Urban Design Services
What is Urban Design?
Urban Design is the integration of architectural design into our urban landscape.
Jason Jackson Dipl (Urban Design) ARB offers developers Urban Design services encompassing a practical architectural knowledge within a broader understanding of the structure of our towns and cities.
- Site assessment
- Massing studies
- Feasibility studies
- Sketch design
Planning Supervisor Services
Jackson Architects offers Planning Supervisor services for any project where we are the appointed architects. A separate fee for these services is charged.
Do you need a Planning Supervisor?
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 1994 (‘CONDAM’ or ‘CDM’) were introduced to improve the management and co-ordination of health, safety and welfare throughout all stages of a construction project aimed at reducing the number of deaths and accidents in the industry.
The Planning Supervisor is responsible for advising the client on health and safety issues arising from the design, for monitoring and coordinating the information provided by designers during the development of the project and for advising the client on the competence of the appointed contractor. Whilst the clients appointed consultants (Architect, Structural Engineer etc) have a duty to advise the client of the need for a Planning Supervisor it remains the responsibility of the client to select a suitable person for the role.
Under the CDM regulations clients are required to appoint a ‘Planning Supervisor’ at the inception of any construction project subject to a small number of exceptions.
You will require the Planning Supervisor services if:
- The work will last more than 30 days or
- The construction will take more than 500 man days or
- Where there will be more than 5 men on site at any time or
- Where demolitions are involved.
You may not require these services if:
- You are a single domestic client carrying out work on your own property. As yet, there is no size limit on this exception or The project is not intended for construction.
Due to the complexity of the regulations, these notes are for guidance only and must not be relied upon without further consultation. Please contact Jason Jackson who will be happy to clarify whether or not these regulation apply to your project and discuss the implications in greater detail.