Welcome to Nexus Design Solutions. We provide architectural services and project management for the construction industry, specialising in designing attractive, practical buildings with a lower environmental impact.
We’re a friendly, experienced team working with homeowners, businesses and developers across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and beyond.
With a love of good design and a knack of understanding just what our clients are looking for, we’re here to turn your ideas and aspirations into reality.
We work with you to understand the way you live or work, getting to know exactly what the finished building needs to provide. We also understand the need to focus on long-term sustainability, and draw on our expertise to design buildings that will continue to make the most efficient use of resources throughout their lifetime.
Once we’ve got a design you’re totally happy with we can support you with information and advice, or we can take away all the hassle and project manage the entire journey for you. It’s completely up to you.
Thanks for visiting our site, and please do get in touch if there’s anything else we can tell you.
Romaine Millington MA (HRM), CFCIPD
Director and Business Owner
Romaine has had a keen interest in all things property for most of her adult life. Her real strengths, though, stem from her genuine interest in people. With her natural compassion and warmth, she easily forms authentic relationships with clients, colleagues and peers.
Romaine brings 30 years’ of management experience to Nexus, gained through running her own business and helping to develop business leaders in industry.
When she's not working, Romaine loves to dance the blues and Argentine tango.
Samuel Reid MSc, ICIOB
Sam has been passionate about architecture and design from a very young age. He has vast experience in leading and managing teams, taking construction projects in both the public and private sectors from design to completion.
He’s a firm believer in good relationships and clear communication as the basis for success. An excellent listener, one of his key skills lies in drawing out exactly what people want to achieve, then interpreting that in his design.
Outside of work Sam spends a lot of his time in the kitchen and is passionate about good food and wine. His time is also taken up with his two young boys – playing football, digging holes and all the usual dad stuff.
Richard Jones Bsc (Hons), MBA, FRICS
Renewable Energy Consultant & Chartered Surveyor
Richard’s worked in the built environment from a young age, having started out working on building sites with his uncle. He worked as a chartered building surveyor for many years and has been involved with more refurbishment projects than he can remember. He’s also held senior positions in local and international consultancies as well as running his own business.
Richard has now developed Energy My Way in Lincolnshire, an award-winning initiative to advise homeowners and businesses on the most appropriate forms of forms of renewable energy for their properties. We’re very grateful to have him as a partner.
Outside of work Richard enjoys spends time with his children. He also plays the trombone in a top Lincolnshire band.
Interior Designer & Project Manager
Theo has over 30 years’ experience of leading, directing and motivating multi-discipline teams across a variety of projects in the leisure, retail, public and private sectors. His many areas of expertise include managing new design concepts for retail, commercial and domestic developments; on-site project management; cost management; developing products for web-based applications; and client relationship management.
Like all of us, he's passionate about good quality design, and wants any scheme he's involved with to be delivered to the highest quality – and at the agreed cost.
When he doesn't have his design head on, Theo can be found with camera in hand or browsing vinyl-laden record shops. He also enjoys sailing (he’s a qualified day skipper), skiing and cycling.
Simon has worked in construction for over 25 years, first qualifying as a plasterer and then moving into site management. His experience in both commercial and residential sectors, hands-on construction knowledge and excellent planning abilities mean he makes coordinating even complex projects look easy.
Easy going and likeable, Simon’s also a good people person who relates well to clients, suppliers and tradesmen alike. He’s also great at keeping teams motivated – which we’ve found is key to keeping projects running smoothly.
Outside of work Simon spends his spare time tinkering with cars and setting off on family camping trips.
Matthew heads up our Northamptonshire office covering the south of the UK. He’s worked in construction for over 15 years at management and senior-management level, in both the commercial and residential sectors. On the commercial side, one of his main specialisms is in interior fit out and office refurbishment – where working to budgets and tight time constraints is a part of everyday life.
Matthew’s extensive residential experience has led to a keen interest in self-build and renovation projects, and when he’s not at work you’ll usually find him clutching a power tool and tending to one of his own construction projects. Failing that he’ll either be halfway up a mountain or excitedly planning his next exploration.
- Architectural design
- Associated architectural services
- Pre contract management & contract administration
- Project management
Architecture – the art and science of building design – is our passion. Whether you’re looking for a simple extension, a new build or a larger public structure, we’ll listen to what you need to achieve and offer flexible, functional and attractive solutions.
We can provide:
- Planning consultancy
- Feasibility reports
- User requirements study
- Survey drawings
- Planning permission applications
- Building Regulation Approval drawings and specification
- 3D modeling
- Renders and visualisation
Associated Architectural Services
In every one of our projects, we strive to achieve the highest standards in sustainable design. To be able to offer you a complete service, we partner with a trusted network of specialists in related disciplines – all of whom share our values and work to the same exacting standards.
Services we offer together with our partners include:
- Structural engineering
- SAPS calculations
- Energy assessments
- Topographical surveys
- Land searches
- Construction Design and Management (CDM) co-ordination
Pre-contract management and contract administration
Attention to detail is crucial in all aspects of construction work, and especially when drawing up contracts. As part of our service to you we’ll produce detailed specifications and work with you to select the very best contractors, then produce contracts to help you maximise efficiencies and minimise risk.
We know that, for the project to be a success, details need to be understood, pricing needs to be correct, contracts need to be drawn up fairly, and the right skills need to be in place – before even setting foot on site.
Our services include:
- Written specifications
- Budget costing and market testing
- Tender pack enquiries
- Tender analysis
- Contractor selection
- Sub-contract management
With extensive experience of project management in both the residential and commercial sectors, we’ve got the skills and expertise to manage and deliver even the most complex of projects.
Close links with professionals and contractors across the construction industry mean we can always source the right contractor to deliver a particular aspect of a project – or even assemble a complete, ready-made team.
As a forward-thinking business we look to use new technologies to help projects flow smoothly. Our paperless system uses cloud-based programs to share files, meaning clients and contractors can access real-time project information at any time, wherever they are in the world.
Our services include:
- Programme of works
- Contract administration
- Site inspections
- Building control liaison
- File management
- Contract management
- Client contractor meetings
- Project sign off
"A truly professional service! …. A totally professional workforce that took a great deal of pride over their work! With thanks to all the team."
"Nexus Design Solutions have conducted themselves in a professional and thorough manner and are excellent communicators, keeping me informed along a quite complicated process. Their clients definitely come first!"
"We are absolutely delighted with our new extension and with the way the whole job was carried out and managed in a hassle-free way. Everything was planned, costed and agreed in advance of work being carried out so we knew what we were coming home to every day and how far our budget was going. The whole thing came in on time and on budget!"
"The service I received was efficient. You were always available by phone and email to answer any queries that I had. My planning was about to be refused and you mediated between the council requirements and my needs helping me redesign to get the best use of space. You made the whole process easy for me."
"Thank you so much! You obviously have a talent here for understanding clients brief and interpreting that onto paper."
"The work was carried out swiftly and to a very high standard. The guys worked tidily and were very approachable and friendly. The aftercare was excellent; Sam came 3 months later to make sure all was well and there were definitely no complaints as the workmanship was spot on."
"We’re delighted with (the extension) – it all turned out even better than we imagined. We also very much appreciated the manner in which you handled everything – fair, honest, reliable and always readily contactable to deal with our many worries and queries!"
"The work has been carried out to a very high standard and I am very pleased with the outcome. I would just like to put into writing how professional, helpful and friendly your guys are. I have never had to be responsible for getting such a major task done before but you and your guys made it stress free and speedy. Many thanks again for such a good job."