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About Matrix Architecture

Matrix Architecture specialise in the design and construction of buildings and draw upon over 20 years experience in commercial and residential architectural design and project management services.

We strive to offer and deliver to our clients sound professional advice, creative ideas, and efficient and cost effective solutions as architectural designers.  Based in the North-East of England, Matrix Architecture are able to offer a prompt and reliable service across all parts of the UK whatever your budget.Architectural-Designs-House-Plans-and-Drafting

Do you…?

Require advice on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and the implications to you as client?

Have a new or self-build project?

Need a specialist in conservation or sustainability?

Require assistance with a commercial or industrial project?

Need renovation/refurbishment to your property?

Need a competent professional to manage your build project?

Require advice on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and the implications to you as client?

The above are just a few ways in which MatrixArchitecture, can help you with your project regardless of its size or value

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Each new situation requires a new architecture.”  

Jean Nouvel
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Professional Status

Stephen Steel MCIAT ACIOB RMaPS

The managing director of MatrixArchitecture Ltd – Stephen Steel is a specialist in the design and overall understanding of buildings, blending pragmatism with the latest construction technologies to achieve bespoke solutions to clients needs. With over 20 years experience in the construction industry a solid and varied knowledge has been built up, which has proven beneficial to past and present clients.

Stephen started out in private practice in 1994 at Merriman Associates and then Stephen H Ling Associates where he trained as an architectural technologist, working on domestic and commercial projects throughout the North-East of England. After a merger with Taylor, Tulip & Hunter chartered architects in 1999, TTH Architects were formed, where he then spent fourteen years specialising in commercial, industrial, residential and football stadia projects.

In 2010 Stephen was made partner of TTH Architects LLP before forming his own company – Matrix Architecture Ltd in 2012, where it has gone from strength to strength.

Stephen Steel is professionally qualified registered member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Associate of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and a Registered Member of The Association for Project Safety (APS).

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Our Services

MatrixArchitecture provide bespoke architectural design solutions

 As specialists in the science of architecture and building design, Matrix Architecture form the link between concept and construction and can negotiate the construction project and manage the process from conception through to completion

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Design advice on current construction techniques

Considered advice on sustainable construction methods

Feasibility studies

Scheme design and technical drawings

Lease/Licensing plans

Planning applications

Building Regulation applications

Specifications and tender documents

Contract administration

Site inspections and technical advice

Interior design and 3D visualisations in collaboration with ‘Capture Interior Architecture Ltd

A free, no obligation, consultation to discuss your project and provide a fee quotation for work under consideration is available.

References can be provided, by a number of clients and fellow consultants if required.

Meeting with the client and discussing the design brief, budget and timescale.

Advising on the need for independent consultants.

Giving guidance on possible types of contract and tender.

Evaluating and advising upon environmental and statutory requirements affecting the project.

Preparing tentative proposals for discussion and development with the client.

Preliminary discussions with authorities and consultants.

Preparing and presenting design proposals using the latest ArchiCAD design software.

Researching problems and producing, developing and advising upon innovative design solutions.

Preparing final scheme drawings and details.

Submission under the Town and Country Planning Acts

Managing and coordinating the design team and associated professional consultants.

Producing, managing, controlling and integrating design and production information.

Producing, analysing and advising upon specification, materials selection and detailed design solutions in relation to performance and production criteria.

Submission under the Building Regulations and other statutory requirements.

Proceeding with production information, drawings, schedules and specifications suitable for tender purposes.

Leading the detailed design process and coordinating the detailed design information.

Inviting building contractors, specialist sub-contractors and suppliers to submit formal tenders and quotations for work

Considering offers received and making recommendations to the client.

Preparing contract documents as necessary and arranging for their execution.

Giving instructions to appointed contractors on behalf of the client.

Inspecting work in progress from time to time to determine whether the contractor is fulfilling his obligations under the contract.

Carrying out other administrative duties entailed.

Certifying interim applications for payment on account of work properly carried out.

Considering and agreeing the final certificate of payment under the contract.

Risk assessments.

Management and co-ordination of associated professionals.

Development of the design.

Support information to the cost plan.

Ensuring the construction meets the design and statutory requirements.

Supplying the client with a set of as built drawings for inclusion within Health & Safety Files and O&M Manuals.

Professional Indemnity Insurance: Insurance cover on all projects where applicable for complete peace of mind. If you hire a professional, for example an Architectural Technologist, accountant or project manager, to work for you or your business you may wish to check that they hold adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance to cover you from any act of negligence, omission or error.

