From initial concept through to project completion, SDA Consulting have assisted our clients on a wide range of new build, refurbishment and remodelling projects in a variety of sectors:


SDA have a strong track record of working with Universities, Colleges and Schools to provide first class educational facilities including academic buildings, lecture theatres, laboratories, research facilities, sports centres, leisure facilities, student hubs and infrastructure works. The Practice also provides lead consultant services on a wide programme of school refurbishments, internal alterations, extensions and remodelling projects.

Student Residences

SDA Consulting have specific expertise on the provision of both new build student residences and refurbishment of retained residences including a variety of award winning schemes such as:

- £30m Sustainable Student Village at Listerhills for the University of Bradford which won a BREEAM Award 2012, achieved a BREEAM Outstanding Rating with the highest ever BREEAM score when assessed in November 2011 
- £19m scheme at Leeds Metropolitan University which won a BREEAM Award 2010 with two townhouse units achieving the Passive House Standard 
- £32m Eco Student Residences Phase 4 at  Lancaster University which won 5 environment and sustainability awards including a BREEAM Award 2008.

Social Housing

SDA have long term experience of working with social housing providers and local authorities on the full range of property types, from large scale regeneration projects to self contained flats for young homeless people and independent living facilities for special needs groups; from bungalows for the over 55s to extra care schemes which incorporate a full range of communal facilities including health clinic facilities, respite units, shops, restaurants and hair salons.

Healthcare & Extra Care

SDA are appointed on the North West Consortium for NHS Trusts’ approved list of consultants.  Experience ranges from property surveys to new build, refurbishment and internal alteration projects for NHS Trusts, to new GP surgeries, medical centres and  pharmacies.


SDA’s experience includes large scale state-of-the art sports and leisure facilities such as:

- £17.5m Lancaster University Sports Centre which features a 25 metre 8 lane swimming pool with a "floating floor", 8 court sports hall, 10m high climbing wall, 90 station gym, 4 glass backed squash courts with spectator seating to the show court, multi-functional dance studios and a spa comprising sauna and steamroom with relaxation areas.
- £27m Orford Park project for Warrington MBC which is the largest Olympic legacy project outside of London, and provides sports facilities of a national quality with a vibrant community centre at its hub.  In addition to  state of the art leisure facilities and a swimming pool the hub also contains doctor's surgeries, a new library with IT suites, pharmacy, cafe, creche and a 14-19 Diploma Centre together with flexible areas for use by voluntary and community groups.

Other experience includes internal and external restaurant and cafe facilities, new gymnasiums, clubhouses and student social facilities.


SDA’s experience ranges from the award winning refurbishment and alterations to Stockport’s Victorian Market Hall to the provision of new car showrooms for BMW, Vauxhall and Toyota.  Other experience ranges from new cash and carry warehouses to shops, restaurants and hair salons included in community schemes.

Industrial & Commercial

Experience ranges from office developments such as the landmark Gateway Office Development in Barrow to warehouses, industrial units and head office facilities.

Religious Projects

Experience ranges from new build places of worship, through refurbishment and internal alterations to churches and synagogues to the provision of Yeshivas and Mikvahs.