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Lapworth Architects have been a top architecture practice in Derby and the East Midlands area for over 20 years, providing excellence in design to residential and commercial clients across the region.

Established by Mike and Alison Lapworth in 1989, the firm has grown in the two decades since then thanks to their award-winning architecture across a range of sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial and educational.

Our success in Derby is down to accompanying our clients at every step of the architectural process from the first meeting, to handing over their keys. 

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One of our green belt projects

With our fantastic depth of professional knowledge and local experience, supported by our own specialist in-house planning and interiors division, we provide a complete service and designs tailored to our client’s individual requirements, whether working on listed building projects in conservation areas, green belt schemes or new build apartments

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Quorn Grange Hotel

Award Winning Architects

Our projects in Derby are largely residential work, with the odd notable exception, such as the Quorn Grange Hotel refurbishment and extension, featured on the right. 

Our residential designs aim to achieve top standards in excellence and sustainability. We have been recognised for the quality of our work by regional and national organisations, winning awards such as the CABE ‘Building for Life’ Gold award for our work on Lickey Grange in Bromsgrove, the Green Tree Awards and several categories of the Birmingham Post Housing Design Awards.

More recently we’ve featured in the Housebuilder Awards 2019 for our work on Haseley Manor in Warwickshire, and we featured in the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2019 for our Courtyard Gardens development and additional landscaping, showcasing our skill at period properties and new development. 

The advantage we have in our architecture service is that we can hone in on your specific needs, and address them seamlessly and elegantly with both contemporary and period designs that are comfortable for you and fit into the existing context.

Whether you’re looking for a brand new open-plan kitchen-diner, to restore period architectural features, futureproof your current home, downsize in style or make the best return on investment you can, Lapworth Architects has the experience you need to make it happen. We’re so confident in our approach and service that we are willing to offer a completely free, no obligation consultation without any requirement or expectation to progress.

Why Lapworth Architects?


Our 20+ years of work mean great design and good relationships with planning departments across the region to give our projects the best chance of getting your planning permission and starting building.


Your budget is tailored to your needs so you’re always on top of your costs. We’re proud to offer excellent value for money for our services, from design and planning right through to build.


Our breadth of knowledge makes us an efficient and sustainable choice of local architect, and we have a real vested interest in improving our own built environment right here in the West Midlands.


At whatever stage you’re at with your project, if you’re looking for honest, quality advice from professionals, chat to us, leave us a message or call us on the number at the top of the page. Let’s talk!