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architects, masterplanners & urban designers

These services are provided across the following sectors :

  • Retirement Village and Extra Care
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Commercial and Industrial
  • Education
  • Health
  • Public
  • Heritage and Conservation


The scope of services range from strategic masterplanning for large residential, mixed use or town centre schemes to site analysis and feasibility designs for single projects.

Our design approach ranges from assisting corporate clients develop standard formats for multiple sites to bespoke solutions for individual sites.

We actively engage with client presentations and public consultation.  Presentation techniques vary and include traditional models and 3D visuals from preliminary massing to photo real images.

At Nicol Thomas we are proactive and introduce sites to developers, contractors and end users and assist with the viability stage.  We are then retained for the design process and novated for the post contract phase.

We have technical teams dedicated to the production of working drawings for each sector.  Their expertise and experience brings best practice benefits to every commission.

Project procurement routes vary from traditional architect led contracts to Design and Build and Management contracts.  We are often approached to assist Contractor led consortium tender opportunities with technical design development and the subsequent post contract working drawings.

We have in-house sustainability expertise and have designed projects to BREEAM Excellent and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6.

construction cost consultants, quantity surveyors, employers agent & building services

cdm co-ordinators, code assessors & party wall surveyors