In response to increased demand from clients for professional access consulting services, Architecture & Access is pleased to announce the opening of our Adelaide office.
The contact information for the new office is:
189 Wakefield Street Adelaide
T 1300 715 866
Company directors Chris Porter and Andrew Sanderson are delighted that Grant Wooller will head the new office, after successfully leading the Brisbane office start-up last year.
Grant is a qualified occupational therapist and professional access consultant with up-to-date knowledge of the requirements of state and federal anti-discrimination laws and building control regulations.
Grant will utilise his experience across a wide range of built environments and knowledge of relevant laws to provide specialist advice on design issues that may expose building designers, owners and tenants to potential claims under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
“Along with being an experienced access consultant, Grant is originally from Adelaide, and will be well placed to deliver on clients specific needs and respond to local issues,” says Chris Porter.
Chris is delighted with the expansion of Architecture and Access services, saying “We have serviced South Australian clients remotely until now, and this is our obvious next step to be physically present and active here in Adelaide.”
Fellow director Andrew Sanderson agrees. “We need to be where our clients, providing specialist advice and solutions to achieve the requirements of access and universal design within the built environment for people with disability. Grant makes that possible.”
“Over the past 12 months demand for our access consulting services has continues to grow and we remain a leader in the field,” says Andrew.
Some examples of work undertaken for South Australian projects include:
• Aquadome Aquatic facility redevelopment for the City of Playford
• Park access reviews for the City of Salisbury
• Access due diligence inspections for prospective building owners
• Access Audits of government tenancies for the South Australian state government.
Our access consulting services include:
• Auditing of disability access of new and existing buildings
• Auditing and review of public transport infrastructure and conveyances
• Reviewing building renovations, fit-outs and refurbishments
• Access reports
• Review of alternative solutions where compliance is difficult.
“I look forward to working with South Australian architects, building certifiers, surveyors, project managers and government to create accessible workplaces, public facilities, transport infrastructure, sporting and leisure centres,” says Grant.
For information about our full range of access consulting services go to Access Consulting.