The commercial sector is very broad and this is reflected in the portfolio of Lee Boyd work that spans from offices and restaurants to health spas and hotels; projects which include both new build and in many cases refurbishment of existing and often listed buildings.
What characterises our work is an ability to quickly understand the brief and the context, optimising the use of a site or building to create a quality of environment that exceeds the client’s expectations, whether for work or leisure.
Our work with existing buildings is extensive and in the commercial sector the task is often to balance the challenges of the existing architectural character and layout with the aspiration for contemporary and environmentally efficient accommodation.
Much of our work in this sector involves repeat clients who appreciate the level of service and expertise provided.
Our projects in this field of work are nearly always about improving the quality of public realm, whether associated with culture, community or congregation. The practice’s diverse range of projects, new build and refurbishment, demonstrates an ability to understand the ever more sophisticated expectations for a public building and the need to understand critical aspects such as flexibility, accessibility and sustainability.
Many of these projects have involved close collaboration with a community or church congregation where our skills at consultation and the promotion of collective contribution have resulted in completed buildings that instill a sense of shared ownership with their users. Lee Boyd has successfully worked with many public funding bodies such as the Lottery and is familiar with the requirements to provide a robust case for taking a public project forward, often integrating the input of an extensive design and economic team.
Lee Boyd can offer architectural and masterplanning services in relation to residential accommodation, whether in the realm of social, private or small scale domestic housing. For every project we apply our knowledge and expertise in the field to create attractive and comfortable dwellings that are site specific and highly sustainable, where possible exceeding the current environmental standards.
The practice is very familiar with the increasing challenges facing the housing sector and has a reputation for maximising the benefits of difficult urban sites that require careful attention to satisfy the ever changing technical standards and meet developer demands for comfortable affordable homes. At the more bespoke end of the market, Lee Boyd has many smaller scale private commissions where our attention to detail can make a significant difference to domestic clients with tight budgets, lifestyle pressures and restricted sites.