Planning and delivering a new archive building or store or refurbishing an existing building can be a significant challenge. The National Archives facilitates a networking group, called MAPLE that enables organisations to share information about planning and managing such projects. We have also produced some basic guidance:
Services have also found the following sources useful:
A simple guide to commissioning an architect is one of many resources on the Royal Institute of British Architects website. This guide includes the RIBA Outline Plan of Work, which organises the process of managing, designing building projects and administering building contracts into a number of convenient work stages, A-L.
Relevant Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment case studies
Ruskin Library, University of Lancaster