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Research

Consultancy & 

Access

Inclusive

 
Kings Cross Station
David Bonnett Associates is proud to have worked on Kings Cross Station with John McAslan + Partners which
won a 2014 RIBA National Award and London Regional Award.
Who are we
 
David Bonnett Associates is an architectural access consultancy. It provides advice on Inclusive Access to clients and architects working on projects ranging from small visitor centres and landscape schemes to large-scale masterplans, transport interchanges and residential developments.

 

David Bonnett Associates brings knowledge of access standards and legislation and an understanding of the needs of people with disabilities to all schemes. Most of all it fosters an approach that finds architectural solutions to complement the overall design, while meeting what might be an eclectic range of aspirations and requirements.

 

Many of the schemes we advise on win awards for both the quality of the architecture and the accessibility of the scheme.

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Bloomberg European Headquarters
David Bonnett Associates is proud to have worked on the Bloomberg European Headquarters with Foster+Partners which won the RIBA Sterling Prize 2018

Inclusive Design

David Bonnett Associates believes that the concept of ‘Inclusive Design’ is an essential component in the creation of good architecture. Furthermore, Inclusive Design should achieve its purpose unobtrusively without proclaiming itself as specifically designed for disabled people.


Achieving good accessibility requires a team approach, involving building designers, operational managers and users. We provide balanced responses to potentially competing duties and obligations; in particular where conservation, security, and safety issues are concerned.


An accessible environment is a legal requirement as well as a social expectation. In the belief that access is a measurable aspect of design we have developed an audit method to measure accessibility against both regulatory and best practice standards.


We regularly review our assessment criteria to meet rising expectations. We do this in a pragmatic manner, ensuring that neither architectural nor heritage expectations are forfeited in the process. By designing inclusively, we create places that are user friendly, of high quality and have a durable and positive impact on the wider community as well as on the environment.

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Recent Projects 

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London Bridge Station
David Bonnett Associates is proud to have worked on London Bridge Station with Grimshaw Architects which was nominated for the RIBA Sterling Prize 2019
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University of Roehampton Library
David Bonnett Associates is proud to have worked on the University of Roehampton with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios which won a RIBA London Award 2018 and RIBA National Award 2018
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Marlborough Primary School
David Bonnett Associates is proud to have worked on Marlborough Primary School theatre with Dixon Jones which won a RIBA London Award 2018 and RIBA National Award 2018
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The Garden Museum
David Bonnett Associates is proud to have worked on the Garden Museum with Dow Jones Architects which won a Civic Trust Award in 2018.
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If you would like to work with us, please fill in the fee proposal enquiry below. If you would like to discuss the project in advance just send an email or phone. We turn around fee enquiries quickly, especially when provided with full details of the brief.

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Ironmonger Row Baths, London
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Access Audits

Design and Access Statements

 Building Control

Access Handbooks

Post Occupancy Reviews

Consultation

Training