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Access & inclusive design

We have a network of specialists in the field of inclusive design and access, including members of the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) and the RICS’s Inclusive Environment Consultants (IEC) Scheme.

We believe that through inclusive design, we can create environments in buildings which reflect diversity of needs and facilitates social inclusion.

Legislation, such as the former Disability Discrimination Act 1995 & 2005 and the current Equality Act [2010], places a wide range of duties on organisations to ensure that all people get the chance to participate fully in society. The legislative context of inclusion is changing continually, such as the anticipated issues arising as a result of the ageing population and the increasingly diverse nature of society.

We know the need for a people-centred approach to design is now essential.

Our specialists can offer a wide range of services to a variety of sectors, which we categorise under the following headings:

  • Design team and project support
  • Access audits
  • Strategic advice
  • Specific advice