At Malcolm Hollis, we advocate the improvement of access to our built environment (widely termed as Inclusive Environments), as this will transform the convenience of access to premises not just for those with identifiable disabilities, but all users and visitors. Our specialist team offers guidance in this field, and through continuous review of legislative changes, accessibility standards, best practice guidelines and new case law we ensure that our expert advice and recommendations are completely up-to-date.

Whether problem solving or planning ahead, our Access Consultancy service can be tailored to specific client requirements, inclusive of access audits (from ‘walk and talk’ audits to full written reports), access appraisals (desktop review and advice of design information), advice or preparation of access statements/access strategies (for bid, planning or building regulation purposes) or wider project access consultancy services (part of a design team, providing advice and access related documentation throughout the design and construction stages of a project).

We understand that there will be occasions when it is necessary for you to seek advice from other professionals, for instance lawyers.  Vivien King – legal consultant to Malcolm Hollis – has a wealth of experience in the property litigation field having practiced for years as a partner in a well-known firm of solicitors.  Whilst no longer in practice, she can help you in directing your questions to the right people including barristers.

For practical, expert guidance regarding commissioning a tailored access audit and advice on improving working environments – whether as a standalone service or in tandem with project work or building survey, planned maintenance and dilapidations instructions – do please get in touch with the Malcolm Hollis team.