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Our expertise in delivering best in class specialist training facilities is unparalleled.

Our project experience ranges from feasibility studies to refurbishments of existing specialist training centres to multi-million pound new build multi-use training facilities, including Ballistic Design Solutions.

Capra Architects can act as lead architectural designer, ballistic design consultants, fit out designers or client advisors from any RIBA stage for the following types of facilities:

  • Indoor ranges
  • External NDA ranges
  • Live fire skills buildings
  • Method of entry training facilities
  • Public order arenas
  • Teaching facilities / classrooms
  • Forensic ballistics facilities and testing ranges
  • Armoury
  • Secure office/ support accommodation
  • Custody suites

As well as associated support office accommodation, classroom and teaching spaces. We also have via our parent company Blue Sky Design Services extensive experience across the blue light sector – Police accommodation and custody suites, ambulance trusts hubs and fire and rescue services stations, office and control centres. Find out more here.

To find out more about our recent project experience visit our portfolio page or contact the team directly.

Architectural design


Capra Architects was formed in 2000. We undertake a wide range of work across the UK and beyond. We are creative problem solvers, trained to see the big picture to help our clients to achieve their vision. We understand that every client is unique and each project is individual

We believe in the power of architecture to improve the built environment and the experiences of those within it whatever its purpose. Our designs strive to deliver environmentally sustainable proposals from the outset and aim to provide users with the maximum benefit and value possible.

Communication and collaboration

Our specialist team are experts at working in synergy with all key stakeholders from Project leads to training facilities operating personnel, whilst providing knowledge and guidance on the latest best practice, to develop and deliver buildings that successfully meet our clients requirements. Our partnership approach means that we deliver designs for facilities which are innovative but also robust, secure and are operationally efficient and easily serviceable requiring minimum maintenance and ensuring maximum training time.

Services include:

  • Full architectural service
  • Full lead consultant services
  • Principal designer services
  • Brief writing
  • Planning applications and consultation
  • Building regulations applications
  • CAD and Revit services
  • BIM services
  • Master planning
  • Interior design

Get in touch to find out how we can support your project needs

Feasibility studies and business case development

Expert advisory support

Capra Architects can provide client advisory support at the early stages of any project.

Whether its site options appraisals, master planning or cost analysis to inform outline or full business case proposals to support funding applications or approvals; our team have the latest industry expertise and a pragmatic approach to ensuring clients can deliver their mission and maximise the resources available to them.

Where we are appointed to an established project, our expert team can market test outline business case assumptions to ensure these are deliverable and value for money.

Services include:

  • Site options appraisals, master planning and feasibility studies
  • Architectural designs to RIBA stage 2/3
  • Cost planning
  • Outline and full business case drafting / reports

Get in touch to find out how we can support your project needs

Ballistic design and consultancy 

Industry leading specialist ballistic design and consultancy support

Capra Architects have worked on both sides of the latest specialist ballistics and tactical training facility projects, for both the Police and Ministry of Defence, acting as either technical advisor for clients or as lead designers for the appointed Principal Contractor.

Working alongside clients and contractors has given us expert insight into the procurement and project processes and the most effective ways of ensuring the project vision is met, on time and on budget.

Services include:

  • Client brief capture / tenant’s requirements
  • Procurement technical advisor
  • Contract advice
  • Planning advice
  • Post occupancy evaluation
  • Space audits
  • Construction phase – client / tenant’s representative
  • Technical Assessments for ‘Fit for Purpose’ reviews

Get in touch to find out how we can support your project needs

Ballistic and Interior Design Solutions

Solutions for spaces

As weapons capabilities change and advanced training requirements evolve, whether it’s the design for a new build state-of-the-art training facility or the refurbishment of an existing training centre, the interior design solution needs to be a priority to ensure a safe environment in which to train.


Our specialist design team, working in partnership with industry leaders, can assess older range structures via a site survey and report covering the built environment, ballistic security, air quality and acoustic compliance with the College of Policing handbook and JSP403.

Following any site review, detailed costed design and fit out proposals can be developed for our client.

Our design solutions use the latest best practice for these specialist ballistic and live fire training facilities so that necessary upgrades can be properly undertaken and a safe environment to train is provided.

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Working with us

Our expert team would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements further.

The team can be appointed in the following ways:

  • Independent architects working directly with a client to develop the design brief through to building completion
  • Ballistic design consultants
  • As lead designer of an integrated professional team
  • Via our parent company Blue Sky Design Services we are part of a number of frameworks which enable Public Sector agencies to make direct appointments without the need for further procurement expense.

Take a look at our partners to see how we work together as an integrated specialist design team.