Ashridge Business School said:
Ashridge has worked with Proudlock Associates on three projects so far. Firstly, Proudlock delivered an access audit of our residential building to help us to improve the facilities available to our guests. This has given us really valuable insight into what we are doing well and what we might work on improving. To this end we are undertaking refurbishment of our accessible bedroom with much valued input from Tracey and Liam. We also believe staff training is key to ensuring an inclusive client experience and Proudlock delivered very useful sessions for our team members. Going forward we plan on working with Proudlock again on other projects to help us further improve on accessibility and inclusion here at Ashridge House, something that needs a sensible balance of priorities as we are also working within the beauty, yet constraints, of a Grade 1 listed building. – Anna Brown, Director of Hospitality
Battersea Arts Centre said:
Proudlock Associates are access consultants to the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) restoration project, funded by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund (amongst others). Together we are developing plans to develop this much loved London landmark and create a 21st Century theatre in a 19th Century Town Hall. Proudlock Associates have played a key role in forming our ambitious plans for the future and have been a delight to work with at every stage of our process. Their recommendations have been useful, useable and realistic and they have appreciated the need for flexible working in relation to our plans. We are looking forward to working with them to develop the work further and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Jo Hunter, Strategic Development Manager
The Elfrida Society said:
It has been a pleasure working with Proudlock Associates. The access audit is very clear and easy to read and has highlighted areas I assumed where acceptable. The report will be a great asset in helping The Elfrida Society building become more accessible. I would fully recommend Proudlock Associates to anyone who wishes to improve their facilities. Susan Ewer, The Elfrida Society
City Year said:
City Year London is a youth and education charity. Proudlock Associates have provided us with an extremely detailed access audit which is proving invaluable to enable us meet our responsibilities as an inclusive employer and service provider. Claire Newman, Operations and Finance Director
Landau Ltd said:
It has been a pleasure working with Proudlock Associates. The access audit report has amazing detailed guidance which will be a great help to Landau Ltd when making building changes. I would be delighted to work with Proudlock Associates again and recommend them to others who are wanting to improve facilities for disabled people. – Mike Shields, Quality & Audit Manager
IMG Media Ltd said:
“The Proudlock Associates access audit reports of IMG buildings were clear and easy to read. I found the photographs to be very helpful and its easy to see what is required to improve access to our services. As a follow up to the audits we commissioned disability equality training which was useful and informative time well spent”. Sally Wharmby Herst, VP Property & Admin. IMG Media Ltd
Institut Français du Royaume-Uni said:
The Language Centre in Cromwell Place is a historic listed building, with inherent difficulties such as narrow corridors and internal level changes, not up to today’s demands on accessibility. Proudlock Associates have helped us to maximise the potential of the building. – Pascal Hajaali, Secretariat Général, Institut Français du Royaume-Uni
World Vision UK said:
World Vision is a Christian relief, relief and development organisation. Proudlock Associates worked with us to produce a Disability Inclusion Audit to help us develop better procedures and policies in this area. We were very pleased with the consultancy service and the expert knowledge we received from Proudlock. Thank you. Jazz Shaban, Senior Disability Policy Adviser
Proudlock Associates have provided invaluable contributions to our design team, facilitating consultation with various access groups at Barking Riverside. Together we have successfully delivered solutions embracing inclusive design principles, both at strategic and design level. Paul Smith. Director, JMP
The Royal Armouries Museum said:
Proudlock Associates provided excellent disability equality training to staff at the Museum’s 3 sites in Leeds, The Tower of London, and Fort Nelson in Hampshire. All staff were supplied with first-class guidance materials and a handbook. As a result, many staff reported feeling more confident and better equipped to provide enhanced services to disabled people. Lynn Rattigan, Executive Officer
Davy Smith Architects said:
Proudlock Associates were access consultants for a 37-storey residential tower development at 12-20 Wyvil Road, Vauxhall, for which we have recently received planning consent.
As architects we are familiar with the inclusive design standards, however working with Proudlock Associates from an early design stage brought a whole new level of awareness of the design principles, particularly on a project of this scale.
Taking their advice on board at such an early stage meant that we had the flexibility to adapt our design, delivering what we believe is a successful inclusive scheme, designed for use by everyone. In addition to this, Proudlock Associates produced a very comprehensive Access Statement to accompany our planning submission.
We look forward to working with Proudlock Associates in the future and would recommend them to all architects and clients who wish to have an expert access consultant on their design team.