Feasibility Study & Sketch Scheme Packages

At the start of every project there is an initial idea, that first thought and imagining of something that could be. Whether you have an idea in mind and want our help to bring it to life, or whether you need some help getting started, Acres Architecture can produce a sketch scheme, sometimes termed a feasibility study, to begin turning that dream into a reality.

A sketch scheme can help you to understand what the design may look like, inside and out. It will also allow you to analyse and evaluate certain parameters such as site access, site layout, local and national planning policy requirements, the size and scale of your proposal and much more. This allows us to realistically establish a design for your extension, new build, refurbishment or development.

What can you expect from us during the sketch scheme and feasibility study production stage?

  • As part of the study we will produce diagrams, drawings, example imagery, written descriptions, and analysed/noted policy.
  • These are compiled together to form a summarised booklet, A3 presentation sheets and scaled drawings using latest CAD and presentation software.

What happens next?

Once completed, your sketch scheme or feasibility study can be utilised to discuss your potential development with your local planning authority. A pre-application submission can be completed and a meeting with the local authority can be arranged, both onsite and in a more formalised board room style sit down. Both these stages can be utilised as future evidence for the full planning application.

What is ‘Pre-Application Advice’?

This is a hugely beneficial service as it allows you to establish a rapport with the local authority about your intentions as well as gauging their initial reaction to your proposal before the production of a planning application. Any issues can be amended or addressed by revising the design before a planning application is made, thus helping to improve the chances of your success.

Acres Architecture are committed to providing exceptional designs for our clients – we can assist you with a Sketch Scheme Package but we can also provide you with a full range of services to complete your project start to finish. If you need any more information on this stage of the process or have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by filling out our contact form or calling us on 0115 8592784.

Follow the link to find out about the next stage of the process – our Planning Permission Packages.