56three maintain an in depth understanding of the markets we operate in. Through continued experience working closely and collaboratively with clients, stakeholders and funders, we hold a unique position to offer considered and commercial solutions to suit your project and maximise value.


56three have an established and proven track record on delivering best value across the sectors. We find that our reputation for repeat work and director led service provides developers with confidence to approach us at early stage bids as well as following site acquisition. Our in depth understanding of the market provides developers with certainty that the Gross Development Value remains deliverable.

Our national reach and pre-acquisition involvement with selling agents, valuers and end users enables us to assist developers not only to ensure their offers are deliverable but invariably offer opportunities and contacts to formulate an exit strategy / route to market. We offer supporting services in preparing supporting documentation for presentation to funders, and stakeholders at each stage of the development

If you are assessing a site or completed a recent acquisition, please do not hesitate to contact us for some initial consultancy.

Land Owners
56three regularly work with land owners to review their portfolio for both established and unidentified opportunities. Whilst existing uses have their value, 56three have a proven track record of reviewing land in a flexible way to maximise value either for ongoing use or in preparation for sale.

We take a holistic approach based on a background and experience in masterplanning and complex planning to create new opportunities offering economic and benefits working with the limitations of your current situation.

Our established network of clients can offer unique ways for you to formulate an exit strategy / route to market.

56three operate at all scales priding ourselves on being creative and committed to designing good buildings and places. Be it a piece or furniture, a domestic extension, a one off house or a larger scale commercial venture we will approach each commission with the individual attention it requires.

If you are an individual venturing out on your first development, a home owner looking to expand or an experienced developer we would be delighted to meet and understand your immediate needs. We find that sometimes just a coffee locally or a chat in our office can reveal unconsidered potential for your project.

We love a challenge in the office and always looking for that opportunity to work with new people to realise their commercially led venture or perhaps deeply personal one off project.

Please get in touch as we would be delighted to meet and understand your ideas.

Our experienced team offer you specialist knowledge to ensure your project is both viable and commercially deliverable whilst offering added value through established connections to realise your vision.

Third Sector
At 56three we work with a wide variety of organisations within the voluntary / non-governmental / third sector.

We have a history of supporting a range of charitable and voluntary organisations, providing advice, options appraisals and full architectural services, delivering clear advice which adheres to strict budgetary controls, undertaking committee based reporting and approvals and ultimately minimising project risk.

56three have developed the skills to manage the progress of projects within strict financial limits, controlling and explaining the process in a transparent manner to committees and stakeholders.

Our way of working collaborating with stakeholders minimises the risk in financical and funding aspects, timescales and other key deliverables, whilst balancing aspiration with viable proposals.

We work closely with organisations, including churches of various denominations, charity run training organisations, youth support groups, various community groups and social support organisations.

In addition to providing a professional service, we have offer time, encouraging those who use the services provided by the third sector organisations to engage directly with our team. Workshops with groups and individuals provides an insight in to what we do and what they need, informing the process in the most valuable way.

Each project may be very different, but they all share the same needs.

56three have long standing relationships with Main Contractors from small scale projects to large multi-million pound contracts. Through working closely in a collaborative and proactive approach to construction we find our repeat work ensures projects are designed and constructed on time and budget.

Not only do we provide design services directly to a Main Contractor in a competitive situation to assist and drive value for tendering, but at the same time can offer referral and recommendations to our established network of clients during the selection process. We recognise the mutual benefit that close working relationships between Architect and Main Contractor brings whereby principles promoted in partnering can be seen to benefit each and every project when there is an established understanding on procurement and delivery.

We believe the Architect-Contractor relationship is vital to a successful project. We understand the commercial pressures involved in Main Contracting and associated timescales to meet construction programmes. This knowledge and experience is proven to provide Main Contractors with the information and confidence to manage the team and meet the project milestones.

If you are tendering for a project and would like some initial advice / costing, or perhaps would like to review and upcoming opportunities, do get in touch.

At 56three we help our private and institutional clients with asset optimisation, operations management and strategies to drive best value from existing assets.

We understand that well managed assets and facilities result in better business performance, and over several years we have developed a dependable working relationship with many clients, providing services to maximise the operational potential and create the most efficient management strategy for buildings.

In addition, we are able to advise on acquisition, providing due diligence services, and on divestment, assisting with sales and marketing material.

A variety of services are offered, each tailored to suit the specific needs of each client. These include:

Refurbishment Programmes

Safety and Security

Accommodation Typologies

Sales, Licensing and Marketing Plans

Analysis of Building Spacial Efficencies