VIDA and in particular our lead consultant, Andrew is very flexible, thoroughly professional in his approach and totally reliable in terms of delivery.

His strengths, and the reason why we chose VIDA in the first place, are that he is a great listener, hones our business needs down to the core commercial ingredients we are looking to gain, delivers pragmatic design solutions and then provides totally objective, honest opinion on what planning gain we can achieve working within the constraints of the planning legislation applicable to the developments we are working on. It is this skill of distilling our commercial requirements into design solutions that achieve planning permissions and the fact that he brings an outlook which spans much wider than just designing a building that really adds value to Bradbury Investments.

John Lyttle
Managing Director, Bradbury Investments

The way to best describe the value brought to the business by VIDA is “insightful expertise” and “professionalism”.

The appointment of VIDA was due to recommendation from another of our suppliers which is the best form of marketing.

Working together was straightforward & fulfilled our brief to gather a significant amount of relevant and useful information about our property portfolio to assess commercial opportunities open to us. Vida delivered on its values of being straight talking, respectful, transparent and gave us massive value in terms of delivering difficult listed building planning permissions in order to maximize our commercial advantage.

Adrian Green
Manager, Jaytee Group

We appointed Vida to assist us in developing a scheme, which not only maximised our return, but remained practical, realistic and in keeping with the local environment on our project at Acacia Drive, Bradford.

VIDA worked closely with us to understand our exact requirements and developed feasibility design options to allow us to make an informed decision on how best to proceed. From that point VIDA developed a full plans planning application and managed the process in conjunction with our planning consultant to deliver the planning result we wanted.

VIDA’s technical team took the project forward for us, using their technical expertise to prepare detailed building regulations and construction specification information, including co-ordination of timber frame design elements.

Shaun Batty
MD – Batty Developments

We have engaged VIDA on multiple residential projects, ranging from 100 unit sites through to high-end one off bespoke homes.

By starting with a development appraisal, the team at VIDA consistently deliver high value returns to us. VIDA have strong design and planning expertise and always maintain a focus on attention to detail.

I recommend VIDA to any developer looking for a fresh approach to unlocking value in their projects.

Paul Cookson
MD at Yorkdales Limited

VIDA are a truly commercially minded architects practice.

VIDA have worked with numerous of my clients to substantially increase their property value, by creating realistic and commercially viable plans and also by gaining the best value planning consents.

VIDA’s innovative ideas engage with the planners, ensuring the quickest route to significantly increasing the value of your land.

I highly recommend VIDA to any-one looking to increase the value of their land and property assets.

Richard Norman
MD at BRAND YORKSHIRE & NORMAN HOMES, Partner YORKSHIRE NUBUILDS