SPPARC Architecture is a design-led architectural practice based in London that delivers new-build, masterplans, refurbishments and interior-design projects across the UK. It works across a broad range of sectors, including offices, industrial, residential, retail and leisure, and high-end hospitality projects. Current schemes range in value from £80,000 to £100 million.
SPPARC has developed a reputation for its ability to extend the possibilities of the original brief, to exploit assets and development potential, and to secure a better return on investment for its clients.
This requires a level of trust that has resulted in SPPARC's appointment as lead consultant on almost all of its projects.
A comprehensive understanding of the planning process and relationships with local-authority planners, coupled with excellent negotiation skills, have led to a strong track record in securing planning consents for complex schemes.
SPPARC has proved that physically efficient buildings, which maximise space for occupation, can also be visually beautiful. In-house model-making capabilities, CGI modelling and regular reviews evolve the designs that SPPARC creates.
SPPARC is currently working with Lancer Property Asset Management on its quality refurbishment and extension of Berkeley Square House in Mayfair, which has received planning consent. The scheme is the largest infrastructure refurbishment of an occupied building in the West End.
In Belgravia, it is redeveloping an existing hotel at 20 Chesham Place into a six-star, 120-room boutique hotel for the Harilela Group. The new development is designed to create a high-quality elegant building that respects its context and positively contributes to the conservation area.
On the interiors side, a new office environment for the law firm Boodle Hatfield marked a significant move away from a traditional model of working to a more open and supportive environment for all the company's staff. The layout of the office spaces created a non-hierarchical working environment and improved performance by allowing fee-earning and support staff to work in closer proximity, easing communication and creating a sense of community. Fee-earners now feel supported and support staff feel valued.
All SPPARC's office-interior-design projects are informed by studying the way people interact, and reflect the importance of the architecture and environment that surround them.
In retail and leisure, sensitivity to commercial pressures and knowledge of consumer types enables SPPARC to drive value, lengthen dwell-time and increase retailers' profit.
In the private and public residential sectors, space and comfort are a priority for tenants - and SPPARC's expertise ensures that the end-product is aligned with the market and the desired return on investment.
Contact: Trevor Morriss (managing director), SPPARC, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF, tel 020 7808 1040, email trevor. morriss@spparc. com