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Providing smart CDM solutions
We ensure every project is compliant and safe by design

As a leading provider of construction, design, and management services,

Embark Consulting can undertake the role of Principal Designer.

We plan, manage, and monitor projects from conceptual design to handover.

Our specialist CDM team has a wide range of experience in the residential, commercial and domestic sectors.


No matter the size and scale of the project, we apply the same philosophy and rigor to each one.

We ensure that all duty holders work together in a collaborative way to deliver a safe and successful project.

Questions we are often asked

Why do I need a Principal Designer?

It is a legal requirement to appoint a Principal Designer on any project involving more than one contractor. 


It is especially beneficial for the commercial client as the duties placed upon them are onerous and need to be carefully considered.

What does a Principal Designer do?

The Principal Designer must plan, manage, and monitor the pre-construction phase and coordinate matters relating to health and safety during the pre-construction phase to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, the project is carried out without risks to health or safety.

When should the Principal Designer be appointed? 

The early appointment of the Principal Designer is key to your project's success. Appointment of the Principal Designer at feasibility and planning stages allow for the most cost-effective design risk management techniques and avoids any unplanned changes to approved designs.


It is also worth noting that during commercial projects, the client will retain the duties of the Principal Designer until they have appointed an organisation in writing.


If your design is already underway and perhaps into technical stages, then that's not a problem either. We can step in at any stage and ensure that the project is safe by design by reviewing any design decisions that have been made in earlier stages as well as monitoring design the design as it develops.

How will my project benefit from your principal designer service? 

Our principal designer service will save you time & peace of mind knowing the planning, management and monitoring your projects stages will be handled by a professional and experienced consultant.


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