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.
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 and a converted ex-municipal depot.
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.
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.
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.
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
Alamo Rent A Car
Barnet Health Authority
County Gate Properties
Gloucestershire NHS Trust
Guy Salmon Jaguar
H R Owen
Jane Shilton Group
Mansard Country Homes
Martin Grant Homes
Michael Shanly Homes
Network Housing Association
Pret a Manger
Richmond Housing Partnership
Royal Mail Parcelforce
Surrey County Council
The Grosvenor Estate
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 architectural teams are led by directors who see a project through conception, execution and delivery
Each member of our practice is focused on professional and personal standards of service
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are frequent trains that run from London Waterloo to Barnes Station then...
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.
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