Architectural Services Douglas by Architect Jeremy Humphries Director of Modus Architects

High-quality bespoke architecture tailored entirely to your individual requirements – from planning permission, architectural  design, to project management

Where a client chooses to use our full range of architectural services from start-to-finish of a project, our work is carried out in stages, from preliminary feasibility studies through to the developed technical design and on to the construction and completion of the building works. We also advise on the need to appoint other appropriate consultants, and on the best way to appoint a contractor to suit the particular requirements of each client and project. 

We function as principal and architectural designers in projects of all types and sizes

Our services encompass interior design, architecture and space planning through to creating bespoke joinery. Each project is designed with attention to detail. We work with craftsmen and bespoke furniture makers as required, to create seamless, well-executed and beautifully finished projects. 

Architectural services  from initial commission through to project completion

Modus Architects project management

Our team offers many years of construction industry experience and design creativity

Our portfolio spans a range of sectors, including residential projects for both private and developer clients. Further capabilities include conservation design, project management, feasibility studies, statutory applications, construction information and anything else needed to visualise and realise architectural design projects. 

  • Feasibility and concept design
  • Architectural design and planning services
  • Planning application and appeal services
  • Building Regulations consultation and applications
  • Architectural detail design and tender
  • Site attendance and contract administration
odus Architects site attendance and contract administration

Identify the core project requirements, including cost, planning, sustainability and other regulatory issues

We begin with a feasibility study to develop a thorough project brief. This stage involves highlighting any opportunities or constraints presented by the existing site or building, and getting the ball rolling with initial concept ideas. Following a site visit, we then prepare a feasibility study report with our recommendations together with a budget cost, programme information and everything you need to move forward. We develop a brief to create a single, preferred concept design. We then review this vision against the construction budget, assist with bringing in other outside consultants if needed, and discuss pre-application planning feedback along with any other due diligence steps to make sure everyone agrees with the concept design layout in principle.

modus architects apartments design and build isle of man

Outline specifications and schedules of work up to full NBS specification documents

Throughout the technical design stage, we lock down the practical details to prepare construction information for contractors to provide accurate costs. In coordination with other consultants, we then discharge any planning conditions, draw up full working construction drawings, specify internal and external elements, submit building control applications and agree on a timescale for the build.

Modus Architects office building renovation Douglas Isle of Man

Transforming a brief and design into a building

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 against the issues of budget, scheduling and quality control. We administer the building contract through the procurement, construction, handover and conclusion of the construction process.

We approach each design with an ambition to design buildings that suit the context, the brief and the budget. Our residential 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 residential projects, including new dwellings and  residential developments.  

Dealing with the complex and sensitive planning

Modus Architects is one of the Isle of Man´s leading practices in the provision of  the adaptive reuse of heritage places. Our approach is based on the cultural, environmental and economic values of existing building stock and ensures their long term preservation and cultural relevance. We specialise in giving new life to old buildings by transforming its use, its performance and the interiors. 

Modus Architects Architectural Renovation Project Douglas by Isle of Man Architect Jeremy Humphries RIBA