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

Our project experience ranges from feasibility studies to refurbishments of existing firearm training centre to multi-million pound new build multi-use training facilities.

Capra architects operate as lead architectural designer, ballistic design consultants, fit out designers or client advisors for feasibility studies and business case development for the following types of facilities:

  • Indoor ranges
  • Outdoor ranges
  • Live fire skills buildings
  • Method of entry training facilities
  • Public order arenas
  • Police teaching facilities / classrooms
  • Forensic ballistics facilities and testing ranges
  • Armoury

As well as associated support office accommodation, classroom and teaching spaces.

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 expert at working collaboratively with training facilities operating personnel, whilst providing knowledge and guidance on the latest best practice, to develop and deliver buildings that successfully meet training requirements. Our partnership approach means that we deliver designs for facilities which are innovative but also robust, 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
  • Building regulations applications
  • CAD and Revit services
  • BIM services
  • Master planning
  • Interior design
  • Building design services

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 

Industry leading specialist ballistic advisory support

Capra architects have worked on both sides of the latest ballistics and specialist training facility projects.

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

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

Ballistics fit out designers

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 fit-out design 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.

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

Building services design

Excellence in integrated design

Our expert team bring their practical site experience into the building services design process to deliver innovative yet pragmatic, robust and efficient building solutions for specialist police and military training facilities.

We use our building services design expertise and knowledge to ensure that ventilation and other building services specifications can support ‘lead in air’ and laminar air flow requirements.

We use our expertise and integrated design approach to evaluate viable and cost-effective options for each project and deliver solutions which enable organisations to optimise their building efficiency and environmental and sustainability performance according to their specific priorities.


  • Electrical design services
  • Mechanical services design including, heating, ventilation and water services
  • Integration of security systems
  • Renewable technologies
  • Carbon and energy modelling
  • Surveys and assessment of existing installations
  • Utility load assessment and application
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Sustainability services:

  • Dynamic thermal modelling of buildings
  • Energy/carbon assessments and foot printing
  • Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
  • Display Energy Certificates (DECs)
  • Air Conditioning Inspections (ACIs)
  • BREEAM Assessments
  • Feasibility studies

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

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

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