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We are regular contributors to the trade and national press providing commentary and opinion on professional and policy matters affecting Inclusive Design

Research and shared best practice are important to us.  We publish our own reports, we contribute to others and we are proud of our history of collaboration in report writing with like-minded practices.  Many of these have been highly influential.

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Inclusive Design for Historic Buildings (2021)
Architectural Approaches to Accessibility

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Historic-listed buildings continue to be enjoyed in the UK as places of work, education, entertainment, worship, and more. However, in order to retain and enhance their value to society, they must function inclusively and provide easier access for disabled visitors. Inclusive Design for Historic Buildings explores how this challenging ambition can be reconciled with the long-standing objectives of building conservation. Experienced Access Consultant David Bonnett clearly sets out the qualifying elements for inclusivity and explores the architectural methods available, identifying five key typologies. Over twenty-five case studies are examined in-depth, each illustrating a successful solution.

Topics covered include:

  • the history of inclusive legislation

  • access auditing

  • working on-site and on-plan

  • consultation with disabled clients

  • creative problem-solving skills

  • social dynamics of the future.

Inclusive design is now a fundamental consideration whenever a historic building is being adapted, upgraded, or remodeled. This book will be of great value to students and practitioners alike, as well as all creative professionals working in the built environment. It should inspire those responsible for historic buildings to prepare demanding briefs when considering change.

By David Bonnett and Pauline Nee

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Royal Docks Design Guide (2020)

Accessibility & Inclusive Desig

A landscape that's a joy to explore and that has everything you need. A place where natural beauty and historic artefacts are thoughtfully highlighted, and where every route is accessible, intuitive and suitably lit. This was the vision for the public realm and landscape in the Royal Docks, and four Design Guides were published that set out a detailed code for how to achieve this.

The Royal Docks was once a place united by a singular purpose as London’s largest port. Vast tracts of water where ships unloaded their cargo remain at its heart. But the Royal Docks’ purpose has changed. Now, the land around the docks is home or workplace to thousands of people, and a spot to relax, swim or visit for thousands more.

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