Commercial

Commercial Architectural Projects Derby

We help businesses and developers from a wide-range of industries design their extensions, new-builds and refurbishments.

Whatever your project, we always begin by meeting you on-site for a concept meeting, this allows us to establish your requirements and visualise the site so that we can suggest the best options for you and offer cost-effective solutions so you ultimately gain the best return on your investment.

We discuss schemes with your local planning authority at the pre-application stage, preparing detailed drawings and plans and submitting them on your behalf into the planning process. Our landscaping expert means that we can design a finished site, helping both the planning department and any neighbours visualise the completed building and its surroundings.

We can advise (and if desired, take an active part) in the tendering and recruitment of builders to complete the work. We also provide a project management service, overseeing every stage to your project’s completion. We will ensure a high-quality build and resolve any issues so they don’t become problems or delays.

We are not architects but we offer the same service as an architect. We fulfil the role of architect for your project but we are generally less expensive than a fully qualified architect. Most architects work on larger schemes but we specialise in residential projects and small commercial projects. We work in the same way as an architect and offer all the same services as an architect. Most architect practices employ a team of people where we offer a more personalised service – click here to learn more.

See some of our commercial projects below.

For more information and to arrange your initial on-site consultation, please contact our Lead Architectural Designer, Tim Foster on 01332 830313 or

These five, three bedroom bungalows were designed to develop the unused land within an existing housing estate. The low level housing is in keeping with the existing surrounding bungalows.

Six large prestigious apartments on Duffield Road, Derby within a sensitive conservation area. The design was challenging as it is adjacent to a building of significant architectural interest and set within numerous mature trees.

This is a new building on the site of a former commercial nursery. The building is used for the distribution of Milk. The style of the building in keeping with the residential property adjacent.

This is one of the largest parts distribution warehouse within the Ford Motor Group. The vacant building was redesigned to be fully fitted out with racking and new offices.

These two, four bedroom executive houses were designed to develop land in the village of Doveridge. The houses are situated on the main road through Doveridge with the rear of properties taking in the open countryside views.

BDS Architecture Ltd designed a planning proposal for converting a run down barn into a commercially viable building. The 3D imagery and walk through really brings the project to life, showing exactly how a building design will look once completed. 

Here’s some more examples of commercial projects that we have worked on.