The implosion of the housing market could perhaps have signalled the death for many architectural practices. But as SNOW have proved there’s life beyond the troubled market – which includes some rather exciting projects. Business is steady which is encouraging in the current climate. We are fortunate to have both public and private sector clients and are currently working on a good range of projects in numerous sectors such as hotels, student accommodation, industrial units, community, private and commercial residential.
The practice has been successful in winning planning approvals for some major projects such as the 13 apartments at Prescot Road and 80 new homes in St Helens and have recently submitted a revised application for a £12m mixed use development in Duke Street, Liverpool.
The industry we work in, like so many others, has been affected by the economic downturn and as a result has become more competitive. When we are competing for new work we always focus on quality as well as price. This leads to better design and construction together with a higher quality service.
This approach saw Director, Dave Cornett, winning the BNI Awards for “Best Construction Service Provider” and being shortlisted for the Downtown Liverpool in Business LiverCOOL awards for “Property Professional of the Year”.