As architects we are proud of our commitment to Design excellence, which has been recognised with recent awards from the Heritage Trust; 3 no. Civic design awards; The Guardian House Builders Award, a HAPM Certificate of Excellence, Best Social Housing Scheme commendation at the 2007 NW Regional Property Awards, Best Affordable Housing Award at 2009 ‘Housing Excellence Awards’ winner of the Daily Telegraph ‘Your Home Awards’ 2011, Best Housing Award from the BDA in 2012, Best Tenant Liaison Award 2012 with Magenta Living at the Housing Excellence Awards. We are also proud to have supported Magenta Living their 2012 Client of the Year award for the £27m High Rise Refurbishment Programme, for which we were architects. We are also pleased to have completed several schemes with Great Places Housing Association as part of their consultant framework, scheme which have helped Great Places to win Social Housing Provider of the year from the Housing Excellence Awards – 3 years running. At the Housing Innovation Awards 2014, we have won the most innovative sheltered housing development for our refurbishment of a 14 storey high rise tower block on the Wirral for Magenta Living. Finalist at the LABC awards for our scheme at Wagon Road with Bolton at home; finalist at the CVS awards 2015 in the category for providing corporate connections to third sector clients; finalist in the Wirral Chamber of Commerce awards for people development (2015) Winner of the Build award 2015 for best all round architectural practice in the North West in addition to best High Rise refurbishment 2015 for our high rise projects. This year we have been nominated for two further LABC awards for the refurbishment of 40 apartments in Seacombe and a 58 bed Extracare scheme in Port Sunlight for Sanctuary Housing, results out in April.
Our endeavours to create affordable, sustainable and enjoyable buildings extends from small infill Brownfield developments to full scale master planning exercises.
In terms of architectural ambition it is important to adopt a holistic approach. Not just in terms of building regulations, DPA, BRE, lifetime homes, SBD, CDM, etc… but also to ask the more ethical questions:-
- Are we enhancing the local environment?
- Does the design lift the spirit?
- Would people want to live/work here?
- Are we promoting a high quality product?
- Is the completed scheme a pleasure to use?
- Have we improved our knowledge of the process?
In essence the process of achieving design quality is one of making choices, too many to list them all here, but it is the sum of this whole series of choices that contribute to a successful project.
PJP will ensure that teamwork, mutual co-operation, flexibility, responsiveness and effective communication are maintained at all times, both in-house and in our dealings with our clients, co-consultants and contractors. The key objectives must be clearly understood so that the correct selections are made. These processes can be just as relevant for individual work packages selection or for an entire project. We believe our track record in this respect is exemplary.