Access Strategies / Statements
Access Strategies for Building Control approval
Do you need help writing an access strategy for building control / approved inspector approval?
I have extensive experience in writing successful Access Statements, more recently referred to as Access Strategies, in support of your Building Control submission.
In order for me to prepare an Access Strategy, I will need to see the 'as existing' and 'as proposed' drawings and all relevant correspondence from the building inspector or your approved inspector. Once I have all the necessary information, I will assess the drawings and correspondence to see if I am able to support the scheme and I will advise if there are any adjustments that should be made to the design proposals prior to preparing an access strategy.
The Building Regulations 2010 Approved Document M Volume 2 - Buildings other than Dwellings makes reference to the term Access Strategy. A written Access Strategy is useful where design proposals diverge from the guidance in the Approved Document. The Access Strategy should demonstrate how compliance with Part M of the Building Regulations can be achieved by reference to the appropriate British Standard or relevant research evidence.
The British Standards BS 8300-1:2018 Part 1: External environment - Code of practice and
BS 8300-2:2018 Part 2: Buildings - Code of practice Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment both make reference to the term Access Strategy. An Access Strategy can also demonstrate compliance with BS 8300 and with the initial Inclusive Design Strategy developed at the very start of the project.
Please get in touch to discuss how I can help.
Chartered Society of Designers:
CSD Member no. 001553
National Register of Access Consultants: NRAC Member no. 191
Get in touch
Judi Watkinson MCSD, NRAC Consultant
Tel: 01273 472661
Design and Access
18 Margaret Street
© 2021 Judi Watkinson Inclusive Design and Access Consultant, Brighton, East Sussex
Providing expert creative Inclusive Design Consultancy throughout London and the South East