You make it exciting - we make it accessible
One of the UK’s leading access consultancies, offering audits of existing buildings and services, design appraisals, advice on access policies and wayfinding technologies.
We create environments and services that are accessible to everyone and we do this through a consistent and integrated approach to service delivery - whether it applies to physical or intellectual access.
Comprehensive Access Consultancy
Specialising in heritage projects, museum and exhibition design, capital arts, transport, quayside development and urban regeneration.
We also have extensive specialist knowledge of capital funded projects, contact us about getting involved on your next project.
— check out our accessible environments case studies
Detailed Access Audits and Design Appraisals
Our team brings a wide range of expertise and knowledge to your project, providing you with practical advice and cost-effective solutions. All of our consultants are qualified architects with extensive experience of inclusive design and real life experience of disability.
Our consultants audit your premises and / or services identifying physical barriers, management and policy issues that impact upon their accessibility.
Where possible a number of options will be provided to enable you to choose the most appropriate action for their resources.
— the benefits of an access audit and design appraisal
MPH is one of the leading providers in Environmental Access and Disability Equality training. Working to the Disability Rights Council (DRC) Code of Practice, our courses are based on current legislation and a thorough understanding of the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. Courses can also be tailored to suit the specific demands of your business.
Courses are workshop-based, highly interactive and participative and can be either delivered on your site, a local venue, or at our purpose-built MPH Training & Conference Centre in Gateshead.
— see which of our training courses is the right one for you
Advice and support in preparing access statements to demonstrate that a design whilst not to best practice or minimum legal requirements still meet the test of “reasonableness” under the DDA. They also evidence and record the decision making process in any legal challenge under the DDA.
— what an access statement is, and why you need one
Design Team Support - AutoCad
Our AutoCAD design suite allows accurate desktop appraisals of client drawings to assess spatial provision, dimensions and layouts.
Utilising our extensive in-house library of drawings means we provide rapid, electronic solutions to your design team around problematic issues and design elements such as accessible sanitary provision.
Our team provides support through all RIBA stages, assessing the impact of access issues on design, providing assistance in the planning and implementation of proposals and solutions.
All recommendations are supported by current guidance for example, BS8300: 2001, Approved Document M of the Building Regulations and Best Practice.
— find out what our AutoCad team provide
We offer consultation on all aspects of our Accessible Environments and have an in-house specialist legal team to advise on all issues, to find out more – make an enquiry