Residential and mixed use.

Our work centres on designing high quality homes within thriving and sustainable communities. Comfortable, practical and peaceful, our buildings are tailored to support everyday living. Our designs respond to their specific context, while we also pursue any opportunities to enhance the areas around them.

Collaborating with both developers and private clients, we undertake one-off houses, building conversions, new build developments and masterplans. Many of our large developments are mixed-use, combining residential, retail, hotel, office and more. These developments help to define our cities and towns, and we ensure the different functions blend together to maximise the benefits for those who live and work there.

“LOM have brought design skill and commercial awareness to help us create exceptional quality landmark schemes delivering outstanding return. ”

Scott Black - Managing Director, Crest Regeneration Ltd

New ways of living

The UK housing market is changing, with growing numbers of people renting rather than buying their own properties. Housing schemes such as build-to-rent and co-living are creating new opportunities to reimagine how we live, particularly in urban areas.

We are constantly considering how people use their homes, how that might change over time, what appeals to them most and how to incorporate sustainability. Co-living, for example, is about creating active communities within a building. Providing high quality facilities, shared spaces and group activities that are tailored to the target demographic are key to their success. Therefore the way spaces are used and factors such as flexibility, noise, light and ambience must be carefully considered to support the community feel, while also creating spaces for residents to retreat.

Designs for planning and beyond

The planning process involves many conflicting challenges: daylight versus overheating, private versus public space, cars versus the environment, commercial versus residential etc. We work closely with our clients every step of the way to produce well-balanced proposals and we have a great track record of gaining planning permission.

We have delivered schemes for high profile sites, often working within strict site constraints and in complex settings that range from conservation areas to busy city-centre locations. To produce the best design proposals, we develop options appraisals, feasibility and scoping studies. We use these to communicate the challenges and opportunities to the local authority and other consultees in the planning process.

Following on from this, we remain hands-on while the project is on site to ensure our clients’ vision is realised.

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