Access and inclusive design consultancy
Expert knowledge of the access standards, regulations and guidance coupled with Rachael’s architectural education and experience will help your design team to achieve the best possible level of inclusive design for your project.
Established in 2013, Withernay Projects works with architects and developers on all sorts of projects. Recent commissions include The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood with De Matos Ryan, Framlingham Castle for English Heritage (on behalf of David Bonnett Associates) and Hanover Square with Publica.
I firmly believe that good architecture has to be inclusive. The combination of architectural education (to Professional Diploma level, RIBA Part II) and more than ten years' experience of access consultancy results in a balanced and pragmatic approach to working with design teams.
Creating a development that supports its occupants is only part of the recipe for inclusion: the people responsible for operating a building in use have responsibilities laid down in law by the Equality Act. A good access strategy includes guidance for the ongoing maintenance and management of the access provisions designed into it, which often includes staff training and awareness.
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