Lapworth Architects have been a top architecture practice covering Nottingham 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 Nottingham has been based on a philosophy of accompanying our clients at every step of the architectural process, and using our fantastic depth of professional knowledge and local experience, supported by our own specialist in-house planning and interiors division. We can provide a complete service and designs tailored to our client’s individual requirements, whether working on listed building projects and conservation areas around Nottingham, green belt schemes in Warwickshire or new build apartments in Carlton

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Thanks to the variety of projects we’ve done, our expertise as Nottingham architects enables us to work on schemes of all scales of complexity, including transforming many period buildings in conservation areas in the town or completely new housing in the green belt. All of these require high-quality designs in keeping with our richly varied urban environment and we often work closely with local government such as Birmingham City Council and English Heritage on Grade II* listed properties like Knutsford Lodge.

In our designs our goal is to achieve the highest standards of excellence and sustainability in retail projects, new build houses and in residential development. We have been recognised for our design excellence for a number of 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.

Our experience in larger-scale developments and urban mixed-use schemes gives us the edge over our competitors in Birmingham, as we have the essentials of top-notch home development down. Whether you’re looking to build yourself a new house or develop a plot of land you own, Lapworth’s team of local architects and planners can help you.

Every project has been carefully designed, planned, built and finished to an excellent spec, whether for a developer or private individual. 

Why Lapworth Architects?

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.

Whether you are transforming a period building, or developing a hybrid retail commercial development, please get in touch with Lapworth Architects in Nottingham today on 0121 455 0032 about your project to receive your free advisory service.

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We are award-winning architects working across the entire West Midlands to help you at every step of the process, whether you’re needing an extension, developing land or designing a new build house.

– Birmingham
– Bromsgrove
– Edgbaston
– Leamington
– Solihull

– Stratford-on-Avon
– Sutton Coldfield
– Walsall
– Warwick
– Wolverhampton

J F
J F
10:56 23 May 20
I contacted lapworth to carry out a site survey for a self build. I got great advice and a very fast turn around of my... report. We will definitely be using lapworth again for our designs.read more
nibha hegde
nibha hegde
19:51 20 Apr 20
I am extremely pleased with Lapworth architects. I just told them in my amateur way what I imagined or wanted in my... bungalow and they drew lovely accurate plans. Michael patiently took on board my multiple requests to make changes as new ideas came to me and he always incorporated them with even further development which shows his expertise. Michael provided monthly supervision service which I think is priceless and is the best part of hiring him!. He visited the site regularly, liaised with various other professionals involved like building control people, engineers, etc, did trouble shooting promptly, ensured costing is kept to minimum, and made sure the work is being carried out to the highest standards in a timely manner. The contractors and builders have also found this service very useful because of helpful professional advise and on-site discussions. I have noted from his late night/weekend emails/calls that Michael has worked very hard on my project- which was a total makeover of a rather dilapidated-closed- space building with poor lighting and access- and made it into a well lit, open spaced bright modern bungalow. He has always kept me well informed. Lastly, I have to say, because of his dedication, the project has carried on with practically no stress or worries imparted to me! He is well connected and tendered my project to a very good builder- for which `I am grateful. I sometimes hear other friends' stories of 'nightmare building projects' and I secretly thank my stars that I gave this project to Lapworth. I wish Michael and his team well. If I were lucky enough to acquire another property, I will promptly give the project to Lapworth again! 🙂read more
Hugh Humphreys
Hugh Humphreys
23:23 19 Feb 20
Did a very competent job with good value for money, understood my needs and produced the drawings for a complex... extension quickly. Made the small changes requested and continued to provide support on detail on request. I would use them again on further projectsread more
Kay Bedi
Kay Bedi
16:54 01 Feb 20
I used Lapworth after using two different architects who were unable to secure planning permission due to lack of... knowledge in relation to green belt policy and lack of expertise in relation to producing reports alongside planning applications. Ultimately these were the two things that were required to get out planning application approved and we were impressed with the knowledge, expertise and professionalism of everyone we had interactions with at the firm. The firm is better value for money than others we have used as they provide better quality of service at the same price. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them. The staff have a great attitude and work hard to get you the outcome you want. We finally got our application approved and if we had come to Lapworth to start with we would not have wasted two years and a considerable amount of money trying to get planning approved. Thanks to all at Lapworth, particularly Tristan and Tumi for working so hard and providing a great customer service and quality work also thank you to Mike for the great service he has provided.Kayread more
Colin Andrews
Colin Andrews
16:25 15 Jan 20
I can honestly say I don't give reviews, but on this occasion I felt I must. Michael Singh of Lapworth Architects spoke... on behalf of my Company's planning application at Walsall Planning committee for an Adventure Golf Course situated in the Green Belt. The application was submitted in February 2018 and at last came before committee with over 40 objections from residents. Michael Singh spoke on my behalf and obviously new his stuff. He showed he cared about this application. His passion caused others to be convinced not just because of his force of reasoning, but also because he was visibly enjoying the beliefs he wanted the committee to accept. Michael Singh won over the committee members through his professional manner. Accurate, competent, credible, intelligent, knowledgeable, likeable, and believable. The committee voted in favour and gave planning approval. I highly recommend Lapworth Architect's. I definitely will use them again. Thank you so much Michael you were just BRILLIANT Regards Colin Andrews Directorread more
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