Profession and Qualifications
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Experts in Inclusive Design
France+Associates is a dynamic and innovative architectural firm dedicated to serving the needs of individuals who have experienced catastrophic injuries. Our specialisation lies in creating custom homes tailored to the unique requirements of our clients. We take pride in being a trusted partner for many of the UK’s foremost personal injury and clinical negligence law firms. We aim to help professional deputies through our role extending from preparing comprehensive accommodation reports to the delivery of creative design proposals.
As a specialist 'Design Team,' we have established a reputation for seamlessly integrating inclusive and imaginative design into residential spaces. We conscientiously avoid clinical aesthetics and refrain from one-size-fits-all solutions aimed at meeting no more than statistical spatial requirements. Our primary goal is to create living environments that exude the warmth and comfort of a genuine home, steering clear of conventional 'accessible' design solutions.
Deputies can draw on our expertise in comprehensive architectural services that guide a project from its inception to completion. Irrespective of the sector or project size, we are committed to delivering a professional yet personable service, adapting our approach to align with the project's unique brief. This flexibility makes France+Associates the ideal architectural practice to oversee the design and management of a new accessible home, residential development, or other projects.
Our team comprises highly qualified and experienced professionals, supported by trusted partners who enable seamless collaboration on extensive projects or when specific expertise is needed.
France+Associates is proud to be an award-winning 'accessible and inclusive' design team. Our involvement begins from the earliest project stages and extends way beyond the moment when we hand over keys to the homeowner.
We work closely with deputies on all levels.
France+Associates services can help to:
• assist deputies and their clients in property acquisition and development
• organise initial meetings to fully understand a client’s circumstances, accessibility requirements and preferences before providing educated professional recommendations
• prepare deputies with initial concept designs and provide cost estimates
• offer clients and their deputies with insights into the feasibility of their development
• issue deputies with information, guidance and delivery of planning approval and development consent
• provide on-site project management for deputies and their clients
Our commitment often goes beyond these services, extending to future maintenance and required adaptations. We believe that maintaining strong working relationships through effective communication and engagement with relevant parties is paramount.
France+Associates’ passion for our work and our commitment to excellence have driven us to invest in cutting-edge technology and software, enhancing the scope and quality of our architectural services.
Our design philosophy adheres to the "form follows function" principle, firmly asserting that exceptional and aesthetically pleasing design can be realised within budget constraints. We can help deputies to approach each client and project as a unique entity, optimising their potential through careful analysis of each brief and its associated constraints.
Some of our client testimonials
"I instructed France+Associates to design and oversee the adaptation of a forever home for a client with significant care needs. Karen and the rest of the team were a pleasure to work with throughout, replying promptly to any queries and guiding the family and professional team throughout the process. Despite all of the specialist equipment, and the need for a functional space, Karen’s eye for design has ensured that the property feels like a home. There has been a noticeable improvement in my client’s presentation since moving in, and the team were more than accommodating working within tight deadlines, and around covid restrictions. I will certainly use France+Associates again, and can highly recommend!"
Court of Protection at Potter Rees Dolan
“I have instructed France+Associates on numerous occasions as professional deputy to assist in the sourcing and adapting of properties to suit our clients needs. I have found Jonathan, Karen and Emma to be very approachable and knowledgeable in their fields, helping to guide the way through the process of planning and adaptations. The team keep us and the client updated on the process and costs ensuring that we are fully appraised at all times.”
Court of Protection at Slater & Gordon
“I have worked with Jonathan and his team for many years and they are my “go to” team of architects for clients requiring adapted properties. They are all hugely skilled, knowledgeable and approachable. They handle all cases with the upmost care and work in a client centered way to ensure the client achieves their goals and dream property . They work closely with Case Managers and therapists and handle the whole process from property finding to completion of the building work and beyond. They are able to deal with even the most complex of situations and I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Independent Occupational Therapist
- Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Complex Adaptations