COCO is the design wing of Test Before You Invest. We offer full Architectural services from concept design through to construction. Our approach to design and planning is different. Many architects lie on either end of the spectrum: Too design focused to respect the budget, or too commercially driven to respect the design. COCO brings the best of both worlds together, designing quality developments with commercial awareness. Who says you can't have both!
At COCO, we're all about the experience.
There are two things that drive us:
At COCO, we dive into each project brief so that the right solution can be found for each of our Clients. We appreciate that every job is different. We encourage collaboration with builders at an early stage, to get their insights as the design develops. This assists with understanding buildability, timing and subsequent cost. COCO takes the role of trusted advisor seriously, and appreciates the complexity of navigating each project through the design, legislative and construction process. This means less stress for the Client, and more time spent addressing the Client’s desires for the project and watching it grow.
People frequently ask ‘what is COCO’s style?’ This is a interesting question, with so many variables, the most important being YOU. Every site is different, every Client is different, every brief is different, every local authority has a different set of controls, every project starts at a different time culturally, economically and politically. Each new project presents a new set of opportunities. Therefore we don’t believe we bring a ‘style’, so much as we bring a consistent approach to design;
At COCO we believe buildings have a duty to positively contribute to the community,
and have a responsibility to respect the environment in which they sit.
We would love to work on every single project that comes through our door. However our availability to take on full service work is subject to current case load.
Feel free to make an enquiry, and we will be delighted to confirm whether we have any openings, and more importantly, to see whether our service offering is best suited to your brief!
Before diving into any project, we like our Clients to be fully equipped with a workable brief and budget. We recommend shaking out these ideas with Test Before You Invest's Consultation and Assessment Report services.
Any fees paid to do investigatory work with Test Before You Invest are deducted from your full COCO fee.
If you're an existing customer of Test Before You Invest, this also applies to you!
Feel free to reach out today.