Forum Design Consultants

Forum Design Consultants
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Forum Design Consultants

The Studio, 15 Grosvenor Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2BD

Please Note To make an enquiry via telephone, call the ARCHITECTSINDEX on 0870 870 0053 or Skype (QUOTING REF: 201733)

Forum Design Consultants - Portfolio


Contact us for examples of our projects


Contact us for examples of our projects


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About Forum Design Consultants



1 (Dorchester)


Any to £5m

Forum Design Consultants believe that the most successful designs come from an extensive and continuous dialogue with our clients and, where relevant, their end user. Only by understanding our client's needs can we exceed expectations.

FDC acknowledge their responsibility to the environment through good design and planning. Our approach is to provide sustainable building solutions that reflect a responsible attitude to the use of the world's limited resources. By applying a sensitive understanding of the local surroundings, we utilise the best ecological and environmental practice from initial planning stages through to project completion.

In addition FDC exploits modern technologies which are environmentally friendly, including the use of electronic communications and shared project workspaces where ever possible as an alternative to travel and paper based communication.

Although we retain and encourage freehand sketching we use AutoCAD allowing us to collaborate with other organisations and integrate with systems as and when required. In addition we use the National Building Specification and the Green Building Specification system supported by a reqularly updated product and technical library.


Karen Tait-Lane MSc Dip Arch (Hons) ARB RIBA
Jonathan Lane Dip Arch ARB RIBA


Residential & Commercial

  • Animal Facilities
  • Conservation
  • Development
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health/Leisure
  • Hotels
  • Housing/Residential
  • Industrial
  • Managed Workspace
  • Mixed User Projects
  • Offices
  • Retail
  • Sport


  • Brief Writing
  • Building Regulation Advice
  • Building Regulation Drawings & Applications
  • CAD Services
  • Contract Administration Services
  • Design & Build
  • Design Management
  • Development Plans
  • Drawing Service
  • Energy Surveys
  • Enviromental Impact Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fund Raising Advice
  • Interior Design
  • Lottery/Grant Bid Advice
  • Party Wall Advice
  • Planning Advice
  • Planning Drawing & Applications
  • Production Information
  • Rights of Light Advice
  • Space Planning
  • Town Planning
  • Working Drawings Only

Specialist Experience

  • Conservation
  • Contemporary Design
  • Conversions
  • Design For Disabled People
  • Ecological Architecture
  • Energy/Enviromental
  • Extensions
  • Internal Alterations
  • Listed Building
  • New Build
  • One-off Houses
  • Refurbishment
  • Self-Build
  • Small Works
  • Sustainable Design
  • Traditional Design


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