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.
2017 Evening Standard Award for Best Luxury Home under 100 for Langdale House
2017 Evening Standard Award for Best Conversion under 100 for Fitzroy Gate
2016 Evening Standard Award for Best Family Home for Walpole House
2015 Guildford Design Award for The Quarry
2015 Kingston Society Award for the Hilton Hotel
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
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
Homes by Warwick
H R Owen
Jane Shilton Group
Martin Grant Homes
Michael Shanly Homes
Network Housing Association
Nicholas King Homes
Richmond Housing Partnership
Royal Mail Parcelforce
St Edward Homes
St William Homes
Sharpe Refinery Service(Hydro Carbons)
Surrey County Council
The Bank of England
The Cherwell Group
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.
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.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and any information that we have on file for you will be used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR.
Unless you advise us to the contrary, we will add your details to our mailing list for future marketing purposes. Should you commission us to carry out some work for you, we will retain your details on our database to enable us to contact you and to send you relevant information.
We will always use every endeavour to protect your personal data from access by unauthorised parties.
Should you wish your details to be deleted from our mailing list, please send an email to [email protected].
If you require any further information regarding our policy, please contact us.
Registered in England No. 2262570