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VM Architects, London

An Innovative, Design-Led Practice

Built On Knowledge And Relationships

  • We have close, long-term relationships with our clients and consultants to ensure strategic decisions are being taken early in a project and the best solutions are applied in all stages of every project.
  • We are keen to share our knowledge, skills, and tools with our clients to create exceptional and practical designs.
  • The design and construction of a building is a team effort. It is by working together that we achieve great results.
  • VMA has a proven track record for delivering high quality projects.
  • Our work covers buildings ranging from National Monuments to individual houses.
  • We are passionate about buildings and how they are put together.
  • We draw on a wealth of in-house technical knowledge and experience to detail and coordinate projects with a library of robust construction details and expertise in both traditional and modern construction methods

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VM Architects, London

We have built successfully all around the country. From small individual projects, all the way to large construction work undertakings. Come here often, we will be updating this selection to keep you busy. This is just a small selection of our decades-long portfolio.

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VMA London Services

VMA services

We Offer Architectural And Project Management Services Which Closely Follow RIBA Work Stages As Follows


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Preparation and brief

The briefing is the process by which client requirements are investigated, developed, and communicated to the construction industry. A good briefing is not easy to achieve, yet a number of studies have suggested that improvements to briefing lead to clients getting better buildings. Involves developing the project brief and conducting any necessary feasibility studies. Factors like site information, spatial requirements, budget restrictions, risk analysis, and project outcomes are all considered to develop a project brief.

Spatial coordination and design development

The concept design will be further developed, and the architectural, building services, and structural engineering designs are coordinated and checked by the lead designer. This stage is mainly about testing the architectural concept to make sure that the concept design is correct before more detailed information is prepared. Designs will be aligned with costs and the outline specification will be developed. At the end of this phase, planning permission should be obtained from the Local Authority.


This stage is when the actual process of building starts. This includes the off-site manufacturing of building systems and erecting any components of the building that have been made off-site. The designer should carry out regular site inspections and compile quality reports.​

Concept design

The initial concept design for the building is produced in response to the project brief. The aim of the concept design is to realize the full potential of the site. Communication is a critical element of this stage of the project, ideas are exchanged as the design brief evolves to become the initial concept. The design at this stage may be checked with the Local Planning Authority.​

Production of Information

Involves refining the architectural, building services, and structural engineering designs in greater detail. Technical designs will be developed. Designs by any specialist subcontractors will be completed. RIBA states that the core documents of this stage are the responsibility matrix, the Information requirements, and the stage 4 design program. Each of these documents gives instruction and information on manufacturing and construction and which contractors will take responsibility for such information. A building regulations application will be made during this stage before any on-site work commences. Any pre-commencement planning conditions will also be submitted for approval to the planning department. The building contract will also be drawn up, tendered, and agreed upon in preparation for starting on site.

Post Construction

Also called: “Handover and Close Out”. This phase focuses on the successful handover of the completed building, in line with the project program, and also includes completing initial aftercare tasks.​

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