Brief Writing

Many Clients are expert at maintaining and running existing buildings and complexes; it can be very different imagining a new facility and just how much it can support and inspire an operation.

With a wealth of experience in the public cultural and educational sectors, as well as having written and developed major project Client briefs in the past, G&J can compile briefing documentation for

  • whole buildings, especially in the museum and educational sectors
  • each individual space’s fit-out, including fixed and loose furniture
  • competition and feasibility studies

Detailed briefs can cover any of the following

  • the required Design Life of all elements
  • the External Works setting of a building or complex including Landscape, parking, delivery and all associated vehicle movements and Highway interfaces
  • the quality and performance of the external envelope
  • the quality and nature of the internal environment, including finishes and fittings
  • the required standards for Operations and Whole Life Running Cost consideration
  • complete Schedules of Accommodation
  • descriptions of Client Operations and Logistics, impacting on building design
  • required standards for Sustainability (eg. BREEAM rating) and Future Proofing