Design Enabling

Design Enabling is the preparatory stage of any project [falling into RIBA Plan of Work: Stage 1]. It can come in many forms, and is the foundation on which a project is built on. It provides independent advice and guidance on what you can achieve and how you can do it. It essential for the success of a project by ensuring all parameters are fully explored; the brief, the site, available options, budget, design rationale, concept thinking.

Good design is fundamental to the success of any built environment project.  It can add value to your organisation without significantly increasing construction costs. Getting the most from you project can sometimes be a complicated process. Clients can become increasingly become distant from the design process due to modern procurement methods.  An independent design advisor can help your voice be heard and guide you step by step through the process of building. Our in house team and panel of built environment experts can work with you from the earliest stages of a construction project. We help champion the value of good design throughout the project, encouraging organisations to take a more strategic & practical approach to developing their vision. And making sure you achieve value for money.

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Please see below for a full list of the enabling services we provide contact to discuss how we can help you.

We have helped a range of organisations across Yorkshire & the Humber with their built environment projects. Including those applying for Arts Council funding & developing neighbourhood plans.

"It was an absolute pleasure working with you and I very much appreciated your approach to Altrincham."
Hannah Gibbs, Senior Advisor, The Glasshouse Community Led Design


Integreat Plus’ Elizabeth Motley is an expert architect & urbanist and an affiliated enabler with The Glasshouse Community Led Design.

Integreat Plus supports the public, private and third sectors to deliver their strategic ambitions for great places, communities & economies.


Design Support to help your organisation:

Design Enabling

Independent advice & support for organisations developing building, public space or neighbourhood projects.


Design & Planning Awareness Training

Training & development courses to increase your organisations capacity to tackle a range built environment or planning projects.


Brief Writing - Design & Development Briefs

Transforming your initial vision into a clearly defined & well designed briefing document. Helping to raise awareness, provoke discussion or procure funding for your project.


Feasibility Studies

Design support to test the fundamental principles & develop a strong brief during the initial stages of a project.


Neighbourhood Planning

Design support & training for community organisations, town or parish councils to develop their neighbourhood planning project.


Design Brokering

Design brokering is an independent & objective way of preventing conflicts within project teams & the watering down a project's orginal aspirations.


Economic Development

Independent advice & support to support the business planning & economic development of building, public space or neighbourhood projects.


Urban Design

Our team will work closely with you and your stakeholders to develop urban design solutions that facilitate the growth and diversification of local economies.


Competition Management

A professional management service for architectural, landscape & urban design competitions.  Helping you to maximise the value gained from the competition.


Precedent Studies & Best Practice Guides

Bespoke case studies specifically tailored to drive forward the design agenda of your architectural, landscape or urban design project.


Funding & Fundraising Support

Independent advice & support for organisations hoping to gain funding for a building, public space or neighbourhood project.


3D Modelling & Visualisations

A 3D modelling & visualisations service to help test ideas & demonstrate key principles to stakeholders.