5 things you might not know about Jennings Design

As our loyal customers know, it’s been a good few years since we first began supporting companies to create purposeful commercial spaces – over forty years, in fact.

Recently, we decided it was time for a website makeover. We wanted a place to showcase our work, tell new clients about our fantastic services, and share our latest news and insights. 

So to kick off our new site, we thought we’d share five things you might not know about us…

Experts in architectural services for roadside and retail

You’ve probably seen our work on roadsides throughout the UK. Over the years, we’ve developed a niche for transforming greenfield, brownfield and existing sites into modern petrol filling stations and retail developments for some of the sector’s largest companies.

Our expertise runs deeper than the design itself, taking a no-stone-unturned approach to feasibility, risks and sustainability. Working in collaboration with trusted specialists, we can coordinate all necessary planning applications and surveys, so your construction team can get straight to work doing what they do best.

And because of our expertise in this area, our involvement doesn’t have to stop at the design stage. We can project manage the entire build, call on our trusted construction contacts to bring our designs to life, and oversee each development phase until completion.

There is much more to Jennings Design than petrol forecourts

It’s good to have a niche, and ours has served us brilliantly, but creating incredible-looking, multi-purpose roadside and retail spaces is not all we do.

We’ve been providing architectural services for over four decades, so as you can imagine, our experience is varied.

Commercial projects we’ve worked on include retail stores, industrial buildings, healthcare facilities and education centres, costing anything up to 10 million pounds. Some have been one-off projects, others have involved delivering several facilities for a single client.

So if you’re considering a commercial build and need architectural services you can rely on, we’d love to hear from you.   

Forty years in and still delivering incredible design and build projects

Did we mention we’ve been in business for over four decades? It’s something we’re extremely proud of.

We believe the key to our longevity is our ability to consistently deliver exceptional service. It’s why our clients come back time and again, and it’s why they happily recommend us to their contacts.

Family-owned and proud of it

When Neil Jennings started the company over forty years ago, he had no idea what it would become. Along with his long-term business partner, Peter Stanworth, he has established an excellent reputation in the commercial development industry.

With Neil’s son, Harvey, coming on board as a director, the company has been able to retain its core family values while growing in capability. With two generations of the Jennings family heading up a team of agile, flexible and incredibly experienced consultants and employees, we have the capability to deliver projects of any size and complexity.

Most of our team members have been with us for five years or more, showing it’s not just our clients who want to stay with us – it’s our people too.

We are committed to sustainability

This may sound odd for a company that works predominantly in roadside services designing spaces where fuel continuously flows. But like most responsible businesses, we work hard to offset our footprint with green initiatives.

While electric vehicles aren’t yet dominant, the move toward them in recent years has been dramatic, and the growth potential is huge. To get ready for the shift, all our new roadside and retail builds include EV charging points as standard. We also source materials from reputable, sustainable companies wherever possible.

By keeping our team agile and bringing in trusted partners when we need to scale, we can keep our footprint down. Smaller office, fewer company vehicles and no wasted resources.

Want to know more?

Did you learn something new about us today? Would you like to know more about how our expert team can assist you with your next commercial project?

If you are looking for architectural and commercial development services you can rely on, get in touch. Let us show you why we’re already trusted by so many businesses across the UK and beyond.

Arrange a chat with one of our friendly team today – contact us or call +44 (0)1274 396422.

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