Through our process, we deliver the best in architectural practice for building projects of all kinds throughout the Isle of Man. We are quality-assured and committed to design excellence and
We employ RIBA Chartered Architects
We have appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance
We have an effective Quality Management system
We have comprehensive Health and Safety and Environmental policies in place
Our goal is to provide provide vital guidance to clients undertaking perhaps their first and only building project.
Whether you are converting your attic or a developer who commissions major buildings
regularly – regardless of your experience, the project size or the business sector – as the client, you will have to undertake the following tasks:
Set out your requirements and consider how to achieve them
Develop the Project Brief, including functional requirements, the Project Budget and
Agree on the most appropriate Procurement Strategy and when the construction team will
join the project team.
Appoint the design team with appropriate knowledge, skills and experience
Establish the Project Programme
Review and comment on critical aspects of the design as it progresses, including
signing-off finishes and fittings to be used in the project
Sign off the Stage Report at the end of each stage
Make payments to the design team, construction team, and any client team members as
the project progresses, in line with the relevant contracts.
Manage stakeholder relationships and Project Risks
You are central to the decision-making process at every stage, but the extent you are
involved is a matter of preference. Some clients like to be central to decision-making, including all decisions. Others are happy to delegate decision-making and follow the recommendations of
their professional advisers.
We can assist you with every task throughout the process, from the early project stages,
by giving you impartial advice and helping you develop the Project Brief and through each project stage to construction and building hand over.
I cannot speak highly enough of the team at Modus Architects, and in particular Jeremy. He is highly professional, a pleasure to work with and delivered a result – both in terms of
building design and ease of planning approval – far in excess of our expectations to design our new home, and to help us get planning permission to build this new development.
We are a full service architectural practice including conceptual and schematic design, design development and construction documentation.
Our services in project management and contract administration deal with the coordination necessary to manage the complex process of transforming a brief and design into a building. This includes
leading the project team, monitoring the progress and quality of the whole design and construction team, dealing with the budget, scheduling and quality control. We administer the building
contract through procurement, construction, handover and conclusion of the construction process.
Before you start on your property development project, it’s vital to define your situation first and confirm whether your project is achievable. We recognise how stressful this
process is, and we can help you through the complex process of seeking planning permission and planning and improving your property. We offer a free architectural phone consultation
so that you can learn more about our services whilst we appraise the initial feasibility of your project. Allowing you to find out about the required level of budget, planning and
design work needed.
Our sustainable design viewpoint reinforces choices at each phase of the design process that will diminish negative impacts on our environment and the well-being of the
inhabitants without jeopardising the budget. Our main sustainability goals are to reduce resource consumption, minimise waste, and build healthy, productive buildings. As a
demonstration of our leadership in the building industry, we have joined Architects Declare, The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce Climate Change Working Group and support UNESCO
Biosphere Isle of Man. We incorporate national sustainability standards into every project.
We are a versatile, architectural practice with an in-depth working knowledge of many building types including commercial, office, residential, historic and registered buildings. The practice has
worked across a variety of sectors on projects of widely differing scales, from master planning to exhibition design and to furniture design.
We have a wealth of experience in many different types of building project, from new schemes for both the private and government sectors, conversion and extensions to both residential and
commercial premises, working within conservation areas and on listed buildings.
We offer expert knowledge and practical experience
People come to us because they want something different from the usual; for projects where a high level of imagination is needed, they appreciate our creativity, professionalism and
hands-on experience. We add value by getting goals and objectives right. What spatial qualities will best accomplish your objectives? We explore options and expand awareness of how
the building you are creating will meet and exceed your expectations.
We strive to celebrate and enhance our surroundings, sense of identity, tradition, relationships and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether natural or human-made. Homes, offices,
museums, landscapes, woodland cabins, and the spaces between get the same attention and consideration to design.
As a RIBA registered Chartered Practice we are committed to excellence in design and customer service. Our practice runs an ISO 9001 accredited Quality Management system.
From the initial design to building contract management, we provide professional support at every stage of your project.
Your project is unique, and it needs to be treated as such. We have the vision and experience to take you beyond a one-size-fits-all solution.
We approach each design with an ambition to design buildings that suit the context, the brief and the budget. Our projects are strongly individual and express the unique
characteristics of their sites as well as the aims and ambitions of our clients. Modus Architects undertakes a wide range of projects, including new dwellings and residential
developments along with landscapes and interiors.
We collaborate closely with our clients and partners to create schemes across various projects, from home remodels and adaptive reuse to new-build and multi-use. Our goal is to develop
an impactful, beautiful and sustainable design that responds to unique visions, individual aspirations or specific business purposes. In addition, we embrace technology to explore design
opportunities that provide long-term value and performance.
Our clients are seeking the best professionals in the industry with the creativity to push their building project to the next level. Ourimaginative
and collaborative approach to design helps transform ambitious visions into successful buildings.
We deliver high-quality architecture and professional services to clients who dream of creating a project different to the usual. Our projects range from an urban
masterplan, family home to a holiday home, landscape or interior remodel.
We focus on concepts, design thinking and delivering complete solutions, specialising in imaginative design and problem solving, rather than specific building typologies. From initial
concept and design, planning and building regulations application, through to contract administration, we can manage the whole process.