Architectural Design & Construction

We provide a comprehensive, professional design and project management service for all new build and refurbishment schemes, both commercial and residential. Our service embraces all of the steps required to realise a project right through from initial site or building appraisal and feasibility to handover of the completed building.

At UNDERWOOD Associates we have a flexible approach and are very happy to produce initial conceptual designs and ideas where a client is unsure of what they require, or we are equally happy to adopt and develop a clients own concept or brief.

The services we typically provide include:

Concept Design

Initial design proposals, feasibility and budget costings

Detailed Design

Production of working drawings

Statutory Approvals

Preparation of drawings and submission of applications for Planning and Building Regulations approval to the Local Authority

Specification & Tender Documents

Written specifications, bills of quantities and tender documents. These are essential in order to obtain fixed price tenders and enable costs and quality to be managed during a construction project.

Competitive Tendering

Conducting a bona fide competitive tendering process resulting in fixed price tenders. As part of this process we will also advise on an appropriate form of building contract

Contract Documentation

Preparation of formal contract documents and instruction of contractor/s

Contract Administration and Project Cost Control

Acting as contract administrator and inspecting the work in progress. Certifying stage payments to the contractor, managing project costs and negotiating the final account.


We are based in Carlisle and offer “Architectural Design & Construction” across Cumbria and the UK. With over 30 years of experience we can deliver a level of professional service to meet your needs.

Please contact us to discuss your surveying requirements.