Design Technical Delivery Education Health Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential Retail Stephen Jones Matthew Lobley Keith Southernwood Chris Miller Catherine Blain Joe Ewen Tom Sykes Marc Kirwin
Our Approach • Customer driven • Interested in the end user Company Profile • Enthusiastic teamCommercial/ Industrial Education • Experienced in a variety of fields Health • Keen to learn Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential • Committed to sustainability Retail - in construction - in communities
Our Procedures • We are BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Assured by BM Trada, with a robust working ethic to create a Company Profile consistent management system.Commercial/ Industrial • We have obtained ‘Investors in People’ Education Health certification which reinforces the training and Leisure [Insert Picture Here] communication culture we already have at Residential Watson Batty. Retail • We have regular CPD events and in-house design reviews to allow the whole office to have a role in the work we do.
Trends and Legislation • Up to date with current legislation. • Our regeneration/masterplanning work lays the Company Profile foundations for and understanding of how wholeCommercial/ Industrial areas function Education Health - CABE - Manual for Streets Leisure [Insert Picture Here] - Building for Life Residential - Secured by Design Retail - PPS3 • Our experience with social/affordable housing gives us working knowledge of: - SDS - Code for Sustainable Homes - HQI - Wheelchair user guides - Robust details - Lifetime Homes
Projects…… Watson Batty Architects work in: Company Profile • Regeneration and masterplanningCommercial/ Industrial Education • Public sector residential Health Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential • Private sector residential Retail • Mixed Tenure Redevelopment • Decent Homes Refurbishment • Extra Care & Elderly Accommodation
Residential Sector – Strategy to Handover Watson Batty Architects have over 10 years experience of working in the Residential sector. The residential sector accounts for nearly 25% of our current work load and has been Company Profile a steadily growing sector over the last few years.Commercial/ Industrial Education Health We have completed projects from minor refurbishment and Leisure [Insert Picture Here] extensions to major new build schemes and multi million pound Residential estate master plans. Retail Public Consultation and resident engagement proves particularly effective in helping to ensure that the process of procuring project is much smoother as potential community issues have been addressed at an early stage. Our Regeneration projects include Beeston Hill - Leeds, Deighton & Brackenhall - Huddersfield, Bank Top – Blackburn, Thurnscoe, New Lodge & Athersley - Barnsley, and North Bransholme – Hull.
Residential – Social / Affordable Watson Batty Architects have a wealth of experience in Public Sector Affordable Housing. We have been influential in the delivery of a number of projects for some of the regions major Company Profile Local Authorities, ALMOs, RSLs, Housing Associations, DeveloperCommercial/ Industrial partners. Education Health Our key affordable housing provider clients in this sector are: Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Pennine Housing 2000, Twin Valley Homes, Synergy Housing Residential Solutions, Firebird JVC, Sadeh Lok, Chevin Housing Group, Accent Retail Group, InCommunities and Sanctuary Housing. We also have successful working relationships with the following developer partners: Bramall Construction, Wates Living Space, Lovell, Strata Construction, ROK, Southdale Homes, Clayfield Construction and Connaught. This is a major part of our residential work and we look to continuing our successful working relationships in the future.
Residential – Private Sales We have completed several Private Sector Housing projects in the North of England. Although many have been part of a mixed Company Profile used / mixed Tenure venture we have delivered a number ofCommercial/ Industrial one-off smaller developments. Education Health Our clients include Keepmoat Homes, Circa Homes, Strata Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Homes, Lovell, Antler Homes, and Richardson Homes. Residential Retail We have enjoyed successful relationships with these developers as they appreciate not only our knowledge of Private sector schemes but that we bring along a strategic awareness of the setting or context of each particular site. We have recently added a former design manager from a reputable national house builder to our team to further improve our approach and quality of service to these Private Sector Clients.
