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Passion, personality, practicality

A RIBA Chartered Practice based in the historic city of Chester for more than 160 years and now an Employee Ownership Trust, our team of experts have a unique combination of skills and experience. As a practice, we believe that effective processes lead to effective solutions. We are devoted to delivering clarity at every stage of a project, and the priority is to always ensure that we meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our clients.

Our Vision is to deliver Architectural excellence both locally, nationally and internationally by creating a strong team of Architects and Technologists who are committed to our company values. Our team are empowered and enabled to deliver projects with passion, personality and practicality thus ensuring that our practice continues to have a positive impact on both the environment and the community for many more years to come.

Our Mission is to help create great places and spaces that we are proud of. As an Employee Ownership Trust, we exist for the fulfilment and growth of our staff; this requires us to maintain a profitable and well respected business which produces great design across a wide range of sectors, and is a business that the entire team is proud to be a member of.

Our Company Values


Clarity is essential for great design. We take great pride in ensuring that everything we do is presented clearly and concisely. We are meticulous in our work and passionate about making sure our clients are well informed throughout every stage of the project.


With constant changes and improvements in technology, being adaptable and committed to continual improvement of our processes is vital to us. We are proud to be an industry leader in Building Information Modelling and all aspects of 3D design. Our extensive knowledge and commitment to this ensure efficient construction, waste reduction, and both time and money saved for our clients.


Being trusted by our clients and collaborators and having trust in our colleagues is very important to us. Trust is earned and comes from a genuine desire and ability to keep our promises, to deliver on time, and to be honest and transparent in our dealings with clients, collaborators, and colleagues at all times.