Simpson & Brown Architects with Addyman Archaeology


Simpson & Brown takes accessibility seriously.  Whether designing or altering buildings, or presenting information in print or online, the ability of everyone to access what we do is important.  This applies to both physical and intellectual access.

Our website:

This website, launched in October 2013, has aimed to provide excellent accessibility for a wide audience, and has been designed by The Lane Agency who are experts in producing websites that are easy to use, easy to navigate, easy to read, and easy to view in a variety of browsers and readers.

If you need to change the default text size, this is easy to do:

Google Chrome: Select one of the “Text Zoom” options in the “Customise and control Google Chrome” menu
Mozilla Firefox: Select the “View” menu, then “Zoom”, then one of the options
Internet Explorer 9: Select “Settings”, then one of the options under “Zoom”
Internet Explorer 7/8: Select the “Page” menu, then one of the options under “Zoom” or “Text Size”
Internet Explorer 6: Select the 'View' menu, and select one of the options under “Text Size”
Opera: Select the “View” menu, then one of the “Zoom” percentage options

All images on the website should have alternative text provided, allowing access via screen readers or text-only browsers.

The website is fully accessible on portable devices, and a mobile and tablet version of the website is also available.

Large-print versions of project sheets and other PDFs that can be downloaded from this website can be made available on request.

Intellectual access:

Simpson & Brown are committed to providing information in our reports and in our drawings that is clear and legible at all times.  Our house-style for the production of drawings places legibility as a key priority.  We also aim to use plain English in our reports whenever possible, and to explain more detailed terminology if this is required.

We are experienced in producing interpretative materials that are both interesting and informative – be it small exhibitions, promotional leaflets, or consultation events.  We enjoy discussing our projects, increasing awareness and widening knowledge about our built environment.

Physical access:

Our offices in The Old Printworks provide limited accessibility.  The ground floor reception and conference room are fully accessible to wheelchair users, and an accessible toilet is available.  Parking is available immediately adjacent to the entrance ramp. Unfortunately, the upper floors of The Old Printworks are not fully accessible and can only be reached via stairs.  Our staff are always happy to assist.

Our practice is committed to high standards of accessibility in all of our architecture projects.  We aim to not only meet, but to exceed the legal minimum.  In fact, we are well known for innovative, creative, and attractive accessible alterations on a number of historic buildings.