A new architect practice has been launched in Guernsey which aims to deliver a personal service with professional expertise.
James Gavey has launched JGArchitecture Ltd which will specialise in planning and building control applications, residential new builds, extensions, loft conversions and renovations as well as landscaping and exempt building plans.
“I have 10 years’ experience of working in the local architectural and construction industry and believe there is a need for smaller companies which really focus on customer service. Designing or building a home is a very personal process and so JGA’s aim is to provide an exceptional level of support to people, backed by years of experience and training.”
James, who began his career with an established local architects/surveying practice, completed a five year apprenticeship which involved studying building construction/technology whilst working, gaining valuable practical experience. He then went on to gain a first class honours degree in architectural technology with London South Bank University in conjunction with the College of Further Education.
“By studying at the same time as working, I was able to utilise what I had learnt and that has been invaluable in developing my skills and expertise. I have been privileged to work on some of the island’s most iconic buildings as well as on some extremely challenging projects. That experience will benefit the clients I work with now who might not want to use a larger firm and feel more comfortable with a one-to-one service,” said James.
“I want to offer a reliable service and provide clients with fresh and affordable solutions, whether it’s a loft conversion or a new build. I want to spend time with each client to really understand exactly what they are looking to achieve, use the latest technology to bring the plans to life and then oversee the process so that the vision they have becomes a reality.”
Mr Gavey, who has already been appointed to work on six projects since launching less than four months ago, is also hoping to use the contacts he has built up over the last year to secure larger contracts in the future.
“We have some excellent construction companies within the island and I am building relationships with them as well. My aim is to build the business while always focussing on service and delivery.”
For more information on JGArchitecture Ltd, please visit: www.jga.gg.