Looking for residential architects in Solihull?

As one of the most popular areas to live in the West Midlands, Solihull has been long been an important focus for our work, and at Lapworth Architects our high-quality residential designs complement Solihull’s unique urbs in rure character.

Led by Michael Kalam since 2010, Lapworth Architects have worked extensively in the Solihull area for over 20 years, providing design excellence to residential and commercial clients all round the area.

As a large, wealthy town close to the countryside, Solihull has always been an important focus for our residential work, and we’ve built dozens of private houses and home extensions in the town itself, suburbs like Shirley and nearby villages such as Dorridge.

Our long experience in the area helps us hugely with potentially thorny issues such as planning or green belt issues, and we have serious and productive relationships with organisations like Solihull Borough Council’s planning department or English Heritage.

The combination of experience and good connections means that Lapworth can handle both your design and planning process deftly and smoothly, moving your project along with a minimum of fuss. We can also work with you to find builders and contractors, and are more than happy to project manage your build for you.

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Woodlea Drive

Award winning architects in Solihull

Every project we’ve done in the area has been carefully designed, planned, built and finished to an excellent spec, whether for a developer or private individual. Most of our work in Solihull are generally full service projects needing special attention, with dozens of listed building projects, in conservation areas, green belt schemes or new build apartments dotted around the town.

We’re proud to have won various prestigious industry awards for our residential designs from several regional and national organisations, winning awards such as the CABE ‘Building for Life’ Gold award, the Green Tree Awards and several categories of the Birmingham Post Housing Design Awards.

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Lovelace Avenue

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

Closer to home, our projects in Solihull include  refurbishment and conservation projects at Dorothy’s Gate and Beechnut Lane, as well as Oakland and Olton Courts. Further out of town, we’ve also designed fantastic new-build houses at Woodlea Drive and an impressive mansion with bespoke features on sought-after Lovelace Avenue, surrounded by lovely countryside.

But whether you’re looking for a new build house or two on a plot of land you own, or looking to modernise and extend your current dwelling, Lapworth’s team of Solihull architects and planners can help you.

Michael Kalam

Professionals at your service

Whether you’re looking for a sleek new open-plan kitchen-diner, to restore antique architectural features, futureproof your current home, downsize in style or make the best return on investment you can – we can help you at any stage of your project.

In addition to our design work, we can help you get approval for your project from planners at Solihull Council, find contractors, project manage and get your build complete – that’s why we’ve got a great professional reputation, with a lot of our work coming from recommendations and word of mouth.

We always prioritise client service and communication in our work – we work to find the solutions our clients need so we can integrate them into their new home or extension in Solihull or the surrounds. 

Lapworth Architects has the experience to make your build happen and we’re so confident in our approach that we offer a completely free, no-obligation consultation without any requirement or expectation to progress – you can book one right here

Whether you are transforming a period building, extending your house or looking to build a new one, get in touch with Lapworth Architects in Solihull today on 01564 718010 for a completely free, no strings attached chat. 

You can also drop us a line on our contact form below, or write to us on our live chat. Let’s get started on your project!

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Dorothy's Gate
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Oakland Court

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!