Eight Associates provides pre-app, planning and early design stage advice for projects across the UK, with a particular focus in London and Bristol. Our planning team has a multidisciplinary service offering that comprises sustainability appraisals and documentation to demonstrate compliance with national and local policies. Our fundamental aim is to ensure that schemes capitalise on their sustainability opportunities while clearly communicating these achievements to planning authorities and the public alike to ensure recognition of a scheme’s credentials and increase the likelihood of gaining planning approval.
We have a range of expert consultants in-house to provide all sustainability reports for planning as required at RIBA Stage 2, Concept Design, which typically includes:
Sustainable Drainage Systems Strategies and Flood Risk.
Air Quality Assessments, including dispersion modelling.
Ecology and Tree Surveys for protected species and preservation.
Daylight & Sunlight Impact Assessments.
Internal Daylight Analysis.
Eight Associates has in-depth experience of assisting design teams with the planning process, providing a comprehensive, practical and hands-on approach to service the project effectively. We have a robust understanding of what planning officers will require relating to sustainable design through our years of working on hundreds of planning applications across London, Bristol and the UK.
"We have worked with Eight Associates for many years and always found them fast and responsive and with a practical approach to sustainable design."
Max Horwell Partner at E+M Tecnica
"Eight Associates approaches sustainability in a holistic way and consider a range of sustainability factors and their interdependencies. They offer multiple services under one roof, which is like gold for clients, saving time, providing clear communication, and preventing the usual back and forth and mixed messages"
Ignacio Escobar Tarmac
"We have utilised the services of Eight Associates several times now and found them to be professional, approachable and friendly. They understand the requirements and demands of BREEAM assessments and have helped us early on at design stage to ensure that our construction projects achieve the required rating. A key part of compiling the evidence is a prompt and efficient review which they deliver consistently. I look forward to working with Eight Associates again in the future."
Mark Lockitt M&E Services Manager at Buckingham Group Contracting
"Eight Associates has rapidly become the 'go to' consultancy for all our ecology and arboricultural requirements. Each member of this friendly team has impressed us with their expertise, pragmatism and efficiency. The professional, 'fuss free' services mean we can turn projects around very quickly for our clients, which is critical for our business."
Andrew Brooks Development Manager at Lumiere Property
"Eight Associates has provided invaluable sustainability advice for our RIBA award-winning boarding house at Brighton College, for both the BREEAM assessment and ecology. They were able to ensure we met Brighton and Hove Council's stringent Sustainability Policy in a very tight timeframe. I have found Eight to be a breath of fresh air and have already appointed them on our next development."