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What we do

Whether as external consultants or in-house technicians, or from the pre-construction process right through to final project delivery; we can do it all. Our team can provide initial concept planning, detailed designs, technical working drawings, as well as work alongside other professionals on residential, commercial and industrial projects.


Residential projects are a speciality of ours. From the outset to the end, MPSL will provide your development with Architectural Services of the highest level. We are skilled in master planning large sites for Outline Planning Permissions or Development Statements and undertaking sketch schemes for financial appraisals; then carrying them forward for full or reserved matters planning consent. Whether a unique mansion, complete housing ranges or high-rise apartments, we provide full working drawings with Autocad & Revit software.


We have design experiences across a multitude of industries, including food, retail, office space and leisure. Flexibility and space planning are key with commercial projects as schemes are often intended for mixed uses. To maximise potential, we will complete sketch appraisals for all of the development’s intended uses, then undertake contextual appraisals and prepare detailed planning drawings and site layouts for submission. Working drawings can be provided for both tendering and construction purposes, utilising Autocad and Revit software.


MPSL will design to suit a variety of uses. From smaller scale workshops, including mezzanine office spaces, to large-scale warehouse and distribution buildings, we can do it all. Also, we Masterplan industrial and commercial spaces within larger mixed use developments, ensuring to identify capacities early on. Our designs are based on steel frame grid systems, providing cost effective building processes, plus our technical team produce working drawings for both construction and tendering purposes through Autocad and Revit software.


As a multi-disciplinary design and planning studio with more than 20 years’ relevant industry experience, we can provide a full range of pre-application and project management services. We have the skills, talent and experience to deliver the right impact at the right rate, irrespective of complexity.

Public consultations

MPSL will create & present displays for public consultations, we will also attend too.

Urban design

Our designs define areas, the process that we take will coordinate landscaping, architecture & civil engineering.

Building Regulations

MPSL will submit & negotiate Building Regulation Applications through to approval on behalf of our clients.

Site supervision

As required MPSL can provide on site support for clients, including attendance at regular site meetings, advice during the building process & supervision of specific detailing.

Landscape concepts

As part of our urban design process we will create landscape concept designs which can then be further enhanced by specialist consultants.

Sketch schemes

MPSL will maximise your land opportunities with creative layout designs that conform with Local Authority requirements.

Master planning

MPSL can masterplan strategic land opportunities or expand detailed proposals to include wider areas for use in Outline Planning Applications & Development Statements.

Concept schemes

We can quickly create concept layouts, showing built form & street structure, allowing consultations & initial costings to be carried out or to be used in Development Statements.

Building design

We can create bespoke building designs, anything from commercial landmarks, one off houses or full house type portfolios amongst others.

Planning applications

MPSL will provide a full suite of Architectural Drawings for Planning Applications, including site layouts, building planning drawings, streetscenes & design statements utilising InDesign publishing software.


MPSL will on your behalf coordinate & front negotiations through the determination of Planning Applications, this will include liaison with other consultants including if required appointments.

Technical drawings

Our working drawings are created using Autocad or as 3D packages utilsing Revit & can be laid out/presented to meet our clients specific requirements & specifications. Our drawings conform with the latest Building Regulations.

Who we are

We are what we do. In essence our team is the backbone of all of our projects and services and our people are experts in combining construction methods and materials with architectural design. We nurture individual skills to cultivate a collective know how, equipping us to take on even the most challenging projects.

Dave Golden Managing Director

David is the founding director of MPSL, having spent many years in the private housing sector. With significant design and management experience gained whilst working in the industry, David is renowned for his solutions-based approach and an unerring ability to understand the planning mindset.

Darren Higson Deputy Managing Director

Darren has a formidable reputation for his in-depth understanding of construction methods and material compatibility to achieve both aesthetic and commercial design solutions. He has over 20 years’ experience with major house builders providing house type portfolios and concept housing solutions.

Adam Clews Project Director

Adam started while the company was still in it’s infancy and has played an important role in it’s growth. Adams strength include his attention to detail and Project Management. Adam leads his team through every stage of the planning process ensuring viable and efficient schemes are secured for our clients.

Soulla Rose Planning Manager

Soulla, the longest serving member of the MPSL team, specialises in all planning related requirements, including layouts, house type portfolios, supporting statement writing, and the ultimate delivery of application packs. Soulla takes great pride in working with our dedicated team, and representing a direct point of contact for the client throughout the application process, whilst utilising a wealth of experience to negotiate with the Local Authority and deliver successful planning applications.

Phil Ardern Technical Manager

Over 20 years’ experience in private practice in the Manchester area predominantly within the housing sector. Phil has vast technical experience on projects ranging from refurbishment, new build houses and apartments using a wide range of construction techniques and materials.

Nicholas Brown Business & Finance Controller

Nicholas, with a background in the Private Healthcare Sector within Professional Sport, brings extensive experience in administration, finance and business development to MPSL. Eager to embark on a fresh challenge, he joins the MPSL Team with knowledge and a driven attitude to developing the business as well as supporting all our current and future clients.

Brian Worthington Senior Architectural Technician

Brian joined the MPSL Team in 2023, bringing 35 years of experience. Adding a great level of knowledge and value to our entire operation.

Adrian Evans Architectural Consultant

Adrian joined MPSL, moving back into private practice after dealing with all matters architectural for almost 30 years for volume and niche housebuilders. Over that time he has acquired a keen commercial awareness and is always mindful of engineering and buildability issues.

Matthew Dorrian Senior Architectural Technician

Matthew has a wealth of experience with a passion for architectural design and meticulous attention to detail, making him and invaluable addition to our team.

Angela Dimitriou Company Architect (RIBA)

Angela joined the MPSL team in September 2018, taking on the role of Assistant Architect working on a variety of projects. This is her first full time job in an architectural practice in the UK after obtaining her Architectural Engineer Diploma Degree at University in Cyprus.

Danielle Lindsey Senior Architectural Technician

Danielle joined the MPSL team in March 2021 and has over 5 years’ experience working as an Architectural Technician. Danielle has developed her technical drawing and building regulations knowledge through working mainly in the residential sector and has a passion for executing design lead detail drawings.

James Pyburn Architectural Technician

James joined the team after completing his Architectural Technology degree at Liverpool John Moore’s University. He decided to apply at MPSL to further his technical skills and gain experience in the industry at an established company.

Conor Wordley Assistant Designer

Conor joined MPSL as an Apprentice Designer after learning about our apprenticeship program via social media. He’s always been a creative and practical person and after much thought and deliberation he decided to apply to MPSL as an apprentice in a bid to learn new skills and further his career.

Ian McKinnell Senior Architectural Technician

Ian joins MPSL coming out of his well-earned retirement. With years of experience and industry knowledge, he adds enormous value to our Technical Team