WE'RE FOCUS ON DESIGN

We’re a leading design and advisory consultancy to the residential development industry. And, as our name suggests, we’re extremely focussed on what we do. Focussed on the creation of beautiful, high-quality living and working environments. Focussed on teamwork, innovation and creativity. Focussed on Architectural, Urban Design and Civil Engineering solutions that excite and exceed expectations.

Focussed on designing communities to be proud of.

We care

It’s always personal. From the smallest details to the really big picture, we’re passionate about delivering on every project. And we like to think it shows.

From the very start we work with our clients to really get under the skin of their challenges. And we go out of our way to be a friendly, pro-active and helpful bunch while doing it.

Staff working on a plan
Staff around computer

We know

You’re in safe hands. After all, with over 15 years in practise, creative problem solving, perfectionism and beautiful design are second nature. We instinctively draw on our wide experience to make sure every single proposal meets its full development potential. And we take pride in being pro-active, while communicating effectively every step of the way.

We deliver

Pride comes from a job well done and a happy team.

That’s why we’re so committed to delivering on our promises. Professional to the last, we maintain our critical eye on the details until the job is completely finished. Until everyone is satisfied and we’ve helped create a community we’re proud to put our name to.

finished residential development

OUR SERVICES

A truly creative multi-disciplinary consultancy

Architectural Design

Our knowledge in this area is considerable with many years of experience between the Directors and Associates in gaining planning permissions for residential developments throughout the Southern half of the country.

Urban design

Our Urban Designers have a breadth of knowledge in all aspects of Urban Design and Master Planning. As well as working on many large, strategically-important, mixed-use projects, we’re used to supporting planning applications.

Civil Engineering Design

We provide a comprehensive and specialized Civil Engineering Design service to our client's as well as carrying out an essential supporting role for the Urban Design and Planning service.

Projects

A selection of our work

Station Rd, Westbury

Architectural Design, Land appraisal, Masterplanning, Planning application, Public Consultation, Urban Design

The landowner commissioned Focus on Design to undertake some initial conceptual and …

Chapel Gover, Newquay

Design review, Land appraisal, Masterplanning, Planning application, Public Consultation, Urban Design

The landowner commissioned Focus on Design to undertake some initial conceptual work …

Killams, Taunton

Architectural Design, Design review, Land appraisal, Masterplanning, Planning application, Public Consultation, Urban Design

Summerfield Homes commissioned Focus on Design to undertake some initial conceptual work …

Sherford, Devon

Architectural Design, Civil Engineering Design, Land appraisal, Planning application, Public Consultation, Urban Design

We had been commissioned by the land owner and a developer consortium …

St Mathias Campus, Bristol

Architectural Design, Civil Engineering Design, Design review, Land appraisal, Planning application, Public Consultation, Urban Design

We were appointed by Barratt Homes to undertake an initial architectural and …

Ottery St Mary, Devon

Architectural Design, Land appraisal, Planning application, Public Consultation, Urban Design

We were commissioned by the landowner as a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ …

Ridgeway Farm, Wiltshire

Architectural Design, Civil Engineering Design, Land appraisal, Planning application, Public Consultation, Urban Design

Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire and Bristol offices jointly commissioned Focus on Design to …

Pitt Vale, Winchester

Architectural Design, Land appraisal, Planning application, Public Consultation, Urban Design

Linden Homes Strategic commissioned Focus on Design to carry out some initial …

Heyford Park, Bicester

Architectural Design, Civil Engineering Design, Design review, Land appraisal, Masterplanning, Planning application, Public Consultation, Urban Design

Dorchester Living appointed Focus on Design to undertake an initial land appraisal …

Our Team

A large group of specialists

We have a core multi-disciplinary team of around twenty including our four highly experienced Directors and Associates.

The Directors and Associates have a vast range of skills and experience across the Architectural, Urban Design and Civil Engineering functions. Their ability to guide clients through ever more complex projects is highly regarded. Sound and timely advice on land acquisition, through the planning process and ultimately highway/drainage agreements are always at hand.

We can offer our clients a comprehensive service through the many facets of our own business or through the creation of a multi-disciplinary team to cover the entire spectrum of specialism’s required for a large scale or very complex project.

Our Directors and Associates

  • Jon Stanley

    With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Jon began his career as an Architectural Technician within a private architectural practice in Somerset. Following …

    Jon Stanley
    Managing Director
  • Oliver Coles

    Since 1994 Oliver has worked within the housebuilding industry for a mix of both private consultancies and volume housebuilders. Gaining valuable and varied experience …

    Oliver Coles
    Director
  • Darren Beer

    With 14 years’ experience in the industry, Darren began his career as an Architectural Technician within a private architectural practice in South Devon. …

    Darren Beer
    Associate Director
  • Richard Watts

    With nearly 22 years’ experience in the construction industry, Richard began his career as a Draughtsman with an engineering consultancy in Buckinghamshire. After …

    Richard Watts
    Associate

Join Us

Have you got what it takes?

We welcome contact from anyone who believes they have something to offer our ambitious and growing business.

To allow us to be committed to our client’s projects, we are always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team. Not only do we provide the opportunity to work on some innovative and ground breaking projects, but also to work with a company that values its people. We show this through commitment to training, mentoring and personal development but also through social events to really get to know our people.

We welcome anyone with the following skills to get in touch with us:

Architectural Technicians

Have you got a good understanding of 2D and 3D Autodesk products?
Have you got a good grounding in how buildings are put together?
You may have great project management skills with an ability to inspire people internally and externally to get projects moving forward?
You might have fantastic graphics, visualisation and presentation skills?
Do you have a passion for all things 'IT'?
It's possible that you may have some or all of these qualities, if so, make contact as we'd like to talk to you.

Design Engineers

You may have vast experience in the residential field, or want to develop in that area?
Have you seen projects through from inception to Technical Approval?
Are you up to speed with ever changing regulations and design standards?
Is your commitment to deadlines, being organised and managing projects second to none?
Are you, like us, working on the latest releases of PDS and WinDes?
If so, we would love to see your portfolio and talk to you about your skills and experience.

Engineering Technicians

Are you already working in an engineering environment or is this your first step on the career ladder?
Are your CAD skills strong and are you confident in your knowledge of Autodesk products?
Have you a burning desire to develop and want more responsibility but need support?
Have you got a good grounding in groundworks?
If you think that you have 'what it takes' call us as we'd like to talk to you about realising your goals with us.

Contact us

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Focus on Design

The Old Brewery

Lodway

Pill

Bristol

BS20 0DH

Tel: 01275 813380

Fax: 01275 813381

email: admin@focusdp.com

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