Sector Expertise

PTAL has an enviable reputation within many sectors and we are respected for the design and delivery of high quality schemes.

We enjoy working with Local Authorities and are working directly with many London Boroughs in developing strategies that meet the needs of local communities and realise value through development.

We have proven experience in bringing value to projects through our knowledge, expertise and ability to engage with stakeholders. We work as part of a team, and have the proven technical ability to deliver our ideas.

Our work covers a range of sectors and procurement routes, including:


PTAL provides both pre and post planning architectural services across a range of building types and tenancies. Our work is focused on providing exceptional places for people to live that strengthen local communities. It is naturally informed by sustainability and modern methods of construction.

Whether we are working alongside Private Developers, individual Clients or Design and Build contractors we consistently add value through optimisation and rationalisation of the technical design whilst maintaining design integrity.

Mixed Use

Mixed use schemes provide us with technical challenges that we meet, to successfully maximise opportunities from complex design briefs by integrating wide ranges of uses on the same site.


Our ongoing relationships with Local Authorities and Government agencies not only demonstrate our ability to engage and work collaboratively, they also demonstrate our understanding of education design and priorities. We continue to deliver high quality architectural solutions within a variety of funding frameworks.

The education sector continues to evolve, through shifts in political policy and reduced government funding. Our highly experienced team continues to develop innovative ideas in both procurement and design, working with different Client bodies and Government agencies to help deliver the best education for the next generation.

Our team has a wealth of expertise in the design and delivery across all education strands, including the Higher and Further Education Sectors. We enjoy working with different stakeholders and developing strategies that meet the needs of the local community and drive value through development.

Retail, Commercial & Industrial

Our team has a wealth of experience in the design and delivery of retail premises, commercial offices and industrial buildings for a range of Clients including Lidl, Somerfield, WH Smith and Waterstones. We continue to deliver practical and aesthetic commercial environments whilst maintaining cost efficient proposals for Clients and contractors.

We have designed and delivered distribution and manufacturing units in excess of 500,000 ft² for Clients such as Do It All, Boots and NOM Dairy Production.


We have addressed the challenge of working in an increasingly digital-orientated construction and property industry and our in-house visualisation department produces award winning visuals and presentations to market and publicise developments, secure planning consent and to assist Clients to better view, understand and experience their building project as it progresses through the design and construction phases.

Our in-house department has also collaborated with other architects, interior designers and developers to help them communicate their design proposals to a wider audience.

CDM / Principal Designer

We are able to provide Principal Designer services in accordance with the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Regular reviews of our projects are completed to ensure that Health & Safety issues are considered, not only during the design & construction process but for the entire lifecycle of the buildings that we design.


We have been designing and drawing using Autodesk Revit for a number of years and now all our commissions use this three-dimensional and highly interactive CAD software. We also have the capability and experience to utilise BIM, through our Revit software, on any project to suit the particular needs of our Clients, including providing a BIM coordination role.

PTAL are Lloyds Registered for full certification for BIM Level 2 Capability as a Lead Appointed Party under BIM ISO 19650:2018 standards.