Our approach

Common Ground Workshop creates aesthetically striking, lasting and highly crafted architectural responses for the built environment. Working in urban and rural locations, we have built a reputation for maximising the opportunities and possibilities of new sites and existing buildings, providing thoughtful and sustainable proposals that surpass expectations and enhance the value of our client’s investment.  

Our award-winning work has been widely published, and we strive to continuously evolve in our approach to sustainability, construction techniques and regulation, and professional development.

Starting a new project

We understand that house renovation and development is often the largest investment that our homeowner and developer clients will make in their lifetimes. Accordingly, Common Ground Workshop work closely with our homeowner & residential clients from the outset of every new project, taking time to fully understand and develop the client’s brief and to ensure that all aspirations and specific requirements are captured. 

So that a project can get off on the best possible footing, once appointed we undertake an on-site meeting and building survey and endeavour to quickly build a detailed understanding the site so that the budget and the outline spatial brief can be tested and firmed up. This reduces the chances of any unforeseen surprises later on.

Our Process

Every new project is overseen by a dedicated architect from start to finish to ensure that the budgetary, aesthetic, sustainable and specific lifestyle aspirations of our client are being met and carried through at every stage of a project.

We keep our clients informed and fully engaged throughout all RIBA work stages and utilise our extensive residential and interior design experience to develop designs that delight and that maximize value.

At every stage we undertake regular project design and development meetings with our clients to ensure that the resulting scheme proposals are aligned with the brief and are to the highest possible standard, surpassing expectations and giving our clients confidence in their investment.