"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution"

John Ruskin. 1819-1900 (Victorian Art Critic, Draughtsman, Social Thinker & Philanthropist)

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Planning & Architectural Design

Put simply, our role is to develop your initial vision into a detailed design brief, and then progress this into a creative and sustainable design. Using our technical, commercial and professional expertise, GHPC Group can then guide you through the planning process, and where required work alongside other consultants to bring your aspirations to life.


We never underestimate the power of local knowledge to provide a conceptual structure which integrates your needs with national and local factors and constraints – which may be environmental, ecological, commercial, contextual, regulatory or social.


Our Planning & Architectural Design Services include:

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Pre-Application Advice

  • Outline Design & Layouts

  • Preparation of Planning Applications

  • Clearance of Planning Conditions

  • Preparation of CEMP

  • Optimisation of Layout

  • Bespoke Conversions & Refurbishments

Design & Technical Services

Scope of Services


We can offer a full architectural service in line with the RIBA’s Outline Plan of Work and Project Quality Plan.


Alternatively we can provide partial services where appropriate, covering the stages of work which are relevant to your project.


We can provide architectural services for a range of project types, including: New Build Residential Dwellings and Developments, Conservation & Refurbishment, Mixed-Use, Retail, Health, Sport & Leisure, Office and residential extensions.


Our Planning, Architectural & Working Drawing Services can also be paired with our in-house CDM, Party Wall & Surveying Services to provide our clients with an integrated high quality service, which is not only cost effective but also adds real value to your project, while ensuring that your project meets all legal, technical and health & safety requirements in one, easy, integrated solution. And with your Latent Defects Insurance on top of all of that, the whole package is taken care of!

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Working Drawing Services

If you already have planning permission, we can offer a high quality working drawings service.


Drawing on our vast experience of developing packages for housing developers and private clients, our team is highly skilled at creating buildable and fully compliant solutions which retain the integrity of the initial design, lending a co-ordinated and knowledgeable approach to meeting your needs. Our design solutions will always consider buildability, quality and H&S issues integral to the structures and the environment in which they are located.


Through our long experience, we have developed a substantial understanding of residential and mixed use developments. We are fully conversant with UK Statutory Regulations, 3rd party requirements and design guidance such as the Code for Sustainable Homes, Lifetime Homes and Housing Quality Indicators.

Engineering Services

To provide a workable integrated solution for the development design process, we have partnered with reputable and high-quality Engineering practices to provide Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering services.


We can arrange:


Civil Engineering Services

Drainage Strategy  

Flood Risk Assessments  

Civil Engineering Design



Structural Engineering Services

Feasibility Studies

Site Investigations

Structural Surveys

Structural Design

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