We are The Bush Consultancy …
Sustainable relationships, sustainable solutions, sustainable futures.
The Bush Consultancy is an architectural practice established in 1989 that has a portfolio of successful projects throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.
A balance of experience in design and construction environments has created a culture within the practice that understands the value of design from the earliest feasibility study to the detailed design of on-site activities, with a common theme through all our projects being a desire to communicate and understand ideas from each member of the project team and potential user of the building.
The practice is built on three core values that run through every project………
Our vision is to provide commitment and determination to all projects and clients and through a process of open communication and stimulating dialogue, deliver elegant, contextual and efficient design at all levels.
Our culture is to meet the highest standards of professional excellence, and to recognise, in all areas of our work, the need to effectively communicate with our clients, our employees and the project teams with whom we work.
Our business objectives are to exceed the expectations of new and existing clients and, through the formation of lasting relationships, to deliver sustainable growth.
The Bush Consultancy has an established and proven reputation for recognising the needs of clients, the broader sectors and markets. At every opportunity, we present viable, considered and sustainable solutions that helps protect the valuable assets of our planet, and are proud to have been involved in the delivery of BREEAM Outstanding and Net Zero Carbon developments .
Meet the team …
Martin has worked extensively on a variety of developments in the UK construction and property market, taking projects from initial briefing and feasibility assessment stages through to detailed design and construction phases. His particular strengths are to shape projects from the outset by working closely with clients and leading consultant teams, and then having a hands on approach to programme delivery of project objectives. In addition to the domestic market, Martin has also enjoyed collaborating on overseas projects in Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Russia, Azerbaijan and India, involving close working relationships with clients and local professionals. This background allows Martin to bring a wealth of diverse experience to all types and stages of design and delivery.
In 26 years since qualification Rob has gained a wide experience in the design and construction industry. For the last 14 years as a director of The Bush Consultancy he has been responsible for project design and resources on schemes between £100,000 and £15m. Working collaboratively with both design and construction teams Rob has played a key role in the delivery of diverse projects in the UK and overseas including high specification leisure/hotel facilities, complex treatment buildings in the water industry, education and defence projects together with new build/occupational fit out of commercial office premises, As an experienced practitioner Rob seeks to use this experience to ensure that built solutions maximise the opportunities presented by each design whilst maintaining a thorough appreciation of the practical issues of construction and the end users requirements.
Tom joined The Bush Consultancy in 2008 and became a fully qualified architect in 2012. Tom has over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, working on a wide variety of projects from £50k up to £10m.
Tom has built strong relationships with client and contractor parties alike in public and private sectors. Project responsibilities range from small refurbishment commissions to significant new build developments. Many projects have been in the public sector, with a large number of education schemes completed. Recently Tom has overseen several S106 projects for contractor/developer clients, working on new build schools and community centres.
Tom works on all stages of our projects, but his approach to contractor led developments has seen him lead a lot of our projects from tender stage through to completion. His construction knowledge allows for practical and buildable solutions whilst maintaining the clients’ aesthetic requirements.
Jonathan has 8 years’ experience as a qualified architect. His dedicated approach to building design and place-making is based on his passion for architecture and strong design skills – developed through his experience of high-value, complex and demanding city-centre projects.
Jonathan is responsible for progressing projects of varying complexity, scale and budget from an early design stage through to completion. Most recently, he has led projects at the Finzels Reach Development including residential apartments, office buildings and enabling and restoration works to listed buildings. This experience has helped him gain a strong understanding of both market-place and end-user expectations.
Jonathan applies his practical knowledge and appreciation of client aspirations in a considered and meaningful manner, allowing for effective communication between team members, leading to successful project delivery. Finally, developing strong and trusting relationships with clients, design consultants and contractors is a common trait demonstrated throughout his work.
Tanveer has a background in architecture that has given him an opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects from residential, commercial and healthcare work. Since joining The Bush Consultancy Tanveer has primarily worked on residential projects. Tanveer’s approach to architecture is based on inspiring design that is contextually driven and can be delivered through concept, detail and construction by positively engaging with clients and consultants. A high level of motivation and experience has enabled him to deliver complete solutions.
Juliet has 18 years post qualification experience as a project architect over a variety of sectors including residential , retail and conservation. Since starting work at the Bush Consultancy in 2009 she has specialised almost exclusively on the design and delivery of education buildings.
She was responsible for the delivery of the £9m new build combined mainstream and SEN school for South Gloucestershire Council in Thornbury. Since then she has led numerous primary and secondary school projects for West Berkshire Council and Wiltshire Council, both new build works and complex refurbishments.
Juliet is involved in all stages of a project from inception through scheme design and often complex planning issues to completion. Her technical expertise ensures that the design element is retained throughout and allows her to communicate design details effectively to all parties, be it clients, the design team or the construction team.
Dave uses his extensive experience of the construction industry in the supervision and production of technical and design information within the office, managing the largest projects. There are two strands to his approach to buildings: How they will be used and how they will be built, with an over-arching belief that the simpler it is the more likely the outcome will be an enduringly successful one. The simpler to build, maintain and use is better for everyone. To achieve this philosophy requires discipline and application and Dave has consistently won praise from clients for his attention to detail and focus on the completion of appointed services to achieve robust yet graceful buildings.
Isabelle’s background in Canada allowed her to work on a variety of commercial, institutional and residential projects, both bespoke structures and refurbishments, where she gained excellent practical experience across all stages of the design process, from planning through to tender stages and the construction phase and its administration.
Isabelle’s UK experience at The Bush Consultancy has further developed a detailed and in-depth knowledge of construction delivery for a wide range of Defence Projects as well as high density residential schemes.
Tom has a background within the residential sector and has completed a number of high end residential projects within the Central and South West London areas with a strong knowledge of listed building and conservation area development.
This experience is also combined with the delivery of numerous projects within the Defence sector from concept to completion, including Net Zero Carbon accommodation, where resolution of constrained logistical and programme environments have been key to successful outcomes. A common thread for Tom is his rational and structured approach to problem solving, with clear and collaborative communication skills.
Chris has a proactive approach, with proven and extensive experience on a range of new build and remodelling projects within the residential and public sectors.
Since joining the team Chris has developed a strong technical skillset, with this rigour and consideration of the detailed aspect to construction solutions earning a respect in the numerous project teams he has been a part of.