Government Soft Landings (GSL)

The ambition of Government Soft Landings (GSL) is more than just achieving a smooth transition at building completion. The ultimate goal is the design and construction of buildings which are more accurately aligned to the client’s needs. To achieve this the process begins at the Initial Strategy Stage of the design process (RIBA Stage 0) and continues to the operation and end of life stage (RIBA Stage 7).

Our approach is to work closely with our clients and their stakeholders throughout the design process to gain a true understanding of their needs and set meaningful performance targets. These targets are project specific and could relate to functionality, operational and capital costs and environmental performance.

GSL is closely aligned with BIM (Building Information Modelling) information exchanges as this sets defined stages for reviewing the design against the performance targets set. Ultimately understanding how the building should operate with better planning and engagement will reduce running cost and  improve performance.  The success of buildings can be measured by carrying out Occupancy Evaluation to cover the functional qualities of the architecture, environmental measures including heating, lighting and  acoustics, comfort and client satisfaction. It is by monitoring the performance in use against the targets that we can help clients get the best out of their projects and improve knowledge to feed into future designs.


If you would like to talk about how we could help, call us on:

01274 587327