Commercial Projects in Manchester & Sheffield
NADA Architects have become once of the leading Architects in Manchester and Sheffield for Commercial Change of Use as we have achieved great success for many clients and have continued to receive an increased number of enquiries for this service during recent years.
We have extensive experience on a range of commercial projects, including:
- Design and Change of to Use to cafes, restaurants and offices.
- Commercial Building Conversions i.e Pub conversion to residential units.
- New build mixed use developments
There are a number of factors to consider with Commercial Change of Use including, number of escape routes, occupancy levels and accessibility for disabled users. Depending on the use and function of the building, this normally requires the integration of a disabled ramp allowing level access into the building for wheelchair users, disabled WC facilities and multiple protected escape routes for the users of the building in case of fire. Basically, for commercial buildings which are to be used by the general public, some of these items are mandatory. However, this does not necessarily mean these are expensive additions and normally can be integrated with minimal work.
Also, a common oversight made by new business start-ups in particular is the requirement for a signage application for their shop front. If you were replacing an existing sign with something very similar in nature, you would not require a signage application. For example, if you were replacing a basic sign with no illumination with an illuminated signage, this would require a Signage Application to be approved by the local authority.
These are only some of the issues that must be addressed. We can guide you through the process and ensure you have a smooth progression of your development in preparation for trading. We would also be able to recommend trades people that work closely with us on many commercial projects in Manchester and Sheffield including shopfitters, commercial kitchens, lighting and interior furnishings. Have a look at our Commercial Projects in the Portfolio section for examples of our completed projects.