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What we provide at ICDP

Our Experience


ICDP’s experience in industrial design includes recycling & manufacturing facilities, light industrial units and warehouses, waste-to-energy projects and master-planning. Our knowledge in this sector allows us to produce building solutions which are practical, efficient, attractive and sustainable. ICDP have worked in synchronisation with specialist consultants such as Process Engineers and multi-disciplinary Technology & Environmental consultant teams, accumulating a broad level of understanding in this field.


To explore our most recent industrial projects, click here.  

Our commitment, professionalism and experience of the many varied factors and understanding of the latest developments in building design have enabled us to tackle the most challenging of sites.

The team also has experience of a wide range of other non-domestic projects including cafes, holiday lets, community centers, offices and sports grounds.  Further information on these projects can be found here. 

Our Architectural services

As with our Domestic Architecture services, we can take a non-domestic project from start to finish. We have experience across all of the RIBA Stages of Development and our process is detailed below. 


Initial Consultation

At the initial consultation we will discuss the scope of your project to form a project brief. We will discuss our role in the project, budget, design, timescales, priorities, extent of the works, and any local authority applications required. Once a project brief has been agreed we will send you a detailed written quotation to ensure you are aware of the costs before you agree to appoint us. We will also inform you of any other consultants required and local authority fees.

Site Survey

The first step once appointed is to conduct a site survey. This usually takes 1-5 hours, depending on the scale of the project.


Concept Design

Using the existing drawings from the site survey, we will prepare a series of sketch options. These sketch options are the beginning of the design process and will allow us to quickly evaluate your likes and dislikes. We will amend the preferred sketch options until we have the perfect design solution for you. We will use 2D drawings and 3D digital modeling to convey the design as well as precedent images to inspire and represent style and materials.


Planning Permission/ Permitted Development

Once we have agreed on a preferred sketch option, we will develop the drawings to a high quality. We will then discuss whether the project requires planning permission or whether the changes made are within your permitted development rights. If planning is required, we will make the submission on your behalf, and you will pay the local authority directly. Once the application has been validated the council has 2 months to make their decision. Your neighbours will be notified and have the right to comment/object within 21 days.

Building Warrant

Once planning has been approved the next stage is to develop the proposal into a detailed set of drawings. We will submit the drawings to building control on your behalf however you will pay the application fee directly to the local authority. You may need a structural engineer at this stage, we are happy to recommend an engineer we have previously worked with if required. Building control are concerned with how the building is constructed, information such as structure, electrics, u-values, fire regulations, ventilation, construction make ups etc. are required.


Optional Services



You may already have a builder and construction budget in mind however if required you may want to appoint us go through the tender process on your behalf.

This process includes producing a specification document which details everything you want the builder to include in his quote. We will issue these documents to a list of builders who will produce a detailed quote. Once the tenders have been returned, we write a report comparing the outcome and make a recommendation based on the report.


Site Involvement

At an additional cost we can carry out site inspections through the construction process. Our services for this include dealing with the local authority, advising on site issues and administering the building contract.


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