We are both a design focused and a commercially minded practice of architects and interior designers, and work with developers of all sizes to maximise value at urban and rural sites across the UK and in Australia. To date CGW have provided successful architectural and interior design services for our developer clients in the following areas:

  • Design and master-planning of residential units on Small and medium sized sites
  • Development of urban rooftops for single and multiple dwellings 
  • Commercial fit out to ground floor units at volume housing developments 

It is often anecdotally suggested in the industry that a price cannot be placed on design, and that the architect’s design-orientated role too often tilts toward the development of aesthetically motivated proposals that are at odd’s with the aspiration of the client to maximise the value of their investment.

At Common Ground Workshop we pride ourselves on providing a uniquely holistic design and consultancy service, and work with our clients from the outset of a project to not only create beautiful architecture but to also to evaluate long term value in relation to development the public realm, of communities and any wider legacy aspirations for our clients portfolios. By considering multiple design and operational objectives simultaneously we believe that our value as architects can be fully utilised to drive sustainable investment and return for our clients from the very outset, and in conjunction with the design and construction of residential units we also provided the following consultancy services: 

  • Tenant agency and advise on appropriate anchor tenants  (value added through creation of a destination in the public realm)
  • Placemaking and regeneration to the public street-scape and development of community focused spaces that promote enhanced social capital
  • Future proofing the interior of houses and apartments through life-cycle use analysis and modular & flexible design 

We are design and delivery architects with experience in commercial space operation, and pride ourselves on our ability to control cost through the life of the project and to provide expert schedules of works and specifications that ensure the highest level of built quality.

Our process

Every project is overseen from start to finish by Directors Jack and Mark who work closely with the client to ensure that budgetary, aesthetic, sustainable and any wider statutory, stakeholder and community needs are being met at every stage of a project.  We understand that our client’s ambitions and needs must never be compromised, and have formed lasting relationships with a number of high profile developers and private individuals.  A large proportion of our work comes through repeat business and we believe that this is testament to our client focused and quality driven working ethos. To ensure a high benchmark of quality output and coordination we work with an established network of trusted SME consultants who provide a highly competitive and tailored service. 

Whether providing feasibility studies on new sites, managing the planning process and public consultations, to creating schedules of works and constructing buildings CGW work carefully and diligently with our clients to aligns with their aspirations through the lifecycle of a project and evaluate any longer-term goals at each work stage to ensure that the wider vision of a project is maintained and delivered.   

To date we have achieved a wide variety of outstanding solutions for our clients and would love to hear from you if you are considering a new project. Please contact us for more information on how we can help you to develop and realise your project vision.