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  • Our speciality is design that realises the full potential of sensitive or challenging sites.

  • We design remarkable buildings from large scale developments to the detailing of a door handle.

  • We are proud to be in the top 10 per cent of UK practices.

  • We design, detail and deliver high quality architectural solutions for residential developments, commercial schemes and private homes.
  • Brookes Architects ensures that every project is explored in the context of the client's needs and the potential of the site.
  • Developers work with us because we have a demonstrable track record; we are known for design quality and particular skills in the negotiation of planning consents.
  • We become involved in projects at different stages of the creative process. In many cases, we handle projects right through from initial design concepts to completion.
 

Profile

  • Brookes Architects design, detail and deliver high quality architectural solutions for residential developments, commercial schemes and private homes. Our speciality is design that realises the full potential of sensitive or challenging sites.

    We are a design-led practice with a focus on delivery. Our directors are ‘real world’ architects, not prima donnas: design expertise is underpinned with extensive knowledge of planning policy, consultation processes, negotiation skills and technical competence. 

  • Based in south west London, Brookes Architects has completed projects across the capital, the UK and Europe, and is currently working on a resort scheme in the Caribbean. The practice has a broad – and loyal – client base, a flexible approach to site specific design and a diverse portfolio that includes housing developments, offices, hotels and bars, student housing and private homes, ranging from a one-off bathroom to a £65 million residential scheme in Kingston.

  • Evidence of the Brookes Architects approach to creating unique spaces can be found in its own offices. Brookes Architects has, over the years, occupied a re-worked public convenience and a disused ticket office. The practice is currently based in a converted ex-municipal depot, The Works, in Barnes. 

  • Design

    The clients we work with often bring us adventurous sites. We frequently deal with sensitive or challenging ideas and locations. That’s no problem for us, it makes our work that much more interesting.

    Design is all about the concept and the site. It’s about felt-tip drawings, site visits, sketches, photographs, creating cardboard models and working up virtual 3D visualisations.

    We prepare comprehensive guidance, visual documentation and models to outline our design ideas and explain the impact of development to clients, planners and local communities.

  • Detail

    Builders can take our drawings and complete the project right down to the last detail: where the light switches, radiators and electrical sockets go, and where to place the final nails and screws.

    We create information and drawings for a building’s structure, doors, windows, floors, finishes, landscaping, drainage, heating and lighting.

    We work on many kinds of projects, becoming involved at different stages of the creative process. Sometimes we manage a scheme through the design and planning approval stages, for others we are more involved with production information, specification and delivery. In many cases, we handle projects right through from initial design concepts to completion.

  • Deliver

    Delivering a project is about working with people. It’s about negotiating skills, reliability, approachability and problem-solving. For Brookes Architects, it means great service.

    Our architectural teams are led by directors who see a project through from concept to execution and delivery.

    Our directors help to bring projects along smoothly without loss of focus or resorting to 'design by committee'. It can be a real challenge to satisfy all parties without losing sight of bold and innovative ideas.

Awards

  • 2014 Evening Standard Grand Prix Award for Pembroke Gardens

    2014 Evening Standard Eco Living Award for Pembroke Gardens

    2009 Richmond Society Commendation for nursery in Richmond

  • 2008 Richmond Society Award for Landsdowne Boathouse, Richmond

    2008 Townscape Award for student accommodation, Kingston

    2001 Evening Standard Buy of the Week

  • 2000 National Home Builder Design Award

    1995 What Home Silver Award Best House

    1995 Richmond Conservation Award

  • 1994 What Home Best Partnership Development

    1993 Evening Standard New Home of the Year

    1991 Daily Mail Award

    1989 Pride of Place Award

Clients include

  • Alamo Rent A Car
    Barnet Health Authority
    Berkeley First
    Berkeley Homes
    Bishops Move
    Clutch International
    County Gate Properties
    Dwyer Estates
    Enthone-OMI
    Fiorini Foundry
    Gloucestershire NHS Trust
    Guy Salmon Jaguar

  • Holborn Links
    H R Owen
    Imperial College
    Jane Shilton Group
    Johnsons Shoes
    Laing Homes
    Latchmere Properties
    Leander Estates
    Lichfield Studios
    Mansard Country Homes
    Martin Grant Homes
    Michael Shanly Homes

  • Mosimann Cuisine
    Network Housing Association
    NHP Developments
    Paddy Power
    Pret a Manger
    Redrow Homes
    Regalian Properties
    Richmond Events
    Richmond Housing Partnership
    Roehampton University
    Royal Mail Parcelforce
    Sapcote Developments

  • Savills
    Silverstone Circuits
    St George
    Surrey County Council
    Sytner Group
    Thames Water
    The Grosvenor Estate
    Tomboy Films
    United House
    Verve Properties

  • Our Team

    We build relationships on the basis of trust, transparency and accountability: more than 70 per cent of clients come back to us with new projects

  • Our Team

    Our architectural teams are led by directors who see a project through conception, execution and delivery

  • Our Team

    Each member of our practice is focused on professional and personal standards of service

  • Our Team

    Each project is actively led by a practice director with support from a dedicated design team. We're respected for our ability to work creatively with traditional and contemporary styles

 

Directors

 
  • Our people

    • The 20-strong practice is managed by ‘hands-on’ directors, including three architects who each lead individual teams in the design, detailing and delivery of active projects.

    • One director keeps the office running smoothly and efficiently, and founder director Paul Brookes takes the lead on feasibility studies and when sensitive or complex planning issues arise.

    • The practice remains committed to service and objectivity. We do not push any particular design agenda, every project is explored in the context of the client's needs, the site and any existing buildings; we simply want to do a good job.

Current Work

  • Kingston Riverside
  • The Quarry
  • Charles Street
  • Queensmill Road
  • Park House
  • All Hallows

Contact

  • Bank of England Sports Ground
    Upstairs at The Grange
    Bank Lane London SW15 5JT

    T: +44 (0) 20 8487 1223
    F: +44 (0) 20 8876 4172

    E: info@brookesarchitects.co.uk

  • How to get to BA

    The Grange is situated within the grounds of the prestigious Bank of England Sports Centre in Bank Lane, Roehampton. We are on the fourth floor in the south wing.

    By train

    There are frequent trains that run from London Waterloo to Barnes Station then...

    By foot

    From Barnes Station – head west through Barnes Common towards signs for East Sheen/Mortlake. Then cross over the road at A205/Upper Richmond Road and head straight down Priory Lane until you reach Bank Lane. Halfway down Bank Lane on the right is the entrance to the sports ground and the security guard will give you directions to our office.

  • By tube

    From Hammersmith Station (Piccadilly, District and Hammersmith and City lines) you can get the 33 bus from bus stop K which will take you to Priory Lane.

    From East Putney Station (District Line to Wimbledon) you can get the 337 bus from bus stop EB to Priory Lane as above.

    Once you have arrived at Priory Lane, head straight down and turn right onto Bank Lane.

    By car

    To use your Sat Nav, the postcode is SW15 5JT.

    From A3 – head north on A306/Roehampton Lane towards Roehampton, turn left at Clarence Lane then turn right onto Priory Lane before turning left at Bank Lane.

    From M4 – head to the South Circular Road towards Richmond/Roehampton/Putney. Follow the A306 until you come to the A205/Upper Richmond Road where you should turn right, then turn left at Priory Lane before reaching Bank Lane on the right hand side.

    There is visitors' parking at the Bank of England sports centre or on Bank Lane.

  • Brookes Architects Limited
    Registered office
    7 Torriano Mews
    Torriano Avenue
    London NW5 2RZ
    Registered in England No. 2262570




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