Public Liability Insurance: This type of insurance would cover a business if a customer or member of the public was to suffer a loss or injury as a result of its business activities and if that person made a claim for compensation. The insurance would cover the compensation payment plus any legal expenses.


 

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Principal Designer – under CDM 2015.

MatrixArchitecture is able to undertake the role of Principal Designer under the new CDM Regulations 2015 on a selective basis, to ensure compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 by integrating health and safety management firmly within the management of construction projects. We are fully qualified to deliver this service with full membership of the Association for Project Safety

MatrixArchitecture prides itself in taking a practical, pro-active approach to fulfilling the Principal Designers requirements as laid down by the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, and will provide and facilitate top level risk management through communication and coordination whilst ensuring the right information is with the right person at the right time.

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Advising the client on his duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Advise the client whether or not the project is notifiable.

Check the competence and resources of the designers and report findings to the client.

Obtain and review the information required from the client for the designers and the principal contractor.

Review any existing Health and Safety File, Asbestos Survey and Report, Structural Report, Geotechnical Report, Contamination Report etc .

Check the competence and resources of the contractors who are to be asked to tender for the project and report findings to the client.

Ensure co-operation between the designers.

Ensure all procedures comply with the CDM Regulations.

Check that all designers eliminate or reduce construction risks as far as reasonably practicable.

Check all designers’ risk assessments and method statements.

Notify the Health and Safety Executive of the project, and continue to do so as further information becomes available.

Prepare Pre-Construction Information for prospective principal contractors.

Check the principal contractor’s Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan and report to the client.

Liase with the client, designers and contractors on the Health and Safety Executive’s requirements

Obtain the necessary information for the production of the Health and Safety File and hand the completed document to the client

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Party Wall Surveyor Services

MatrixArchitecture offer a comprehensive Party Wall Surveyor Service when we are appointed to act on behalf of the client including advising the client on The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and associated implications etc.

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 covers three distinct types of work, alterations to a shared (party) wall, the construction of new walls on the boundary and excavation work close to neighbouring properties. The third category is often overlooked by owners planning to extend their property.

Where work falls within the scope of the Act, it is necessary for a ‘Building Owner’ to serve notice and obtain the affected Adjoining Owner’s consent; if that consent is not forthcoming the parties are deemed to be in ‘dispute’ under the Act and surveyors must be appointed so that the dispute can be resolved by way of a Party Wall Agreement ‘Award’.

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Work

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

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Get Connected

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Happy Clients

  • Fergusons Transport

     

    Fergusons Transport
  • Revolution Performance Motorstore

    “We have worked with Matrix Architecture from initial design, planning, through to build and completion of our new Headquarters based in Dunston.  We were more than happy at the fantastic service we received.
    We found Stephen happy to let us, the client have a say in which way the design and layout of our new HQ would work, meaning we felt part of the design and build & not just an end product of it.
    We will be working again with Matrix Architecture in the future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to anyone looking for expertise without breaking the budget.  They has a unique skill of working within the clients remit and to a fixed headline price on design and build costs”

    The North-East’s hidden secret in Design & Architecture..!

    Revolution Performance Motorstore
  • The Northumberland Estates

    “We have worked with Matrix Architecture on several commercial projects and are extremely happy with their service.   We have found Stephen to be extremely competent and professional throughout.  We fully intend on working with Matrix Architecture on future development projects and would have no hesitation in recommending them to other developers and landlords”.

    The Northumberland Estates
  • Proctor and Gamble

     

    Proctor and Gamble
  • Sugarfayre

     

    Sugarfayre
  • Fergusons Transport

     

    Fergusons Transport
  • Revolution Performance Motorstore

    “We have worked with Matrix Architecture from initial design, planning, through to build and completion of our new Headquarters based in Dunston.  We were more than happy at the fantastic service we received.
    We found Stephen happy to let us, the client have a say in which way the design and layout of our new HQ would work, meaning we felt part of the design and build & not just an end product of it.
    We will be working again with Matrix Architecture in the future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to anyone looking for expertise without breaking the budget.  They has a unique skill of working within the clients remit and to a fixed headline price on design and build costs”

    The North-East’s hidden secret in Design & Architecture..!

    Revolution Performance Motorstore
  • The Northumberland Estates

    “We have worked with Matrix Architecture on several commercial projects and are extremely happy with their service.   We have found Stephen to be extremely competent and professional throughout.  We fully intend on working with Matrix Architecture on future development projects and would have no hesitation in recommending them to other developers and landlords”.

    The Northumberland Estates
  • Proctor and Gamble

     

    Proctor and Gamble
  • Sugarfayre

     

    Sugarfayre
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