Challenging + Inventive

At Carless + Adams, our dedicated team of experienced architects and technicians undertakes all aspects of architectural commissions. We are guided in everything we do by quality of design, best practice, contemporary thinking and quality management.

We take a bespoke, responsive and flexible approach – there is no repetitive design but rather every site is analysed in minute detail to inform an individual, tailored design. We are committed to applying our unrivalled skills and creativity to hit the brief first time, every time – no matter what the scenario or budget.

Services we
deliver include:

“Clients often contact us simply with an aspirational project idea and we help them to develop a design brief and programme that aims to turn their ideas into a reality. All projects are personally overseen by a partner or an associate, using their experience to identify and solve any issues and to ensure optimised delivery, cost control and customer satisfaction.”

Melissa Magee, Carless + Adams Managing Director

About us

We are dedicated to reimagining integrated retirement, supported living and care accommodation communities and passionate about the services we provide

Design + Process

We are proud of our reputation for providing a supportive, flexible, responsive and personalised service to operators, developers and clients, whether the project is a major development, a new build or an extension to an existing building.

We work in a truly collaborative and inclusive way and are dedicated to building genuine and trusted long-term partnerships. We have many years of experience in designing successful projects that promote independence and empowerment of residents all over the country.

Every Carless + Adams client benefits from our rigorous 3-step design process – developed to lead our clients through each part of the journey from concept to opening day with an outstanding product.

When we set to work on a design, we will always aim to deliver beyond the brief whilst keeping on track with your budget. We understand the move into the care environment can be challenging, so we will always assess how we can better cater for their needs with clever design and use of technology. To enable future residents and their families to experience your integrated retirement community or care home, Carless + Adams can develop bespoke VR experiences, CGI tours and videos for future residents to get a real flavour of what life in their new home will look and feel like whilst realigning their preconceptions with a modern day care environment.

Step 1

First contact and preparation of the brief

Step 2

Design development

Step 3

Technical design and construction

Step 1

Following an initial conversation, we assist in establishing a brief and analysing the site context. Once appointed, we develop project objectives and aspirations and conduct a feasibility study to highlight the site’s potential. When required, we attend formal pre-application advice meetings with the local authority.

Step 2

Once development potential has been established, we work with our clients to refine the scheme. The chosen concept is developed and a full design package is submitted to the local planning authority. Acting as the agent, we liaise with the appointed planning officer to achieve the best possible outcome.

Step 3

We act as architect and lead designer within the project team to produce a compliant, coordinated working drawing package, including specification, schedules and information. We are then fully involved throughout the construction phase, attending site meetings, answering queries and advising on quality and providing information to update manuals.