Founded in 1960, FWP provides multi-disciplinary building design throughout the UK.
Our ethos is comprehensive project delivery from inception to completion. This is achieved by the exploration of new ideas through research and development, and our commitment to sustainability.
Royal Preston Hospital, Preston
Client: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
FWP have created an inviting, modern and bright space at Charters Restaurant, Royal Preston Hospital. The restaurant area has undergone a major makeover which includes a dedicated area where hospital staff can relax and have food and a drink while on shift.
Project Manager, Groundworks PLC
I have worked with FWP on the Rivington Terraced Gardens HLF project. To date this has focused on the Development Stage for a £4 million Heritage Lottery Parks for People project, and if successful at HLF Stage 2, there is the firm intention to continue with their services into and through the delivery stage. FWP have played an integral role in our Design Team for this project, and have delivered a comprehensive and professional service throughout their appointment.
Operations Manager, SIKA
We contracted FWP in 2011 to design and manage the construction of a new £2.5 million Research and Development centre located at our Preston headquarters.
From our preliminary and exploratory discussions with FWP until the completion of the project in December 2013 we found the organisation to be highly professional, creative and constructive in their approach. We worked with many people at FWP and our experiences and the relationships we developed were always excellent.
Since completion the new building has attracted many compliments from many quarters including employees, customers, building owners, and neighbours.
Owner/Occupier of Slackwood Farm
Grade II* listed Slackwood Farm was on the list of endangered buildings, and turning it back into a comfortable home was no small task. The restoration was made easier by a team of first-class consultants at FWP. The project was completed without any major snags even though work on an old house is never easy to specify at the start. The first cost estimates from FWP proved remarkably accurate – so good not to have any shocks on costs. Well done FWP!
CEO of Westmorland Limited
FWP had a critical role in the planning and build phases of Gloucester Services on the M5. It was a complex and unique project from many perspectives; planning sensitive, in a carefully regulated industry and it was a unique and complex building. They steered us with skill and diplomacy, enabling us to uphold our vision whilst bringing the project in before time and under budget.
Director of JET Ltd
The team at FWP have played an integral role in the build project for Jump Rush trampoline park, supporting our vision and representing our interests at every stage. While starting out as our architects, they quickly became trusted members of the team, who could be relied on to push forward through even difficult points of the project. We found their experience and supportive nature invaluable in keeping progress and momentum to the project.
Lead Project Manager
The service we have received from FWP has been excellent. Kate, Mike and the rest of the team are all very easy to work with and their communication with us has been first-rate. They have worked with a complex design and some very challenging deadlines, meeting and overcoming these through maintaining close contact with ourselves and the whole design team, and always keeping us informed of progress and issues.
Their cost estimates have been reliable and accurate and I have no doubt that their involvement in the scheme will help to ensure a successful outcome.
Head of City Development
FWP regularly go above and beyond with their efforts to meet our requirements. They recognise what a ‘job well done’ looks like and always deliver to a high standard.
It is clear that FWP put a great emphasis on how their staff relate to their clients. Individually and collectively staff performance is exemplary and you always feel like your project is in safe hands.
Chief Executive at St John’s Hospice
The team at FWP designed a wonderful, healing space which is perfect for delivering bereavement services to the families we support. All our ideas and thoughts were beautifully incorporated and enhanced by the professional, multi-disciplinary support and creativeness of the FWP team. We will definitely work with them in the future.
The Very Reverend Mark Boyling
The Dean at Carlisle Cathedral
FWP have been proactive and purposeful in Project Managing an ambitious development at Carlisle Cathedral that has not been without its complications. On a site which is highly sensitive and with a project where financial pressures have not been easy to contain they have offered a consistent, problem solving approach which has supported the client throughout.
The problem solving approach which FWP has maintained consistently is the result of careful listening and thorough discussion with the project group. They have brought very relevant experience and the required technical knowledge to allow us to achieve the necessary development of the project within budget and timetable.
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We work on schemes around the UK from our core office in Preston, Lancashire and additional offices in Manchester and London.