Our Approach

Telling clients the number of projects completed or collective years of experience has become the obligatory reassurance that says: “you are in safe hands”.

The cornerstone of our approach is direct contact between you, your team and the Director leading the project. A dedicated team with specific experience that is relevant to your project will work with you to ensure you achieve a totally individual and appropriate project to meet your needs. This approach has given us an enviable reputation for client satisfaction and repeat commissions.

From the initial discussion to the presentation of concepts, site visits and management of ongoing delivery, you will see a familiar face, have regular direct contact and know that you are only one call away from an answer. As Directors we have key clients and project sectors where we individually have more experience, in Automotive, Education, Retail Facilities or luxury Residential developments for instance, but we frequently draw upon the team’s collective knowledge to bring a different approach to an existing sector where we can genuinely innovate.

SDA is dedicated to delivering through the trusted RIBA project processes but brings a unique attention to detail at all stages to ensure that a project is specified correctly, designed creatively and appropriately and delivered successfully. We are committed to the principles of sustainability, both in our business operations and the buildings we design. Our work is also ISO 9001 accredited and Q1 standards accredited.


We take a collaborative approach, balancing brand standards and business requirements. We always get to the heart of the brief, discussing the ambitions for the site with its management and compliance to company standards while minimising rework, project waste and the buildings’ environmental impact.