Personal Professional Affordable
Customer Support & Sales
Working time
Mon - Fri : 08:15 - 17:00

Complete Commercial Project in Leeds

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

SafeGuard Armour is an industry-leading body armour manufacturer, with a large presence in the UK, Europe and North America. Founded in 2006, they have seen rapid growth in their business at an international level, and as such, need to ensure they have the facilities to enable their operations to perform successfully and efficiently. That is exactly what they were able to do as a result of working with the CK team, having their designs, planning application and building regulations all handled by us, as well as managing the build of their project too.

The brief for the project revolved around the central theme of the Leeds based headquarters bringing together the showroom for the business as well as an up to date, intricate office for the staff to operate from. To get that, a tired industrial space had to be completely transformed by our team. This, alongside the vast space for operations and dispatch, enables the business to evolve further than their previous location with restricted access and lack of office space would allow.

The CK team was led by CK Architect Stephen Gale, who worked with the client through the entire architectural process from conception to completion, ensuring that the project was masterful, and purpose-built in every step and resulted in a truly magnificent and future-proofed creation.

Project Brief

YEAR
2021
APPROX COST
250,000
DESIGNER
Stephen Gale

WORKS DONE

 Project Management

  Design

  Planning Application

 Building Regulations

The project began with initial designs and concepts, working with the client to design the facility they needed for their operation to excel. Guided by our expertise and industry tested knowledge, we ensured a comprehensive and effective design that was a perfect fit for the SafeGuard business.

The next step of the stage was the planning process, at which point we created the planning drawings, and worked with the local planning authority to get all relevant information and support before the application was submitted. This helped ensure a successful application well fitted to the area and maintained the efficiency of the completion of the project in line with the businesses aims.

Following this were the more technical building regulations drawings to ensure the build itself would be of only the highest standard in line with the rest of the work produced, and with the vision of the finished creation. We worked with a private building inspector along with our client to develop the design that was both feasible and efficient, factoring in all relevant materials, budgets, structural calculations and every other area of the project guaranteeing the project to be as streamlined as possible.

Finally, the creation of the building itself was also overseen by Stephen Gale too, who managed the entire project directly. This meant working with Safeguard to choose the correct and most cost-effective builder for the job, maintaining a positive working relationship among all parties, upholding clear channels of communication, and performing regular site inspections to make the project as efficient as possible in order to maximise the client’s budget.

Client Reviews

CK Architectural Hull

4.7Out of 5 stars

Overall rating out of 28 Google reviews

Alex Harrison
2 months ago

Exactly what I wanted. No sales rubbish, no broken promises. They did exactly what I asked for, right first time, for the exact price quoted. I'd definitely use the company again.

David Caley
8 months ago

Excellent service and communication. The company correctly and quickly identified my requirements, and worked accurately and within (very reasonable) quotation. Any queries and additional dimensions or details which the design engineer had, were clearly requested, allowing me to be able to quickly furnish the exact information and measurements, and negating the need for site visits, thus keeping costs in check. The first draft of the engineering drawings were very impressive - as a project engineer involved in the materials handling industry, I am well used to working with and interpreting CAD drawings, so was able to appreciate the high level of detail and clarity therein. I have been pleased and impressed with the service provided and care taken by CK Architectural, in bringing this part of my project to a successful conclusion - the Local Authority Building Control department accepted the drawings and specifications at first draft, without any amendments or changes. I am happy to recommend this company to anyone seeking a friendly, helpful, skilled and professional service.

