LEARNING AND TRAINING ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF EVERYONE’S LIFE
WE ARE SKILLED AT UNDERSTANDING OUR CLIENT’S REQUIREMENTS AND TURNING THEM INTO REALITY
Our team have delivered over 100 educational facilities of all sizes and types over the last twenty years, including currently working for Independent Schools, Contractors delivering school programmes, Direct Clients for Special Education Needs (SEND), and Paragon Structures, developing a series of centres for sporting excellence, that will be delivered across a number of Higher Education, Further Education and School campuses.
Recent education experience includes, directly for clients, such as the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy; with Project Managers such as Capita Symonds, LXA and Oander; and with contractors such as Durtnell’s at Bedales School, Hampshire.
Cowan Architects have an extensively qualified and experienced team within the Education Sector and are accredited as RIBA Client Design Advisor’s for Education and Educational Master Planning.
Our team regularly participate in Education Events, both speaking and attending; as well as having been involved in a number of the recent Government Education Initiatives including Building Schools for the Future (BSF), Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP), Skills Funding Agency (SfA) and Learning Skills Council (LSC).
The team also work as School and Community Governors, speak at education events and assist other specialists within the wider training environment, developing our understanding and sharing this knowledge more widely.
SPORT IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF EVERYDAY HEALTHY LIVING
We have extensive experience across the sports and leisure sector, which gives us an unrivalled understanding of the operational needs and standards that have a direct impact on the design of sports facilities; we are design advisors for the RIBA and provide technical design for Paragon Structures. We are currently playing a pivotal role in the development of a new original concept for a series of new Health Education Centres, designed to be developed nationwide over the next 5 years.
We have worked on both internal arenas and centres, as well as external projects relating to football, rugby, basketball, cricket, tennis, climbing, fitness gyms and golf. Our continuing aim is to set new standards for sport, leisure and swimming pool facilities; whilst being passionately aware that rising health issues and loneliness creates some of the biggest challenges facing the sport and leisure industry.
Our team have delivered a large number of facilities of all sizes and types over the last twenty years, including stadiums such as Dartford and Ebbsfleet, sports grounds including Dartford Tennis Centre and East Grinstead Hockey Club and centres of sporting excellence – such as our award winning, ECB accredited cricket centre at Millfield School.
We have also designed a number of swimming pool centres both for private therapy or swimming for private clients, as well as public access pools for Swim England and Water Babies.
Cowan Architects have an extensively qualified and experienced team within the Sports Sector and are working currently with Swim England, Sports England and Paragon Structures.
We are also accredited as RIBA Client Design Advisor’s for education and sports training.
Cowan Architects work with a number of key partners in this sector including Paragon Structures and Swim England.
EDUCATION AND SPORT PORTFOLIO
- Education & Sport
- Commercial Development
THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION
I have dealt with Cowan Architects now for many years and have always felt that, whoever I was dealing with , they were giving my clients the highest level of professionalism and dedication. I always felt encouraged too by their creativity in facing challenging adaptions and listening to what my client and their families really wanted.”
- Julie Burton, Pennington Manches LLP | Partner – Court of Protection and Private Client Team -
INNOVATIVE, EMPATHETIC AND HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL
Cowan Architects designed and managed the complete adaptation of my property for the benefit of my son, who suffers cerebal palsy. We wanted to create a safe environment that completely assists my son’s daily life and would continue to support his future needs. Throughout the process we worked together to achieve an outcome that is practical but homely. I found Cowan’s approach to be innovative, sympathetic and highly professional, I would happily recommend their services to others.
A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION AGAINST THE ODDS!
Sam and I are delighted that we have finally gained planning permission for our new house in Oxted. Thank you for all for all of your help in driving the matter through to a successful conclusion, against all the odds.
THEY ALWAYS GO THE EXTRA MILE
From concept to completion, they always go that extra mile for you.
- John Gill, Bastien Jack | Lincoln -
GOOD LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION
This was a complicated project with a sequence of phases where timely execution of each impacted on the next. Good levels of communication throughout meant that all these phases ran smoothly and to time. The finished design and quality of build is excellent.