Welcome to Lapworth Architects. We are an award winning firm of architects in Sutton Coldfield that provide design and planning expertise to both residential and commercial clients in the West Midlands and throughout the UK.

Based on a philosophy of design excellence, quality of workmanship, sustainability and futureproofing, our firm has collaborated with commercial and residential clients from the housing, retail, education and industrial sectors for over 20 years.

Founded by Mike and Alison Lapworth in 1989, our company has grown to become one of the top architects in our field in the Birmingham and West Midlands area in the years since then and, our breadth of experience, expertise and excellent service have won the firm many awards. 

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Award winning architects in Sutton Coldfield

Closer to home, our Lapworth architects have years of post qualification experience and are dedicated to providing the highest standards of client care – because we want them to come back to us with their next project.

Our team work closely with specialist in-house planning and interiors division and other consultants to offer our clients a one-stop architectural service from concept to completion – including design, planning and building regulations.

As a West Midlands architecture firm, we know the local planning system well, and our experts can closely manage client projects and be available on site whenever necessary. Sutton Coldfield is one of our areas of expertise, with dozens of projects completed in the Royal Town – from Mere Green and Boldmere to Wylde Green and Walmley. 

We’ve done larger projects such as the housing developments at Bourne Fields, we’ve designed and built a large private mansion on the Four Oaks estate, and we’ve also done retail projects on Kings Street in the centre of town as well as renovations in Thimble End, and extension work in the Little Aston conservation area.

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Why Lapworth Architects?

As we’re passionate about creating buildings that work with the local environment, our team works in partnership with Sutton Coldfield borough council, Birmingham City Council and the English Heritage to create designs with conservation areas in mind.

At Lapworth Architects  we have created luxury residential designs, environmentally friendly retail developments and commercial architecture that has received awards from the CABE Building for Life Award, MACCA 2011 Life Time Achievement Award, Birmingham Post Design Awards for exemplary design in luxury houses, the Green Tree Awards for sustainability and also in the Sunday Times British Homes awards for our restoration and new build projects. 

When you’re working with our architects in Sutton Coldfield you get an architectural service based on your needs, whether transforming a period building or to design a new commercial development. Our architects, designers and planners use their expertise to develop your vision and make it a reality – just see our varied portfolio of designs!

Whichever kind of project you’ve got in Sutton, we’re the architecture firm for you. Call us on 0121 371 9710 today to discuss your needs, and get the most from your free, no-obligation consultation at a time and location convenient to you.

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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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