Architecture & Interiors
"I highly recommend Syndicate West Architects. Martin and Carolin have taken on board our needs and desires and helped move forward our project swiftly, with utmost professionalism.
Using their considerable experience and expertise they have negotiated our sensitivities, insecurities, and reservations about the redevelopment process, releasing 'control' of our shop front, and complicated array of stakeholders with grace and ease - as a result, putting us at ease.
With looming and ambitious target timeframes, they implemented a design development process that gave us confidence in achieving our aims. We now have a design for our shop front that we are very pleased with and they as designers seem very proud of - a very satisfying combination!"
Director, Significant Seams
Design Management & Translation
"Martin West was our Design Director for English Cities funds flagship Urban Regeneration project in Liverpool, St Paul's Square from inception to completion 2005 - 2011.
At all times Martin conducted himself in an exemplary professional manner. From Feasibility Stages through to Practical Completion over all phases, he demonstrated his competence to design, develop, procure and deliver this award winning regeneration project.
His combined skill set is unique in the industry. A hands on approach to Design Project Management gave us peace of mind that our ambitions were met and exceeded our aspirations. His input added value throughout the entire Regeneration Process."
Projects Director, Muse Developments
"Martin West and Carolin Mertens were instrumental in the success of our One City Plan and emerging Central Business Quarter which is the first of many regeneration projects catalysed by their work.
In supporting the local authority and the diverse stake holders, including the essential highstreet retailers 'buy in', they brought a passion and dedication rarely seen today.
Martin’s Design and Management skills are an example for others to follow and Carolin’s creative and sympathetic designs are world class. We are looking forward to meeting Syndicate West Architects to continue our debate and regeneration of this historic city."
Regeneration Manager, Cheshire West & Chester