Our accreditation under ISO 9001:2015 reflects our commitment to best practice and continuous improvement and our internal quality management systems have been created to underpin these high standards to the benefit of our clients. ECD Project Teams work within a simple structured hierarchy which allows for clear task definition and continuous review of work. This hierarchy is overseen by a Project Director, responsible for the project at a strategic level, managed by a Senior Project Architect, responsible for the project at an operational level, and includes a BIM Manager to manage and review the production, distribution and quality of the project information in accordance with BS1192: 2007 and PAS 1192-2: 2013.
Training and Development
We believe our people are our most valuable resource, and therefore as an organisation, we must invest in our people in order to develop and maintain the excellent standard of service that our customers expect. We strive to create a culture of learning throughout the business where individuals take responsibility in partnership with their line manager for their development. We achieved Investors in People Accreditation in March 2017.
We are committed to developing a working culture that is fair and enables all employees to make their distinctive contributions to the Company. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage all our employees to respect each person’s individuality. We believe that a positive attitude towards equality and diversity is right for society, the Company, our employees and our clients.
Health and Safety
With health and safety being ever more at the forefront of what we do, our Health and Safety Policy dictates that as professionals and employers we act responsibly, safely and professionally, mindful always of the needs of our clients and our own people. Written policies for office and site works supported by internal and external training provide us with a platform for a safe and healthy working environment for our staff at all times. ECD Architects Ltd is Accredited with the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) - a SSIP registered membership scheme.
Environment and Sustainability
ECD Architects was founded on the principles of Sustainability and energy conservation – and we have certified Passive House Designers in-house. The environmental impact of what we do and the work we are involved with is a fundamental consideration in all that we as a company do and create. It governs our architectural designs, our office practices and our staff training and provides us an expertise with which we can support our clients. The delivery of our services are certified to BS EN ISO 14001:2015.
ECD is an award winning practice specialising in the design of low energy, low environmental impact buildings, cost effectively and to the highest quality standards.Practice Overview
Vision and Values
Our vision is to become a leading provider of professional property consultancy services to clients in the public and private sectors. We aim to become the partner of choice for clients and the employer of choice for staff.Vision and Values