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Challenging design

Based on our extensive experience of working alongside Structural, MEP, and Fire engineer we can identify and optimise floor plates providing additional floor areas thus increasing the number of units.

By efficient floor plate design working along with Structural engineers, we can reduce or eliminate the requirement for transfer slab, providing cost benefits to our projects.

With regards to MEP, we assist with efficient design of riser and ceiling services zones. Efficient plant room design can also assist with enhanced Car park and cycles storage provision.

Adding Sale Value

Working with the developers’ sales team we frequently redesign apartment layouts to enable the mix to be optimised to current market demand based on specification and location.

We have a good understanding of what developer aspirations are and KDS are able to deliver an enhanced product that adds profit value to the client.

Rationalisation Strategy

KDS recognise there is always an opportunity through careful re-planning and more efficient search patterns to improve upon the original layout. This may involve looking into plant room and sub station design and location, thus reducing the cost of the buildings as well as adding additional value.

Enhanced Design

We frequently look at practical solutions to enhance the original design which can result in reducing the height of the building by optimising the lift and stair core heights to give significant cost savings to the project without compromising on the quality of design.


Many of our construction projects require tight delivery programs. KDS can design bespoke modular bathroom and utility cupboards to be used across different tenures and to suit different specifications to speed up delivery on site. We will always explore the efficiencies of prefabrication to give a more sustainable design solution to your project.

Project Types

We see the world in a genuinely different way to any other firm of architects, our clients come to us because of the ‘creative’ way in which we add value to their projects through core design focused optimisation, forensic attention to detail & the way in which we bring projects in on time and within budget.