Rachael is an experienced access and inclusive design consultant, based in London but happy to travel.
The Adaptiv Passivhaus
Olympic Athletes Village (now East Village), with various architects, for Lend Lease while at David Bonnett Associates.
Architects: Marshall Sisson and The Whitworth Co-Partnership LLP, for Peterborough 900, while at David Bonnett Associates.
Rachael is particularly interested in working with heritage buildings that require a careful balance between access and conservation issues. Other examples include Adam Khan Architects’ refurbishment of the New Horizon Youth Centre near King’s Cross and Christ Church Crypt (see below).
Foyles bookshop and Saint Martin's Lofts, Charing Cross Road
Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.
Client: Foyles / Noved One.
Rachael was the lead consultant for this project while working at David Bonnett Associates. The development transformed the former Central Saint Martin's art school building into a new flagship Foyles store, with apartments above. Despite being inserted into and on top of the existing building these units meet all of the residential access standards and regulations.
Kingsgate House, East Building
Architect: Lynch Architects.
Client: Land Securities.
Kingsgate is a large development on London's Victoria Street comprising commercial space in the West Building and 99 high-specification apartments in the East Building. Rachael worked with Lynch Architects to provide reports and advice about inclusive design for this project from pre-application stage to nearing completion while at David Bonnett Associates.
Christ Church Crypt
Architect: Dow Jones Architects.
Major refurbishment of the crypt beneath Nicholas Hawksmoor's eighteenth century church in Spitalfields, including inclusive access using a series of ramps and two lifts while at David Bonnett Associates.
One the Elephant, Elephant & Castle
Architect: Squire and Partners.
Client: Lend Lease.
A 37 storey new-build tower and pavilion comprising 284 new Homes for Lend Lease, while at David Bonnett Associates.
250 City Road, (City Forum site)
Architect: Foster + Partners.
for Berkeley Homes, while at David Bonnett Associates.
York Theatre Royal, York
Architect: De Matos Ryan.
Access consultancy and documentation prepared in support of an Arts Council England funding application with De Matos Ryan while at David Bonnett Associates.