Design Technical Advisers

The Design TA service offers the Client a point of reference for the design/construction elements of the following key services to the main Technical Adviser firm, from RIBA Stage 0–7

Outline Site Appraisal

Feasibility Study

Attendance at Client Engagement Meetings

Bidders response evaluation

Review of Contractors Proposals against relevant design, specification and technical requirements.


  • Architectural design and space planning
  • BIM design
  • Construction advice
  • Coordination of:

–   Town and country planning advisers
–   Mechanical and Electrical engineering
–   Thermal modelling
–   Structural and civil engineering
–   Acoustics
–   Highway engineering

As designers with sound backgrounds in technology, we are collaborators that thrive on stakeholder engagement in this role. With excellent communication skills we approach the role in a non-adversarial manner, sharing best practice towards a common goal. Design and Technical advice in a teamwork setting enhancing the scheme for the client.

The team at Arkilab have previously worked in this role on Education projects, with Gleeds Management Services for the Lot 1: Technical Advisory services to the North (North, East Midlands and Humber, West Midlands, Lancashire and West Yorkshire) on Wave 12 and 13 Free School and SEND schemes, guiding circa £60m of projects to their core design and technical objectives.