For the last month, BVN’s design team have been deep in the detailed design phase, working towards a 50% design brief. This process involves a number of internal working groups with representatives and expertise across the council administration and cultural footprint including customer service, administration, library, museum, gallery, IT and maintenance.
Consulting with the people who will work in the new building is a vital part of the process, enabling the design team to iron out inconsistencies and re-visit concepts and spaces from schematic design.
50% design is an important stage in a project of this size, a mid-point in the design process which provides a solid base for the project to develop on. It’s also a key milestone for keeping project costs on track and in budget.