Residential – PFI Kirklees Excellent Homes for Life PFI Company Profile Watson Batty are working alongside Regenter and WatesCommercial/ Industrial Living Space to deliver 500 new build Flats across over 30 Education different sites within the Kirklees area. We are Lead Health designers for the General Needs and Wheelchair accessible Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Flats. The units are all to be constructed to Code for Residential Sustainable Homes level 4 – which is the largest of it’s kind Retail in the UK. The homes have been designed to meet the long-term needs of occupants which are well laid out with good space standards which will enable flexible use by the families who live in them. The design of all units aims to achieve Lifetime Homes Standard to meet the changing requirements of tenants throughout their lives by making homes more flexible, convenient, safe and accessible.
Residential – Sustainability & The Code Sustainability Company Profile We are exploring a number of Code for Sustainable HomesCommercial/ Industrial level 5 & 6 Carbon Neutral Projects with a number of our Education existing Clients to help them realise their ambitions of an Health alternative more sustainable housing product. Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential We now also have our own in-house Code for Sustainable Retail Homes Assessor who is already increasing our awareness and design quality for these new schemes.
Relevant Residential Sector Experience Watson Batty Architects have over 10 years experience of working in the Residential sector. Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial We have completed projects from minor refurbishment and Education extensions to major new build schemes and multi million pound Health estate master plans. Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential Our clients include partners from both the public and private Retail sectors, and range from Local Authorities, ALMOs, RSLs, Housing associations, Developer partners, Speculative house builders and Private clients. The residential sector accounts for nearly 25% of our current work load and has been a steadily growing sector over the last few years.
Community Consultation Our expertise in the sensitive area of community consultation helps us to achieve collaborative solutions that will help promote Company Profile a harmonious community spirit and avoid social exclusion. AsCommercial/ Industrial part of our approach, we generally hold regular meetings with Education the community and local stakeholders, and produce interim Health reports to feedback on progress. Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential Visioning days to explore projects, community planning days and Retail workshops, and ‘walking the area’ to pinpoint problems and highlight opportunities are other essential tools that we use to build up the appropriate local strategy. Consultation proves particularly effective in helping to ensure that the process of procuring project is much smoother as potential community issues have been addressed at an early stage.
Efficiencies and Relevance of Information Insert site • Format of drawings drawing – • Flow of information Company Profile which one?? • Electronic data sharingCommercial/ Industrial Education • ‘web based’ share file Health • Reduce office costs/waste Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential • Standard database of details Retail • Utilising planning information for marketing • 3D images and ‘fly-throughs’ etc.
Moving Forward…. • We are a customer focused practice • We adopt a culture of communication, review and Company Profile feedbackCommercial/ Industrial Education • We explore better ways to provide a high quality Health service Leisure [Insert Picture Here] • Technology, processes and software can help: Residential Autocad, SketchUp, Photoshop Retail • Revit - the 3D co-ordination software.
Summary • We understand: Company Profile - ContextCommercial/ Industrial Education - Regeneration Health - Estate planning Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential - Affordability Retail - Commercial issues - Legislation - How to deliver
Staff Experience – Design & Policy Richard Merrills Director Richard is a Chartered Architect and Director at Company Profile Watson Batty Architects Limited leading the Housing &Commercial/ Industrial Regeneration Team. He has a major influence on Education design strategy and technical quality on a number of Health projects. Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Richard has undertaken a variety of public and private Residential sector residential projects, procured via Design & Retail Build, traditional and PFI routes. He has led the PFI bids for Excellent Homes for Life in Kirklees and the Little London, Beeston Hill and Holbeck Housing Leeds. He has also completed some large masterplanning regeneration commissions, which involve extensive public consultation, as part of New Deal, HMR Pathfinder and SRB funded initiatives.
Staff Experience - Design Matthew Lobley – Chartered Architect Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial Matthew has a wealth of design experience in a variety Education of sectors from Education, Healthcare, Commercial Health through to Residential. Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Residential He is currently the Project Architect assuming the Retail responsibility of co-ordinating the Sites and Planning element of the Kirklees Excellent Homes for Life for Wates Living Space and Regenter. Matthew is well equipped to deal with large complex projects and organising the whole design and construction team.
