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R&D Tax Credits are a valuable and often considerable source of government funding that aid innovative businesses.

Qualifying activity

  • Developing new ideas to solve ongoing issues related to a site, environment, or project specification.
  • Innovative use of green or sustainable technology and methods.
  • Developing unique energy efficient features.
  • Designing functional site plans to incorporate or overcome the plan features.
  • Designing and developing building facades.
  • Designing innovative features to achieve LEED certification.

These activities do not encapsulate the entire scope of qualifying activities from this sector, it serves as a guideline upon which your claim can be built. For further information please contact us for a free tax evaluation.

Success stories

A firm of architects

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A very delicate challenge arose when this firm where assigned the task of designing a multipurpose sports facility with a restricted plot size. After careful consideration, they agreed to a building that allowed two markedly different climates – hot and cold. These climates managed to co-exist in a small plot using a floating floor. The design work that went into this project took a years’ worth of detailed planning before coming to a systematic solution.

A firm of architects

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Time is crucial when it comes to construction sites. This architectural firm were tasked by a client with exploring ways of cutting down development time and heavily reducing costs on large-scale builds. They settled on a design where windows would become crucial in supporting the structure of the building. This saved materials, and construction time, which ultimately reduced the costs. In addition, this design was built offsite which minimalised the onsite build costs.

A firm of architects

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This architectural firm were challenged to design a visitor centre in a UNESCO world heritage site. The location was unique, meaning there was no readily available information on how to approach the build and support structure of the centre. They designed a process which was sympathetic with existing grade 1 structures. Importantly, the design was sustainable and consequently did not impact the UNESCO site.

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