WIA - description of services
Willmore Iles Architects Limited bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with the services they offer:
Founding director Andrew Iles has a Masters in Town and Country Planning and takes practice responsibility for steering projects through the planning process.
The research undertaken for his Master's Thesis 'Maximising the benefits of masterplanning in higher education' has proven valuable when integrating projects into the context of existing masterplans, helping institutions prepare residential masterplans and delivering beneficial consents for our clients and the institutions they partner with.
Sustainability + BREEAM
We promote the use of sustainable design solutions, including re-use and refurbishment where it meets user requirements. We aim to minimise the negative environmental impact of our buildings by design; enhancing efficiency in energy use, reducing materials consumption and designing responsibly.
The practice has an in-house BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP). We use their involvement at the early design stages of any project to ensure that the maximum credits under BREEAM are achieved. With continued AP input throughout the design development we ensure that the team work constructively towards achieving meaningful targets.
Building Information Modelling and Management BIMM
Willmore Iles Architects have made a commitment to working in BIMM.
We use Revit 3D Modelling software for all major projects, allowing collaborative working and integration across the disciplines as required.
We are currently BIMM Level 2 ready and we offer all our clients the opportunity to integrate the BIMM models with their FM models to streamline maintenance and lifecycle regimes.
Stephen Draper, technical director at Willmore Iles, is a qualified Principal Designer, and responsible for instilling the importance of health and safety deep within the design team and the practice ethos. We understand the importance of safe working on 'live sites' and work closely with the construction team to ensure the design supports a safe method of working.
For those projects that will benefit from closer coordination, we offer our clients an in-house Health and Safety service.
Quality and Environmental Management
Willmore Iles Architects are a UKAS accredited certified practice for BS EN ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and BS EN ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System). The practice employs Union Square software as the practice project management tool.