We have been working with Michele at Centrale on high-end residential client projects for over 10 years. They are reliable, accommodating and professional and I trust their advice implicitly. They have achieved 100% of planning consents in that period which is a very impressive record. I have no hesitation in recommending them for your project.
I own a property development company and have appointed Michele (at Centrale) for over 5 years. The quality of work, the speed and efficiency is spot on. I have been in the property industry for over 20 years and I would not use anyone else to help us. I see Michele as part of our team and have 100% trust in his views and opinion. I would have no hesitation to recommend their services, I am more than happy to be contacted to verify this.
Your creative approach and willingness to grapple with the demands of difficult Planning and Building Regulations requirements really helped us address a serious problem concerning our Grade 1 listed building and among officers all saying ‘No’ Centrale was able to devise a way to achieve a compliant design solution with a valuable planning consent as the end result.
I am very happy to recommend Centrale architectural services.
We have worked with Michele's office a number of times over the past 5 years on many different aspects of architecture from loft conversions to large speculative schemes. They're great at putting our ideas into drawn form and we look forward to a long and continued working relationship.
Michele at Centrale Ltd was our choice of architect after speaking to 7 architects and meeting with 5, all RIBA qualified.
He is supportive of our desire to achieve something exceptional on a budget and with minimal disruption to family life! In summary, we feel Michele works to a high standard with pace and a great flair for design. His work has been good value for money and we would not hesitate to recommend him as an excellent architect.
We employed Michele (Centrale) as one of a team of architects working on a new £4.7m building for Notting Hill Prep School in Ladbroke Grove, London W11. This was a very complex and technically demanding project and he played a very valuable role in designing and detailing elements of the structure. I would highly recommend him as an architect, he is a sophisticated designer with substantial technical ability.
We approached Michele in the first instance, as they had done a great job at my brother's house.
We discussed the basic idea of the layout we wanted and left them to come up with how it would all fit together. They also discussed with us the various stages of the planning process and organised all this for us, as well as locating a good structural engineer.
They came up with a fantastic design which made the most of the space available, providing plenty of light and a very distinctive roof design, which not only solved a difficult problem of putting a pitched roof on an awkward shape but also looks amazing from the inside too.
Working with Michele and his firm has been an enjoyable experience during which he showed nothing but energy and enthusiasm in spite of our changing needs. His artistic flair is clearly evident and he was able to work with us to develop and interpret a modern design brief which was functional and aesthetic. We were pleased that Michele was able to impart on us his knowledge of the creative architectural process (something which he is evidently passionate about) as well as to guide us through the planning procedures, using his facilitating and communication skills to deal with a difficult planning authority. Michele took the time to really listen to our requirements and to develop them in an imaginative and innovative manner. We would have no hesitation in working with him again.