Staff Experience - Design Stephen Jones – Chartered Architect Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial Stephen has worked on award winning environmental Education and sustainable projects for the past ten years as Health architect and Code for Sustainable Homes/ EcoHomes Leisure [Insert Picture Here] advisor. Residential Retail The emergence of PassivHaus and AECB Gold standard has informed design decisions, looking at the key principles of air-tightness, continuity of insulation and improvements in quality onsite. Stephen has worked on a wide range of projects from residential schemes to community buildings and he is instrumental in creating good quality designs to meet and exceed current legislation.
Staff Experience - Design Catherine Blain Architect Company Profile Catherine is a Project Architect with design skills and aCommercial/ Industrial Education strong track record for good project delivery. She has Health undertaken a wide variety of projects in the residential, Leisure [Insert Picture Here] mixed use, healthcare and education sectors. Catherine Residential has a specific expertise and commitment to Retail sustainability issues. She has recently been an instrumental member of the design team for the Little London, Beeston Hill and Holbeck Housing PFI bid in Leeds. She was project architect for the Rutland Lodge Medical Centre in Leeds which was chosen by CABE as an exemplar healthcare building.
Staff Experience – Technical Delivery Keith Southernwood Senior Architectural Technician Keith joined the Housing and Regeneration team at Watson Company Profile Batty in 2008 and is involved in the day to day co-Commercial/ Industrial ordination of production of design and construction Education information, together with specifications; key stage Health revisions; review of design sub-contractors proposals, Leisure [Insert Picture Here] consultation and co-ordination with other Design Team Residential consultants. He has a wide range of experience in Public Retail and Private Sector Housing having worked for a number of National Developers at head office and regional level. In his role of Design Manager he has had to deal with schemes through the complete construction process. This has included; contributing to land appraisals, co-ordinating the various planning stages as well as negotiating building control approvals. His experience and technical knowledge is of a high standard to suit the needs of both the clients and contractors.
Staff Experience - Technical Delivery Chris Miller Senior Architectural Technician Chris is part of the Housing and Regeneration Team Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial at Watson Batty, involved in: the production of Education design and construction information; specifications; Health key stage revisions; review of design sub-contractors Leisure [Insert Picture Here] proposals, consultation and co-ordination with other Residential Design Team consultants. Retail Chris is a key member of the team dealing with public and private sector housing schemes from pre- planning stage through to building control, ensuring that the technical information is of a high standard to suit the needs of the clients and contractor. His key clients to date have been Strata Construction, Pennine Housing 2000, Firebird JVC, Sadeh Lok H.A., and Richardson Projects.
Staff Experience - Technical Delivery Tom Sykes – Architectural Technician Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial Tom is part of the Housing and Regeneration Team at Education Watson Batty. Involved in the production of design and Health construction information. Tom is a key member of the Leisure [Insert Picture Here] Design Team dealing with public and private sector Residential housing schemes pre-planning stage through to Retail Building Control. He provides great support to our project architects ensuring that the technical information is of a high standard to suit the needs of the clients and contractor. Tom has recently taken schemes through to completion on site with Bramall Construction, Sadeh Lok H.A., and Pennine Housing 2000.
Staff Experience - Technical Delivery Marc Kirwin Senior Architectural Technician Company ProfileCommercial/ Industrial Marc is an Architectural Technologist and a key Education member of the Housing and Regeneration Team. Health Coming from a specialist Contractor background, his Leisure [Insert Picture Here] strengths lie in dealing with details on site, resolving Residential queries and ensuring technical quality on a number of Retail projects. He has undertaken a wide variety of projects ranging from residential, commercial use, private sector development, Health Authority schemes, Ultra Clean Operating Theatres Suites and Clean Room design. He acts as a hands-on liaison between clients, developer contractors, local authorities, design consultants, M&E Contractors and specialist manufacturers.