Viorel Ispas
a year ago

Karl Filby
a year ago

CK Architectural led us through our whole project of two significant extensions from start to finish. At the outset during concept the input was both practical and creative. Several of our own ideas were improved upon and other ideas added. The creation of the designs was collaborative with CKA listening to our needs and wishes and incorporating them as practically possible. The budget was agreed with CKA and they kept a tight lid on the finances. The initial plan was actually built within budget, and we just crept over due to a couple of unforeseen changes, such as the roof tiles to match current being discontinued and therefore we chose to have a new roof. CKA made frequent visits to site and it always felt as if they had the project under control. It is not until you embark upon a venture such as this, as a novice, that you realise how complex it all is. However, with CKA leading the way on drawing completion, obtaining planning permission, appointing reputable contractors and managing Building Control eveything felt smooth and was stress free for us as the client. For the service we received we thought CKS priced their involvement very fairly.

Mark Griffin
a year ago

CK Architectural where very thorough, professional and prompt when drawing up our plans, providing options and guidance when choosing & deciding what would work best with the space created. Any additional questions/queries where also answered straight away and always provided useful information. Very pleased with the service received and have recommended to friends and family.

Josh Pearson
a year ago

Karl Allen
a year ago

Craig Grundy
2 years ago

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueI use CK Architectural being a builder and have for a number of years now, with absolutely nothing but professionalism and great feedback from the team.All that and good value for your money.Personally I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Nick Atkinson
2 years ago

Positive: ProfessionalismChris gave a brilliant service for our loft conversion design, including all planning details for the local authority, and completion of working drawings. the service was without question excellent, especially since this was all through a pandemic. Thankyou

Lars Cavi
2 years ago

Positive: QualityAs a developer in Hull, I have been working with CK Architectural on many complex projects and they have always delivered a great professional service. Highly recommended. Lars

Gavin Hollywell
3 years ago

Great service - innovative thinking and timely responses. Can’t wait for the next project they can help me with! Would not hesitate to recommend.

Carla Dulare
3 years ago

Enjoyed working with CK on our loft conversion, kept us updated along the way and very happy with the outcome and the service. Would highly recommend

Denise Hill
3 years ago

I have used CK Architectural for numerous project over the past few years and find them to be attentive, conscientious and very reliable. And most of all they offer excellent value for money.

Carl Newlands
2 years ago

For someone far removed from the building / planning industries the thought of where to start when thinking of a big extension project to my house (two story to the side and wrap around of semi-detached 3 bed) was a little daunting at first. Luckily, after obtaining a competitive quote, I enlisted the services of CK Architectural and have been very impressed with not only the service received but the ease at which they have made the whole process. After listening to my thoughts and the reasons for needing the extension work doing, the architect came up with a great design that encompassed everything that was needed. Even when I changed my mind over a couple of aspects, Donna, Chris and the team were quick to administer any alterations. Every visit to the house for measurements / planning etc has happened without a hitch with all members of the team we've encountered being punctual and professional at all times. The best thing has been by far the ease at which CK have made of getting all council and local authority sign off for the project. All I have needed to do is pay the fees at the required time, no stress involved and all went through seamlessly. I'm now at the stage where I have the drawings to hand and have submitted them to builders to obtain quotes. Importantly, the feedback so far from the builders indicates the project to be within the budget specifications I explained to CK during the first consultation. Very happy customer 🙂 Carl.

Dave Turner
2 years ago

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueHighly recommend CK Architectural. Chris and his team did a great job gaining planning permission for a new build and renovation of an existing property. We hit some dead ends with the planning officer but Chris found different ways of getting around the problems without going over budget.

We have use the team at CK Architectural on 2 projects of ours over the years. They have never let us down. They have always worked with us to produce the designs we wanted and handled everything for us through the Planning and Building Control stage, keeping us updated at the carious stages. We will most certainly use again if we decide to do another project.

Rockmetella Woof
3 years ago

Proffesional, helpful & a great price. Produced hard copies & electronic of everything we needed. What more could you ask for .

Chris’ attention to detail and professionalism was second to none. I would highly recommend him and his Company.

megan illand
4 years ago

Brilliant company, great service from start to finish, cant recommend highly enough.

Katie Medd
5 years ago

LATEST PROJECTS

Still have a few questions?

Speak to our friendly team today

Category: Commercial Work

Share: